Archive for the ‘Kent Business News’ category

Bridge Trust Helps Restore Historic Medway Bus

Philip Gates, Richard Bourne and Bob Ratcliffe, of the Friends of Chatham Traction, have been inspecting the restoration of the Gardner engine which will power a restored 1939 Bristol K5G double-deck busregistered GKE 68. Work on the historic engine, being undertaken at Tivoli Manufacturing, Chartham, has been supported by a £4,500 community grant from Rochester […]

A Year of Success for the Marlowe Theatre

The Marlowe Theatre is celebrating its first anniversary – and record audience numbers. Since opening a year ago today, more than 325,000 people have attended an event at the theatre. In the main auditorium, more than 318,000 watched a performance, which is 11 per cent more than was predicted. Average attendance per performance has increased […]

Protecting the White Cliffs Landscape

Major news is celebrated from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) today, which means around a massive £2.5m funding is in place to help a local partnership protect the unique white cliffs landscape and world famous White Cliffs of Dover, involve communities, and conserve this amazing area for future generations. HLF has confirmed an award of […]

Dover’s New Bluebird Market

A new street market for Dover is being welcomed with the launch of the Bluebird Market in the town from 9am on Tuesday 6 November. The market will be held every Tuesday from 9am onwards, and organisers are inviting everyone to come along to enjoy and support the new venture in Dover’s Market Square. The […]

Visit Kent Garden Party celebrates 10 Years of Success

Friends and supporters of the county’s tourism champions at Visit Kent have been celebrating the innovative public-private partnership’s tenth anniversary with a garden party hosted by chairman Amanda Cottrell. Representatives of Kent County Council (KCC), which helped launch the destination marketing organisation ten years ago in partnership with Eurotunnel and four further private investors, joined […]

Enevis Builds Business Through Powerwall Acquisition

Dartford-based renewable energy and mechanical & electrical engineering experts Enevis has today (Monday, August 6) expanded its portfolio of products and services with the acquisition of an industry-leading Scottish ‘off-site’ construction company. Powerwall specialises in a range of cutting-edge building products and techniques, including high-tech ‘off-site’ modular construction and green energy insulation solutions. This business […]

Medway apprentice is at the top of his game

A teenager from Strood has been recognised as one of the country’s most promising apprentices at a national award ceremony. Callum Barnes, 18, was one of three bright young trainees to scoop an award from the National Construction College last month, which awards the hard work and determination of apprentices across the country. Callum is […]

DSH Financial Services Supports the Government’s Latest Pension Plan

The Government’s radical shake-up of the UK pension system will hopefully help reverse an ever-increasing employee savings shortfall, according to DSH Financial Services Limited. The Workplace Pensions Reform, which comes into effect from October 2012, makes employer contributions to staff pensions compulsory. It is hoped the legislation will halt the decline in the number of […]

John Cornett joins converts to LED lighting

Educating major UK corporations on the many benefits of installing LED lighting is the new role for John Cornett, recently appointed Major Account Director of Dartford-based 8point3 LED. The companies can choose the right providers to visit their website and install LED lights to enjoy its benefits. John joins 8point3 after a career in international […]

Vertex Law Says Tribunal Fee System May Not Pay Off

Government plans to pass the cost of employment tribunals from the taxpayer to the claimant may do little to reduce the number of weak claims, according to Vertex Law. Following a lengthy consultation on how to reform the process, a two-tier fee system is due to be introduced. Straightforward claims, such as unlawful deductions, notice […]