Why is Kent the best choice for your business…
With competitive operating costs, a highly skilled talent pool, excellent connectivity to London and the rest of the UK and a wide range of commercial properties, Kent is the smart choice for you business. You’ll be joining one of the UK’s best-connected regions, with an enviable quality of life with vital space to grow on London’s doorstep.
No matter what stage you are at in your relocation or expansion process, Locate in Kent has the expert knowledge and access to the local intelligence you’ll need to ensure a fast, successful business move – and what’s more our services are completely free.
Speak to one of our advisors today to get all your questions answered – from land availability, planning advice and skills programmes to help accessing grants and business funding
You’ll be joining the likes of Amazon, Givaudan, BAE Systems, Batchelors, and Taittinger as well as some of the brightest new start-ups who have already made Kent their home. From Brompton to Oscar Acoustics more London businesses are choosing Kent because of spiralling commercial costs and a growing shortage of employment space in the capital.
“We bought a property in Kent rather than renting, buying was always a priority to us and we found the perfect place in Stone, near Dartford. Accessibility for clients from London is extremely easy and also from both Kent and Essex. Our workforce mainly live in Kent so relocating here was a very suitable option.”
Here to help
We work with you to find the ideal commercial property, help you find the right talent and supply chain networks, introduce you to B2B support professionals and networks, and provide advice on financial support available for businesses relocating or expanding into Kent and Medway.
Our services are free, confidential, and tailored to the needs of your business.
Find the right commercial property.
Whether you require state-of-the-art labs, large scale manufacturing facilities or Grade A offices, we work closely with property agents, local authorities, and developers to explore real estate options across the Kent and Medway region that are right for you.
From converted factories to purpose built high-spec hubs there is an abundance of unique offices and strategic employment development land in Kent. You’ll find well-known spaces such as the Maidstone TV Studios, the Ashford Commercial Quarter, the Joiners Shop at The Historic Dockyard, Chatham, and the Creative Quarter in Folkestone to name just a few. With many more locations offering flexible and modern office space – you’ll be sure to find something to suit you on our commercial property database.
Purpose built business parks with flexible units and access to large road networks can be found across Kent. With industrial units that can grow and expand as you do, you’ll have plenty of choice. Larger industrial parks include Waterbrook Park and Orbital Park in Ashford, 20/20 Business Park in Maidstone and Innovation Park Medway and Chatham Maritime in Medway. We also have a number of strategic sites coming online, including major new logistics space at Panattoni Logistics Park in Aylesford and Loc8 at Junction 8 of the M20 at Maidstone. Whatever size you need, Kent will have it covered.
The past two years has changed the way we work. Hot desking and finding your own tribe have become more important than ever, and thankfully never been easier. With new co-working spaces opening across the county from Fruitworks in Canterbury to Dragon Coworking in Rochester and the Corn Store at the Coachworks in Ashford, freelancers and small teams can now find their ideal hub in the heart of vibrant town centre. Perfect if you’re looking for an escape from your home office or want to work in a collaborative environment – or simply just have a Zoom call without the kids in the background.
With a long-standing reputation as a key location for research and scientific discovery, Kent now has three science parks where life science businesses can thrive: Kent Science Park in Sittingbourne, Discovery Park in Sandwich, and Kent Medical Campus in Maidstone. The county has the space for the full cycle of production from state-of-the-art lab space to high grade GMP cleanroom manufacturing – all there to help you make your next discovery more easily.
Plan your business move to Kent.
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