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Time for a big clean by Kent workers

The Big Ben tower is at the heart of UK time-keeping - here it gets a spruce-up

20 August 2014

It was a case of the high life for a team of experts from Kent given the job of cleaning one of the most famous clock faces in the world.


Leisure centre revamp cost revealed

Managing director of Your Leisure Steve Davis

20 August 2014

The company that runs a town's leisure centre has announced the how much it will spend on its planned refurbishment.

Media agency recognised as youth-friendly business

Zoodikers based in Tunbridge Wells awarded the Gold Standard by Youth Employment UK

06 August 2014

A PR and social media agency has been awarded in recognition of its friendliness towards local young people.

Charity bank's regional lending boost

Charity Bank is seeking to double the help it gives to Kent and South East charities

04 August 2014

An Kent based ethical bank is looking to double the number of charities it helps across the county by offering loans over £2 million.

Kent company receives Dragon's Den business boost

Danny Tickner was retweeted by Dragon's Den star Theo Paphitis and his business has boomed ever since

01 August 2014

A company in Kent has received a business boost after a TV star retweeted its information as part of a weekly initiative.

Relative success: mum, daughter and even gran, 91, keep firm going

From left, Tanya Walker, Manager, her Grandmother Ena, 91, a former employee and her Mother, Pam, proprietor at PDQ Secretarial

15 July 2014

Three generations of women have kept a family firm going through "blood, sweat and tears" and now they have in the running for a business award.


Kent take on Essex for Mike Denness Challenge Shield

Kent captain Mike Denness in the county's heyday in the 1970s

04 June 2014

The Championship clash between Kent and Essex will be the first match to count towards the newly-launched Mike Denness Challenge Shield.

Business matters for women in Thanet

Amanda Holges, Angela Brier-Stephenson and Deborah Turner are taking part in the fifth Women Mean Business meeting

22 April 2014

The fifth Women Mean Business free event is at East Kent College in Broadstairs on Wednesday, April 23.

Royal visitor unveils Kent's newest hospital

Dignitaries awaiting the Duke of Gloucester

02 April 2014

Prince Richard, the Duke of Gloucester, cut a ribbon to open the Kent Institute of Medicine and Surgery after taking a tour of the new hospital.

Preferred bidder named for K College sites

K College

21 February 2014

Hadlow College has been announced as the preferred bidder to take over part of a struggling college group.

EXCLUSIVE: Sorting office could be reopened, meeting told

The former Royal Mail sorting office by Maidstone East railway station

21 February 2014

A Royal Mail sorting office could be reopened just months after it was closed, the Kent Messenger can exclusively reveal.

Record growth for healthcare recruitment firm

Healthcare workers recruited by Canterbury-based Nurse Plus

18 February 2014

Nurse Plus is looking to expand to the north of England after forecasting turnover of £35.2m, up 37%.

Wall crashes into garage... leaving trail of destruction

The wall of a house fell onto a business in Cross Street, Maidstone

17 February 2014

This is the scene of devastation after the wall of a house collapsed into a garage.

Couple taste success on Dragon's Den

Dragon's Den Piers Linney (centre) with Vini and Bal Aujla

10 February 2014

A husband and wife have won a £50,000 cash injection after becoming the first Asian couple to secure an investment on hit BBC TV show Dragon’s Den.

College takeover revealed

K College

06 February 2014

The preferred bidders have been announced to run a college which is being broken up after amassing £16m of debt.

Collaborating across the county

Furley Page associate Susi Gillespie

06 February 2014

A legal service designed to make the process of divorce easier is now available all over Kent.

Confidence rising as economy grows

Manufacturing is leading the economy's growth, like workers in the fudge-making warehouse opened by Kent-firm Fudge Kitchen in Aylesham

28 January 2014

More businesses in Kent are looking to expand, as figures show the economy is growing at its fastest rate since 2007.

New tunnel mobile service launched

Smartphone (stock photo)

21 January 2014

Commuters will be able to use their phones in tunnels thanks to a new deal involving two UK mobile operators.

Vocational college one step closer to reality

Chatham Docks

20 January 2014

Medway’s new University Technical College is set to be built at Chatham Docks after the government agreed to buy the site.

Council approves petrol station plan

Simon Privett is angry about plans to build a new BP garage opposite his BP garage

16 January 2014

Plans to turn the old Tollgate Hotel into a BP petrol station, M&S Food and a McDonald’s have been approved.

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