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Deal to serve 8,000 Kent homes

Swale Heating's headquarters at Eurolink Business Park in Sittingbourne

30 August 2017

Boiler fixer Swale Heating has secured a contract with one of the UK’s largest housing associations.


IT firm finds buyer

Allteks offers IT support and infrastructure to about 100 clients

29 August 2017

An IT support business has been snapped up by a Harvard graduate after bosses put the company up for sale.

Consultancy in takeover

Embridge Consulting managing director Emma O'Brien

24 August 2017

A business consultancy has grown its workforce to more than 50 people after acquiring another business for an undisclosed sum.

Progress for under-sea electricity link project

The standard pylon that will be used in the Richborough Connection project

23 August 2017

Work on a major project to channel electricity under the sea between east Kent and Belgium is on track to finish in 2019.

My Anaconda does!, says Scottish government

The Anaconda wave energy converter being tested in Strathclyde

22 August 2017

A company which is developing wave energy technology named the Anaconda has been awarded £727,000 to continue its development.

Fresh doubts raised over fracking in Kent

There were fears fracking would come to Kent

17 August 2017

Academics' claims that fracking in areas such as Kent could deliver large supplies of gas were "over-hyped", it's been claimed.


Incinerator burns less cash

The Sandwich site of nuclear waste management company Augean

25 July 2017

A waste management business said its Kent operations are poised to break even as it warned investors profits will be at the lower end of expectations.

Attacks at the click of a button

Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council has suffered more cyber security breaches than any other town hall in the country.

18 July 2017

A huge cyber attack crippled the NHS this year but many small firms are still apathetic about sorting their online security.

New cash for labs and offices

Discovery Park in Sandwich

21 June 2017

The owner of one of Kent’s largest commercial estates is to invest £5 million in new laboratories and office space.

Kent leads charge in battery revolution

Fewer people are carrying out renewable energy projects like adding solar panels to their homes but Kent is leading the way in battery storage projects

04 May 2017

The county has the highest planned growth in battery capacity in the UK as energy entrepreneurs move away from wind and solar generation.


The companies changing the world

27 April 2017

Discover the firms transforming how we live and work – based here in Kent.

Tie-up adds bite to research

King Baboon Tarantula from Africa

25 April 2017

A spine-chilling technology company with the largest library of venom in the UK has partnered with a drug discovery company for pioneering research.

Cancer researcher bought for £4.7m

Scientists in the Agalimmune labs at Discovery Park, Sandwich

25 April 2017

A developer of anti-cancer technology has been bought in a multi-million pound deal by an Israeli business.

Electronics firm back in the black

APC Technology is a supplier of electronic components and has an energy-saving division, Minimise Group

11 April 2017

A components distributor has reported its first bottom-line profit in nearly three years as an 18-month turnaround plan begins to bear fruit.

Fire sale as cold store firm goes bust

International Controlled Atmosphere makes cold storage units for the food, drug and IT industries

05 April 2017

A family-owned cold storage builder has gone out of business after more than a century, with the loss of 74 jobs.


Boeing deal largest in firm's history

Aeromet has signed its largest ever contract with Boeing

05 April 2017

A parts supplier has secured the largest set of orders in its 40-year history from airplane manufacturer Boeing.

Heat is on failing incinerator site

The Sandwich site of nuclear waste management company Augean

21 March 2017

A waste management company suffered a 50% fall in pre-tax profits last year as it continued to support its loss-making incinerator plant in Kent.

Apple boss backs tech start-up

David de Min chatting to Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak at Business Rocks Image: Dan Taylor/Dan Taylor Photography

16 March 2017

The co-founder of Apple wasted no time endorsing a live video editing app designed by an exciting technology company.

KCC invests £500k in asbestos firm

Alert Technology has been given a £500,000 investment with KCC cash

15 March 2017

An investment fund using taxpayers money has backed a technology company which predicts it can save thousands of lives by detecting airborne asbestos.

Pylons would 'wreck the skyline'

The standard pylon that will be used in the Richborough Connection project

07 March 2017

MPs say a proposal to erect around 70 massive pylons across part of Kent would blight several villages.

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