Join the Creative Revolution
One in eight companies are now working within the creative industries – and Kent is emerging as one of the leading creative hubs in the country.
Kent is the perfect location for creative, digital and tech businesses.
Amongst the 7,000 creative companies located in Kent, more than 1,500 have located here over the past five years partly thanks to a surge in creative talent leaving London for Kent’s exciting coastal communities.
Digital start-ups, film & TV studios, artistic producers, games manufacturers, and entertainment companies have created an ecosystem of expertise and growth across the county, from household names to SMEs.
The county boasts a number of strategic locations that are primed for creative and digital businesses to expand, including the Folkestone Creative Quarter, Maidstone TV Studios, Newtown Works Ashford and the Chatham Historic Dockyard. On top of these creative hotspots, towns such as Margate, Folkestone, Canterbury and Tunbridge Wells have also been taking full advantage of the county’s booming creative sector, building collaborative communities and consistently outrank the capital when it comes to quality of life.
New initiatives such as the Creative Estuary – part of the Thames Estuary Production Corridor – and the planned London Resort theme park (built in partnership with ITV, BBC and Paramount Pictures) will only build interest in Kent’s creative potential.
A creative talent pool
More than 10,600 people are employed in the creative industries across the county, with an abundance of home-grown staff trained at our four universities – including the University for the Creative Arts (UCA) – and a London workforce within an easily commutable distance. Creative businesses in Kent come together regularly to collaborate or simply enjoy the incredible quality of life the county has to offer.
With a large and diverse talent pool available, high quality yet low cost commercial and studio spaces, incredible connectivity to the capital, and inspiring surroundings, now is the perfect time to join Kent’s creative revolution.