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Revenues up at law firm

Thomson Snell & Passmore chief executive Simon Slater

12 December 2016

A legal business has increased its income in the first half of the year but remains cautious about the impact of Brexit negotiations.

Profits add up to £1.9m payday

Kreston Reeves has three offices in Kent

06 December 2016

Bosses at one of Kent’s largest accountancy firms were entitled to a share of £1.9 million after growth in revenues and profits.


NatWest to close nine Kent branches

NatWest is to close nine branches in Kent next summer

01 December 2016

NatWest is to close a series of sites across Kent next summer, leaving some customers with a journey of nearly six miles to reach their nearest bank.


MP launches campaign to save high street bank

NatWest in Rochester High Street. Pic: Google Maps

01 December 2016

An MP has launched a campaign to save a bank from closure as it would leave just one bank in a busy High Street.


Finance company moves in to old Blockbuster site

The Kuflink office is opened by, from left, Harwinder Singh, Rawinder Singh Binning, Stephen Hammond MP, Tarlochan Garcha, Darshana Ubl and Adam Holloway MP

01 December 2016

A former Transport Minister cut the ribbon on a new headquarters for a peer-to-peer lending company - moving into an ex-Blockbuster store.


Insurer confirms job losses in Kent

Axa will move 150 jobs from Tunbridge Wells to Birmingham

25 November 2016

AXA has begun redundancy proceedings with 150 staff after confirming it will relocate its motor claims operations to Birmingham.


New president for wealth body

Katie Presland has been elected as president of the South East branch of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI)

23 November 2016

The Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment has elected a Kent wealth manager as its South East president.

Bosses hail 'milestone' in turnaround

Towergate's headquarters in Maidstone

22 November 2016

Troubled insurer Towergate has enjoyed its first quarterly growth in underlying profitability since it was taken over by bondholders last year.

Council facing rainy day cash crisis

Thanet District Council offices

17 November 2016

The reserves of a Kent council are £14m short which could mean cuts to services and higher charges.


AXA could pull 150 jobs from Kent

AXA may relocate 150 jobs from Tunbridge Wells to Birmingham

16 November 2016

AXA Insurance may move 150 jobs from offices in the county to Birmingham as it tries to reduce costs in its motor customer operations.


Playing an important part in the community

The Hatten Wyatt team

07 November 2016

A law firm with a long history knows the importance of supporting those around you.

Simple steps to make sure clients pay up

Companies need to put in place procedures to make sure invoices are paid on time. Picture: iStock.com

04 November 2016

In uncertain times, it is more important than ever for businesses to make sure sales are paid on time.

Tourism agency wins corporate backer

Visit Kent chief executive Sandra Matthews-Marsh, left, and Brachers partner Catherine Daw

24 October 2016

A tourism agency which promotes Kent has won its first corporate investor as part of a new funding scheme.

Coin merchant move is mint

Locate in Kent Chairman David Fitzsimmons (left) welcomes Steve Barkess and the British Numismatic Treasury to Kent

21 October 2016

A German-owned coin distributor for the Royal Mint has set up offices in Kent, creating five jobs.


Move opens up new market

Whitehead Monckton managing director Stephen Beck

20 October 2016

Expanding into London was a ‘natural step’ for 230-year-old Whitehead Monckton, despite marketing itself as the 'Kent law firm'.

Law firms team up to cut out messy tribunals

Justice finally caught up with Philip Fusco after more than 25 years

11 October 2016

Costly legal battles between bosses and ex-employees will be avoided in a new initiative between four Kent law firms.

New laws biggest legal concern after Brexit vote

The EU headquarters in Brussels

07 October 2016

Changing legislation is the main worry for firms in the wake of the EU referendum according to a survey by a county law firm.

Insurance firm in court over data breach

People were unable to use their phones. Image: Thinkstock

28 September 2016

An insurance company, two of its directors and two private investigators have been charged with breaching data protection laws.

US investors to take stake in insurer

Towergate's headquarters in Maidstone

22 September 2016

A Chicago-based private equity firm is trying to take control of 23% of an insurance giant based in the county.

Saga shrugs off Brexit concerns

The Saga Sapphire cruise ship

21 September 2016

The over-50s holiday and insurance giant said 99% of its customers were unfazed by the EU referendum result as it increased pre-tax profits.

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