Kent is the prime location for business
With an ideal location between London and Europe, the county of Kent can offer you flexible facilities, a rich talent pool, enviable quality of life and vital space to grow – for less.
More than 70,000 companies already call the county home, from some of the UK’s best-known brands to the brightest new tech start-ups. Increasing numbers of ambitious business owners are choosing to grow in Kent over the spiralling commercial costs of London.
Discover why you should invest in Kent.
Commercial property and connectivity
Commercial property is up to 72% cheaper than London and 18% lower than the rest of the South East, but we remain within easy commutable distance (as little as 17mins) from central London and connected to mainland Europe.
We have £6.7bn of planned infrastructure, complementing our existing rostra of business and innovation hubs, first-class office facilities, state-of-the-art industrial units, and fun creative spaces. The UK’s only High-Speed rail link keeps you connected to the capital and attracts more and more creative talent in search of a better quality of life to our county.
Skills and workforce
A population of 1.8million is supported by four universities – two ranked in the top 50 in the country in the UK league tables – and the county boasts vibrant cites, creative coastal communities and properties to suit every budget (house prices are around 33% cheaper than London).
The launch of the Thames Estuary Production Corridor and Creative Estuary in 2020 will only reinforce the county’s thriving creative and digital scene, thanks to new creative and cultural programmes.
Quality of life
Kent has unrivalled connectivity thanks to the High Speed and Eurostar rail link, and is served by the Port of Dover, Channel Tunnel and three major motorways. Yet the quality of life here is unbeatable – Kent is repeatedly recognised in the international media as one of the best places to work and live thanks to its stunning surroundings, thriving business communities and ambitious growth plans. From arty seaside towns, to historic hubs and buzzing town centres, there is something for everyone in Kent.
Most importantly, Kent is ready to support businesses looking to expand right now.