As well as its enviable setting on the Kent coast, Folkestone is fast becoming a location of choice, particularly for businesses in the digital sector and people attracted by the benefits of living by the sea. The town is building on its historic past but has an eye very much on the future, including establishing a new digital business hub for the south east that has unrivalled links both to the rest of the UK and to the continent.
Large scale investment is also taking place in the arts, sports and recreation, including Folkestone 51, our world-class skate park. The carefully restored historic harbour offers regular free music and entertainment with a large variety of independent and sometimes quirky food and drink outlets. The project to regenerate the wider harbour and seafront has received planning approval and will build on the progress already made to help make the town an outstanding location in which to live, work and visit.