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Entrepreneurs may pitch their business to Richard Branson

Sir Richard Branson

27 April 2015

Two Kent businesses are just one step away from a face-to-face meeting with billionaire Virgin-boss Sir Richard Branson.

'Encouraging' results for Kent cricket

Kent County Cricket Club

19 March 2015

Earnings are up at Kent County Cricket Club but its boss says the board are frustrated about delays to a lucrative development.

Salesman's surprise car win

Spencer Hill celebrates his surprise win

11 February 2015

It was a good day at the office for a Wateringbury man who had a £60,000 Jaguar F-Type delivered as a surprise competition win.

Town artist has made his mark

Sittingbourne artist Eric The Brush enjoying a pint

02 February 2015

Traditional signwriter Eric The Brush has been plying his trade across Kent for 10 years.

The Bridal Boutique of Jules is a dream come true for Jeska

Jeska Hammond in her new bridal shop

25 January 2015

A new bridal boutique in Dover Road, Walmer, has now opened and owner Jeska is calling on all brides-to-be to make an appointment

Teenage entrepreneur creates smart light switch

Yasser Khattak

01 December 2014

A teenager entrepreneur who says he was suspended from Maidstone Grammar School 16 times has reinvented the light switch and plug socket.


New boss appointed for town team

"Bring the market into Sheerness High Street"

04 October 2014

The group established to breathe fresh life into Sheerness has named a former newspaper editor as its chairman.


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

Roger House, chairman, Federation of Small Businesses Kent and Medway

25 September 2014

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

Manifesto calls for government to give South East more powers

Kent County Council leader Paul Carter

23 September 2014

Kent County Council leader gives backing to 'devolution report' ahead of today's visit by Business Secretary Vince Cable.

Kent man climbs the legal ladder

Jonathan Smithers - a partner in prominent Tunbridge Wells' law firm CooperBurnett - has been elected Vice President of The Law Society of England and Wales

16 July 2014

A man from Kent has been elected vice president of The Law Society of England and Wales and plans to continue his climb up the legal ladder.

Legal tangle hits youth club hopes

Mark Kerr and Andy Robinson are now looking for alternative sites

17 April 2014

'Gutted' promoters look for new site for youth arts project after discovering that a legal covenant restricts uses of former Talk nightclub

Traders preparing for Saturday market move

04 April 2014

Market traders and retailers have given their views ahead of the Herne Bay Saturday market being moved into the town centre from its King's Road site

New £1 could cost hundreds

Amelia Douglas has labelled the future introduction of a new £1 coin a "nightmare".

28 March 2014

Amusement arcade boss says new £1 coin will cause havoc with her machines and cost her hundreds in modifications.


New 99p Stores set to open tomorrow

The new 99p Store will open tomorrow

05 March 2014

About 30 new jobs will be created when a 99p Stores shop opens in the old Comet store in Gravesend tomorrow.

Jack chips in free portion at most reliable fish bar

Jack Kamenou with his fish n chips.

20 February 2014

What batter way to celebrate the Potato Council’s National Chip Week than with some free chips - today only?

Viva! The package tour

Sealed with a kiss... Hugh Morgan collects his award. Picture: Travel Weekly

04 February 2014

Hugh Morgan started life as a holiday rep on the Costa Brava - almost 50 years on, the Kent businessman has been honoured at the Globe Travel Awards.

Branson's key man tops Kent 2020 Vision LIVE line-up

Former Virgin Group brand director Will Whitehorn, who was right-hand-man to Richard Branson

29 January 2014

Former Virgin brand director plus Checkatrade.com founder announced as the key speakers at county's biggest business-to-business show.

Beer brewed in Dartford is served up in parliament

Gareth Johnson, John Millis and his son Darren at the Strangers bar in the Houses of Parliament.

29 January 2014

A beer brewed in South Darenth has gone on sale in the Houses of Parliament.

Did grandad’s ghost have a say as shop deal went through?

Owner of Richardson's Butchers Ray Richardson

17 January 2014

A business more than 100 years old will soon close its door for the very last time.

College principal's pay soars by 60%... despite leadership standards dropping

Principal Alison Clarke

09 January 2014

A college principal earns £15,000 more than the Prime Minister - even though Ofsted says management has worsened since she started.

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