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New service launched to boost county’s business growth

New service launched to boost county’s business growth


Locate in Kent has launched PLUS, its service designed to support the growth of businesses in Kent and Medway. The service is aimed at companies looking to locate in the county from overseas or other parts of the UK, companies starting up in Kent and companies currently based here and looking to expand

Utilising Locate in Kent’s in-house expertise and working with a number of high profile Kent partners, the service includes legal and accountancy advice, access to financial incentives, relocation support as well as specialist sector and skills expertise.

Mark Dance, KCC Cabinet Member for Economic Development, said: “I welcome the introduction of Locate in Kent’s PLUS service, which has been designed to help businesses succeed in the county. This initiative will highlight the benefits of developing a business in Kent and will support the delivery of new jobs and economic growth.”

“As the principal partner of Locate in Kent, Cripps is highly committed to encouraging business investment in the county,” added Gavin Tyler, Managing Partner at law firm Cripps. “LiK’s new PLUS service is a great way of offering companies a range of flexible support services which can be tailored to provide them with the right level of expertise and understanding. We’ve assisted many businesses to establish themselves here and are confident that PLUS will help further attract dynamic and ambitious companies to make the most of the opportunities available in one of the country’s most vibrant and commercial business communities.”

With more than 1.78 million residents, Kent has the largest population of all the English counties, with a workforce approaching 895,000 and 14,000 students graduating in the county every year, making Kent a highly attractive business base for companies already situated here or those looking to relocate to the county.

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