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Ashford is the fastest growing town between London and continental Europe, and is expected to double in size by 2031, with the creation of 28,000 jobs.

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 (37 minutes on HS1 rail) and Europe (Paris in 2 hours with Eurostar) indicates the relative ease of accessibility that Ashford can demonstrate. 

Growing industries include wholesale and retail, construction, transport and distribution and business services. Combined with an impressive multi-million pound investment in infrastructure and public facilities, Ashford is attracting a strong trend of business development.


Ashford Construction Project
Ashford’s Future has commissioned Remade South East to deliver the Ashford Construction Project to provide advice and expertise on Site Waste Management Plans and other aspects of sustainable construction to construction sites in Ashford.

High Speed brings property boost
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.

Working for us
The latest job vacancies with Ashford's Future

Grant for Business Investment
Small and medium sized Ashford businesses are eligible for the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform’s business grant scheme.