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Ex-school pals nail £1m investment

Charlie de Rusett, left, and Owen Hunnam, who are behind Idea Drop

06 February 2017

Two former school buddies have attracted £1 million of investment in their idea-sharing start-up, including a pledge from an ex-governor of the BBC.

Fish trader surfs web to tackle price rises

Owner Matt Sankey outside Sankey's in Tunbridge Wells

01 February 2017

It is never too late to get a business trading online but it is rare the rising cost of fish prompts entrepreneurs to take the digital plunge.

Historic printing firm faces administration threat

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

26 January 2017

A 130-year-old printing company has been put up for sale as bosses fight to avoid tumbling into administration.


Supplier picked to deliver wifi to trains

Social media is ripping us apart, according to a former Facebook chief. Stock picture

23 January 2017

All Southeastern trains could get free wifi by next year, it's been revealed.


Awards open with a flurry

KEiBA 2017 launched at the Chatham Historic Dockyard despite snow flurries during rush hour

13 January 2017

Scores of businesses fought their way through snow for the launch of the most prestigious business awards in the county.


Get your entries in for KEiBA 2017

KEiBA entrants are celebrated at a gala awards night

11 January 2017

The most prestigious business awards in Kent have opened for applications from companies with something amazing to shout about.

Marketing business takes top gong

CFA Marketing senior account manager Simon Robinson, company founder Colin Felton and Mike Lomax, chairman of CIMCIG

19 December 2016

A small firm celebrating its 30th anniversary beat off competition from national rivals to be named agency of the year at an industry awards.

We will be gagged by unfit and unfair law

The Houses of Parlaiment

15 December 2016

Legislative change would be like still having to pay a parking fine even though you bought a pay and display ticket, says editor.

Teen entrepreneur's Downing Street visit

Ben Towers at 10 Downing Street

12 December 2016

An award-winning young businessman said he was “honoured” to be invited to the Prime Minister's home to talk about the importance of small businesses.


Is this Kent's wackiest office?

Trevor Smith-Foreman said the Gingermonkeys office reflects his personality. Picture: Matt Walker

07 December 2016

With a moose head on the wall and a Champagne bar, a design agency owner has gone to great lengths to make his firm stand out from the rest.


Computer centre ups the power

The Custodian Data Centre at Vinters Park, Maidstone

06 December 2016

A data facility which holds information for more than 300 clients has more than doubled its capability after a £4 million investment.

Research cash will make 'better mix of businesses'

Scientists in the Agalimmune labs at Discovery Park, Sandwich

29 November 2016

New funding for research and development will help address the lack of medium and large ciompanies in Kent, according to an business group ambassador.

Telecoms firm in double takeover

AdEPT's headquarters in Tunbridge Wells

28 November 2016

An independent telecoms company has completed two acquisitions as it continues its “ambitious plans” for growth.

'We are the geeks and we are delighted'

The winners and finalists at the Dartford and Gravesham Business Awards. Picture: Roger Vaughan

26 November 2016

An IT firm which describes itself as a “32-year-old start-up” was named Business of the Year at a gala ceremony.

VIDEO: Porsche films advert at docks

The latest Porsche advert was filmed at the Port of Sheerness. Credit: Porsche

25 November 2016

A new Porsche advert, that was filmed at a Kent docks, is taking the internet by storm.


Family ethos behind success

The Hideout director Si Root

16 November 2016

A marketing entrepreneur hopes rebranding his design and digital agency will show off the passion of his team.

Investment for game developer

Dovetail Games makes a range of simulator games involving trains, planes and fishing

14 November 2016

A train and flight simulation company is poised to launch a range of new products after attracting investment from a private equity firm.

Facebook backs down in LitterGram name dispute

LitterGram founder Danny Lucas on a clean up at Clare Park, East Malling

08 November 2016

A David and Goliath battle has ended with social media giant Facebook backing down over the name of a litter-snapping app.


BT adds £458m to Kent economy

BT added £458 million to the Kent economy last year

07 November 2016

Telecoms giant BT employed supported nearly 4,500 jobs across the county last year, according to an independent study of its economic impact.

You're fired! Kent's only contestant out of The Apprentice

JD O'Brien was fired in last night's episode of The Apprentice. Picture: BBC

04 November 2016

Kent's only contestant in this year's The Apprentice was fired in last night's show.

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