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Kent B2B 2017

Cllr Clarkson addresses special guests at Kent B2B 2017Tuesday 25th April saw the annual Kent B2B event at the Ashford International Hotel. Hundreds of delegates took the opportunity to find out what the borough could do for their business.

Ashford is rated the number one business location in Kent and undergoing an exciting and extraordinary transformation. It is one of the fastest growing towns in the South East and is a place for opportunity and innovation, especially with over £100m of investment infrastructure in the Big 8 Projects coming to fruition over the next five years.

Ashford is only 38 minutes from London by HS1 on high-speed rail, under two hours from Paris and is easily accessible to the rest of Europe. It is home to successful national and international companies including Coty Inc, Brakes, Hitachi and Premier Foods, all employing local people and services, and with over 6,000 registered businesses and 51,000 employees, Ashford is a dynamic and innovative business destination.

Ashford Borough Council representatives talked to delegates about starting or growing their businesses. If you missed our Economic Development team on the day, then good news! You can also message them anytime at

Additionally, a lunchtime event showcased Ashford's major development projects showcased in a powerful presentation by the council's Leader, Cllr Gerry Clarkson (pictured).


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