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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.

Supermarket deal prompts huge losses

APC Technology suffered heavy losses on contracts it had to install LED lighting at Morrisons supermarkets

08 January 2016

An electronics firm lost nearly £6 million last year after it over-stretched itself with contracts to supply energy-saving lighting to Morrisons.

New contracts bring end to 'difficult year'

Former APC Technology boss Mark Robinson

06 January 2016

An energy efficiency firm has won projects to install LED lighting worth over £1.5 million as its boss hails the end of a tough trading period.

Trade mark attorneys launch practice

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05 January 2016

One of Europe’s largest patent law firms has opened an office in Kent.


Medical manufacturer fighting fit

Integrated Technologies Limited designs and manufacturers medical equipment with other companies

07 December 2015

A medical device designer and maker has secured two manufacturing contracts worth £3 million over the next two years.

Science park expansion in doubt amid sale

A 20-year masterplan to redevelop parts of Kent Science Park was revealed in the summer

03 December 2015

Plans to create 4,150 jobs may have been shelved as the owner of a business estate put the site and four others up for sale.


Vietnam War victim's new lease of life

Doctor Jill Waibel examines Kim Phuc before the first of several laser treatments to reduce pain and the appearance of burn scars in her back and left arm. Picture: Nick Ut/AP

30 November 2015

A woman who suffered horrific burns as a girl is being treated with the help of a firm in the county.

Storage firm out in the cold

Paddock Wood-based ICA Group installed temperature-controlled and cold storage facilities

30 November 2015

A family-owned cold storage builder watched operating profits melt by nearly £1 million last year as margins were squeezed.

Picturing a gap in the market

Toby Liew, 16, is behind Magniband, a macro lense for smartphones which costs a fiver

27 November 2015

A teenager has launched the new must-have smartphone gadget allowing budding photographers to take detailed photos of tiny objects.


BT dials in millions to Kent economy

BT has contributed more than £379 million to the Kent economy through activities like installing fibre optics broadband boxes

24 November 2015

The economic contribution of the telecoms and broadband giant has been revealed in a new report.


'Don't be deterred by attacks'

Don Kohn, member of the Bank of England financial policy committee

23 November 2015

On a visit to Kent, a Bank of England policy chief has urged exporters to act like it's “business as usual” after the Paris terrorist attacks.


New app helps smokers quit

Jason Smith, general manager of Bedfont Scientific, with the iCO Smokerlyzer

17 November 2015

Smokers can stub out their cravings with a device linked to their mobile developed by a manufacturer in Kent.

Help to survive Mobilegeddon

27 October 2015

Changes to Google's ranking system mean many firms are losing customers without knowing it.

The tide is high

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

05 October 2015

Mobile data and software firm Crimson Tide has revealed pre-tax profits more than doubled in the first half of the year.

Retailer signs delivery-tracking contract

Crimson Tide makes mobile scheduling software mpro5

17 September 2015

A delivery-monitoring technology developer has won a £1.1 million contract over three years with one of the country’s leading retailers.

Takeover lights the way

Former APC Technology boss Mark Robinson

03 August 2015

An electronic component firm aims to prove the ability of its energy-saving products using technology from an information business it has just bought.

Next gen engine technology made

Designer Joe Hanson with pump and injectors

28 May 2015

The next generation of diesel engine technology is being made at a sparkling new laboratory in the global headquarters of Delphi.

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