Posts Tagged ‘Locate In Kent’

Locate in Kent counting on new board member

Investment promotion agency Locate in Kent has added experienced chartered accountant Clive Stevens to its board of directors. Clive, Managing Partner at Reeves, was appointed to the board at a meeting earlier this month. The 56-year-old, who has been responsible for securing the firm’s growth and strategic direction since 1995, has become the first accountant […]

Jobs pipeline flows for Locate in Kent following agreement with UKTI

A partnership between Kent’s inward investment agency, Locate in Kent, and the government body charged with attracting firms to the UK is proving to be a success. Locate in Kent signed a memorandum of understanding with UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) in the autumn of 2011, in which the two organisations agreed to work together […]

Regional Growth Fund offers more cash In Kent

A new round of the Regional Growth Fund has been announced with a Kent recipient of financial support being heralded as a great example of what the government’s support is seeking to achieve. Business Minister and MP for Sevenoaks, Michael Fallon encouraged firms to apply after meeting the management team of H V Wooding at […]

Locate in Kent at Fifteen – One New Business for Every Week

Investment promotion agency Locate in Kent has helped companies expand or move into the county 783 times during its first 15 years – a rate of one new investment a week. Locate in Kent figures show the biggest number of successes came in the Business Services sector (106) closely followed by ICT (98) and Manufacturing […]

Locate in Kent reaches 50,000 jobs landmark

Locate in Kent, the county’s investment promotion agency, has recorded the landmark figure of assisting to create or secure 50,000 jobs in the county since its was founded in 1997. This number was achieved by helping more than 750 companies to set up, expand or relocate in Kent. The 50,000 figure was reached when Kempt […]

Flying Fish Swoops into Sandwich

A high-speed hovercraft manufacturer is looking to make more waves in the leisure and motorsport industries after relocating and expanding the business. Flying Fish, which specialises in testing, developing and building a range of ‘sports-cruiser’ light hovercraft, has moved into premises in Sandwich and taken on four additional members of staff. The new Flying Fish […]

Locate in Kent and Kent Science Park goes Dutch

Locate in Kent, the county’s investment promotion agency, and Kent Science Park, near Sittingbourne, are flying the flag for the county at a global event for leading biotechnology and drug discovery companies. With the aim of raising the profile of Kent as a business location for high-tech biotechnology companies, the Kent partners have attended BIO-Europe, […]

Locate in Kent partners at the head of their field

Three of Locate in Kent’s commercial partners have been recognised as among the leading planning consultants in the country. Barton Willmore, Peter Brett Associates and DHA Planning all ranked highly in Planning Magazine’s 2011survey of chartered town planners, with Barton Willmore, which has a regional office at Ebbsfleet in Thames Gateway Kent, being recognised as […]

Locate in Kent Generates Energy Links

  Locate in Kent is spearheading efforts to encourage more businesses to put themselves forward as part of a local supply chain for the Kent and Medway’s offshore wind industry. The investment promotion agency wants to give local suppliers and tradesmen every opportunity to promote their products and services to the developers, manufacturers and operators […]

Waste collection company picks up advice from Locate in Kent

A new rubbish and recycling firm has wasted no time in laying out expansion plans after surpassing its growth targets. Trident Waste Management, based in Ashford, has attracted more than 40 customers since it began trading on September 1, 2011. The immediate uptake of its services has seen income increase consistently by more than 30 […]