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.
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:
…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:
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?