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The KEiBA class of 2017

Business champions unveiled in record year

An IT support firm, a medical manufacturer and a coffee company were the big winners at Kent's most prestigious business awards - KEiBA 2017.


KEiBA finalists await gala results

The 2016 KEiBA ceremony

The most prestigious business awards in Kent take place this week.

Son steps in to save stricken printing firm

Matt, right, and Stephen Hood in the factory at printing firm ESP Technology in Aylesford

A digital printing company has been rescued from administration at the eleventh hour by the son of its former boss – saving 10 jobs.

Fast-growing exporters revealed

Childrensalon has enjoyed a surge in sales of traditional styles after the births of Prince George and Princess Charlotte

Seven businesses in Kent have been ranked among the fastest-growing mid-market companies for international sales.

Traditional values inspired takeover

Iliffe Media chairman Edward Iliffe

The new owner of Kent’s leading independent publisher plans to “invest in new technologies” to expand its audience in the county.

New unit set up to thwart hackers

Kent County Council has set up the new unit

A council has set up a specialist team to help businesses learn how to stop themselves being a victim of cyber crime.

More listeners tune in to kmfm

Garry and Laura present the breakfast show on kmfm

More of you are tuning in to kmfm, with the latest figures revealing Kent's only truly local radio station has an average of 169,000 weekly listeners.

Comic Carr is all smiles

Jimmy Carr posed for a selfie with Sleeping Giant Media managing director Anthony Klokkou, right, and senior marketing manager Lee Hutton

Comedian Jimmy Carr posed for a selfie with bosses of a digital marketing agency after presenting them with two awards.

Radio station under investigation by Ofcom

Signs displayed in the windows of Crescent Hall

A community radio station is now being investigated by broadcasting watchdog Ofcom after it stopped broadcasting live.


New owner for KentOnline

Edward Iliffe, Iliffe News and Media chairman

KM Media Group, publisher of this website, has a new owner.

The companies changing the world

Discover the firms transforming how we live and work – based here in Kent.

A big seat to fill

Virgin brought a giant red armchair to Ashford High Street to mark its work to connect 8,000 homes in the district with fibre optic broadband

Shoppers were welcomed with an oversized armchair as part of a broadband publicity stunt.

Teen agrees multi-million pound merger

Medway entrepreneur Ben Towers featured on CBBC show Pocket Money Pitch

A teenage entrepreneur has agreed a merger deal for his design agency seven years after he launched the company from his bedroom, aged 11.


Takeover creates £60m cybersecurity firm

Kent County Council has set up the new unit

A business which protects online and electronic data has taken over a rival firm creating a company with a turnover of about £60 million.

Telecoms firm to exceed City expectations

Telecom business AdEPT has taken over an IT firm

Business-to-business telecoms company AdEPT said it will beat market predictions when it reports its annual results this summer.

Rescued print firm ‘has potential to grow back’

Printing business Headley Brothers was put up for sale in January

One of Kent’s oldest printing firms has the potential to “grow back into a good business” according to bosses who rescued it from administration.

Apple boss backs tech start-up

David de Min chatting to Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak at Business Rocks Image: Dan Taylor/Dan Taylor Photography

The co-founder of Apple wasted no time endorsing a live video editing app designed by an exciting technology company.

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The Kentish Express is moving office - to be even closer to the heart of Ashford town centre.


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