High speed train within the Hitachi depotOur Economic Development team work to support business across the borough and those businesses looking to locate within Ashford.

What can the team do for your business?

  • We facilitate local business expansion and relocation
  • We signpost Ashford businesses to appropriate business support services
  • We provide confidential, professional support for companies considering Ashford as a business location
  • We liaise with colleagues within the council to find planning, licensing and environmental support for your business issues
  • We invest resources in projects to promote the Ashford urban and rural economy. Our recent projects include gaining Portas Pilot status for Ashford Town Centre and bidding to government for funds to support superfast rural broadband

If you think the team can assist you, please complete our enquiry form.

Business newsletter

The team produces the quarterly newsletter Business News. Read the latest edition of Business News.

If you would like to subscribe to the newsletter please email the Economic Development team

The team

Andrew Osborne
Economic Development Manager
01233 330310

Hannah Clayton-Peck
Economic Development Officer
01233 330421

Jamie Cox
Assistant Economic Development Officer
01233 330310