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.
QBH Solutions QBH Solutions provide jargon-free, easy to understand Human Resources and Business Compliance support, advice, guidance and training. Based in Folkestone, they are a friendly team with a wealth of experience and skills in HR and compliance. We interviewed David Burton, Founder of QBH about why Folkestone was the right place to set up his company.
The Grand The Grand in Folkestone is a 4 Star, multi-award winning hospitality venue managed by Robert Richardson FIH. The Grade 2 listed building in The Leas is the leading historical & cultural venue of choice for events in the area and market leader for weddings. Agatha Christie wrote sections of “Murder on the Orient Express” in the building and it is also the permanent home to the art exhibit “Earth Peace” by Yoko Ono. We interviewed General Manager Robert Richardson FIH about how the business has blossomed.
Home Instead Senior Care 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.
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.
Realia Marketing 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.
Simpson Dean Recruitment Ltd 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.
Motis 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.
Red Eagle Limited Red Eagle provides temporary, contract and permanent workers for employers throughout Kent and South East London.
Debonair Tea Company 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.”
Alcaline UK Limited 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.
Meet the Brewers We’re celebrating our local microbreweries. Here you can meet the brewers, and the local businesses that sell their beer, to find out more about their business stories. If you feel inspired and would like to find out about help to start or grow a business see our funding & support section.
Magnate Generation CIC Magnate Generation is a Community Interest Company (CIC) set up to provide opportunities for Kent’s young people, by offering a range of business support services to young people who currently run a business or want to start a business in order to support the economic development of their business.
Walker Construction (UK) Ltd We are Walker Construction, a multi-disciplined company delivering services in the Building, Civil Engineering and Rail industry. With over 50 years’ experience there isn’t a lot we don’t know about in this industry. We work with Education, Healthcare, Industrial, Retail, Refurbishment, Leisure, Infrastructure and Highways sectors to name a few. We understand and respect our client’s needs and expectations on every project we deliver. We boast our professional In-House Design & Build Services, Technical Innovation, Research and Development alongside Sustainable Construction Solutions.
PURA Design Ltd PURA Design Ltd is a practice of consulting engineers based in Hythe that offers a bespoke design service in Environmental Services and Public Health Engineering.
Edge Bespoke Picture Framing Based in Hythe, Edge Bespoke Picture Framing specialises in the creative framing of artwork, imagery, collections and treasured items. Owner Bev Saunders who is passionate about art, colour, design and interiors has a background in textile design, interior design furniture design and colour consultancy.
Kent Castle Ltd Westenhanger Castle or Kent Castle, unique with exceptional service, creating perfect memories in the Kentish countryside. Sarah Poole is Director of Kent Castle.
Eurotunnel Eurotunnel holds the concession to manage and operate the Channel Tunnel fixed link between the United Kingdom and France and the integrated transportation system, Le Shuttle which carries trucks and passenger vehicles between Folkestone and Coquelles. Eurotunnel also gives passage to international high speed passenger trains and rail freight trains, in exchange for a fee.
Q2W Ltd Q2W Ltd was established in 2008 to provide a unique framework of services designed to help companies, individuals and construction industry clients to deliver a safer, more efficient and quality product. Ten local employees of the company are now based from our Folkestone office to support our team of eight freelance NVQ assessors.
Dyrhoff Ltd Dyrhoff Ltd is an engineering company specialising in the design of water control gates. They work in the water, hydropower, flood defence, wastewater, irrigation and water supply industries.
Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway (RH&DR) runs for 13.5 miles from the Cinque Port of Hythe, visiting the seaside village of Dymchurch, calling in at the railway headquarters at New Romney, and on to the National Nature Reserve of Dungeness.
Xchanging Xchanging, a CSC Company, operates in the insurance and technology sector. Based in Folkestone, they provide technology-enabled business solutions to the global commercial insurance industry .
Hendricks of Hythe Hendricks of Hythe are an independent chocolaterie, specialising in the production and retail of high-quality chocolates and truffles. Additionally, they have our coffee lounge, which sells our range of hot chocolate drinks (20 flavours), chilled chocolate frappe, a unique blend of hand-roasted coffee and local teas.
View Hotel Folkestone The View Hotel Folkestone is a Boutique Hotel with separate destination Bar and Restaurant.
Terlingham Vineyard and Winery Terlingham Vineyard and Winery is nestled above Folkestone, on the North Downs, with fabulous views over the English Channel to France. We are a boutique vineyard, with four acres of vines, growing Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier, Chardonnay, Bacchus, Dornfelder and Rondo grapes.
