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Communities secretary Eric Pickles has praised the growth of Britain’s Enterprise Zones, including Discovery Park.

Two further education colleges in Kent are to benefit from a share of £18m to support their students and local businesses following a decision by the South East Local Enterprise Partnership (SE LEP).

Locate in Kent Chief Executive Paul Wookey has been ranked as the county’s second most influential business leader in a survey by Kent Business.

Hornby Hobbies, the model railway brand synonymous with Margate has announced it is to relocate to Discovery Park in Sandwich.

Kent Choices 4 U Live is going from strength to strength. Our next event on Wednesday 25th March and Thursday 26th March 2015 will be even bigger.

Motis freight services is investing £1 million to develop its site in the Port of Dover and to create employment opportunities.

The Port of Dover has been shortlisted in the Overall Excellence in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) category for this year’s National Corporate Social Responsibility Awards.

Kreston Reeves, a Locate in Kent Corporate Partner, is celebrating success at the South East Dealmakers Awards 2015.

The expertise of its lawyers has seen Cripps take a top award in the regional corporate finance event of the year.

Investment in road, rail and air links is key to economic growth for the business destination ranked the best in the county in the latest Locate in Kent Perception Study.

The Port of Dover and its partners have been dealing with large volumes of traffic as a result of record demand for ferry services through the Port, linked to growth in the UK economy.

In a sign that businesses in the Kent area are ambitiously investing for growth, more than three-quarters (£75.4million) of HSBC’s £100 million fund for small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) had been drawn down by the beginning of November.

Kent Excellence in Business Awards 2015 is now open for entries.

Kreston Reeves and Brachers are pleased to announce the management buyout of Dover-based Burgess Marine Limited, the UK’s leading independent ship repair business.

As many as 3,600 jobs could be en route to Kent and Medway after the South East Local Enterprise Partnership agreed a £19.4m expansion to its Growth Deal with the Government.

BT is looking for SMEs with innovative ideas to help the government meet the changing needs of people across the UK.

Kent’s largest law firm and one of its partners have been shortlisted in the regional corporate finance event of the year.

An international trader of dried pulses and other edible crops has become a public limited company after a strong year.

Property group Goodman has submitted a planning application to speculatively develop a 245,000sq m industrial distribution unit in Kingsnorth Commercial Park.

Work has begun on a £6m purpose-built drive-through Scania dealership and service centre in Maidstone after the Swedish company struck a deal with Gallagher Group.

Students from Sir Roger Manwood’s School in Sandwich have embarked on a six-week science project with AlgaeCytes Ltd., an Algal biotech company based at Discovery Park.

A new hotel opening in Gillingham will create 35 new jobs and is forecast to contribute over £5m to the town’s economy.

A commercial property investment group has splashed out nearly £30m on an industrial estate in Kent.

McArthurGlen’s Ashford Designer Outlet- the largest designer outlet in the South East of England, reports double digit growth and record breaking sales during the Christmas trading period (6 November – 24 December 2014).

Locate in Kent corporate partners fill four of the top six places for Kent firms in the latest analysis of the UK’s two leading legal surveys.

Cement giant Lafarge has paved the way for a £2 billion entertainment resort in north Kent after signing an agreement to make London Paramount become a reality.

Tool hire company HSS Hire Group plans to float on the London Stock Exchange in a bid to raise about £100m.

Turnover has “rocketed” at a textiles manufacturer and importer since winning a Kent Excellence in Business Award, the company’s boss has revealed.

Dover Harbour Board have today advertised a Harbour Revision Order (HRO) seeking further modernising powers.

Law firm Cripps has seen turnover grow by 25 per cent in the first half of its current financial year.

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