One of the Medway towns, Gillingham in Kent was first mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086 being a small hamlet at the time of William the Conqueror. Gillingham has an important maritime heritage, with a significant part of Chatham Dockyards being within the Gillingham area. When the dockyard stopped being a naval base, this resulted in notable unemployment in the area.
Now, the town’s economic focus is Gillingham Business Park, just a few miles from the town centre. Easily accessible to the M2 there is a diverse range of economic activity here. The town itself is well known for shopping, with a popular market on Saturdays and Mondays.