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Film buff’s pickled onion legacy

Barry Norman at Opies in Sittingbourne

22 July 2017

Former TV presenter who knew his films also knew his onions.

Councillors back business trip to Cannes

The MIPIM conference will be held in Cannes next year

20 July 2017

Councillors approve a taxpayer-funded trip to an international conference to wave the flag for 12,000 home town scheme despite 'no volunteers' to go.


'My skills can help any type of business'

Intime Profit founder and director Peter Boulton

19 July 2017

After turning around the fortunes of an international plastics manufacturer, an entrepreneur wants to tell other firms the secret to success.

Trio given royal honour

Turner Contemporary chairman Clive Stevens

18 July 2017

A magistrate, an ex-banker and an accountancy boss have been given titles by the Lord Lieutenant of Kent, the Queen’s representative in the county.

‘I see miracles every week’

Remedial hypnotist Tim Box at his clinic in Lower Halstow

18 July 2017

A hypnotist is hoping his new book can help people cope with anxiety at work and at home.

Kent's jobless figures drop again

There are fewer people on jobless benefits in Kent

12 July 2017

The number of people on unemployment benefits in the county has fallen again new figures have revealed


Port authority launches search for apprentices

They were given a tour by Michael Russell, who is a former apprentice himself

10 July 2017

There’s no better time of year to work on the Thames.


Government announces jobcentre closures

The Herne Bay Jobcentre is to close

06 July 2017

Three jobcentres in Kent are closing after the government announced plans to save money, forcing unemployed people to travel elsewhere.


Take a DIY approach if you’re hiring a youngster

Olympia Brightley-Hodges, Anita Brightley-Hodges and Amalia Brightley-Hodges in the Family Business Place studio

04 July 2017

A business owner is encouraging firms to create their own apprenticeship courses as she supports the Kick Start Kent campaign.

Theatre boss to retire

Marlowe Theatre director Mark Everett

03 July 2017

The director of Kent’s largest theatre, who oversaw its £25.6 million redevelopment, is retiring after 23 years in the role.

Six-figure pay packets for education chiefs

KCC wants to improve support services to schools across Kent

03 July 2017

Kent County Council is looking for two executives to head its pioneering education company and help raise standards in the classroom.


Hundreds of jobs on offer at new distribution centre

The 14-acre Aldi distribution centre at Neats Court, Queenborough, taking shape.

26 June 2017

Scores of jobs will be up for grabs when a supermarket’s new regional distribution centre is complete.


Canine weekly paper goes bust

Dog World has ceased trading.

25 June 2017

Publishers of a Kent-based newspaper for dog shows have announced that the publication has ceased trading after a fall in revenues and advertising.

Veteran enterprise lands rail signage contract

Signmaking at the RBLI

23 June 2017

A Kent organisation has secured a multi-million pound contract to make signs for Network Rail.

Business champions unveiled in record year

The KEiBA class of 2017

22 June 2017

An IT support firm, a medical manufacturer and a coffee company were the big winners at Kent's most prestigious business awards - KEiBA 2017.


Port reveals plans for old steel works

22 June 2017

More than 200 new jobs announced as part of a £50 million development of a derelict site. But port bosses need help to name new £3 million bridge.


Deal split puts 'hundreds of jobs at risk'

The giant theme park is now scheduled to open in 2023

21 June 2017

The loss of a big-name partner from a planned £3.2 billion theme park raises questions about the viability of the project, say councillors.


Exclusive: Paramount Park deal collapses

Plans include not just rides, but for an "entertainment city", featuring attractions such as theatre productions

21 June 2017

Developers building a giant theme park have confirmed a shock split with Paramount Pictures, the film studio which was to lend its name to the resort.


Deputy PM: 'Brexit success is vital for economy'

Ashford MP Damian Green

19 June 2017

The effective Deputy Prime Minister and Kent MP Damian Green says it is vital the UK makes a success of Brexit to protect jobs and the economy.


Bosses' plea to keep tariff-free trade

The EU headquarters in Brussels

19 June 2017

The largest business organisations in the UK have joined forces to press the government to keep access to the single market during the Brexit process.

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