Connected, Cost Effective And A Great Place To Live
A talented workforce, lower operating costs, excellent connectivity to London and Europe, and a great quality of life all add up to make Kent a great place to build a thriving business.
Global companies such Amazon, Revolution Beauty and Mylan, as well as fast growing start-ups have already chosen to locate in Kent. And with major developments including the proposed Lower Thames Crossing and the extension of London’s Crossrail on the way to strengthen the county’s connectivity, you will soon see why Kent is right for you.
Let’s tell you why…
A Region Rich In Talent
With a resident population of 1.8 million, Kent is one of the largest counties in England, and companies that choose to locate in Kent will have access to a talent pool of more than 1,129,000 people of working age – 46% of which live within 40mins commute of London – and over 61,000 students.
With specialist expertise, as well as investments in innovation and research hubs, Kent has the talent and skills to drive forward innovations across sectors including manufacturing, food and drink, creative and digital and life sciences.
Kent provides fast access to London and Europe thanks to superior road, rail and sea routes.
By train it is possible to reach Central London in just 20 minutes from Ebbsfleet, 38 minutes from Ashford, 54 minutes from Folkestone and 55 minutes from Canterbury. And thanks to the M20, A2/M2, M25 and M26 motorways and good A-roads most commutes take less than 45 minutes.
The Port of Dover and Eurotunnel transport more than 3 million freight lorries and 14 million passengers each year.
Furthermore, major developments including the proposed Lower Thames Crossing and the extension of London’s Crossrail into Kent will further strengthen the county’s connectivity.
Wide Range of Commercial Properties
From industrial development sites, agricultural land, to modern urban retail and office space, Kent has a wide range of commercial properties where companies across a range of industries can grow and thrive on a global scale.
Although Central London is just 17 minutes from Ebbsfleet, 38 minutes from Ashford and 54 minutes from Folkestone by train, commercial properties in Kent and Medway are on average 70% lower than in London.
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A Great Place To Live
With stunning countryside including two areas of outstanding natural beauty, creative coastal communities, charming villages, historic landmarks and bustling city centres, Kent offers something to suit everyone.
There is quality housing, excellent education and healthcare provision, and a rich variety of culture, arts and sporting activities. Plus, those living in Kent get more for their money as the cost of living here is 33% lower than London.
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