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Old Fire Station is cooking up a storm

Chef Justin Brown is one of the chefs to stage pop-ups at Tonbridge

17 October 2016

Tonbridge's Old Fire Station, which was transformed into a venue for food and drink pop-ups, is about to celebrate its first year in business.

Tax rebate take-up is "disappointing" among firms

The Pop Up shop designed by Z&B Vintners in Lenham

13 October 2016

Firms are unaware they can claim tax credits from the government for solving their own business problems.

Retro laser tag studio opens

Nigel and Claire Tyler in the new lazer tag studio

10 October 2016

A retro laser tag studio has opened in a town 14 years after the owners, a married couple, started their business in children's entertainment.


A mission to bring food with flavour to the people of Kent

Matthew Kearsey-Lawson picks up his Produced in Kent award

08 August 2016

Award-winning chef and owner of Kent Fine Foods, Matthew Kearsey-Lawson is on a food mission.

Mast firm’s help for sound system

Thomas Molloy, School Business Manager at Sir Roger Manwood's School, is delighted with the donation from Vigilant Global

20 July 2016

A Kent school will benefit from a new sound system thanks to a donation from the firm which proposes to build a mast taller than the Shard

From bricklaying to chief executive: college chief calls it a day

Stephen Grix

04 July 2016

Former MidKent College student retires after 11 years as chief executive.


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

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