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‘Grandad’s workshop’ to worldwide trade

Design engineer Phil Lenney and senior technical manager Max Sheppard testing one of the starters on an engine. Picture: Gary Browne

02 February 2017

A little-known manufacturer is ready to go global with its life-saving product after quietly going about its work for 20 years.

Change model for 'new reality' of weak pound

A fall in the value of the pound since the EU referendum has boosted exports

31 January 2017

A business advisor said firms struggling with rising costs must look at their business model as the weakened value of the pound will be long term.

'Small increase' for house prices this year

Swanley and Bexley have been identified as property hot spots. Stock image

17 January 2017

Two of the county's prominent property developers believe house prices in Kent will move upwards in 2017 after a Brexit shock failed to materialise.

Awards open with a flurry

KEiBA 2017 launched at the Chatham Historic Dockyard despite snow flurries during rush hour

13 January 2017

Scores of businesses fought their way through snow for the launch of the most prestigious business awards in the county.


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.

Richard Branson sends his regards

Richard Branson during a visit to Dungeness. Picture: John Piddock

25 November 2016

The Virgin entrepreneur sent a video message to two former employees as they opened a new restaurant, with support from Kent artist Graham Clarke.

Why steel operations are returning to Kent

Sheerness steel mill

01 November 2016

The former manager of a Kent docks and steel works has talked about why the steel mills are poised to restart at the site next year.


New jets amid climb in luxury travel

The new Learjet 75 unveiled at Biggin Hill Airport

21 October 2016

Two private jets worth £14.5m have been unveiled by an aviation business flying high from the take off in demand for chartered air travel.

Maggots found crawling in Aldi beans

Dean Smith found maggots inside this tin of beans he brought from Aldi

19 October 2016

A father has told of his horror at finding insect larvae in Aldi food he was preparing for his baby daughter.


VIDEO: Youngsters' busker dance goes viral

A high five given to the girls

30 September 2016

Adorable footage of two children bopping along to the music of a popular busker has gone viral.


Video: No homes to rent if you have dogs

Jennie Delelis is looking for a rental home with her daughter. Pic by Brian Green

13 September 2016

A financial adviser says she has hit a brick wall trying to find a new home to rent with her daughter because landlords don't want her two dogs.


Video: New IMAX cinema set to go ahead

How the new front entrance could look. Pic submitted to Ashford Borough Council by Mountford Pigott

08 September 2016

Plans for Kent's second IMAX cinema are set to be given the green light by council planners as part of a multiplex expansion plan


Pask eager for starting role

Josh Pask in action for Gillingham at Southend Picture: Barry Goodwin

16 August 2016

Teenage defender Josh Pask insists he’s not at Gillingham to make up the numbers.


Video: Rockstar supports teen's cancer battle

14 August 2016

Bryan Adams supported the ongoing fundraising efforts of a teenager hoping to pay for cancer treatment in New York at his concert


Absolutely Folkestone, darling!

The picture of the Absolutely Fabulous duo wearing the kaftans is on display in Jean's shop

08 July 2016

Two iconic garments worn by Absolutely Fabulous stars Patsy and Eddy in their newly released film were designed in Folkestone.

Bikers surround police in stinger row

A police officer carries the stinger back to his vehicle

08 July 2016

A video has emerged showing bikers angrily confronting a police officer after spotting a stinger on the ground.


Firms 'confident' after vote to leave EU

The EU headquarters in Brussels

07 July 2016

A week after Britain voted to leave the single market, a poll at a business event has shown two thirds of firms are confident about the year ahead.

Wonky Wanda casts spell on TV show

Wanda's forelegs were twisted 180 degrees

06 July 2016

Wanda, a cocker spaniel who was born with twisted forelegs, stole the hearts of the nation when she appeared on TV.


England are out... should your staff be too?

England fans have been left in despair again

28 June 2016

A law expert reveals what bosses should do if they think staff pulled a sickie after drowning their sorrows from England's dire Euro 2016 exit.

Bail for youths arrested as part of temple trashing investigation

A still from the video, posted last night, of destruction at the old Sikh temple

27 June 2016

Six teenagers have been arrested and bailed after video emerged of a former Sikh temple apparently being trashed.

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