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Manufacturer bags funding deal

The paper-bag production line at Badalov in Larkfield

28 November 2017

A paper bag maker is poised to pick-up bigger contracts after securing backing worth nearly half a million pounds.

KMTV: Budget special

23 November 2017

Watch an Autumn Budget special episode of KMTV business show Chris & Co.

Hundreds affected as company closes office

Up to 650 workers face being relocated

21 November 2017

A total of 650 workers face being relocated to Surrey as a financial services company announced it is closing its office in Kent.

Calls for stamp duty changes in Budget

In many towns, even modest terraced houses are beyond the reach of many families

21 November 2017

The property sector is calling on the Chancellor to make cuts to stamp duty when he delivers his Autumn Budget in parliament tomorrow.

Debt buyer cancels stock market plans

Cabot Credit Management in Kings Hill

17 November 2017

Credit card debt business Cabot Credit Management has shelved plans for a £1 billion float on the London Stock Exchange.

Investors struggle to explain Saga

Saga chief executive Lance Batchelor at the company's headquarters in Enbrook Park, Sandgate

11 November 2017

In an exclusive interview, the boss of Saga talks about winning over shareholders, its tourism growth plans and why the firm is shielded from Brexit.

New boss for accountancy

Mark Anderson has been appointed office managing partner in Kent for Crowe Clark Whitehill

11 November 2017

Crowe Clark Whitehill has appointed a new office managing partner in Kent.

Lender invests £53m in firms

Kent Community Foundation has launched a £1.6m loan fund

10 November 2017

A finance company in Kent invested £53 million into small and medium-sized businesses across the UK in the first half of the year.

Buy-to-let lender continues growth

OneSavings Bank's headquarters in Chatham Maritime

08 November 2017

Kent Reliance owner OneSavings Bank reported a strong third quarter of the year, as its loan book grew to £6.9 billion.

Uncertainty for stockbrokers as jobs move up North

AJ Bell chief executive Andy Bell

08 November 2017

Pension provider AJ Bell is to relocate about 100 jobs in the county to its headquarters in Manchester.


Time 'running out' as data protection laws loom

GDPR will come into force in May next year

06 November 2017

More than half of firms in Kent do not have a plan in place for new data protection laws due to come into force in May.

First time buyers to be hit by interest rate rise

The Bank of England. Picture: George Rex

02 November 2017

People trying to get onto the housing ladder in Kent will struggle after the Bank of England opted to increase interest rates, investors have warned.

Long-running Saga chairman to step down

Saga chairman Andrew Goodsell has announced he is stepping down

24 October 2017

The man who led the flotation of over-50s specialist Saga on the London Stock Exchange is to retire from the business after 26 years.

Debt firm to float on stock market

Cabot Credit Management has the prestigious 1 Kings Hill Avenue address

23 October 2017

A credit management company has revealed plans to be listed on the London Stock Exchange, which it expects will raise about £195 million.

Bank marks 15 years

Charity Bank celebrated its 15th birthday this week

18 October 2017

Staff gathered at ethical lender Charity Bank to celebrate its 15th birthday.

Takeover at tyre dealer

Watling Tyres is under new ownership

17 October 2017

A £25 million tyre seller and MOT centre business with branches across Kent is under new ownership.

Councillor takes top job at law firm

Cllr Mark Davis has been made senior partner at Warners Solicitors

14 October 2017

A solicitors' practice has elected a councillor to be its senior partner – and hired a new chief executive to lead its strategy.

Towergate owner snaps up insurer

Towergate Group is based in Maidstone

14 October 2017

The parent company of Towergate Insurance is poised to seal the takeover of motorcycle insurer Carole Nash.

Don't forget to spend your last round pounds!

A fall in the value of the pound since the EU referendum has boosted exports

13 October 2017

People across Kent are preparing to ditch their old £1 coins with only days left before they are no longer legal tender.


‘Lawyers deserve a battering’

Outset Group chief executive Jonathan Gauton

06 October 2017

A law firm boss has called for reform in his profession, claiming it is too slow and expensive.

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