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Cornering the market in the restaurant business

Matt Sworder, chef owner of The Corner House

28 June 2016

Chef owner Matt Sworder prepares to open a second Corner House restaurant after restoring one of Canterbury's oldest pubs.

From the classroom to the kitchen

Chef Craig Mather in the kitchen

14 June 2016

He's moving from the classroom to the kitchen but chef Craig Mather is still keeping one eye on the next generation.

'My battle against waves of wasteful EU rules'

Emma Pullen is managing director of the British Hovercraft Company, based on Sandwich Industrial Estate

08 June 2016

Kent MD hits out at European Union red tape as she announces plans to join the Leave campaign...

'Lighten the load so pupils can get down to business'

Green Shoots, a company formed by sixth formers at Highworth Grammar School for Girls, won the prize for best company report at the Young Enterprise Kent & Medway

07 June 2016

Kent's Young Enterprise chairman has called on the government to relieve pressures on schools and give them more time to teach about entrepreneurship.

Bottling their success

Turner's cider at Marden

07 June 2016

One couple's journey from making cider in a garden shed to a successful business supplying as far afield as Russia.


Commuter on track for a career change

25 May 2016

A woman in Deal has stopped being a commuter and started serving them following the official opening of The Post Room at Deal railway station


It's all about the grape

Raising a glass to Kent winemaking: Victoria Ash at Hush Heath Estate

17 May 2016

Hush Heath Estate winemaker Victoria Ash talks about how to make award-winning wine in the Kent countryside.

New owner of Sissinghurst's The Milk House has a lot of bottle

Dane Allchorne from the Milk House in Sissinghurst

10 May 2016

Two years of hard work, investment and ideas are being lapped up by customers of The Milk House in Sissinghurst.

Tasty meat-free food to pop up in Tonbridge

Jane Apps from the Fat Carrot with partner Arran Osborn

15 April 2016

Farmers' markets, catering for events and now a pop-up - vegetarian and vegan food producer The Fat Carrot proves you don't need meat to love food.

Bewl Water brews up a bistro to sail in for

Andre Woodward of the Boathouse Bistro at Bewl Water

12 April 2016

Bewl Water's newly-revamped Boathouse Bistro, overlooking the reservoir, promises fish so fresh it virtually leaps into the pan.

A chef who relishes his feedback

Alistair Lycett, head chef at the Sun Inn in Faversham

22 March 2016

After almost 20 years with Shepherd Neame, head chef at The Sun Inn, Alistair Lycett, talks fast feedback and mentoring others.

New director at theatre

John-Jackson Almond, new theatre director at the Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

07 March 2016

A new theatre director has been appointed for a Kent venue.

A unique take on Kentish cooking

09 February 2016

Training in London and growing up in India, chef Dev Biswal brings an international flavour to Kent, using local ingredients.

World of variety in first year as private hire driver

Horizon Private Hire celebrates one year in business

04 February 2016

The owner of a private hire service says he has met a lot of interesting people from all over the world during his first year in business

Chef Allan's restaurant reality

26 January 2016

A 12-year dream of owning his own London restaurant is now a reality for Kent chef Allan Pickett.


Now’s your chance to try out new gym

Manager Samantha Reid with staff Shane Arniszewski, Charlotte Jowett, Owen Phoenix and Joe Hetherington

07 January 2016

A new gym and fitness studio has opened in Deal offering its services free of charge for the first week.

Christmas plans for Sheerness Market

Justin Healey and Rosalyn Prince of Sheerness Market Traders Cooperative

09 October 2015

Traders are applying for more Christmas dates for Sheerness Market

Farming and horticulture stars join Kent County Show line-up

TV presenter and farmer Adam Henson

24 June 2015

BBC Countryfile Adam Henson and intrepid botanist Tom Hart Dyke will be among the stars attending this summer's Kent County Show.

New town centre boss was the 'stand-out' candidate

Ilsa Butler, the new Maidstone Town Centre Management change co-ordinator

23 June 2015

Maidstone Town Centre Management has appointed Ilsa Butler as its new change co-ordinator for the next year.


Dream comes true as salon opens doors

Miss Prosser said she always dreamed of owning a salon

24 May 2015

A Dover woman has opened her door to hair and beauty clients in Whitfield after making her dream a reality.

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