Archive for the ‘Kent Business News’ category

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Gallagher Group makes multi-million pound machinery investment

Gallagher Group makes multi-million pound machinery investment Gallagher Group, the Maidstone-based civil engineering, aggregates, building and property business has reaffirmed its commitment to Kent after investing £5m in the latest construction equipment for its Hermitage Quarry operations. Following the recent permission to extend its quarrying activity at Hermitage Quarry, near Junction 5 of the M20, […]

Kent Directors in line for top awards

Kent Directors in line for top awards Three Kent business leaders have been named as finalists in this year’s London and South East Director of the Year awards run by the Institute of Directors (IoD) and sponsored by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. David Byk, CEO of Swan Mill Paper Company, Swanley, is a finalist in Director of […]

Voyage of discovery for East Kent College

Voyage of discovery for East Kent College East Kent College is to establish a new centre at Discovery Park, near Sandwich, demonstrating its commitment to serving the entire community. The further education college has also announced that it is to move the teaching of its science curriculum to Discovery Park. Students and staff will have […]

Crowe Clark Whitehill rally for children’s charity

Crowe Clark Whitehill rally for children’s charity It will be a case of ‘Monte Carlo or bust’ for two Kent accountants when they take to the roads in a budget banger to raise money for a children’s charity. Simon Warne and Geert Struyven of national audit, tax and advisory firm Crowe Clark Whitehill are taking […]