Archive for the ‘Kent Business News’ category

International Opportunities For Kent’s Food and Drink Industry

According to food and drink industry experts at Clydesdale Bank, the time is right for businesses to consider capitalising on export opportunities. Strong export figures for the UK’s food and drink industry in both mature and emerging markets has left the sector well-placed to enjoy a period of prolonged growth, says the Bank. UK food […]

Locate in Kent at Fifteen – One New Business for Every Week

Investment promotion agency Locate in Kent has helped companies expand or move into the county 783 times during its first 15 years – a rate of one new investment a week. Locate in Kent figures show the biggest number of successes came in the Business Services sector (106) closely followed by ICT (98) and Manufacturing […]

GoResponse Named Best Call Centre At The World Contact Center Awards

The Olympics may still be weeks away, but that hasn’t stopped GoResponse from picking up two gold medals. The Kent-based telephone answering service provider picked up three awards at the prestigious 2012 Contact Center World Awards (EMEA), which included GoResponse being named Best Small Contact Centre and GoResponse’s Managing Director Mark Kirby being announced as […]

Medway Council jobs scheme wins international acclaim

A council initiative to help get people back into work has been shortlisted for an award celebrating Europe’s most innovative projects. The Medway Council led project SUCCES, which is designed to give unemployed people the help they need to get back into work, has been nominated to compete in the annual Regiostars awards, run by […]

Cyclopark opens in Kent

Cyclopark, Kent’s new activity place has opened. Click above to watch our film. The aim is to bring first class cycling, running and extreme sports facilities to north Kent and be one of the leading multi sport centres in the south of England. Cyclopark will offer an exciting range of activities for everyone from the […]

DSH Offers Tax Clampdown Assistance

HM Revenue & Customs is clamping down on contractors in its latest revenue-raising tax drive, warns DSH Chartered Accountants and Business Advisors’ services. The IR35 tax legislation campaign will target those workers who provide their services to clients through a limited company – a ‘personal service company’ – such as IT technicians and engineers. Companies […]

Shepherd Neame Announces winners Of Pub Awards

The Ship and Trades at Chatham Maritime has been named Pub of the Year in the Shepherd Neame Pub Awards. Thirteen of the brewery’s 350 pubs in the South East collected awards for different aspects of running a successful pub, such as serving great food, pulling the perfect pint or being at the heart of […]

Kent Inventor’s World Changing System Being Shipped To Kenya

Kent Science Park-based company Boundless Horizons will shortly be sending their revolutionary Solar Grow 1 (SG1) system out to Kenya to improve food production and supply in Eldoret, a town in the west of the country. The system will be a vital part of development work being carried out in the area by international development […]

Partnership support for the Armed Forces Community

Royal British Legion Industries and Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council have formalised plans to work together to support Armed Forces Communities across the Borough with the signing of a Community Covenant. The local Covenant reflects the principles of the Armed Forces Covenant published in May 2011. This recognises the moral obligation that the nation has […]

Vertex assists in Kent Kitchen Company Deal

A German kitchen specialist is hoping to sink its teeth further into the UK market after acquiring their contracted Kent-based partner. Alno UK Ltd bought out Sevenoaks-based Built-In Kitchens Ltd, which has operated as the firm’s Southern Contracts trader since 1995, with assistance from Vertex Law and Zenon Transaction Services. The move sees Alno UK […]