Ashford is one of the fastest growing towns between London
and continental Europe, and is expected to continue to see
significant job creation in the coming years as the town
Ashford's highly developed infrastructure currently supports
5,000 existing businesses and a stable, skilled workforce of around
42,000, with an historic level of low unemployment.
The planned growth of Ashford will greatly expand the labour
market potential and offer greatly enhanced opportunities for
employment and skills development .
The proportion of workers who travel more than 40km to work in
Ashford is more than twice the national average, which when
combined with the town’s strategic position between London
(38 minutes on HS1 rail) and Europe
(Paris in 2 hours with Eurostar),indicates the ease of
accessibility that Ashford can offer.
Growing industries include wholesale and retail,
construction, transport and distribution and business services.
Combined with impressive infrastructure and public facilities,
Ashford is attracting a strong trend of business development.
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The launch of high-speed rail services from Ashford to London St Pancras is drawing affluent city workers to the Kent town in search of a better lifestyle.