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Bid to offer first Kent medical degrees

A Kent medical school could help develop the surgeons of the future. Stock image.

23 November 2017

Two Kent universities have today submitted a joint bid for government cash to fund medical student places in the county for the first time.


Live: Autumn Budget 2017

22 November 2017

Get live updates from the Chancellor's budget speech today plus analysis, commentary and reaction on how it affects Kent.

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.

Charity helps 300 young people into work

Young people working on the Prince's Trust Team Programme with CXK

20 November 2017

A charity which helps young people gain the skills needed for work has helped hundreds of 16-25 year olds find jobs or training in the last year.

Wedding team crash the stage to pick up award

Staff at Cooling Castle Barn celebrate being named Medway Business of the Year. Picture: Simon Hildrew

18 November 2017

A wedding venue hailed its team of “people pleasers” as it brought about 50 staff to collect its business of the year prize.

Unemployment hits coastal areas

Thanet, Dover, Shepway and Swale recorded rises in those on unemployment benefits

15 November 2017

Coastal communities saw a surge in people on out-of-work benefits in Kent last month as summer work came to an end.


A big chance to show off opportunities

Engineer teaches apprentices

13 November 2017

The largest apprenticeship event in the UK will arrive in the county next year for the first time.

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.

KCC investments 'unacceptable'

KCC's multi-million pound pension fund investment has been questioned. Picture: Getty Images

09 November 2017

Campaign groups are pressing Kent County Council to reconsider its investment policy, saying it is contributing to climate change.


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.


Agency secures Google deal

Sleeping Giant Media chief executive Luke Quilter

08 November 2017

An award-winning entrepreneur revealed his company has begun writing content for Google as he opened a business exhibition in the county.

'Turnaround king' to lead theatre trust

08 November 2017

One of the country’s top stage directors and producers has been named as the first chair of a new trust set to run Kent’s largest theatre.

Hotel veteran takes charge

Nick Gauntlett has been hired as executive director of the Hythe Imperial Hotel

07 November 2017

A new boss is taking charge of a hotel as it nears the end of a multi-million pound, four-year refurbishment.

Kent could lead the way in farming sector

Agriculture is becoming a more sought after subject at colleges. Stock picture

06 November 2017

Growing numbers of school pupils are being taught more about agriculture in the hope of boosting skilled workers in the sector.


'Brexit uncertainty' hits investment

Uncertainty around Brexit and the economic climate is hurting investment in hiring and training staff, according to Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce

06 November 2017

Spending on new equipment and training staff appears to be slowing down across Kent, according to a new survey.

Total 500 jobs for new £53 million centre

The progressing St James' building work today

02 November 2017

Companies at a retail and leisure development are recruiting.


MegaGrowth 2017: Full list of Kent's fastest-growing firms

David Catford, right, leads a tour of the PowaKaddy warehouse in Sittingbourne

01 November 2017

Find out who were the fastest-growing private companies in Kent by turnover growth over the last three financial years.

Car website designer racing ahead

GForces directors, from left, Kevin Robins, Giles Smith, Tim Smith, Neil Smith, Simon Upton

01 November 2017

A web designer for the motor industry has become Kent's fastest-growing exporter.

New boss to lead garden city plans

Ebbsfleet Development Corporation's new interim chief executive Ian Piper

01 November 2017

The organisation in charge of planning a new garden city in Kent has appointed a new interim chief executive.

Lloyds Pharmacy jobs at risk

Lloyds Pharmacy, High Street, Cranbrook

30 October 2017

Fifty Kent pharmacies are at risk as a high street giant prepares to axe stores across England.

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