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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.


Benefactor awarded knighthood in Queen's honours list

Roger De Haan.

30 December 2013

A multi-millionaire who has ploughed in cash to help transform a part of Kent has been honoured in the new year's list.

MP dedicates award to late KM Group president

Late KM Group president Edwin Boorman

07 November 2013

A Kent MP who is one of 15 honoured for their opposition to threatened curbs on Press freedom has dedicated her award to the late KM Group president.

Hospital director quits £130k role

Patrick Johnson, director of operations at Medway Maritime Hospital, has left his post

11 October 2013

A top director has left a major hospital in the wake of a damning report.

Port's acting chief executive is confirmed as the boss

Port of Dover chief executive Tim Waggott.

09 October 2013

Tim Waggott has been confirmed as chief executive of the Port of Dover.

Managers roll up their sleeves and get back to basics on the buses

David Barrie gets back to the wheel.

09 October 2013

Two managers with the Stagecoach bus company in Dover have gone back to basics this week as part of the National Customer Service Week.

Dedication pays off with gold award

The Bond Group managing director Chris Woollett with his award

07 October 2013

The managing director of a Sheppey firm has been recognised for his hard work and dedication.

"Never a better time" to join Kent's digital industry

MP Damian Collins

03 October 2013

Folkestone and Hythe MP Damian Collins pledges to champion the county's digital industry at the second Digital in Kent event

Lonely beginning led to creation of busy portfolio

Matt Soper from Creation Lab Dartford

21 September 2013

Meet the latest entry to the Dartford and Gravesham Business Awards...

On faster track for physiotherapy

Melanie Poynter treating a patient at Bluebell Physio Centre

20 September 2013

Meet the latest entry to the Dartford and Gravesham Business Awards...

Sprucing up Folkestone

Folkestone town sprucer Peter Phillips

19 September 2013

You may have seen him around the town. Well, he's Peter Phillips, Folkestone's first Town Sprucer. But more money is needed for scheme to continue.

Local player with high-tech edge

19 September 2013

Over the past 11 years, Amax Estates and Property Services has become an important part of Gravesend’s commercial sector.

The vets loved by pets

Pilgrims Vets, Enterprise House, Essex Road, Darford

18 September 2013

Pilgrims, in Essex Road, Dartford, was founded in 1999 by Graham Hines and is our latest business award nominee...

Fencing firm moves with the times

Malcolm Baker

18 September 2013

For 85 years, Meopham Fencing Works has maintained a successful business as a fencing contractor and material supplier.

Sweet success for The Fudge Man

Steve Timms with his home made fudge

11 September 2013

A Dover man who makes and sells fudge at a market in the town is celebrating after being awarded two gold stars in a national competition.

Apprentice star suffers ticket sales blow

Apprentice winner Stella English, who lives in Hernhill

05 September 2013

A winner of The Apprentice was forced to swap leading jazz and soul artists for tribute acts because of poor ticket sales at an entertainment event.

Secret of why this garage has kept its customers

Claremont Motor Engineers, Watling Street, Dartford. Russell White, Director, right, with the team.

22 August 2013

A garage is hoping to win this year’s Dartford and Gravesham Business Awards, supported by the Messenger.

Garage owner Bob had reputation for honesty and quality

Peter and Bob Coates outside the garage in 1986

22 August 2013

A well-known businessman has died at the age of 74, leaving his company in the hands of his son and grandson.

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