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Kettering

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PLAN 2017 - 2025

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PURPOSE OF THE DOCUMENT

To provide a snapshot of Kettering’s economy now and over the next 5+ years

To identify strengths and weaknesses of key sectors within the borough

To show links with partners and organisations to ensure a joined up approach is taken

To identify key objectives and actions over the short, medium and long term

This document provides the economic context for the Town Centre Strategy and delivery of the Area Plans that relate to specific development and regeneration sites.

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THE KETTERING ECONOMY

Fast growing and centrally located in the UK, Kettering’s economy is increasing well above the national rates. The area has a mix of market towns and villages that complement the wider South East Midlands economic offer. It is well connected with continued investment in both road and rail that include the main arteries of the A14, A43, A47, A509, M6, M1 and the Midland Mainline service connecting Sheffield and London. The anchor of the local economy is the growing Health and Social Care sector and Kettering General

Hospital that serves the wider North Northamptonshire area. Transport, storage and wholesaling represent the other larger employment sectors in the local economy. Nationally and locally manufacturing sector employment numbers are in decline, but they still represent significant job numbers with particular strengths in Food & Drink and Leather and Textiles.

New employment areas such as Cransley Park and Kettering Energy Park are still developing with thousands of acres of employment land available to welcome more businesses to grow and prosper.

Modern multipurpose recreational, sports and business facilities are accessible at Kettering Conference Centre and Kettering Park Hotel. Major service and specialist businesses Kettering is also home to one of have located to established business the oldest theme parks in the UK parks including Telford Way Industrial Wicksteed Park, as well as the National Park and Kettering Business Park and Volleyball Centre, Kettering Town Kettering Venture Park. Football Club and Kettering Rugby Football Club.

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KETTERING - WHERE ARE WE Leicester

Peterborough

Birmingham Corby M6

Coventry

Market Harborough

Kettering

Huntingdon

A14

Rugby

Northampton

Wellingborough

Bedford M1 A6

Milton Keynes

Luton

Oxford

London

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GROWTH AGENDA

Delivering

8,100 jobs

and associated infrastructure between 2011 to 2031

largest growth area outside of

Kettering is part of the

Kettering’s

population (97,700) grew by 27%

between 1991 and 2014; 15% more than national average and 9% more than the regional average

London with a superb central UK location and excellent transport links

Infrastructureled development Business Rates growth grew

5 times faster than the national average between 2011 and 2014

widening of the A14, new Junction10a, electrification of the Midland Mainline rail line, schools, growing health care need

Major investment

over last ten years in Kettering Town Centre but need for more investment 5


ENTERPRISE AND SKILLS Overall skills levels are improving and the number of people without qualifications are reducing

Employment rates stand at 84.5%.

More caring, leisure and service occupations

Above national and regional levels

Self employment levels are Below the national average

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Lower levels of higher qualified labour and fewer higher paid local jobs at professional levels

Learning pathways to employment for 16-19 year olds that are less able to engage with mainstream education provision options are limited in Kettering

(Source ONS June 16)


BUSINESS PROFILE 44,500 jobs

3,670

increase in employee jobs of 7,100 since 2009

Total Jobs1/3 Part Time, 2/3 Full Time

businesses registered 90% micro (0-9 employees)

Some large employers include:

Job Density

0.77

Kettering General Hospital, Kettering Borough Council, Weetabix, Alpro, Knights Of Old, Wicksteed Park, Snap-on Tools, Rigid Containers, Loakes, RCI

ratio of total jobs to Working Age Population (GB=0.82)

(Source ONS June 16)

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INFRASTRUCTURE AND CONNECTIVITY • Significant national investment in the A14/ M1/ M6 Catthorpe Interchange in addition to improvements to junction 7 to 9 on the A14 has been delivered, improving east to west connectivity and increasing capacity for growth. • Junction 10a/A14 delivery is anticipated as part of the eastern urban extension, Hanwood Park, comes forward. • Joint delivery of Weekley - Warkton Avenue, as part of eastern urban extension • Slade Brook Flood Alleviation scheme still required to enable allocated land in Kettering town centre to come forward • Electricity Grid is at capacity, new grid connection will need new large scale user to increase network capacity. • A43 widening is required to improve connectivity with Northampton • Isham Bypass is required to improve connectivity between A14 and A45 (and Wellingborough) • Electrification and rail line improvements to Midland Mainline


INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES

KETTERING BUSINESS PARKS • Hanwood Park house building commenced Magnetic Park (15ac) • Cransley Park speculative development expected to Prologis start 2017 Park (30ac) • Roxhill Development at J10 A14 commenced 2016 • North Kettering Business Park expansion proposals • Demand for more micro and small office space Desborough • Review of KBC commercial assets held and new Rothwell potential investment opportunities commenced • Kettering Energy Park, First Renewable leading on this 1100 acre site Telford Way Ind Est KEY Existing Business Park In development Eastern Sustainble Urban Extension

Kettering North Business Park (30ac)

Hanwood Park (328.5ac) Kettering

Cransley Business Park (32ac)

Roxhill Business Park (90ac)

Kettering Business Park Kettering Venture Park Latimer Distribution Park (136ac)

Burton Latimer Kettering Energy Park (1100ac)


KETTERING KEY SECTORS AND ACTIONS

BRES Business Register and Employment Survey 2015

The Business Register and Employment Survey (BRES) is the official source of employee and employment estimates by detailed geography and industry. It is also used to update structural information on the Inter-Departmental Business Register, the main sampling frame for business surveys used to produce UK official statistics.

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SECTOR PROFILE AND GROWTH 2009-2015 2.0

REDUCING Larger local share of jobs to UK

MANAGE

1.8

A

BUILD

1.6

1.4

C

B

1.2 -0.25

GROWING Larger local share of jobs to UK

-0.20

-0.15

-0.10

E

D

-0.05

0.05

0.10

0.15

0.8

I

J

G

H K

M

L

0.6

Growth Rate Kettering VGB

PROMOTE

DECIDE

O

0.4

REDUCING Lower local share of jobs to UK

0.25

F

N

P

0.20

Q

0.2

GROWING Lower local share of jobs to UK

0.0

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A

Human health and social work activities

B

Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply

C

Manufacturing

D

Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motor cycles

E

Transportation and storage

F

Administrative and support activities

G

Professional, scientific and technical activities

H

Accommodation & food service activities

Location Quotients Kettering VGB

I

Education

J

Arts, entertainment & recreation

K

Real estate activities

L

Information and communication

M

Water supply, sewerage, waste management and remediation activities

N

Construction

O

Other service activities

P

Public administration & defence; compulsory social security

Q

Financial and insurance activities

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SIZE OF THE ECONOMY 2015: 41,800 JOBS 1,700 - Other service activities 2,500 - Information and communication, public administration and defence; compulsory social security, Arts, entertainment and recreation

8,800 - Human health and social work activities

2,000 - Construction 2,400 - Transport and storage 2,200 - Accommodation and food service activities

2,300 - Professional, scientific and technical activities

3,000 - Education

3,800 - Administrative and support service activities

8,000 - Wholesale, retail and motor trade

5,000 - Manufacturing


HUMAN HEALTH AND SOCIAL WORK (8,800 employees) Social work activities without accommodation Residential care activities

Human health activities including hospital, medical and dental practices

14% 17%

69%

Businesses Include

Actions

• Kettering General Hospital • Ramsay Healthcare UK Group • Northamptonshire Health Foundation Trust (NHFT) • Prospect House Medical Centre • St Mary’s Hospital • Woodland Hospital • Rothwell Medical Centre 13

• Support Kettering General Hospital to make better use of its site and expand its medical offer • Promote Apprenticeships in Health and Social Care and other career opportunities across the sector • Jointly plan to address growth and improvement of health and well-being services

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WHOLESALE AND RETAIL

Wholesale trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles

(8,000 employees)

Retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles

8%

Wholesale and retail trade and repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles

