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 1hr 10 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.
Meanwhile, a rich history in agriculture, being located on some of the UK’s most fertile land, has developed a robust support infrastructure and specialist skills sets that have attracted international food and drink production companies such as Moy Park and Bakkavor.
South Kesteven District Council is also embarking on a transformational programme of development spanning infrastructure, housing and commercial space in order to create an environment that delivers for businesses and supports continued economic growth.
If you want to find out more about the opportunities that the district could offer your business then just contact our inward investment team who will be happy to provide you with the help, support and data you need to inform your decision making process.