Archive for the ‘Kent Business News’ category

Visit Kent begins celebrations for 10 years of tourism

Visit Kent kicked off a year of celebrations marking its 10th anniversary with the cutting of a celebratory cake at last week’s Kent 2020 Live. The public/private partnership was launched in 2002 to promote the county as a tourism destination. “In the last 10 years, the face of tourism in Kent has changed beyond all […]

Brachers take on massive TRYathlon challenge for Macmillan

A group of staff from Brachers are taking on the ultimate TRYathlon challenge in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support (Kent). Between them they will be swimming the distance of the English Channel (21 miles), cycling the distance from London to Olympia in Greece (1424 miles) and walking the distance from John O’Groats to Land’s End […]

EMR’s grape expectations

British-grown seedless grapes are set to be available for the first time, as East Malling Research and Asda launch an ambitious project to discover the feasibility of growing UK table grapes, rather than relying on imported fruit. This will be the first time that seedless grapes have been grown on UK soil on a commercial […]

Locate in Kent reaches 50,000 jobs landmark

Locate in Kent, the county’s investment promotion agency, has recorded the landmark figure of assisting to create or secure 50,000 jobs in the county since its was founded in 1997. This number was achieved by helping more than 750 companies to set up, expand or relocate in Kent. The 50,000 figure was reached when Kempt […]

Kent 2020 Vision Live Video Highlights 2012

Kent 2020 Vision Live is one of the biggest business events in the South East. It was held last Thursday at the Kent Event Centre in Detling and was a major success. Click above to watch our video report which includes interviews with Paul Carter from Kent County Council and Jonathan Neame from Shepherd Neame. […]

Gallagher Group helping to shape the future of Maidstone

Gallagher Group, the Maidstone-based building, civil engineering and property business, and operators of the Hermitage Quarry, is working on three high profile projects which will help shape the future of the County Town. This month the company started on the £80million Kent Institute of Medicine and Surgery on seven acres of land at Newnham Court […]

Kent Science Park’s ToxiMet Goes Global With ToxiQuant System

Food safety testing firm ToxiMet is gearing up for a global launch of its revolutionary ToxiQuant system. The company based at Kent Science Park, near Sittingbourne, has been invited to unveil its unique toxin-testing tool to leading members of the international scientific community in Singapore in May and Canada in June. The firm’s portable ToxiQuant […]

Kent Year of Sport 2012

2012 is going to be a momentous year for sport in Kent with Paralympic Road Cycling, Olympic Torch Relay and also Kent’s own School Games. The County will also welcome many visiting countries at the Pre-Games Training Camps, the U17 International Athletics Championships and also the achievements of Kent’s Talented Performers, a Paralympic Road Show […]

South East Business To Business Show: 18th May (Video Update)

The South East Business Show is a professional event to provide a dynamic platform for businesses to network, make new contacts, share knowledge and learn. All businesses across the whole of the South East and further afield are welcome and the organisers encourage this to enable cross-regional networking and wider business opportunities for all. Venue: […]

LaunchPad at Kent Science Park (watch our video report)

A new innovative project has launched at Kent Science Park to help Start-Ups in Kent. Watch our film to find out how LaunchPad can help you. For further information, visit