Selling the ‘Ashford brand’ to investors
ASHFORD council leaders have been telling key players in London that the town is set for a rosy future. More than 60 investors, intermediaries and developers attended an event in the capital last Thursday to find out how they can benefit from investment opportunities in the area. The breakfast briefing, Ashford: On the Right Track, was hosted by Ashford’s Future, the agency overseeing the town’s development, and attracted representatives from major developers and investment firms. Held at The British Library Conference Centre, speakers included Ashford’s Future managing director and chairman Judith Armitt and Robyn Pyle, respectively. Mrs Armitt said: “It’s clear from the turnout that our message struck a chord with developers who are looking beyond the current economic difficulties for opportunities. “The feedback we received from delegates at the end of the presentation was overwhelmingly positive.” The town is already home to 5,000 companies across a wide range of business sectors, from food processing, manufacturing and engineering to business services.