North KestevenThe place to investThe place to grow

Tourism plays a vital role in supporting over 1,000 full time equivalent jobs locally.

Since Census 2001 the population of the district has increased by nearly 26%

North Kesteven covers an area of 92,000 hectares, of which 95% is classified as green space.

Why invest in NK

We are a rural district in the ‘Heart of Lincolnshire’ lying immediately south of the city of Lincoln, a vibrant cathedral city with major tourist attractions and 3fast-improving universities. The University of Lincoln ranks 45th out of 130 universities in the country.

North Kesteven offers attractive rural lifestyles for working people and their families with lively towns and villages and excellent schools. NK is one of the safest places to live in England for the 7th year in a row and one of the best places to live for overall life satisfaction, scoring 8 out of 10 according to the Office for National Statistics.

A record £220 million capital investment programme has been mapped out by the Council for enhancements across a range of initiatives in NK through to 2030. More than half of this, £120 million, will be committed to increasing the availability of affordable housing and a further £50 million spent on building up opportunity for business and jobs growth.

The Council’s focused support of businesses, from large enterprises through to sole traders, has escalated across the pandemic to guide them through restrictions, grant schemes and fresh trading opportunities. Up to the start of March 2021, the Council had administered £28 million of government grants in almost 5,000 payments across 12 distinct grant schemes, supporting approximately 2,000 businesses.

Prior to the pandemic, the local economy had consistently grown faster than that of its neighbours and the national average. Key growth sectors include food and farming, manufacturing, wholesale and retail, human health and social work and education. In recent years there has been considerable growth in the services sector, particularly business services, retail and tourism.

The Council is leading an ambitious £56 million investment scheme to create more high quality and flexible business units in the Sleaford Moor Enterprise Park and £2.2 million investment in new workshop units at Discovery Park, North Hykeham.

A factory in North Kesteven

Latest News

Save the date for these Launchpad Funding Support events

The UK Food Valley is hosting a webinar and live event to inform Greater Lincolnshire agriculture, food and drink businesses and academics on the opportunities for Eastern England Launchpad funding.

These free events will provide information about the Launchpad opportunity and signpost to relevant support agencies. You’ll receive insights for developing your application and guidance on the Innovate UK process.

The first event is a webinar, taking place on April 18, from 10:00 – 11:30. Register for the online event.

A more in depth live event will be held at the Riseholme Conference Centre on May 3, from 09:00 – 13:00, which will also include a networking opportunity. Book on to the live event.

To register your interest email [email protected].