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Fanning the profits

From left, Waterloo Air Products' business development manager Rachel Roots and finance manager Kate Searles

13 March 2014

An air ventilator manufacturer will be able to double its growth this year after reaching a deal with its bank to keep cashflow running.

The only way is ethics

Creation Healthcare chief executive Dan Ghinns will speak at the ethics seminar

13 March 2014

A new tax and accountancy partnership is hosting a seminar to teach small and medium-sized firms about good practice.

Firm doubles in size after bank deal

From left, Jones FM LLP partner Bradley Jones, NatWest relationship manager Adam Harding and partner Chris Jones at the new office

10 March 2014

A building services company is expanding its workforce and moving into larger offices in a business park after getting financial support.

Take over for Kent nurseries

The Godinton Day Nursery in Ashford, owned by Kinder Nurseries

05 March 2014

The UK's largest childcare provider has taken over a group of private nurseries in the county, caring for more than 1,500 children.

Still time to make a mark

The KEiBA 2014 gala dinner will be in June

04 March 2014

The deadline to enter the Kent Excellence in Business Awards has been extended.

Logistics firm acquired

D F Services has been acquired by HLD Group

04 March 2014

A Kent-based transport firm with more than 50 vehicles in its fleet has been taken over in a bid to boost revenues.

Global alliance for law firm

Thomson Snell & Passmore senior partner James Partridge

18 February 2014

A Kent-based practice has joined a worldwide group of legal operators in a bid to tap into the international market.

Counting the legal cost of the floods

Heavy rain over Christmas caused wide spread flooding in and around the Maidstone area

17 February 2014

Many businesses are now considering the knock-on legal effects of the recent storms.

Hundreds pay respects to Lord Kingsdown at memorial service

Lord Kingsdown, Robin Leigh-Pemberton was a dedicated supporter of Canterbury Cathedral

06 February 2014

Dignitaries including John Major and Lord Carrington packed into Canterbury Cathedral today, for a memorial service to the late Lord Kingsdown.

Union protest planned as Saga floats on stock exchange

Saga has made around 100 of its employees redundant

04 February 2014

A workers' union is planning a protest outside Saga offices over the company's plan to float on the stock exchange.

Legal change for old hospital

The old Kent and Sussex Hospital. Picture: Nigel Chadwick

04 February 2014

A law firm is to move into a new office on a former A&E site, which is part of a town-centre redevelopment.

Cheque it out!

The Co-operative Bank is closing two branches in Kent

30 January 2014

A bank in Ashford town centre has re-opened with a new look.

Troubles for shopping centre

The Priory Shopping Centre in Dartford

26 January 2014

A mall has gone into receivership, despite many retailers having a positive festive trading period.

RAF hero salutes business gesture

21 January 2014

A former fighter pilot who served in the Second World War opened a series of meeting rooms named after planes which flew from there in battle.

Council approves petrol station plan

Simon Privett is angry about plans to build a new BP garage opposite his BP garage

16 January 2014

Plans to turn the old Tollgate Hotel into a BP petrol station, M&S Food and a McDonald’s have been approved.

Bid unveiled for £1.2bn investment

The national living wage will be a challenge for small businesses

14 January 2014

A group of business leaders has submitted draft plans to the government outlining how they will create 200,000 private sector jobs by 2021.

Apprentice star's £1m business giveaway

Former Apprentice contestant Raj Dhonota has set up a £1m StartUp Fund for new businesses from his own money

10 January 2014

A former contestant on the BBC1 show starring Lord Sugar has pledged his own cash with the goal of helping two companies a week get off the ground.

Helen Grant closes law firm

Helen Grant

08 January 2014

A family law firm set up by Maidstone and the Weald MP Helen Grant has closed due to changes in personal circumstances.

Church takes on payday lenders with credit union

Bartosova made bogus claims for loans

08 January 2014

Struggling Kent families could have their prayers answered with a credit union being set up in a house of God.

Insurance firm battles 10-fold rise in flood claims

Kent's coast is battered in the high winds. Stock image

06 January 2014

An insurance firm boss has been working round the clock to cope with a huge rise in claims from desperate flood-hit families.

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