Welcome to Invest In South Kesteven

South Kesteven is a dynamic, fast growing district with great ambitions. Since the turn of the decade its economic performance has out-stripped that of the broader region and the UK as a whole. Plans to build 14,000 new homes and create an additional 10,000 jobs by 2036 mean that growth is set to continue apace. And with below average property and staff costs, South Kesteven is an incredibly cost effective location from which to operate.

Centrally located and straddling some of the UK’s main North-South infrastructure – the A1 and the East Coast Main Line – South Kesteven is well positioned to provide access to the rest of the UK. London is just 70 minutes by train and Nottingham, with a population of over 325,000, is just 35 minutes away – providing excellent access to clients and skills.

Manufacturing and Agri-Food are particularly strong sectors within the district, building on its proud traditions in agriculture and engineering. The first running diesel engine and the UK’s first tractor were both developed in Grantham, South Kesteven’s largest town, in the 1890s. 

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Celebrating some of the innovative and world- leading companies, of all sectors and sizes, which call South Kesteven home.

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InvestSK, 2nd Floor, The Maltings, Wharf Rd, Grantham NG31 6BH

Working in South Kesteven

“The Woodland Trust has always had a home in Grantham. Historically we located here in the early 1970s as this is where our very first employee was from, and some 40 years later we see no reason to leave.  Grantham has a real sense of community. Its people are friendly and there’s never any shortage of skilled applicants for the jobs we advertise.  There are excellent road and rail links meaning it’s ideally located to enable our staff to travel to our wonderful woods around the UK. This is our town and we love being part of it.” Helga Edwards, Director of Corporate Services

 

“Zazzle Media is a digital content marketing agency established in 2009. The Market Deeping based agency was born out of their passion for content marketing and has led digital strategy for brands such as Superdry, AO.com and Mulberry, to name a few. South Kesteven continues to be a fantastic base for nurturing digital marketing talent.

The Eventus building in Deeping has provided a great space for Zazzle Media to grow into the 50 strong team it is today. There is great open plan office space and the ability to add personality to meeting rooms too. Not only this, but it offers a good central location for employees commuting from across the county.” Mark Beaumont, Business Development Manager

Latest News

  • A taste of Portugal comes to Grantham as the town hosts its first Portuguese-English Festival on Saturday and Sunday 22 and 23 June. Crowds will be treated to musical and gastronomic treats, entertainment for young and old, and the organisers are delighted to announce that top-level guests have confirmed their attendance. The Portuguese Consulate General, Jorge Cruz, will be in Grantham on......

  • A veteran American World War II pilot has made an emotional return to a south Lincolnshire wartime airfield, 75 years after he flew from there on a perilous pre-invasion mission on the eve of D-Day. Lt Col Hamilton (96) was met at Grantham station on 2 June by representatives from InvestSK, South Kesteven District Council’s economic growth company, SKDC Chairman Cllr Jacky......