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A major plan to help create more jobs and support businesses in the rural areas of East Sussex, Essex and Kent, has been launched today (Thursday 26 March) by the South East Local Enterprise Partnership (SE LEP).

The government is to consider incorporating the Manston into the existing Discovery Park Enterprise Zone.

A deal between the government and South East Local Enterprise Partnership (SE LEP) which will see nearly £500 million of Government investment into the South East has been officially signed.

Locate in Kent partner Furley Page Solicitors is launching a new work placement programme to offer keen university students their first step into a career in the legal sector.

Kreston Reeves, one of the leading accountancy and financial services firms in Kent, is proud to announce that Susan Robinson, Partner and Head of Charities and Not for Profit within the firm has been recognised at the Kent Women in Business Awards 2015.

Shepway District Council and East Kent College have signed an agreement that vows to promote further education and skills, boosting the local economy and increasing job opportunities.

London Paramount Entertainment Resort has signed a partnership deal with the British Film Institute (BFI).

Plans for a new £16 million college in Ashford have taken a giant step forward with news that full funding has been secured for the ambitious project.

A new 590,000 sq ft office campus adjoining Ashford’s international railway station comes a step closer this month. In addition to the office space, the Commercial Quarter has the potential to deliver 150 homes and several thousand jobs in the fast-expanding Kent town – recently voted the best place in Kent to do business.

A government minister paid a visit to former Pfizer’s site Discovery Park to champion the work that has made the Kent science and technology park amongst the most successful in Europe.

As Europe’s busiest ferry port, the Port of Dover is delighted to support National Ferry Fortnight, which runs from 2nd to 15th March 2014.

Howell & Hicks, a start up creative agency based in Deal, is celebrating after winning six months free space in the Start Up Zone at Discovery Park in Sandwich.

Entrepreneurs are thriving in Kent after a record number of new businesses were launched in the county last year, according to new figures.

Venomtech, a science company based at Discovery Park which extracts deadly venom from spiders and snakes to sell to drugs research firms is aiming to raise £500,000 in a crowdfunding venture.

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.

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