Archive for the ‘Kent Business News’ category

Bluewater “switched off” for Global Earth Hour Event

          BEFORE                                                                                       AFTER On Saturday 31st March, Bluewater the leading, fashion, leisure and events destination joined Earth Hour, a global environmental campaign for action on climate change, by turning off non-essential lights across the centre and around the site between 8.30pm – 9.30pm. Earth Hour is a worldwide event launched by […]

Flying Fish Swoops into Sandwich

A high-speed hovercraft manufacturer is looking to make more waves in the leisure and motorsport industries after relocating and expanding the business. Flying Fish, which specialises in testing, developing and building a range of ‘sports-cruiser’ light hovercraft, has moved into premises in Sandwich and taken on four additional members of staff. The new Flying Fish […]

Brakes achieve Gold in Corporate Responsibility Index

Brakes Group is delighted to announce that it has achieved Gold in Business in the Community’s (BITC) 2012 Corporate Responsibility Index (CRI), the UK’s leading voluntary benchmark of corporate responsibility. The CR Index results were announced in the Financial Times today (15th March), The CR Index provides a way for companies to transparently improve their […]

Crowe Clark Whitehill comment on the Budget

Commenting on the Budget, Simon Warne, Tax Partner at Crowe Clark Whitehill, a leading national firm offering audit, tax and business advisory services with local offices in Tunbridge Wells and Maidstone, said: “Everything the Chancellor gives he takes away with the other hand – making for a rather neutral and modest budget. Although he has […]

Businesses Should Digest New Food Legislation, Says Vertex Law

New EU labelling legislation will give retailers food for thought, according to Kings Hill-based Vertex Law. The Food Information to Consumers Regulations simplify and consolidate existing UK food labelling laws. However a number of new ingredients have been added to the regulatory recipe. Article 14 of the Regulations will force those involved in distance selling […]

IoD South comment on the Budget

Responding to George Osborne’s Budget speech, Rodger Broad, Director of the IoD South, said: “While any tax reduction is welcome, the Chancellor has not done enough to free business from the burdens and barriers that are holding economic growth back. “Businesses dearly want the opportunity to invest, create and build, but George Osborne must go […]

Locate in Kent and Kent Science Park goes Dutch

Locate in Kent, the county’s investment promotion agency, and Kent Science Park, near Sittingbourne, are flying the flag for the county at a global event for leading biotechnology and drug discovery companies. With the aim of raising the profile of Kent as a business location for high-tech biotechnology companies, the Kent partners have attended BIO-Europe, […]

Jamie Oliver and Bluewater come together for the next Union Jacks restaurant

Bluewater, Europe’s leading retail, leisure and events destination, has been chosen by Jamie Oliver and Chris Bianco for the next Union Jacks restaurant. Located on Bluewater’s lower Thames Walk at the entrance to the recently opened Plaza, the 4,000 sq ft Union Jacks is also only the fourth in the UK and will open in […]

The Bradley Group Are On Course For Success

Health and Safety consultants The Bradley Group have ended the financial year on a high, by diversifying the courses they offer and taking on a number of new staff members. The Kent Science Park based business already offers a wide-range of courses and qualifications and have now added a number of new strings to their […]

New Food Hygiene Ratings Scheme Launches In Dover

Customers will be better informed when eating out in Dover District, thanks to the introduction of a new scheme, which tells them about the hygiene standards of food outlets. The new Food Hygiene Rating Scheme (FHRS) will go live in Dover District from Monday 2 April 2012. This national scheme, developed by the Food Standards […]