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Consultancy in takeover

A business consultancy has grown its workforce to more than 50 people after acquiring another business for an undisclosed sum.

Fresh doubts raised over fracking in Kent

There were fears fracking would come to Kent

Academics' claims that fracking in areas such as Kent could deliver large supplies of gas were "over-hyped", it's been claimed.


Incinerator burns less cash

The Sandwich site of nuclear waste management company Augean

A waste management business said its Kent operations are poised to break even as it warned investors profits will be at the lower end of expectations.

Attacks at the click of a button

Three quarters of businesses in Kent say they have been subject to a cyber attack

A huge cyber attack crippled the NHS this year but many small firms are still apathetic about sorting their online security.

New cash for labs and offices

Discovery Park in Sandwich

The owner of one of Kent’s largest commercial estates is to invest £5 million in new laboratories and office space.

Kent leads charge in battery revolution

Fewer people are carrying out renewable energy projects like adding solar panels to their homes but Kent is leading the way in battery storage projects

The county has the highest planned growth in battery capacity in the UK as energy entrepreneurs move away from wind and solar generation.


The companies changing the world

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

Tie-up adds bite to research

King Baboon Tarantula from Africa

A spine-chilling technology company with the largest library of venom in the UK has partnered with a drug discovery company for pioneering research.

Cancer researcher bought for £4.7m

Scientists in the Agalimmune labs at Discovery Park, Sandwich

A developer of anti-cancer technology has been bought in a multi-million pound deal by an Israeli business.

Electronics firm back in the black

APC Technology is a supplier of electronic components and has an energy-saving division, Minimise Group

A components distributor has reported its first bottom-line profit in nearly three years as an 18-month turnaround plan begins to bear fruit.

Fire sale as cold store firm goes bust

International Controlled Atmosphere makes cold storage units for the food, drug and IT industries

A family-owned cold storage builder has gone out of business after more than a century, with the loss of 74 jobs.


Boeing deal largest in firm's history

Aeromet has signed its largest ever contract with Boeing

A parts supplier has secured the largest set of orders in its 40-year history from airplane manufacturer Boeing.

Heat is on failing incinerator site

The Sandwich site of nuclear waste management company Augean

A waste management company suffered a 50% fall in pre-tax profits last year as it continued to support its loss-making incinerator plant in Kent.

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.

KCC invests £500k in asbestos firm

Alert Technology has been given a £500,000 investment with KCC cash

An investment fund using taxpayers money has backed a technology company which predicts it can save thousands of lives by detecting airborne asbestos.

Pylons would 'wreck the skyline'

The standard pylon that will be used in the project

MPs say a proposal to erect around 70 massive pylons across part of Kent would blight several villages.


Oil industry woes hamper firm

Jee carries out subsea engineering work for the oil and gas industry

A subsea engineering firm cut staff numbers by nearly half amid a dramatic decline in the oil and gas industry but is heading back to profitability.

Putting their foot on the gas

A Sound Energy exploration site in Tendrara, Morocco

Down an unassuming street with the quaint cafes and shops sits a half-a-billion-pound company drilling major gas fields across Africa and Europe.

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