City bosses in Canterbury have welcomed a new study that has found the area is the top location within the South East for starting a business.
The study, carried out by domain registration company Nominet also places the city as 16th highest in the whole country in its survey, which evaluated where the best opportunities were for gaining online interest in their trade.
Its findings also hailed Canterbury as sixth best for starting a car valet business or a bakery. Cleaners, cafes, grocers and accountancy firms were also found to do well in the city, featuring in the top 20.
Canterbury City Council’s Head of Business and Regeneration, Caroline Hicks, said: “This is brilliant news for Canterbury and the surrounding area. The research shows our economy is strong and that there is plenty of demand, both online and offline, for local products and services.”
The council works closely with the business community in the area and runs its Startmybiz and Growmybiz in order to support a diverse range of businesses.