The borough has a rich heritage but is also embracing growth with its ambitious plans for the future. The large-scale developments, called the ‘Big 8’, collectively are major projects which emphasise this ambition, illustrating how the council intends to unlock major opportunities, while delivering new jobs, housing, retail and cultural facilities.
As a place to locate your business, Ashford has it all – from fast transport connections, millions of pounds in inward investment and growth to the culture and lifestyle.
From homes and shopping, to new commercial development and infrastructure, Kent’s number one business town has an exciting present; but an extraordinary future.
By high speed train Ashford is just 38 minutes from London and less than two hours from Paris by Eurostar, with easy access to the rest of Europe by road and rail.
Its central location on the M20 corridor provides fast access for businesses needing to get their products distributed quickly to market, whether that’s in Kent, the UK or across the English Channel.
London’s two main airports are within easy reach. Gatwick is just over an hour away with Heathrow only a further 30 minutes around the M25.
Ashford is in pole position for businesses looking to tap into international and regional markets.
It’s London without the cost, the congestion, the hassle. For the best connections; Ashford is the fastest growing town between London and Continental Europe.
Ashford has the upper hand over other towns, with competitive property costs, both commercially and residentially, desirable workforce costs, international tax advantages and a commercial scene that is bursting with sector strengths, all within 38 minutes of London and 2 hours of Paris.
With competitive property and workforce costs, it is no wonder that Ashford has been voted the preferred location to set up a business in Kent by developers, property agents and businesses themselves.
To find out more about why Ashford is Kent’s number one business location visit the AshfordFOR website