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Exclusive: Private hospital sought £20m handout

KIMS Hospital is based on Kent Medical Campus

11 March 2016

A new private hospital was forced to go cap in hand to its investors after suffering heavier losses than expected in its first year.


New finance boss boosts shares

The Strood headquarters of APC Technology

08 March 2016

Shares prices increased by a quarter at an electronic components distributor after it revealed the appointment of a new chief financial officer.

Firm's 10-year commitment

Discovery Park in Sandwich

08 March 2016

A drug discovery company has extended its lease at a business estate for another decade.


Just what the doctor ordered

Bedfont Scientific's headquarters in Harrietsham, near Maidstone

03 March 2016

A medical instrument manufacturer has sold a subsidiary business to a US company with sales of $11 billion.

Job cuts confirmed at research site

A lab at East Malling Research, now known as NIAB EMR, where scientists are developing the next generation of food technology

26 February 2016

The new boss of a crop study business has said staff numbers will be reduced over the next year under its new owners.

Investors eye £15.3m takeover

Stock Picture

26 February 2016

An technology investment company is poised to make acquire a US software company with clients including Wickes and Travis Perkins.

Profits glee for software developer

The mpro5 software allows clients to track deliveries and find out expected arrival times

25 February 2016

A company which sells systems allowing staff to work out of the office expects pre-tax profits to be higher than market expectations.

Sensors are keeping tabs on the shoppers

The experiment took place around Black Friday

12 February 2016

Town centre window browsers had their movements were monitored in the run up to Christmas.


Firms struggle to profit from falling fuel costs

Woodfield Systems makes loading arms which transfer oil and chemicals to rigs

11 February 2016

The falling price of oil is causing problems for business in Kent as well as rocking Chinese markets and piling pressure on the Middle Eastern and US.

Investor takeover imminent

Armour Group is an investment company in the technology industry

11 February 2016

An investing company in the technology sector expects to announce a reverse takeover of a software business by the end of the month.

Firm makes just what the doctor ordered

ITL makes components the size of a speck of dust

10 February 2016

Medical companies around the world turn to Integrated Technologies Limited to make their ideas become reality.

'No question mark hangs over the site’

Kent Science Park covers 55-acres in Sittingbourne

10 February 2016

Kent Science Park’s future is secure after its multi-million pound takeover by US investors this month, according to its retiring site director.


Research centre rescued in takeover

A lab at East Malling Research, now known as NIAB EMR, where scientists are developing the next generation of food technology

09 February 2016

A crop research company which made losses of more than £1.5 million last year has been saved from potential administration by another scientific body.

Expanding science firms to move to Manston

The former Manston Airport. Picture: Simon Burchett

09 February 2016

A former airport could become a manufacturing centre for life science companies as they outgrow nearby labs on a business park.


The only way is up for life-science sector

Artists impressions of the planned Kent Medical Campus

09 February 2016

The science and technology industry in Kent is taking on Oxford and Cambridge thanks to its high-tech premises and political support.


Savers turn to the markets

Investors can learn to trade the financial markets using spread betting

01 February 2016

As the pensions industry faces uncertainty, many ordinary people are turning to financial spread betting to get a return on their cash.


New opening sets the tone

Blackbox Solutions managing director Colin Griffin, left, and the Mayor of Maidstone, Cllr Daniel Moriarty, officially open Blackbox Solutions' new Maidstone head office

22 January 2016

A printer and IT support company has launched a new head office in the county after doubling its size in three consecutive years.

Changing the mould

Neale Buttery and Roger Evans in the Recapture Plastics recycling plant

14 January 2016

A new plastic recycling firm is set to turn old garden furniture into cash, despite suffering a £1 million setback.

US firm buys science park

Kent Science Park covers 55-acres in Sittingbourne

12 January 2016

A business estate for technology companies has been sold to a US private equity company days after it was put on the market for £95 million.


Science park director to step down

James Speck, site director at Kent Science Park

10 January 2016

The site director of Kent Science Park, home to more than 60 technology companies, is to retire at the end of next month after eight years.

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