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Tentative Signs That Funding For Lending Scheme Is Easing Credit Conditions

The latest Bank of England data, released this morning, showed that the number of loans approved for home purchases increased slightly in December. Lenders approved 55,785 new mortgages over the month, with a total value of £8.0 billion. Both mark a year-on-year improvement, with the number of mortgages approved 6.1% higher than a year earlier, […]

Analysis Of Billions Of Google Searches Shows Germany Is The Most Forward-Looking Country

The UK has been knocked off its perch as the most forward-looking country by Germany. A new analysis of more than 45 billion Google queries found that in 2012 Germany searched for the future on the internet more than any other country. The UK held the number one spot in 2011, but slipped to fourth […]

Enevis Says Green Scheme is the Real Deal

Renewable energy expert Enevis has welcomed the launch of the Government’s Green Deal, which aims to help homeowners cut costs and carbon emissions. The eco-friendly scheme, which provides UK property owners with funding to spend on a wide range of energy-saving improvements, began allocating long-term loans this week (Monday, January 28). Energy- and money-saving measures […]

Jobs pipeline flows for Locate in Kent following agreement with UKTI

A partnership between Kent’s inward investment agency, Locate in Kent, and the government body charged with attracting firms to the UK is proving to be a success. Locate in Kent signed a memorandum of understanding with UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) in the autumn of 2011, in which the two organisations agreed to work together […]

Shop around to find the perfect partner in gender-free world

Gocompare.com is urging drivers with car insurance renewals coming up to shop around to find the best quote following the EU gender shake-up. Following the release of the latest AA Insurance Premium Index, Gocompare.com’s head of motor, Scott Kelly, said: “Insurers have delivered the biggest shake-up in car premiums for years. The EU gender ruling […]

Locate in Kent welcomes new board member James Speck

Investment promotion agency Locate in Kent has added Kent Science Park’s James Speck to its board of directors. James, who joined the Sittingbourne-based business park as Site Director in December 2007, was appointed to the board at a recent meeting. He is currently responsible for providing the leadership and direction of his team to ensure […]

Reallusion has launched FaceFilter3

Reallusion, an industry leader in real-time 2D and 3D animation tools, has launched FaceFilter3, the latest version of its acclaimed photo retouching and beautification series. FaceFilter3 is a leading photo retouching software that incorporates real-life makeup theory and techniques into its extensive selection of multi-purpose beauty tools. The template-based system allows users to quickly and […]

Award Winning Kent Invention Helps Kenyan Farmers

Alexander K Bushell, Managing Director of Boundless Horizons, based at Kent Science Park, has just returned from Eldoret, Kenya – where he has successfully deployed the company’s Solar Grow 1 (SG1) system. SG1 is both an innovative mobile germination and seedling plant factory as well as a ‘hub’ of useful services to the local agricultural […]

Plans submitted for new Next concept store for Maidstone

Next have announced that following local consultation prior to Christmas, a planning application has now been submitted to Maidstone Borough Council to bring one of the company’s brand new concept Home and Fashion stores to Maidstone at Eclipse Park, close to Junction 7 of the M20. Iain Allsop, Regional Estates Manager, at Next said: “We […]

Crowe Clark Whitehill helps brew up business buyout

After starting work at Reginald Ames during his school holidays back in 1997, Nick Gandon is now the proud owner of the tea importer-exporter and wholesaler following a management buyout. The half million pound management buyout, struck with the help of national audit, tax and advisory firm Crowe Clark Whitehill, has seen Reginald Ames relocate […]