Our Area

Folkestone, Hythe, Romney Marsh and North Downs

Folkestone, Hythe and the surrounding towns really do offer a great work life balance. We have a diverse, high quality environment that combines sophisticated urban living along an attractive coast in Folkestone and Hythe, with glorious countryside in the Romney Marsh and North Downs


Folkestone offers a well-established opportunity for businesses to start-up or grow and recruit locally. With a supply of graduates from the county’s three universities and expanding further education and apprenticeship training provision, businesses can find talent at all levels.

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Hythe has an active business community that supports existing commerce and new start-ups. Its close proximity to Folkestone West station means businesses can be in London within an hour. There is accommodation for small businesses and opportunities in a wide range of premises, including converted farm buildings, to provide space for expanding businesses.

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Romney Marsh

Romney Marsh is a distinct and fantastic place to live and start-up a new venture, with its beautiful open landscape with huge skies and miles of coast making the area so appealing. New Romney, Lydd, Dymchurch and villages like Brookland and Newchurch, offer a blend of country town living, tradition and stunning shoreline.

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North Downs

Part of the Kent Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, this part of our district lies between Folkestone and Canterbury and offers easy access to the M20, M2 and the Channel Tunnel. It is renowned for its many attractive villages such as Elham, Etchinghill, Lyminge, Lympne, Sellindge, Stelling Minnis and Stowting. Even the names give you a sense of the rural idyll that awaits you when you visit the area. Hawkinge is the largest and has significant high quality housing planned alongside commercial development. The North Downs have been shaped by centuries of farming and rural enterprise and this designated Area of Natural Beauty (AONB) is an enchanting place with secluded wooded valleys and delicate chalk grassland that is rich in wildlife. 

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Property Search

No matter what stage you are at in your business journey, we have property space for you. The Folkestone, Hythe, Romney Marsh and North Downs area has readily available, affordable commercial property from start-up incubator units through to large office and manufacturing facilities. Commercial property prices are up to 60% lower than in London.