Proudly Supporting Kent Businesses

What’s so great about Kent?

 

As every resident of Kent will know, our beautiful, bountiful county is traditionally known as the “Garden of England” because of the abundance of fruit and hop farms in the region.

 

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It is also well known as a tourist destination, quite rightly owing to the stunning countryside, miles of wonderful coast line, and areas of outstanding natural beauty that we have here. With fast links into London and now into Europe, Kent has also become a popular commuter belt area.


“As the Garden of England, Kent has been renowned for centuries for the fantastic quality of its fruit and vegetables, and it now boasts a huge array of wonderful, skilled cooks, who are hand-making delicious products with great care. I really want to encourage shoppers to try their local farmers’ market if they’ve not been before – you’ll be surprised. They don’t just offer fresh produce, meat and cheese, you’ll find stalls selling the freshest fish, specialty breads, deli-style pies, beer from the region’s growing number of micro-breweries, handmade chocolates, vegetarian dishes and a wide range of different jams and chutneys.” Michel Roux Jr, Patron of Kent Farmers Market Association

 

In addition to these familiar benefits, we believe it is important to remind ourselves, that Kent is also rich with a diverse range of high quality manufacturing and service businesses, including (but not exclusively) the following well-represented business sectors:

Automotive, call centres, creative industry (such as advertising, architecture, design and publishing) food production, hi-tech engineering, ICT, transport and distribution...

…all of which provide valuable employment opportunities in Kent, and are at the economic heart of our region.

Kent really is the ideal business location because:

  • - We are in the thriving South East of England, but not as expensive as London (lower office and salary costs result in up to 50% lower operating costs)
  • - We have significant spare capacity for development with more developable land than anywhere else in the South East
  • - We have quick access to London and Europe
  • - We enjoy a higher than average quality of life and work/life balance

It’s no wonder that Kent is the 4th most popular area for investment globally - and in order to keep it that way, we need to make conscious choices to support the local economy.

So if you're an independent Kent business, why not find out more about how to become a member of the Keep it in Kent campaign?


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Keep it in Kent Ltd
Repton Manor
Repton Avenue
Ashford
Kent TN23 3GP

info@keepitinkent.co.uk

Tel: 01233 680800


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