LIFESTYLE

A place to live and workOne of Kent's Green Flag Beaches - Image by Jan Barker - Grow for It, East Kent’s campaign for business

East Kent is not just a brilliant location to start or move your business - it’s a fantastic place to live as well as work.

Boasting one of the country’s most recognisable coastlines, the area is home to some of the UK’s best-loved resorts, heritage sites, and more blue-flag beaches than any other county in the UK.

In East Kent a little can go a long way. Office rents are up to 80% lower than in London - and 60% lower than in the wider South East. Meanwhile, those looking to advance up the property ladder stand to gain from house prices that are up to 23% cheaper than elsewhere in the South East.

Sample the famous Whitstable oysters, or take in the view at Botany Bay. Visit world-famous Canterbury Cathedral or Dover Castle. Follow in the footsteps of Chaucer’s Canterbury tales.

Get inspired at the region’s wonderful cultural destinations - such as Turner Contemporary in Margate or the Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury.

Dine out in style at Rocksalt, one of the UK’s flagship coastal restaurants, or at one of East Kent’s top-tier eateries such as The Ambrette in Margate, and The Allotment in Dover.

Whether you go outward bound - sailing, surfing or scuba diving - or simply want to enjoy the countryside beauty, East Kent has it all, in abundance.

Find out more from Visit Kent


Focus on family

If you’re juggling a high-growth business with an equally fast-growing family, East Kent could be the place for you.

With over 185 excellent primary and secondary schools, including grammar schools and a growing number of specialist academies, East Kent caters to all ages and all family needs.

East Kent is also home to three further education colleges, including East Kent College, part of the national network of Peter Jones Enterprise Academies. Its universities - University of Kent, University for the Creative Arts and Canterbury Christ Church - offer world-class higher education, and a ready source of talent for growing businesses.