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Weather does not dampen brewer's results

06 March 2018

Beer and pub company Shepherd Neame increased sales and profits despite the weather affecting the number of people eating out.

Grants just in time for watchmaking apprentices

06 March 2018

The UK's first watchmaking apprenticeship in a generation should be ready to start by the end of the year after firms secured government funding.

Lidl supermarket plans 'could be shelved'

06 March 2018

Plans for a new superstore being discussed tonight could be scrapped, after planning officers refused to back the project.


Southeastern launches free wi-fi for passengers

06 March 2018

It might not exactly be on time... but the roll-out of free wi-fi across Southeastern's network has started.


'Illegal immigrants' found stowed away in fruit lorry

05 March 2018

A business says the 'worrying increase' in migrants arriving on trucks from the Continent is costing it hundreds of thousands of pounds.


Bosses call time on bingo hall

05 March 2018

A town centre bingo hall looks set to close and be demolished after a steady fall in attendances and revenue.


Housing reforms will help solve shortage crisis, says PM

05 March 2018

Developers will face action if they hoard land which has planning permission, Prime Minister Theresa May has warned.

Apprentices 'trump' graduates for salaries

05 March 2018

Young people in construction will go on to earn "thousands" more each year after apprenticeships than university graduates, according to research.

Gin maker secures £500k in new crowdfunding bid

05 March 2018

A distillery has gained an investment of nearly half a million pounds in a crowdfunding campaign, months after failing in a bid to gain new investors.

You beaut! Giant Aussie store plans revealed

05 March 2018

A retailer has revealed plans for a huge new retail park including a 50,000 sq ft DIY store alongside five other retail outlets.


Italian group buys into Channel Tunnel

05 March 2018

An Italian infrastructure business has bought a 15% stake in the operator of Eurotunnel for more than €1 billion.

Taking a fresh look at frozen produce

05 March 2018

The frozen food sector is hotting up with a number of businesses report growing sales as households change the way they eat.

'I am definitely not a shouter'

05 March 2018

A military background has made the chief executive of Saga a quiet consensus leader rather than one who barks orders.

Warning over house-building targets

04 March 2018

Councils could be stripped of their powers to decide how many houses are built in their area, the government is warning.

Rising fruit and veg prices

03 March 2018

A Kent MP says the cost of our shopping bills items could go up significantly if action is not taken ahead of Brexit.


Air con company's cool results

03 March 2018

A heating, ventilation and air-conditioning manufacturer boosted profits despite a fall in sales after a major acquisition.


New tech helps firms keep close eye on websites

03 March 2018

A digital agency expects to double its turnover thanks to technology which can tell companies where online browsers are looking on their websites.

Breaking sales barriers overseas

03 March 2018

A crash barrier supplier boosted turnover for the fourth time in five years amid a surge in foreign demand.

Kent business supplies wristbands to the stars

02 March 2018

A Kent company making wristbands, lanyards, and passes for major events has supplied some of the county's biggest music awards so far this year.

University accused of trying to 'bribe' striking staff

02 March 2018

A university has been accused of attempting to "bribe" staff in an effort to end strikes.

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