Archive for the ‘Kent Business News’ category

Archbishop shares in ‘stirring vision for Port and town’

The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Reverend Justin Welby, has visited the Port of Dover to see the transformation taking place at one of the UK’s key international gateways. Archbishop Welby, accompanied by the Bishop of Dover (The Rt Revd Trevor Willmott), met the Port’s Chairman (George Jenkins) and Chief Executive (Tim Waggott). During the […]

Tourism Minister Full of Beans at Kent Hotel

Tourism minister Helen Grant discovered the secrets behind making a wide range of coffees and running a busy reception desk when she joined three apprentices at Hilton Maidstone as part of English Tourism Week. Mrs Grant, MP for Maidstone and The Weald, was welcomed to Hilton Maidstone on Friday (April 4) by hotel general manager […]

Cripps Harries Hall secure international deal

Cripps Harries Hall has helped an international corporate services firm to cement its position in London and the south east with the acquisition of a specialist security company. Grosvenor Corporate Security Limited purchased Charter Security Limited, in a deal organised by Kent’s largest law firm. A family business with offices across the UK and USA, […]

Online help for bookkeepers tackling pensions auto-enrolment

Members of the International Association of Book-keepers (IAB), based at Kings Hill, can help take the stress out of pensions auto-enrolment for clients through a new online tool. IAB members can now use æComply, an automatic tool developed by LEBC Group, to manage auto-enrolment for their clients. “Pensions auto-enrolment is a complex but important subject,” […]

Act now to protect your pension pot, DSH warns

Pension holders may need to act swiftly to protect their savings before new Government legislation comes into force, DSH Chartered Accountants & Business Advisors has warned. From April 6, changes in the law mean the lifetime allowance for pension savings reduces from £1.5 million to £1.25 million. Tax charges are paid on any excess over […]

Benchmark your business to prevent staff exodus

Bosses in the south east are being told to prepare themselves for an impending job exodus as dissatisfied staff seek work elsewhere. Research conducted by Investors in People has revealed almost half of British workers (47%) are considering moving jobs this year due to work dissatisfaction and increased confidence in the job market. Mike Bate, […]

Kenny loves Kent 2020 Vision Live

The launch of the visitor marketing campaign for this year’s Kent 2020 Vision LIVE has been introduced by Kenny, the show’s first illustrated visitor. In front of a packed exhibitor briefing on 29th January, Kenny made his big-screen debut before coming to life on the main website, YouTube and Twitter (@kennyfromkent), plus a blog on […]

H and C Motors launch video marketing campaign

H and C Motors is a leading independent BMW, Mercedes and Mini specialist based in Maidstone. The business has gone from strength to strength and this year it has ambitious plans for growth and development. It has teamed up with video marketing specialists Lavender Blue Media to produce a series of short films to promote […]

Locate in Kent finds right platform for growth for games company

A small step to bigger offices has put a Kent software developer on track for future growth, thanks to the help of Locate in Kent. RailSimulator.com Ltd, trading as Dovetail Games, launched in 2009 to develop simulation products for train enthusiasts and started by acquiring the rights to an existing product called Rail Simulator. A […]

Companies warned over changes to VAT on pension scheme costs

A recent European Court ruling on VAT has important cost implications for companies approaching their pensions auto-enrolment staging date, warns DSH Chartered Accountants & Business Advisors. The ruling has prompted HMRC to make significant changes to its policy on the recovery of VAT on pension scheme costs by employers. However, Martin Dane, Head of VAT […]