The Business Capital of Kent

The Borough attracts four million visitors each year, providing a wealth of opportunities for businesses to benefit from this vast potential consumer base. Maidstone is entering a period of transformation, with Maidstone Borough Council backing numerous exciting investment and regeneration schemes across the borough. 

Maidstone is well and truly “open for business” and the Borough has a strong economic story with a successful investment track record which is helping to transform the Borough’s offer to businesses, residents and visitors. 

The borough offers businesses excellent value for money while delivering high quality of life for residents and an exceptional business environment. 

Kent's County Town has an extensive choice of business parks offering a range of flexible accommodation with excellent access and with office costs up to 60% lower than London. As the commercial hub of Kent, Maidstone offers a fantastic choice of both high quality and cost-effective business premises. 

With further opportunities to accommodate a range of commercial and industrial development, Maidstone is well-placed to provide businesses a genuine alternative to London and other major commercial 
centres in the UK and overseas. Maidstone also has an Enterprise Zone and businesses who are located in this area can benefit from financial incentives. 

Centrally Located 

Maidstone is 
centrally located in Kent, with superb transport links to local, regional, and European markets, making the Borough the natural choice for businesses moving to the South East.

  • With two motorways (the M20 and M2) providing fast road connections to London via the M25 and the continent via the Channel Tunnel at Dover, Maidstone is less than an hour from London and the channel ports by road.

  • Excellent public transport network, with railway stations and bus services providing integrated links to the local area and beyond.

  • Fast travel to Paris, Brussels and other European destinations is provided by Eurotunnel and Eurostar connections at nearby Ashford and Ebbsfleet International stations.

  • Maidstone boasts three railway lines, providing connections High Speed 1. Thameslink services to London Bridge from 2019 will provide fast rail links to the Capital in under an hour (52 minutes).

  • The UK's major airports at Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted are all within easy reach via established road and rail links. In addition, London Ashford Airport at Lydd provides freight and passenger transport opportunities, and London City Airport operates passenger services to European destinations.

We have our fingers on the pulse here and can help you quickly find suitable premises and support you all the way through, get in touch by emailing us at getstarted@maidstone.gov.uk or call us on 01622 239300.