Archive for the ‘Start Ups’ category

10,000 New Entrepreneurs Supported By Start Up Loans

The 10,000th loan from the government’s successful Start Up Loans scheme has been awarded to a budding entrepreneur from Cornwall, the Prime Minister announced today. Allen Martin, a Royal Navy veteran, runs Eclipse Property Cornwall, which manages properties on behalf of landlords. He received £10,000 from Start Up Loans to help launch his new business. […]

Entity Accelerate Expansion With Tiger Funding

Kent Science Park based information management specialists Entity are expanding both on the site and internationally, after being the only company in Swale to secure TIGER funding. After working closely with Kent County Council and strategic SME Consulting firm – Station Road West, Entity have been awarded £250,000, which will be used to increase their […]

Video highlights from Kent 2020 Start-up Live/Marketing Live 2013

Last week, the Kent Event Centre staged the second Kent 2020 Start-up live event and on the same day the Kent Marketing Live event was launched. Click above to watch our video review. Please note that the film contains flash photography.

Medway means business

Medway Council is improving the way it buys in goods and services, which will help the local economy and help provide jobs. The council is cutting red tape and will even bring in new rules meaning companies that secure the largest contracts must employ local apprentices. These new measures follow the formal adoption by Medway’s […]

Small is beautiful for Bob’s B&B

What started out as a retirement hobby has turned into a full time labour of love for Bob Anthony, owner of Birling House B&B in Capel, near Tonbridge. The former Head of Retail with the Allders department store chain is running a successful tourism business with an occupancy rate of more than 80 per cent […]

B2B 2013 comes to Canterbury

B2B 2013, a very popular and successful conference and exhibition format is coming to Canterbury. The free to attend business event will be held at Augustine House, Canterbury, on Tuesday, 10th September 2013. Organised by Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce, the day is designed to nurture business development and sustained growth for exhibitors and visitors […]

Sears Business Centre opens in Sittingbourne

Small firms finally have access to fully serviced offices in the centre of Sittingbourne with the official opening of the Sears Business Centre. Operated by Neville Sears of London-based Sears Communications, and established with the support of Locate in Kent, the county’s investment promotion agency, 1,500ft2 of space making up phase one of the development […]

Time to Stamp Out Land Tax Avoidance, Warns DSH

Businesses and private buyers are being urged to check their Stamp Duty Land Tax arrangements are in order following a landmark tax tribunal ruling. The warning was made by DSH Chartered Accountants & Business Advisors after HM Revenue & Customs won a major tax avoidance scheme victory that could boost the public purse by £135 […]

How to avoid falling foul of penalty clauses

As businesses focus on minimising financial risks, Vertex Law, the Kent-based corporate law firm, is advising companies in all sectors to check their contracts to make sure they do not contain commercially unjustifiable ‘penalty’ clauses, which could result in costly legal battles. There is increasing evidence that businesses facing penalties for breaches of contract are […]

Get Tax Returns in Order Now, Warns DSH

DSH Chartered Accountants & Business Advisors is urging taxpayers who have failed to submit tax returns to take advantage of a new HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) campaign. HMRC’s latest tax clampdown, launched on Tuesday (July 9), is aimed at people who have received a self assessment tax return or notice to complete a tax […]