Archive for the ‘Kent Business News’ category

Could your business benefit from new talent?

Medway Council is on the look out for local businesses that want to harness new talent and boost their bottom line by taking an apprentice under their wing. The council has recently announced a commitment of £200,000 for apprenticeships and is now searching for Medway businesses that can benefit from the deal. The cash boost, […]

Locate In Kent’s New French Connections

Investment promotion agency Locate in Kent has boosted its French connection after joining forces with specialist consultancy O2S. David Deslandes, Director at O2S, will act on behalf of the agency from his base in France, identifying French businesses looking to expand in to Kent to access the UK market. Two French firms have recently expanded […]

Costly mistake leads to large bill in Swale

A man has been fined £200 and ordered to pay Swale Borough Council £313 in costs for failing to failing to comply with a duty to prevent any contravention by another person. Mr Sean Barrett (45) from Leysdown Road on the Isle of Sheppey attended Maidstone Magistrates’ Court on Thursday 8 September 2011 and pleaded […]

New Jamie Oliver restaurant at Bluewater

Bluewater, the leading retail, leisure and events destination, has revealed the brand line-up in the Plaza, the new dining destination that links Bluewater’s Thames Walk to the forthcoming Events Venue.  Opening on November 10, the ten brands, five of which are new to Bluewater, will occupy a total of over 43,000 sq ft. On the […]

Invicta Rotary Caterham Cars Schools’ Project Is Launched

                Dudley Cramp, member of the Rotary Club of Sittingbourne Invicta and local Solicitor, has been a long-term fan and owner of a Caterham 7. Recently, through the Lotus Seven Club (the Caterham Owners Club) he discovered that the company, who have always offered their cars in a […]

Behind the scenes look at rural economy in Kent

East Malling Research was recently at the heart of a fact-finding tour to examine the health of Kent’s rural economy and the key issues facing local land-based businesses. Before seeing what is widely recognised as the country’s leading centre for scientific horticultural research, members of Kent County Council responsible for overseeing economic development and regeneration, […]

Party celebrates tourism success in the garden

Tourism champions and Kent and Medway’s leisure and hospitality businesses have been celebrating their achievements in meeting the challenges of a highly competitive industry at the annual Visit Kent Garden Party. Visit Kent Chairman Amanda Cottrell hosted the party at her home in Challock and congratulated her guests on this year’s successes in meeting the […]

Locate in Kent partners with UKTI

Kent’s business strengths are set to reach a wider audience after investment promotion agency Locate in Kent signed a landmark agreement with UK Trade & Investment. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) will see Locate in Kent become UKTI’s sole point of contact in the county and is aimed at securing maximum levels of overseas investment […]

Get a fresh perspective with Stiddard

Louisa Felstead from Stiddard talks to Kent Business TV. Click above to watch our film Stiddard offer a range of services that include support with; Company Accounts, Company tax returns, Payroll and end of year returns, VAT returns Personal tax returns, Independent financial advice, Business protection, Invoice Factoring Business Valuations, Audit, Credit Control, Charities and […]

Flood protection works to help householders in Dover

A range of flood protection works is being planned to help householders in Dover following important news of grant funding of more than £110,000 from the Environment Agency to protect properties in the area for the future. The funding was awarded following work on a Surface Water Management Plan, which is being prepared by Dover […]