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Mental health key to growth

Mental health key to growth

10 April 2018

A conference heard how fixing mental health issues may be the key to solving low productivity from staff.

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Fewer migrant workers seeking jobs in Kent

Fewer migrant workers seeking jobs in Kent

09 April 2018

Kent has seen a significant fall in the number of migrant workers seeking jobs, figures seen by the KM Group have revealed.

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Prosecco bar in horsebox adds sparkle to occasions

Prosecco bar in horsebox adds sparkle to occasions

09 April 2018

Going on maternity leave gave a mother of two the time and confidence to launch her own mobile Prosecco bar with a work friend.

Success is about putting staff in the picture

Success is about putting staff in the picture

07 April 2018

A designer children's clothes seller is showing online retail does not have to be done in drab warehouses to be successful.

Addiction charity hires new boss

Addiction charity hires new boss

05 April 2018

A charity which supports people recovering from addictions has appointed a former broadcast and media boss as its new chief executive.

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Gender pay beefed up at Maccies

Gender pay beefed up at Maccies

05 April 2018

Staff working for a group of McDonald's franchises in Kent enjoy one of the smallest gender pay gaps in the county.

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Takeover at family truck dealer

Takeover at family truck dealer

04 April 2018

A van and truck dealer is under new ownership after its family owners decided to sell up.

Shrewd spending Gills

Shrewd spending Gills

03 April 2018

Gillingham paid just over £17,000 out in agent fees over a one year period – the lowest in League 1.

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Plan to recruit more women train drivers

Plan to recruit more women train drivers

03 April 2018

Attempts are underway to make the sector less male-dominated as figures show only 6% of drivers across the UK are women.

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Kent councils' gender pay gap revealed

Kent councils' gender pay gap revealed

03 April 2018

Men are paid more than women in 13 out of 14 councils in the county, according to the latest figures.

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Apprentice numbers decline despite council campaign

Apprentice numbers decline despite council campaign

03 April 2018

A council has been left redfaced a year after it launched a campaign to double apprenticeship numbers as figures show a fall in new starters.

Firms dispute council traffic figures

Firms dispute council traffic figures

29 March 2018

Business owners have taken a sceptical view of council figures about rush hour traffic around a busy industrial park.

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Training centre opens

Training centre opens

29 March 2018

An apprenticeship training firm has opened a new engineering centre following a £500,000 investment.

Uni action to tackle skills crisis

Uni action to tackle skills crisis

29 March 2018

Business owners hope new schools in medicine and engineering will address "slim pickings" in the labour market and avert a Brexit skills crisis.

Medal winner to speak at show

Medal winner to speak at show

28 March 2018

Winter Paralympian and downhill skiing world champion Millie Knight will be the headline speaker at Kent's longest-running business exhibition.

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New boss at investment agency

New boss at investment agency

26 March 2018

A new chief executive will take over an organisation which has attracted hundreds of businesses to the county, replacing its boss of nearly 20 years.

Academy trust seeking entirely new top team

Academy trust seeking entirely new top team

25 March 2018

The boss of an academy trust which runs schools across Kent has dismissed concerns of a staffing crisis despite the entire top team leaving.

Visit Kent boss to step down

Visit Kent boss to step down

22 March 2018

The boss of an organisation promoting tourism in the county has announced she is quitting after 13 years.

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Calls for clarity on 'vital' migrant labour

Calls for clarity on 'vital' migrant labour

22 March 2018

The new chairman of Kent's branch of the National Farmers' Union has called for clarity from the government on access to migrant labour after Brexit.

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Dole queues up nearly 900

Dole queues up nearly 900

21 March 2018

Jobcentres in the county recorded a huge rise in the number of people on unemployment benefits last month.

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