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We must be proud of our farming heritage

We must be proud of our farming heritage

25 November 2014

A career in agriculture or horticulture offers so much more than traditional labour-based roles, anything from veterinary, biotechnology to genetics

Recognising shrouded genius of computer whizz Turing is overdue

Recognising shrouded genius of computer whizz Turing is overdue

24 November 2014

Benedict Cumberbatch may be a familiar face but the name Alan Turing is not although a new college has been named after the mathematician

Perfect start for our first Expo

 Perfect start for our first Expo

30 October 2014

The Kent branch of the Institute of Directors is celebrating the success of its first expo event

Potential is at home and abroad

 Potential is at home and abroad

29 October 2014

Despite having taken a knock during the recession, our manufacturers have bounced back, and are helping to build a strong industrial base

Financial confidence growing

 Financial confidence growing

28 October 2014

Businesses are continuing to drive the economic recovery forward despite a number of international and domestic challenges

It's not easy being green...

It's not easy being green...

27 October 2014

The concept of a garden city heralds big business opportunities but what does a garden city really mean?

'The Government should just let us get on with it'

'The Government should just let us get on with it'

25 September 2014

Outgoing Federation of Small Businesses chairman Roger House fires a parting shot at 'interfering' politicians as he prepares to step down.

Be wary of rates that lure you in

 Be wary of rates that lure you in

01 September 2014

With interest rates so low at the moment, it’s too easy to fall into the trap of introductory offers when looking at where to save your cash.

If you want a fund come and get it…

 If you want a fund come and get it…

29 August 2014

Access to finance has been the top complaint from Kent businesses. Things have improved over time but the issue regularly rears its ugly head.

Speeding up broadband for business

 Speeding up broadband for business

28 August 2014

The residential market may be seeing the benefits of high-speed broadband, but this is often not the case for the business community.

A handy hub or two is so helpful

 A handy hub or two is so helpful

27 August 2014

Want high speed wifi, tea and coffee, somewhere for a first-class professional network environment? Then the IoD's Hubs have the solution..

Colleges are thinking like a business – with chutzpa!

 Colleges are thinking like a business – with chutzpa!

26 August 2014

When business and education combine it's a lesson in experience for all concerned... and hopefully all for the better

Are house prices now cooling off?

 Are house prices now cooling off?

06 August 2014

Concerns the UK property market may be at risk of overheating prompted the Bank of England governor to announce measures to limit 'risky mortgages''

A splash of inspiration

A splash of inspiration

05 August 2014

How an IoD breakfast at the Kent County Show left the Kent branch chairman grabbing her camera phone for a selfie...

County town must stop saying ‘no’ to everything

County town must stop saying ‘no’ to everything

04 August 2014

Why the county town of Kent must stopping say 'no' to new opportunities which will eventually go elsewhere.

Worries of backdating holiday pay

 Worries of backdating holiday pay

01 August 2014

Businesses may not be able to put their feet up when it comes to calculating holiday pay after a recent European Court of Justice ruling

High interest level in Banks

High interest level in Banks

31 July 2014

At this year's Kent B2B exhibition the keynote speaker certainlyheld everyone's interest... almost like young girls at a certain boy band's concert...

IT security is crucial to small businesses

IT security is crucial to small businesses

15 July 2014

There are thousands out there who have little or no idea about what they should do when it comes to computer security and it could cost us all dear

Sunshine, castles and alpacas - business as usual!

Sunshine, castles and alpacas - business as usual!

14 July 2014

Happy farmers, beautiful castles and family-based businesses - it's been a busy time for the chairman of the Institute of Directors' Kent branch

Failing to meet need for houses

Failing to meet need for houses

11 July 2014

From businesses to charities, and from Whitstable to Westminster, there is a clear consensus that we need to be building more homes

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