Following a 36% year-on-year growth in turnover, leading software design company RDT is expanding its base at Kings Hill and recruiting more staff. Founded 20 years ago, the company has been based at Kings Hill since 1999 and employs 59 staff. An industry leader, it supplies packaged insurance systems and rating engine software to clients including RBS, Direct Line, Sterling Insurance and Towergate. As well as Kings Hill, RDT has offices in Halifax and Brisbane, Australia. Currently occupying 5,000 sq ft in 4 Abbey Wood Road, the company plans to expand andrecruit six more staff, and in order to accommodate this, is taking 2,347 sq ft in 39 Kings Hill Avenue – the back door of which is adjacent to the back door of its current offices. “We are delighted to be expanding the business and are currently actively recruiting, meaning we will need more room for additional staff,” said CEO Mark Bates. “We didn’t want the upheaval of moving the whole office, so taking space next door is a practical and time efficient solution for us. “One of the benefits of being based at Kings Hill is the flexibility of the office buildings. Our staff enjoy being here as there is plenty of free parking aswell as a good range of shops and restaurants in Liberty Square.” Andrew Blevins, managing director of Kings Hill developer Liberty Property Trust UK Ltd said: “We offer a value for money, quality environment and provide a range of options both in terms of space and leases, which make it easy for our tenants to adapt their space according to their business needs. “Taking space next door is the perfect solution for RDT and we plan to build a link so that the staff can easily move between buildings. RDT is a great success story and we are delighted to have them based in the Kings Hill community.” Hanover Green acted for the landlord. Kings Hill is set in 800 acres near the county town of Maidstone and is just two miles from junction 4 of the M20. It was a former airfield and is now home to around 6,500 residents and more than 100 businesses employing some 5,000 people. There is an 18 hole golf course, cricket pitch, David Lloyd leisure centre, further recreation and sports amenities, schools and a village centre with shops, restaurants and cafes as well as a surgery, dry cleaners, shoe repairers, pharmacy and opticians.