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Commuters Spend Over a Year of Their Lives Travelling to Work

Commuters Spend Over a Year of Their Lives Travelling to Work – The average commuter spends over 10,000 hours – or over a year – commuting to work over a lifetime – Lifetime spend on a commute reaches an average £50,000 – London commuters pay an 88% travel premium, spending £66,407, versus those working in […]

A Fresh Look for Kent’s Coastal Hotel

A Fresh Look for Kent’s Coastal Hotel This Grand Old Lady, otherwise known as the Mercure Imperial Hythe Hotel & Spa, was designed and built in 1880, offering a ray of sunshine serving the ultimate seaside destination hotel experience. She has now received an injection of R&R (restoration and refurbishment) to bring her back to […]

Is Our Driving Test Fit For Purpose?

Thirty per cent of young drivers (aged 18-25) admit to breaking the law during their first few years on the road, according to a poll by Vision Critical and road safety charity the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM).1 Despite spending many weeks learning to pass the test, a majority (68 per cent) of younger drivers […]

Judges named for Kent Design & Development Awards

The panel of experts tasked with judging the Kent Design & Development Awards to help the county celebrate the design excellence of the county’s property and construction industry, has been appointed. The judging panel, chaired by Brian Horton, director of Horton Strategic, includes architectural, construction and design, housing and regeneration, as well as civil and […]

Archbishop shares in ‘stirring vision for Port and town’

The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Reverend Justin Welby, has visited the Port of Dover to see the transformation taking place at one of the UK’s key international gateways. Archbishop Welby, accompanied by the Bishop of Dover (The Rt Revd Trevor Willmott), met the Port’s Chairman (George Jenkins) and Chief Executive (Tim Waggott). During the […]

New AVG Vault Apps for iOS and Android

AVG Technologies N.V. (NYSE: AVG), the online security company for 177 million active users, has announced the launch of its latest mobile application, AVG Vault. The free app introduces an innovative user experience and uses advanced encryption to secure personal digital items, such as credit card details, official documents, pictures and private notes. Available for […]

XP Support Is Finished – But Can You Still Safely Use The Operating System?

Despite Microsoft finally pulling the plug on its XP operating system it still has a wide user base. Alex Balan, Head of Product Management, BullGuard, offers insight into what the lack of support means and how you can protect yourself from malware and cyber crime if you’re still running XP. It’s finally happened. Microsoft has […]

Tourism Minister Full of Beans at Kent Hotel

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. Mrs Grant, MP for Maidstone and The Weald, was welcomed to Hilton Maidstone on Friday (April 4) by hotel general manager […]

Cripps Harries Hall secure international deal

Cripps Harries Hall has helped an international corporate services firm to cement its position in London and the south east with the acquisition of a specialist security company. Grosvenor Corporate Security Limited purchased Charter Security Limited, in a deal organised by Kent’s largest law firm. A family business with offices across the UK and USA, […]

Online help for bookkeepers tackling pensions auto-enrolment

Members of the International Association of Book-keepers (IAB), based at Kings Hill, can help take the stress out of pensions auto-enrolment for clients through a new online tool. IAB members can now use æComply, an automatic tool developed by LEBC Group, to manage auto-enrolment for their clients. “Pensions auto-enrolment is a complex but important subject,” […]