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A successful Tunbridge Wells telecoms company is continuing to expand its customer base thanks to a new acquisition.

Plans for a £2.5m Disney-style Christmas attraction in Tunbridge Wells that is expected to create 200 jobs have been unveiled.

A website promoting Ashford’s town centre and one of the first fruits of the town’s selection by retail guru Mary Portas to receive additional funding and expertise, is set to go live.

Specialist pre-owned luxury watch retailer WatchFinder has secured a £1m funding package from HSBC to help double its stock holding.

Founder adapts recipe to line up opportunities overseas

Employers won’t have to pay any employer National Insurance contributions at all if they usually pay less than £2,000 a year.

Work on Gravesend’s multi-million pound Heritage Quarter has moved a step closer after a deal was struck between developers and Gravesham council.

The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Reverend Justin Welby, has today visited the Port of Dover to see the transformation taking place at one of the UK’s key international gateways.

Superfast broadband will be available to businesses working in a region’s main employment areas after a council struck a deal with a Kent-based internet service provider.

Legal & General has forward funded a £39.6m Asda supermarket at Chatham Docks in Kent.

With freight traffic between Dover and Calais expected to rise by 40% by 2030, the importance of strengthening the route between the two independent ports is currently the focus of cross-Channel collaboration and major investment.

Some of the world’s leading experts in the repair of human cartilage gathered in Kent last week for an international conference.

Swale Heating has been praised by Government Minister Nick Hurd for its key role in helping young people to find work.

The Port of Dover has welcomed the visit of Shipping & Ports Minister Stephen Hammond, who has today set out his plan for the Port of Dover to continue as a Trust Port.

A public examination into how many new homes Gravesham needs to cater for its growing population is taking place this week.

Nearly 70,000 businesses across the South East will no longer have to pay any employer National Insurance contributions (NICs) as the new tax year's Employment Allowance kicks in.

The Chancellor announced in his Autumn Statement of 5 December 2013 that Capital Gains Tax (CGT) would be extended to non-residents disposing of residential property.

Tourism minister Helen Grant discovered the secrets behind making a wide range of coffees and running a busy reception desk when she joined three apprentices at Hilton Maidstone as part of English Tourism Week.

News of large firms shipping their manufacturing facilities over to China is less common now but the latest news from Multipanel UK will still come as a welcome surprise.

An independent heating firm has earned a £3.6m contract from a UK housing association.

A digital marketing agency has become the first company to gain funding through a council-run interest-free loans scheme.

Locate in Kent, the county’s investment promotion agency, helped put Kent firmly on the map at the world’s largest business-to-business ICT event in February, resulting in strong business leads for Kent companies.

Shepherd Neame’s visitor centre has been shortlisted for a top tourism award.

A new high speed train service between Ashford and Hastings is to be introduced.

Proof that the Port of Dover is a national asset – and crucial to the performance of the Kent economy – has been demonstrated by an economic impact survey.

Kent's Lydd Airport has announced that the first phase of its £25m development plan is now underway with the appointment of Capita to manage and design its runway extension.

A £1.5million upgrade to a wastewater treatment works is under way – part of two schemes from Southern Water.

Kent's long-suffering commuters are to gain from a £2.3bn investment in the region's rail network.


Dartford MP Gareth Johnson told the House of Commons yesterday that his constituency has the most exciting prospects in the country following the announcement to build at Garden City in Ebbsfleet.

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