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Ashford is one of the fastest growing towns between London and the Continent, and an ambitious development strategy aims to make Ashford an exciting, prosperous and sustainable place to work, live and do businesses for years to come. Read more about Ashford's future on these pages, and find out how you can be part of its development...

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Work Here

Everything you need to know about working in Ashford

Connecting Ashford businesses – broadband grants now available Ashford businesses in the urban area can now apply for grants of up to £3,000 to get better broadband following the news that Kent has been included in the £40 million national Broadband Connection Voucher Scheme.
Superfast 4G mobile arrives Cutting edge 4G mobile services from mobile network EE has arrived in Ashford, making the town amongst the most connected places in Europe.
Sign up for business news Local businesses can now find out the latest news and developments in Ashford and help and advice available to them by signing up to a quarterly e-newsletter.

Live Here

A thriving town with lots to offer

On the trail of our must-visit vineyards The renaissance in English wine is in no small part attributable to Kent’s top-class wine producers – several of whom are based in our borough.
LoveAshford.com gets a new look Ashford’s digital high street, LoveAshford.com, has a brand new look.
Leisure and Culture in Ashford Modern shopping malls, first-class leisure facilities, popular cultural attractions and a rich heritage await in Ashford.

Invest Here

Your guide to the investment opportunities in Ashford

Delivering the Big Eight A new strategic board is being set up to support delivery of eight key initial projects which are critical to the future economic growth and prosperity of the borough.
Publications Access the latest publications setting out Ashford's exciting development plans.
Connectivity Ashford’s central location and excellent rail, road, air and sea links provides business with fast, easy access to over 360 million consumers across Europe.

News & Events

Latest news and developments in the area

Green light for Ashford-signals investment will boost jobs News that the European Commission will co-fund state-of-the-art signalling equipment at Ashford International Station has been welcomed. The investment will secure the continuation of the town’s place on the international rail map, and protect and create thousands of local jobs.
Elwick Place proposals go on show Leading UK developer, Stanhope has announced that it will be displaying its initial proposals for the re-development of the derelict site at a public exhibition to be held in County Square Shopping Centre later on the 30th & 31st July.
Park Mall welcomes Emporia There is a new face in Park Mall as Emporia Fabrics & Crafts take over the empty old Dorothy Perkins unit. The popular fabrics, crafts, gifts and haberdashery business moves from Bank Street to larger premises in the revamped shopping centre.