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Maidstone closer to securing major new hotel

Maidstone closer to securing major new hotel Kent’s county town is a major step forward to welcoming a 150-bedroom hotel at Eclipse Park, next to Junction 7 of the M20, after it received full planning permission. Full planning permission for the hotel was granted to Gallagher Properties, part of the Maidstone-based quarrying, aggregates, construction and […]

Kent business leaders call on Government to back growth plan

Kent business leaders call on Government to back growth plan Now is the time to be brave and back the South East, according to Kent business leaders, who have called on the Government to support the plan, which puts the ‘local’ into the Local Enterprise Partnership’s ambitions to deliver stronger economic growth. The meeting this […]

David Byk wins top award

David Byk wins top award The Chief Executive of a Swanley business has been awarded a top accolade in the Institute of Directors (IoD) London and the South Director of the Year Awards, supported by headline sponsor PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. David Byk, CEO of Swan Mill Paper Company, was named Director of the Year of a […]

New look for Kent’s leading law firm

New look for Kent’s leading law firm The merger of two of Kent’s leading law firms has culminated with a new name and brand for the combined business. Cripps brings together the best elements of the cultures and working practices of its constituent elements – Cripps Harries Hall and Vertex Law – to offer clients […]

Kent Science Park to host Q&A with MP Gordon Henderson

Kent Science Park to host Q&A with MP Gordon Henderson On June 20th, Gordon Henderson, MP for Sittingbourne and Sheppey, will be taking part in a question and answer session with local businesses at Kent Science Park (KSP). The Q&A is designed for all business owners in the local community to put forward any questions […]

Double success for switched on 8point3

Double success for switched on 8point3 A ground-breaking Dartford company is celebrating double success in the shape of a six-figure cash injection into its Research & Development programme, and an award for its progress so far. 8point3, which designs and manufactures LED lighting for industrial and commercial premises and is based at Suscon, has been […]

Artist creates ‘full-size’ sculptures for The War and Peace Revival

Artist creates ‘full-size’ sculptures for The War and Peace Revival There’s something new for this year’s War and Peace Revival! Exploring the art world, there will be a display of ‘full-height’ statues depicting soldiers and civilians from the war time period. The organisers of The War and Peace Revival are delighted to be able to […]

Anxiety, depression and banks behaving as “SME slaughterhouses”

Anxiety, depression and banks behaving as “SME slaughterhouses” Owners and directors of small and medium sized businesses are still being caused problems, including stress-related health issues, through the late payment of invoices despite the economic upturn, a survey by the Kings Hill-based International Association of Book-keepers (IAB) has found. The IAB, the leading professional body […]

Kent Tourism & Culture Chiefs Drive National Debate

Kent Tourism & Culture Chiefs Drive National Debate A team of culture and tourism heavyweights from across Kent is making their voices heard during a two-day Tourism Society Symposium marking the start of the International Festival of Business (IFB) in Liverpool. Prime Minister David Cameron will officially open the IFB, which runs from June 2 […]

Sony launches PXW-X160 Camcorder

Sony launches PXW-X160 Camcorder launched the PXW-X160, the latest addition to the Sony XDCAM™ Series of professional camcorders. The PXW-X160 features three 1/3” Full HD Exmor® CMOS sensors and a newly developed 25x optical zoom G-Lens that extends from a 26mm wide angle. It can record in XAVC Intra and Long GOP, enabling 10-bit sampling […]