Archive for the ‘Kent Business News’ category

New Dover-Calais Service Welcomed

The Leader of Dover District Council is welcoming news that DFDS/LD Lines have announced the start of a new Calais-Dover service from 17 February. DFDS/LD Lines have said that the process of hiring people, many of these being former SeaFrance staff, has already started. Cllr Paul Watkins, Leader of Dover District Council said: “We welcome […]

Kent Science Park Gets February Off to a Bloody Good Start

Kent Science Park got the coldest month of the year off to a positive start, as they held an extremely successful blood donation session on the 1st of February. The blood donation vans were on site from 9:30am until 4pm, and attracted a total of 78 donors from the different businesses across the Park. The […]

New jobs land at Manston Airport

A Thanet engineering company is going on a recruitment drive after securing a major national contract. Avman, the aircraft engineering company, based at Manston Airport near Ramsgate, has signed a three-year contract with Falko, the leading UK aircraft asset management company, for the storage, care and maintenance of up to six Avro RJ regional jet […]

BNH dubs delays to pension reforms a disaster.

A leading employee benefit consultancy has slammed the Government’s move to revise the dates for the roll-out of the new workplace pension schemes. Brunning Newman Houghton Limited (BNH), based in Tunbridge Wells, said the amended timetable meant that up to four million of the possible 10 million potential new entrants will experience further delays in […]

Kent 2020 Vision Live: How to maximise your potential when exhibiting

Click above to watch an interview with David O’Beirne, Commercial Director at Excel London Invision. David was a keynote speaker at the recent Kent 2020 Vision Live exhibitor briefing. In the film, David highlights his top tips for maximising your potential when exhibiting. About Kent 2020 Vision Live: Kent 2020 Vision Live is the largest […]

Net-Tex acquired by Rumenco

Kent-based Net-Tex Industries has been acquired by animal feed supplier Rumenco. Formed in 1983, Kent-based Net-Tex Industries supplies a range of products to the veterinary and agricultural industry. Rumenco, based in Burton-on-Trent, has supplied livestock farmers with feed supplements, minerals and nutritional products for more than 40 years. Net-Tex chairman Don Yates said: “There is […]

Computers 4 Africa and BoB (Maidstone) working together to help children in Africa

At a recent Business Over Breakfast (Maidstone) Club meeting, members were able to support the charity Computers for Africa by donating their old PCs and printers which will be refurbished and sent to help children in Africa. Click above to watch our film. About Computers 4 Africa. Computers 4 Africa is a social enterprise charity […]

Winter pruning begins at Sweet Sensation orchard

The first winter pruning of 19,000 Sweet Sensation pears – a Dutch-developed blush Comice pear variety – has got underway at an orchard in Kent. The seven hectare Sweet Sensation orchard, is based on the estate which is home to East Malling Research, and is the UK’s largest orchard of this variety. The orchard is […]

Sittingbourne Invicta Rotary Clubs’ Caterham Car Schools Project is a big hit

Kent Business TV recently visited the Swale Skills Centre to report on the Sittingbourne Invicta Rotary Club’s Caterham Car Project. Its proving to be a massive success so far. Click above to watch our film which has been sponsored by Wire Belt Limited. Dudley Cramp, member of the Rotary Club of Sittingbourne Invicta and local […]

Small business legislation 2012 – a look ahead

Small businesses are being advised to prepare for the impact of new and upcoming legislation in 2012. Experts at Clydesdale Bank have identified three key pieces of legislation that they strongly recommend small businesses pay attention to this year. Among the most pressing pieces of legislation for the sector in the coming year are: The […]