56%

36%

Businesses Include

Actions

• • • • • • • • • 14 •

• Deliver Town Centre Action Plans • Employment sites identified for expansion of wholesale trade • Improve engagement with the retail sector across the Borough via Local Fora; support re-establishment of Chamber of Trade • Deliver local market services to support footfall and community needs • Enable and host events in our town centres • Facilitate new business start ups and enterprise • Promote work of Healthy High Street (BITC) National Programme

Tesco Stores Ltd W M Morrisons Supermarkets PLC Sainsbury’s Supermarkets Ltd ASDA Stores Ltd Wickes Building Supplies Ltd B & M Retail Ltd Dunelm Ltd Boots UK Ltd Marks & Spencer PLC B&Q PLC


TRANSPORTATION AND STORAGE

Land transport and transport via pipelines

(2,400 employees)

Warehousing and support activities for transportation

34%

Postal and courier activities

13%

53%

Businesses Include

Actions

• W M Morrisons (distribution centre) • Wincanton Group • Great Bear Distribution • BSH Home Appliances • Oxford University Press • Designer Contracts • Knights of Old • Walls & Floors • Specsavers Optical Superstores • Argos

• Support Growth Plans for leading employers • Monitor and influence continued investment in road infrastructure • Promote investment opportunities with developers and commercial agents existing and new Cransley Park, Kettering Energy Park to come forward • Advocate and influence continued investment in transport infrastructure • Support bus, cycle and pedestrians modes for access to work

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MANUFACTURING

(5,000 employees)

Textiles, leather and clothings (including shoe makers) Wood, paper and metals Chemicals, rubber and plastic

Other including computer, electronic, machinery and motor vehicles

13% 24% 9% Food and beverages

19% Printing and reproduction of recorded media

11%

24%

Businesses Include

Actions

• • • • • • • • • • • 16 •

• Facilitate the uptake of business support from SEMLEP Manufacturing sub-group to our local businesses • Promote trade opportunities – export, supply chains • Identify and promote areas of specialisms such as shoe-makers and food and drink sub sectors • Support apprenticeships and workforce development including printing and textiles • Champion Food and Drink sector in SEMLEP plans • Work closely with SEMLEP Growth Hubs to ensure full awareness of support is understood and accessed • Champion more high tech employment opportunities across the sector and innovation support.

Weetabix Rigid Containers Alpro UK DS Smith (UK) Sealed Air GW Atkins & Sons Aryzta Bakeries UK Sterling Press Versalift Povoas Packaging I M Kelly Alumasc


PROFESSIONAL, SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL(2,300 employees) Advertising and market research

Activities of head offices, management consultancy activities

Legal and accounting activities

10%

Other professional, scientific and technical activities

10% 15%

Businesses Include

Actions

• • • •

• • • •

Satra GSS Architecture Wilson Browne Solicitors Tollers Solicitors

17%

Architectural and engineering activities; technical testing and analysis

48%

Encourage local businesses to engage with Innovation Bridge/University support Showcase local business successes Promote local procurement of professional services Attract more support office HQs to locate in Kettering by encouraging new development across our business parks, particularly A14 corridor

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OFFICE ADMINISTRATION AND SUPPORT SERVICES(3,800 employees) Travel agency, tour operator and other reservation service and related activities Office administrative, office support and other business support activities

Rental and leasing activities

5% 10% 18%

Security and services to buildings

Businesses Include

13%

Employment activities

54%

Actions • Review local office supply and provision and opportunity sites • Continue to support Chesham House as incubation space • Strengthen relationships with the commercial and recruitment agencies that support the growth agenda and collaboration to meet employer workforce needs for people and places. • Profile ‘start-up’ accommodation and coverage for micro office spaces • Encourage and promote rural office and workspaces

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ACCOMMODATION AND FOOD SERVICES(2,200 employees) Licensed restaurants Hotel and similar accommodation

16%

Public houses and bars

20%

24% Unlicensed restaurants and cafés

Other food service activities

19% 6% 2%

8% 5%

Take away food shops and mobile food stands Event catering activities

Licensed clubs

Businesses Include Actions • • • • • • • • • 19 •

Kettering Park Hotel Telford Lodge Rushton Hall The Trading Post Harvester Holiday Inn Express Barton Hall Hotel Abacus Premier Inn Kettering Conference Centre

