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Locate in Kent team with corporate partners.

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Locate in Kent team with corporate partners.

Locate in Kent team with corporate partners.

Today Locate in Kent launches PLUS, its service designed to support the growth of businesses in Kent and Medway. The service is aimed at companies looking to locate in Kent from overseas or other parts of the UK, companies starting up in Kent and companies currently in Kent looking to expand. Utilising Locate in Kent’s in-house expertise and working with a number of high profile Kent partners, the service includes legal and accountancy advice, access to financial incentives, relocation support as well as specialist sector and skills expertise.

Paul Wookey, Chief Executive of Locate in Kent, commented, “We already know that Kent is a great place for business growth and investment, with superb connectivity to London and Europe, two enterprise zones and commercial property prices at 60% less than the capital. The PLUS service gives us the opportunity to showcase all that the county has to offer and guide businesses through growth and relocation via a panel of expert partners and our experienced and knowledgeable team.”

Mark Dance, Cabinet Member for Economic Development, said, “I welcome the introduction of Locate in Kent’s PLUS service, which has been designed to help businesses succeed in the county. This initiative will highlight the benefits of developing a business in Kent and will support the delivery of new jobs and economic growth.”

“As the principal partner of Locate in Kent, Cripps is highly committed to encouraging business investment in the county”, said Gavin Tyler Managing Partner, at law firm Cripps. “LiK’s new PLUS service is a great way of offering companies a range of flexible support services which can be tailored to provide them with the right level of expertise and understanding.

We’ve assisted many businesses to establish themselves here and are confident that PLUS will help further attract dynamic and ambitious companies to make the most of the opportunities available in one of the country’s most vibrant and commercial business communities.”

Locate in Kent's PLUS service provides access to:

  • Sector specialists: expert support for your manufacturing or life sciences business
  • Funding: specialist advice on financial initiatives and funding opportunities
  • Property: access to a comprehensive property database of commercial opportunities across the whole county, some offering rental incentives
  • Skills: professional advice on workforce development and recruitment
  • Networks: free access to a network of top Kent  legal, accounting, marketing and financial experts
  • Local knowledge: Locate in Kent’s team have first-hand experience supporting start-up to multinational company growth in Kent
  • International: support and advice for overseas businesses looking to locate in Kent

With over 1.78 million residents, Kent has the largest population of all the English counties, with a workforce approaching 895,000 and 14,000 students graduating in the county every year, making Kent a highly attractive business base for companies already situated here or those looking to re-locate to the county.

Locate in Kent has been operating for 20 years and is renowned for its commercial property agency services in the region. This service will continue as part of Locate in Kent’s PLUS service.

Locate in Kent operates a corporate partner scheme which is open to businesses who are well placed to help support the arrival of new businesses to the county, and support existing ones. The existing partner network means that businesses looking to Locate in Kent for business growth support in turn receive expert help and advice from each of these partners as they require. For a full list of partners download the partner directory here

Search and find the perfect commercial property in Kent for your business. Locate in Kent gives advice and relocation support to international and UK companies looking to move or expand. Call +44 (0)1732 520700 or email


Locate in Kent would like to thank - Canterbury Christ Church University, Discovery Park, Frogmore, Kent County Council, Liberty Property Trust UK, London Array, Medway Council, Thanet Earth, University of Kent and Visit Kent - for the use of their images on this website.

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