Folkestone works for a range of companies in different sectors
Folkestone.works is home to business friendly companies. such as Saga, Holiday Extras and Church & Dwight. Read more about the success stories located here.
“”Geography has become less important; we don’t need a desk space in London to impress people.” Daniel Kennedy When a creative agency has Hilton, Disney and Dreamworks on their client list, they must have done something right. And for Progress’ founder and CEO Daniel Kennedy, the right thing was coming home.
“Low cost premises and flexible lease terms meant we could expand our business” Nathan Harris Lothbury Pendil is a Chartered Financial Planning company based in The Workshop on Tontine Street, Central Folkestone. As part of the Lothbury Group, the team specialise in private clients and advising SME’s.
“Folkestone is a great place to live and do business.” Where would you want to live if you needed daily assistance? In your home, of course. Home Instead aims to create that warm and loving home for elderly people by providing full-time or part time home care in the comfort of their own home. Home Instead would provide tailor care programmed to the individual’s needs and requirements.
“Having a support network is crucial to the BIG IDEAS Show” The BIG IDEAS Show is a podcast and YouTube show discussing the missing link between knowledge and action; how to understand your motivation and find peace in productivity. It is run and hosted by Liu Batchelor, of LVB Creative as part of her mission to help people align their vision and values; both personally and in business.
“Folkestone benefits from good value office rental costs” Realia Marketing is an integrated marketing agency, based in Folkestone’s Creative Quarter. You can find the team nestled in The Workshop on Tontine Street; the marketing hub of Folkestone.
“There is so much happening in Folkestone and I am very excited to be a part of it.” Simpson Dean Recruitment Ltd works in a wide variety of sectors but mainly focuses on Office recruitment. The company fills positions for office support, legal professionals, legal support, engineering, manufacturing, automotive, industrial, construction, distribution, public sector and hospitality.
“The benefit of Folkestone is the links to mainland Europe and London” Motis is a business centre owner, Estate Agent and Shipping Company that bought the former Eurotunnel Exhibition Centre which had not been used for three years with the view of making the building a multi-use business centre for local businesses.
“The investment in infrastructure indicates there will be more businesses investing” Red Eagle provides temporary, contract and permanent workers for employers throughout Kent and South East London.
“The Council offer business support like no other in East Kent” Debonair Tea Company – “Accredited tea experts on a mission to make exceptional tea a daily pleasure; we source and create unique, honestly priced teas and infusions that look good, smell beautiful & taste great.”
“The area offers great opportunities for business expansion with good commercial sites” Alcaline UK Limited is a well-established international haulage business offering freight services throughout Europe. Operating largely in the Anglo-Italian market we have a large fleet of 70 vehicles and trailers, providing transport and consolidation services from multiple operation centres in the UK and mainland Europe.
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“Hythe offers good motorway connections, allowing clients and staff to easily reach us” Guy Hollaway Architects is an award-winning architectural and interior design practice based in Hythe and London. The practice has a strong reputation for high quality design and competes on both a national and international level.
“Folkestone has a lot to offer. We have the Creative Quarter and the Leas, …with lots of places to eat.” Church & Dwight is a major manufacturer of household products including Batiste dry shampoo, Arm & Hammer baking soda toothpaste, Pearl Drops whitening toothpaste and Nair hair removal products. Although Church & Dwight is a US manufacturer, the company operates its European Supply Chain from the UK.
“The seaside town is rich in subject matter for an artist, I love living by the sea” Shane Record is a professional artist and undertakes a range of commissions and sells prints of his own work in a wide variety of formats and sizes.
“Folkestone and Hythe business owners are always happy to lend a helping hand” Luke Quilter Sleeping Giant Media are a search and social media agency based in Folkestone. They are a fast growing agency and have won a number of industry awards, including the Search Category for Agencies with Under 40 Staff at the 2015 Recommended Agency Register Digital Awards.