Archive for the ‘Start Ups’ category

Average Loan Value To Smes Up 41 Per Cent In 2012

Following recent news that lending to SMEs has declined sharply over recent months and lending to non-financial businesses suffered a £1bn drop in September*, borro, the UK’s leading personal asset lender, continues to see an influx of small business owners and self-employed clients. Examples from borro’s SME customer base include a small business owner who […]

Clydesdale Bank offers new switching packages to South East businesses

Clydesdale Bank has announced a new switching package for South East businesses. The move follows the Bank’s launch of fee-free business lending last month as part of its Growing Business initiative. From today, the Bank’s switching offer for businesses will be extended and enhanced. Having previously offered 18 months of free day-to-day banking for businesses […]

Kent Science Park Business Celebrates A Successful First Year

AbBaltis, a scientific start-up that specialises in providing biological materials to the In Vitro diagnostics industry as well as research organisations, has just closed its first year on Kent Science Park after seeing significant growth. The company, which ended their last financial year with a £10,000 turnover, now boasts a headcount of four people and […]

20 new jobs created in Kent for the price of one nationally!

The Kent Foundation for Young Entrepreneurs is creating jobs in new businesses at an average of only £2,000 each compared with Prime Minister David Cameron’s claim recently that £40,000 was the cost to the public purse for every job created in the UK. Using a modest grant from Kent County Council, for over 25 years […]

Cobbler’s dreams come true thanks to Medway Council grant

Another local business has opened up in Medway, and for cobbler Arnaud Gois, it’s the start of a dream come true. The 38 year old has accomplished a 10-year dream and set up his own cobblers based in Station Road, Rainham, with a little help from a Medway Council start up grant. Cobbler Elf was […]

Paul Carter to open Kent 2020 Vision START-UP LIVE

Kent 2020 Vision START-UP LIVE is pleased to announce that Paul Carter, leader of Kent County Council, will open the event on 24th October 2012, at the Kent Event Centre in Detling. Cllr Carter is an experienced serial entrepreneur, having set up many new businesses mainly allied to the construction and property industry. All have […]

£20 Million Boost For Thames Gateway Business

Businesses in the Thames Gateway are set to receive a £20 million boost in a new package of funding to support new investment and new jobs across North Kent and Thurrock. Ministers announced today that TIGER – Thames Gateway Innovation, Growth and Enterprise – is one of 130 schemes nationally to receive money from the […]

Clydesdale Bank launches Growing Business support package

Clydesdale Bank has today unveiled a package of measures to support growing businesses across the UK. The “Growing Business” package of measures will provide new and additional support for businesses looking to start up, expand or switch their banking arrangements. This range of initiatives underlines the Bank’s commitment to help UK businesses grow under the […]

DSH Makes Tax-Saving Suggestion to Businesses

DSH Chartered Accountants & Business Advisors has a good idea for Kent business owners and managers – reward staff and save tax and National Insurance at the same time by implementing a Staff Suggestion Scheme. A Staff Suggestion Scheme allows businesses to reward their employees financially for making suggestions to improve the business and these […]

Construction Expo 2012 video highlights

Click above to watch our video report from the very successful Construction Expo 2012 held at Chatham Dockyard last week.