Strickland Accountancy Ltd Strickland Accountancy is a thriving start-up in Folkestone town centre. We combine financial, accounting and business experience to offer our customers a holistic approach to business, designed to build a profitable, healthy, sustainable business.
London Ashford Airport London Ashford Airport is an airport servicing general aviation and corporate jets. Established in 1955, based on Romney Marsh.
Independent Insurance Services & Insure Green Independent Insurance Services & Insure Green are personal and commercial insurance brokers based in Folkestone. We have been trading for 25 years and can accommodate any type of insurance.
Gopak We have been designing and manufacturing folding furniture for education and community use, in Hythe since 1973. Established in 1954, we started out producing high end folding furniture for retail including Liberty’s of London and Heal’s Furniture, moving on to manufacturing folding tables in the 1960s. It was from this simple idea that we developed our extremely successful and iconic range of aluminium folding tables in the early 1970s which we continue to make to this day.
Action Watersports Action Watersports is a family run watersports centre in Lydd, Romney Marsh. Our team are passionate about Water-skiing, Wakeboarding, Jet Skiing, FlyBoarding and Stand up Paddle Boards. We love sharing this passion with our guests.
Noted in Style Noted in Style creates and customises beautiful, high quality, branded products and packaging for the corporate, events and marketing sectors worldwide.
Dartpoint Ltd Dartpoint designs and manufactures Battery Chargers and DC Standby Power Systems. It is a small, friendly family-run business that has steadily expanded over the years and is now recognised as a leading manufacturer in their field in Lydd, Romney Marsh.
Buckleys Established in 1926, Buckleys (UVRAL) Ltd have built a reputation for manufacturing innovative and high-quality test equipment for use in the construction, offshore, marine, subsea, medical and fabrication industries.
Dungeness Fish Hut – Snack Shack The Dungeness Fish Hut – Snack Shack is a family business that provides delicious beach food to take away made from their own fresh, sustainably caught fish and seafood.
Hythe Garden Landscapes Hythe Garden Landscapes are a team of enthusiastic and experienced gardeners who have worked in the Shepway area of since 2000.
Rocksalt Rocksalt is an informal, smart dining beach restaurant and bar with stunning views over Folkestone harbour and a menu that features freshly caught seafood caught from local day boats.
Fudge Kitchen The Fudge Kitchen has been hand making premium fudge for 33 years with eight UK wide Fudge Kitchen shops exporting their products across the world.
Martello Martello is a local multidisciplinary building consultancy, offering architectural services, surveying and cost consultancy. We strive to deliver a tailor-made service with the utmost professionalism and integrity.
Rock Solid Rock Solid are a husband and wife team, Laura and Barry Ash. Rock Solid help to change peoples lives by creating healthy sustainable lifestyles for their clients.
Pentland Homes Pentland Homes builds contemporary, high quality homes in some of Kent’s most desirable locations. With roots stretching back to the 1970s, we’ve spent decades building our reputation as one of the county’s premier housebuilders.
Whitefish Marketing Whitefish Marketing are a digital marketing agency based in The Workshop on Tontine Street, Folkestone.
Plamil Foods Plamil is the oldest vegan company in the country. As Plantmilk Ltd, the company produced the first soya milk in western Europe. It also made the world’s first dairy free ‘milk’ chocolate using soya, and later rice milk.
Saffron Hair Saffron Hair is an award-winning new hair salon in Hythe. It focusses on a friendly, comfortable atmosphere for its clientele.
PROGRESS We are PROGRESS, a creative agency based in the heart of Folkestone’s Creative Quarter. You’ll find us in the Old Post Office, a big green building with a unique Nathan Coley artwork adorning our roof.
Saga Saga is the UK’s leading provider of products and services for life after 50. The Saga brand has been carefully developed over the past 65 years to become one of the most recognised and trusted brands in the UK.
Jenner Contractors Ltd Jenner is a privately owned regional chartered building company that undertakes construction projects throughout Kent and East Sussex.
Guy Hollaway Architects 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.
Holiday Extras Holiday Extras is the market leader for travel extras in the UK. Based in Hythe, their core offering consists of airport parking, airport hotels, airport lounges, holiday insurance and car hire.
Church & Dwight 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.
Shane Record 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.
Fleur Challis Photography Fleur Challis Photography is based in Hythe, providing wedding, family and business photography across Kent, the UK and France.