North Kent is where growing businesses thrive, communities grow and people enjoy the quality of life they want. It’s an area benefiting from sustained economic development and growth, with a plethora of opportunities for potential investors.
Between London and Europe, with excellent connections to both, the North Kent Enterprise Zone is one of the south-east region’s new business hubs for innovation and entrepreneurial growth, which will provide state-of-the-art commercial space and a positive business environment for high-value, specialist and forward thinking companies.
The Enterprise Zone’s five exceptional business sites, around Ebbsfleet, Medway and Maidstone, will offer specialisms in key sectors such as medical and healthcare research, training and practice, advanced manufacturing, engineering and digital technologies.
Advantages of Enterprise Zones
Enterprise Zones are Government-designated areas in England that offer incentives to business occupiers including business rate discounts worth up to £55,000 annually for five years (a maximum of £275,000 per business).
Access to London and the continent
Connectivity is at the heart of the Enterprise Zone’s proposition. Every site has easy and fast access to London, as well as excellent connections to the rest of the UK, and mainland Europe. With close proximity to high speed rail links and strategic transport networks, the area offers unparalleled access to regional, national and global markets.
Attract a top-quality workforce
The region provides employers with a highly skilled local workforce, and the cluster of outward-looking Universities and robust FE institutions offers top-class research, development and training facilities and a rich pool of expertise and future talent.
Kent and Medway offer some of the best places in the UK to live and work, with a growing and diverse housing market, excellent schools, leisure facilities and extensive shopping and dining opportunities, from independent local shops and restaurants in its historic town centres such as Rochester, Maidstone and Gravesend to major retail outlets at Bluewater in Greenhithe.