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New owner for KentOnline

Edward Iliffe, Iliffe News and Media chairman

28 April 2017

KM Media Group, publisher of this website, has a new owner.

The companies changing the world

27 April 2017

Discover the firms transforming how we live and work – based here in Kent.

A big seat to fill

Virgin brought a giant red armchair to Ashford High Street to mark its work to connect 8,000 homes in the district with fibre optic broadband

24 April 2017

Shoppers were welcomed with an oversized armchair as part of a broadband publicity stunt.

Teen agrees multi-million pound merger

Medway entrepreneur Ben Towers featured on CBBC show Pocket Money Pitch

13 April 2017

A teenage entrepreneur has agreed a merger deal for his design agency seven years after he launched the company from his bedroom, aged 11.


Takeover creates £60m cybersecurity firm

Kent County Council has set up the new unit

10 April 2017

A business which protects online and electronic data has taken over a rival firm creating a company with a turnover of about £60 million.

Telecoms firm to exceed City expectations

Telecom business AdEPT has taken over an IT firm

04 April 2017

Business-to-business telecoms company AdEPT said it will beat market predictions when it reports its annual results this summer.

Rescued print firm ‘has potential to grow back’

Printing business Headley Brothers was put up for sale in January and bought out of administration in March, when it became Stones Ashford

03 April 2017

One of Kent’s oldest printing firms has the potential to “grow back into a good business” according to bosses who rescued it from administration.

Apple boss backs tech start-up

David de Min chatting to Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak at Business Rocks Image: Dan Taylor/Dan Taylor Photography

16 March 2017

The co-founder of Apple wasted no time endorsing a live video editing app designed by an exciting technology company.

We're on the move!

14 March 2017

The Kentish Express is moving office - to be even closer to the heart of Ashford town centre.


Business first to get ultra fast broadband

Staff from Temiz with MP Rehman Chishti and Kim Mears from Openreach.

13 March 2017

A family run business is the first in the country to be connected to ultra fast broadband.


Call centre worker, 13, is a social media hit

Lewis Kent got a huge social media reaction after he worked a week at his mum Amanda's print firm Certa MPS

10 March 2017

A schoolboy became an unlikely social media sensation after agreeing to do a week’s work at his mum’s company to prove he could do it.

‘I knew I’d regret it if someone else started doing it’

Carl Lincoln has launched personal finance firm Wiser Wealthier

06 March 2017

Young entrepreneur Carl Lincoln was forced to rethink his start-up’s business plan after entering a saturated market place.

Apogee acquisition to boost turnover to £250m

Printer business Apogee is based in Maidstone

03 March 2017

A print and document technology firm has made its fourth takeover in six months to become Europe’s largest independent company in its sector.

End for historic brand following sale

The Headley Brothers brand is due to disappear after 136 years

02 March 2017

One of Kent’s historic printing brands is set to disappear after more than a century after being sold out of administration, rescuing 113 jobs.


Data in custody down neon-lit corridors

Custodian Data Centre stores servers for more than 300 clients

02 March 2017

In a high security annex of a TV studios, more than £1.5 billion of revenue goes through the wires of Kent’s largest data centre each year.

Deal poised for printing firm

All signage has been taken down from the building on Queens Road

01 March 2017

Troubled printing firm Headley Brothers is understood to be close to announce a sale - but its old signage has been removed.

Awards deadline extended

KEiBA entrants are celebrated at a gala awards night

23 February 2017

Kent’s great companies have been given an extra chance to shine after the deadline for the county’s most prestigious business awards was extended.

Print firm announces 85 job losses

Printing business Headley Brothers was put up for sale in January and bought out of administration in March, when it became Stones Ashford

20 February 2017

A struggling printing company plans to make 85 redundancies as it continues to seek a buyer to rescue the 136-year old business.


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20 February 2017

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kmfm listeners grow by 5,000

kmfm breakfast show presenters Garry and Laura

09 February 2017

Latest figures show the number of people listening to Kent radio station has risen by nearly 30%.

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