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Tech supplier 'refocused' after turnaround

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

01 December 2016

An electronic parts distributor has swung back into operating profit after overstretching itself on sustainable energy projects put it in the red.

Research cash will make 'better mix of businesses'

Scientists in the Agalimmune labs at Discovery Park, Sandwich

29 November 2016

New funding for research and development will help address the lack of medium and large ciompanies in Kent, according to an business group ambassador.

A toast to the top-ranking firms

02 November 2016

Here is the full-list of Kent's fastest-growing private companies over the last four years.

Mobile tech firm doubles profits

Crimson Tide's software allows staff to work and report to bosses away from the office

22 September 2016

A company which helps staff send data back to bosses from the field has doubled profits after gaining record subscribers for its software

‘This life-changer is amazing’

IoD Kent branch chairman and Quvium sales director Jane Ollis

09 September 2016

The new chairman of the Institute of Directors in Kent is also bringing to market a new treatment for asthma sufferers around the world.

Water company fined

Southern Water is the company with the most written complaints for another year

05 September 2016

Southern Water, which serves most of Kent, has been ordered to pay £57,000 after failing to meet environmental conditions at its treatment works.

Access road work begins for new medical campus

21 August 2016

Construction work for an access road to a 30-acre medical campus has begun.


Arms firm protest

The protesters stopped at the factory site at Discovery Park

14 August 2016

Activists have threatened they will hold a Kent business park accountable if arms company Instro Precision moves there.


Power plant to go ahead

The biomass plant will be built by Danish engineering company BWSC after an investment by a fund managed by Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners

09 August 2016

A biomass energy project capable of powering 50,000 homes will open within two years after a £160 million investment.


Oil price jitters a breeze for ventilation firm

A Wozair employee checks ventilation fire dampers at the Gillingham headquarters

27 July 2016

An air conditioning company shook off concerns among its main clients in the oil and gas industry to post another sturdy set of annual results.

New contracts at software firm

Crimson Tide makes mobile scheduling software mpro5

18 July 2016

A tech firm has won a contract with a large UK retailer worth £200,000 for its programs allowing staff to work away from the office.

Water company profits up

South East Water tweeted about the incident

15 July 2016

South East Water increased its bottom line but missed its target for disruption to customers’ supply.

Grand offer to 1,000th customer

The team at Green Gate Access Systems

12 July 2016

A firm that installed electronic gates at the Saatchi Gallery and Leeds Castle is poised to serve its 1,000th client as it marks its 10th birthday.

Takeovers boost profits

AdEPT's headquarters in Tunbridge Wells

06 July 2016

A business-to-business telecoms firm increased revenues and its bottom line after a year of acquisitions and contract wins.

Clinic's double at awards

Canterbury Skin Clinic won at the Kent Health and Beauty Awards

20 June 2016

A dermatology practice picked up two prizes at the second annual Kent Health and Beauty Awards.

Recovery continues at tech firm

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

31 May 2016

An electronic components distributor reduced its operating losses after cutting staff and increasing its order book.

Business moves bring 3,000 jobs

Discovery Park in Sandwich, where many companies moving to Kent are based. Picture: Simon Burchett

24 May 2016

An agency which encourages companies to set up in Kent brought nearly 3,000 jobs to the county last year.

McDonald's gets all hi-tech

Franchisee Ali El Hajj

17 May 2016

A town-centre McDonald's restaurant has re-opened after an extensive refurbishment.


Only way is up for ideas men

Charlie de Rusett, left, and Owen Hunnam, who are behind Idea Drop

13 May 2016

After creating two successful businesses together, Charlie de Rusett and Owen Hunnam are aiming to complete the hat-trick with their latest venture.

Look who’s investing in drugs firms

NCL boss Jerry Biggs, left, seals the deal with Centauri chief executive Mike Westby

14 April 2016

Kent County Council is trying to make money by taking a share in growing science businesses.

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