• Showcase local business successes • One public portal for regulatory services - Better Business for All • Support the evening economy through our partnerships and maintaining the Purple Flag accreditation for Kettering • Promote local food procurement – Tastes of Northamptonshire, Love Northamptonshire, encourage sourcing and export opportunities • Facilitate events, local markets and street trading to promote local produce • Promote local participation in awards and business events (e.g. Northamptonshire Food and Drink Awards) • Encourage tourism, conferences and events

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KETTERING AND SEMLEP SEMLEP Vision “to reinforce and develop the South East Midlands as one of the most innovative, successful and high performing economies in England� Develop joint working between the private and public sector at all levels

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Kettering working together to

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Join sector specific task groups across LEP to promote our local contributions and opportunites

Promote our place and inward investment opportunities

Manufacturing and advanced technology, including Food and Drink

Listen and represent our local business community on constraints / opportunities for growth within the Tackle LEP Portfolio obstacles to growth, enhance skill levels, facilitate business support and enterprise, identifying and securing additional funding to prime new joint ventures.

Advocate at local and regional levels to Central Government on the delivery of the growth agenda

High Performance Technology Logistics and Supply Chain

Cultural and Creative


WWW.SEMLEP.COM


SHORT TERM – 2017/18 1

Refresh Kettering Town Centre Strategy and regeneration priorities for A6 Towns

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Continue to engage with Kettering General Hospital on skills and estate issues to support growth and retention

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Profile the Manufacturing Sector specialisms and ensure they are aware of the full business support available including exporting

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Maximise opportunities for clusters and innovation within the professional science and technology sectors

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Engage with the Transport and Storage sector to promote the positive contribution they make in the local economy

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Refresh our enterprise provision to promote self-employment in light of new LEP contracts

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Continue to champion rural issues and economic diversification via leader programmes and rural initiatives

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Strengthen the Kettering work force skills and training/ Apprenticeship offer to meet local sector needs through KBT and collaboration with other training providers serving the area


MEDIUM TERM – 2017 - 2020 1

Understand and act on the potential undersupply of micro and small offices across the whole Borough

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Ensure leisure and tourism contributes to the growth and renewal of town centres

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Promote the Social Value Act maximising the local economic contribution in the new construction contracts in our urban extensions

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Work with developers of Cransley Park, to attract occupiers, supporting transport and storage sector

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Support for Kettering North Business Park and Roxhill Business Park


LONG TERM – BY 2025 1

Opening of A14 Junction 10a by 2025

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Deliver Slade Brook flood alleviation scheme to enable town centre residential quarter to come forward and further expansion/renewal of large bulky goods retailers and industrial sites

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Continue to facilitate full build out of Kettering Energy Park

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Support delivery of key employment land at J10a in Hanwood Park development

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Utilise S106 receipts from Hanwood Park and Highways investment to begin delivery of Town Centre Public Realm Phase 4


USEFUL CONTACTS

Local Enterprise Partnership South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership Cranfield Innovation Centre University Way Cranfield, Bedfordshire MK43 0BT

Telephone: 01234 436 100 Email: info@semlep.com

Business Support Velocity Growth Hub Telephone: 0300 01234 35 Email: enquires@velocitybusinesssupport.com Website: www.velocitybusinesssupport.com

Northamptonshire Growth Hub Telephone: 01604 212 696 Email: enquires@northamptonshiregrowthhub.co.uk Twitter: @UKGrowthHub

Northamptonshire Chamber of Commerce

Waterside House 8 Waterside Way Northampton NN47XD Telephone: 01604 490 490 Website: www.northants-chamber.co.uk

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Kettering

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PLAN 2017 - 2025

Kettering Borough Council Municipal Offices Bowling Green Road Kettering NN15 7QX

Telephone: 01536 410 333 Fax: 01536 410 795

@KetteringBC /ThisisKettering

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Kettering Economic Development Plan 2017-2025  
Kettering Economic Development Plan 2017-2025