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Proof that Kent is a great place to live and work
Lydd Airport in Kent has announced the appointment of Charles Buchanan as CEO.
Work on the new piazza at Fiveways in Tunbridge Wells is due to start next week, with the council saying it will be completed by the end of November.
Southeastern has today been awarded the contract to continue running trains in Kent – despite the government admitting passengers "have not always received the service they deserve".
Reeves, one of the major accountancy and financial services firms practicing in London and the South East of England, is proud to announce that they have been named finalists in the ‘Top 50 Audit Team of the Year’ and the ‘Training Team of the Year’ categories for the British Accountancy Awards. The awards will be taking place on the 25th November at The Brewery in central London.
For the past seven years Fabien Henissart, 40, has switched countries twice a day, crossing the sea and resetting his watch, back and forth. “You get used to it, you know,” says this resident of Boulogne in northern France.
Wine maker Chapel Down has unveiled plans to raise nearly £4m by becoming the first ever company on the stock market to raise cash using crowdfunding.
A major live multi-agency exercise is to take place at the Port of Dover on the night of Saturday 13th September 2014 through to the early hours of Sunday 14th September 2014.
The new Leigh University Technical College has opened its doors this morning to welcome its students to a new way of learning.
Reeves, one of the South East’s leading Accountancy and Financial Service firms, are delighted to have welcomed an international student for a two month long placement within the Firm.
A mobile technology developer has signed a contract with one of the world’s largest food companies worth at least £250,000 over three years.
Plans for a massive expansion of the Ashford Designer Outlet - creating 950 new jobs - have been unveiled today.
At times it seemed to be as fierce a battle as she often experienced on the track in a glittering, gold-tinted career.
Planners could favour the Waitrose supermarket on Dover Road over Discovery Park's Sainsbury's.
As traditional pubs close at an alarming rate of eight a day in London and the south east, it’s a different story for the micro pubs in Sittingbourne and in Sheppey where everyone engages the moment they walk in.
An entrepreneur from Kent is co-founding a crowd-funding group aiming to invest in new companies from growing markets around the world.
A building materials supplier which turned over £5m last year has been bought out by an international DIY group.
Planning permission has been granted for Ashford Borough Council to begin work on the first phase of its commercial quarter regeneration scheme.
Far from the hipster web entrepreneurs of Tech City in Shoreditch, boarding school buddies Kenton Ward and Frank Di Mauro believe they are building the UK’s next big online name in a sleepy corner of Kent.
A new garden city in Kent will house 48,000 people and create 2,000 permanent jobs, according to detailed proposals submitted to the judges of a £250,000 competition.
When the Royal Navy left Chatham 30 years ago in 1984, few would have predicted it would be home to 140 small businesses employing more than 1,000 people.
For salon equipment supplier PJS Direct, hiring apprentice Jordan Jennings through the Kick Start Kent campaign has been a revelation.
It was out with the old to prepare to bring in the new when Dover MP Charlie Elphicke stood alongside Dover Harbour Board Chairman, George Jenkins OBE, and Chief Executive, Tim Waggott, on Friday 22 August. All three were there to start the demolition of the old Seacat berth at the former hoverport – the first physical step in the major revival plan for the Port.
Thankfully, the world of academia is far more entrepreneurial these days.
Plastics manufacturer Sinclair & Rush had already made its big move of the year before the nation’s exit from the biggest downturn in living memory, caused by the mother of all banking and financial crises.
Sonic Concept managing director Darren Hollands has ideas as big as the sounds his quirky hifi speaker systems make.
Small and medium-sized businesses in or moving to Ashford are to benefit from interest-free loans of up to £2.5m thanks to Expansion East Kent. So far over £27m has been committed to firms in other parts of East Kent but now the scheme, which still has £8m to allocate, has been extended to include the Ashford area.
A new company is aiming to make a big noise in the audio market and create up to 20 jobs from a base in east Kent with the help of advice from Locate in Kent, the county’s investment promotion agency.
The first half of the year has been extremely successful for Kent Science Park, which is near Sittingbourne in north Kent, with even more development scheduled over the coming months.
Kent’s life science cluster, home to nearly 150 companies employing more than 6,000 people, and two excellent science and technology locations at Discovery Park and Kent Science Park, means that this sector is increasingly important to the county’s economic growth.
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