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Team work the key at Haynes

MD and chairman Andrew Haynes

04 June 2013

A Ford dealership has won a top award for driving up servicing performance and customer satisfaction

Business Minister visits innovative Kent manufacturing site

Mike Twyman, operations manager at Aeromet, Rochester, with Business Minister Michael Fallon

29 May 2013

Business and Enterprise Minister Michael Fallon toured the Aylesford facilities of Polypipe, the UK's largest plastic piping systems manufacturer

Derelict Wrens Cross could be redeveloped

Wrens Cross on the corner of Knightrider Street, Maidstone

23 May 2013

Wrens Cross could be redeveloped

Huge rush for jobs at new Tesco

New Tesco Express store, Whinfell Way, Gravesend

22 May 2013

A controversial Tesco Express store will open next month – and more than 450 people have applied for the 19 jobs on offer.

Plans submitted to demolish former Homebase structures

The bike will be set up in Homebase, Sittingbourne, this summer

16 May 2013

Owners of the building formerly occupied by Homebase have applied for permission to demolish the garden centre structures on the Ashford site.

Car parts firm to create 50 new jobs

Automotive Distributors Limited's headquarters in Marden

15 May 2013

Jobs expansion planned as ADL turnover increases from £45m to £75m in just five years

Phase two of retail park will create 150 additional jobs

The site in Queenborough where a Morrisons store is nearing completion as stage one of the project

14 May 2013

Plans for the second phase of a £30 million retail park – with the promise of an extra 150 jobs – have been approved.

Tea blender meets PM - and Earl Grey

Claims Mr Gove's changes are about his future political ambitions

10 May 2013

There's trouble brewing for the country's exporters. Entrepreneur Alex Probyn meet David Cameron at Downing Street to highlight the problems.

Bee-keeper Laura, seven, turning honey into money

Seven-year-old bee-keeper Laura Marolia with a jar of her honey

10 May 2013

While most little girls are playing with dolls and listening to One Direction, Laura Marolia has her own business making and selling honey.

Hadlow College student Richard Killian lands research fellowship

Richard Killian, left, a BSc student in commercial horticulture at Hadlow College, presented with 2013 Thanet Earth Discovery Fellowship by Robert James of Thanet Earth

08 May 2013

Horticulture student Richard Killian has landed a research fellowship that will give him hands-on experience of glasshouse growing.

Kent firm secures sale of iconic Lola brand

Mark Newman

07 May 2013

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

Cost of goods in the high street falls

Gravesend high street.

07 May 2013

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

Medical campus will create 3,000 new jobs

Artist's impression of the Kent Medical Campus

06 May 2013

The public will have their first chance this week to see plans for a medical campus and around 3,000 new jobs in the County Town.

Co-Op pulls out of Lloyds TSB deal

02 May 2013

The Co-operative Group has pulled out of a deal to buy 600 branches of Lloyds TSB Bank, including several in Kent.

Richard Phillips taste sweet at fudge factory

Restaurant owner Richard Phillips at the opening of Fudge Kitchen factory in Aylesham, with managing director Sian Holt. FM2572925

01 May 2013

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

£250k investment for signs business

Royal British Legion Industries' MUTOH Zephyr Digital Printer

29 April 2013

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

Thousands flock to Kent 2020

Maggie Philbin at Kent 2020

26 April 2013

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

Chatham Historic Dockyard to host manufacturing expo

Chatham Historic Dockyard

25 April 2013

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

23 April 2013

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

'My path to a £50m business'

Pat Gallagher at Maidstone Utd

22 April 2013

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.

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