12th March 2019
Ashford, Kent, UK, March 2019 – Locate in Kent has announced two new appointments to its board, adding more expertise and insight to its continuing mission of attracting more business investment to the county.
Andrew Griggs, Senior Partner with Kreston Reeves and Sarah Dance, a consultant with more than 25 years in the arts and creative sector will both play a hands-on role in supporting the work of Kent and Medway’s official inward investment agency.
As well as promoting the county as a prime location for business and investment, Locate in Kent assists with the creation of new jobs by providing free, confidential support to businesses setting up, expanding or relocating.
Since forming in 1997, Locate in Kent has supported more than 1,100 businesses, helping to create and retain over 70,000 jobs. Their all-inclusive advice package includes a comprehensive commercial property search, advice on available grants and loans, sector specialist insights, skills and manufacturing support and connections into legal, accountancy, marketing and relocation services.
Commenting on his appointment, Andrew said: “Locate in Kent has a first-class reputation at home and around the world and is responsible for attracting news businesses and jobs into the county. Kreston Reeves has a long connection to Locate in Kent and I am thrilled to join its strong board and to play a role in ensuring the long-term success of the county.”
Sarah Dance, added: “This is an exciting time be joining the board of Locate in Kent with the Thames Estuary Production Corridor one example of a fantastic initiative set to unlock growth and create jobs and new opportunities for this already buoyant sector.
“I am passionate about the creative and digital industries as I am about Kent as a whole and look forward to playing whatever role I can to support Locate in Kent’s work in raising the profile of Kent and Medway as the place to locate.”
Locate in Kent CEO Gavin Cleary said: “Kreston Reeves is one of the region’s foremost accountancy, financial planning and business advisory firms, representing some of our largest and fastest growing businesses. Through its Kreston network it has a worldwide reach.
“Sarah has worked in the arts and creative industry sector for over 25 years, most recently facilitating the Kent Cultural Transformation Board, as well as being a Director with Creative Coast and Co-chair South East Creative Economy Network (SECEN).
“Andrew and Sarah are terrific additions to our board, and we look forward to working alongside them.”