Posts Tagged ‘Kent County Council’

£3.5 Million European Funding To Boost Coastal Business

The Kent coast and its many tourism, leisure and hospitality businesses are to benefit from a £3,523,606 European fund to boost regeneration and provide training and marketing support to SMEs. The cash for the three-year Seaconomics programme, supported by the European Development Fund, is the result of a successful bid by the county’s tourism champions […]

Free Environmental Workshops for Businesses in Kent

Small and medium sized businesses across Kent are invited to attend an upcoming Steps to Environmental Management (STEM) workshop. Maidstone Borough Council and Kent County Council’s South East Business Carbon Hub have teamed up to produce this half-day introductory workshop. It takes businesses step-by-step through the first level of the STEM certification scheme.   After […]

Kent allocated £9.87m for Broadband roll-out

Kent is set to get £9.87 million to help take Broadband to everyone and superfast to 90 per cent of homes and businesses in the county, Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport Secretary Jeremy Hunt has announced. Mr Hunt has set out details of how the English counties can get a share […]

Free Workshop: Develop An Environmental Management System For Your Business

Channel Chamber have teamed up with Kent County Council to offer you a FREE workshop to assist you in developing an Environmental Management System for your business in line with KCC’s STEM (Steps to Environmental Management) Scheme. When: 21st July Where: Premier Inn, Cherry Garden Lane, Folkestone, Kent CT19 4AP Time: 8:45am (Registration) – 13:00pm […]

Kent Excellence in Business Awards- Finalists Are Announced

37 businesses and entrepreneurs have reached the finals of this year’s 2011 Kent Excellence in Business Awards (KEiBA). Tickets for the ceremony can be ordered from the KEiBA website. KEiBA is staged and produced by Kent County Council and the KM Group and aims to recognise excellence in business across Kent and Medway. There are […]

Green biz holds great prospects for Kent

More than 80 business people in Kent got together with Kent County Council and Kent Economic Board to discuss how low carbon and green energy projects can help to grow the Kent economy. Opening the event at East Malling Conference centre, Kent County Council Leader Paul Carter said: “This is one of a number of […]

Kent Directors get help to ensure right direction

To help local businesses be well prepared for the economic upturn, the Kent branch of the Institute of Directors (IoD) is partnering with Kent County Council (KCC) to provide reduced priced access to a nationally recognised and locally delivered qualification. As part of their combined support for the Backing Kent Business initiative, 20 local firms […]

Wind Turbine Announcement Means New Jobs For Kent

Vestas Wind Systems has announced that it will build its new ground breaking offshore supersized 7.0 MW turbines at Sheerness Port in Kent leading to 2000 new jobs. Vestas’ new turbine is 80 metres long, which is the equivalent of nine double decker buses, and is designed for the roughest North Sea conditions. The announcement […]

Former bakery in Broadstairs is renovated with help from No Use Empty

A former bakery in St Peter’s, Broadstairs, is being given a fresh lease of life with the help of funding from Kent County Council’s No Use Empty scheme. Local chartered surveyors, Urban Surveying and Design, has used a £50,000 loan to help transform the property into its new office space on the ground floor with […]

Travel Times Slashed as KCC Brings High Speed Rail to Sandwich and Deal

Rail travellers from Sandwich and Deal will have a new High Speed Rail Service from 3 October 2011 thanks to the support of Kent County Council. The new High Speed Rail Service aims to boost business confidence and support new employment opportunities in the area at the same time as Pfizer withdraws from its Sandwich […]