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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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Everything you need to know about working in Ashford

Sign up for the latest 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.
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.


Living in a growth area

London in 37 minutes Ashford now benefits from a super fast rail service connecting London St Pancras to Ashford in just 37 minutes.
Ashford Gateway Plus Ashford Gateway Plus is an iconic new building for Ashford, housing a library, a wide range of community services and a new civil ceremony venue all under one roof.
Leisure and culture in Ashford Modern shopping malls, first-class leisure facilities, popular cultural attractions and a rich heritage await in Ashford.


Your guide to the investment opportunities in Ashford

Public sector relocation If you’re looking to relocate or upgrade to give your public sector operation a competitive edge, Ashford represents a smart move.
Publications Access the latest edition of Ashford Briefing, and further reading material on Ashford's growth 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

Whats going on in the Ashford growth area

Ashford at the heart of recovery - 14 November 2011 The vital role of Ashford in future economic growth of Kent and Medway is highlighted in the 20th Kent Property Market Report, launched last month.
Olympic torch to pass through Ashford - 7 November 2011 The Olympic Flame will pass through the borough of Ashford on route to the London 2012 games, it was announced today (Monday 7th November).
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