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Kent firm secures sale of iconic Lola brand

27 February 2018

A Kent firm has helped secure the future of a British manufacturing icon.

Cost of goods in the high street falls

27 February 2018

The cost of goods in the shops dipped last month to a three-and-a-half year low.

Richard Phillips taste sweet at fudge factory

27 February 2018

TV chef Richard Phillips opens fudge factory that has created 10 jobs.

£250k investment for signs business

27 February 2018

Royal British Legion Industries is gearing up for a new generation of road signs by investing more than £250,000 in its printing business.

'My path to a £50m business'

27 February 2018

When Pat Gallagher decided to stop working for someone else to pursue his own path, he did not expect it to lead to a £50 million business.

Growth remains subdued, chambers warn

27 February 2018

The “sunlit uplands” of economic recovery were glimpsed in the last three months but growth remains subdued.

Five Kent HMV stores among 130 sold across UK

27 February 2018

The music lives on with the sale of more than 130 HMV stores, including five in Kent.

Horsemeat scandal spurs Kent butcher into action

27 February 2018

The horsemeat scandal has triggered a Keep Trade Local campaign across the county.

Thanet windfarm is largest in world

27 February 2018

It’s official - London Array has become the world’s largest operational offshore wind farm.

Apple guru creates new brand identity for Lucas

27 February 2018

A long-established business that worked on Olympic contracts has changed its name and image with the help of Apple designer Rob Janoff.

Bright idea for Medway superstore

27 February 2018

Shoppers are enjoying a brighter experience in their supermarket after an award-winning Medway firm installed energy saving lighting for Morrisons.

Chatham Historic Dockyard to host manufacturing expo

27 February 2018

The county’s biggest industrial show takes place in Chatham’s Historic Dockyard on July 10.

Asda to create 2,500 new jobs in £700m investment

27 February 2018

Supermarket giant Asda is to create 2,500 jobs by investing £700 million in “clicks and mortar” and same-day delivery.

Thousands flock to Kent 2020

27 February 2018

Thousands of visitors flocked to the county’s biggest business show of the year - Kent 2020 Live.

Investors line up for scoop of vegan ice cream

27 February 2018

A vegan ice cream company which is stocked in Ocado and Tesco has smashed its target for new investment in a crowdfunding campaign.

Coach firm and engraver merge

26 February 2018

A vintage bus and coach restoration company has merged with an historic engraving firm.

BAE operating profits down

22 February 2018

Defence giant BAE Systems has reported a drop in operating profits after a hit to its cyber security business.

Single mum signs deal with Tesco to sell her fruit crisps

18 February 2018

A single mother who dreamed of creating healthy snacks for children has just clinched a deal to sell her fruit crisps at Tesco.

Popular shopping centre bought by local council

14 February 2018

A council has splashed out £75 million on a major shopping centre as an 'investment for the future"

National retailer opens new branch

14 February 2018

The newest branch of a budget chainstore opened for the first time today, attracting large crowds of bargain-hunters.

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