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Heat is on failing incinerator site

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.

Pylons would 'wreck the skyline'

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


Oil industry woes hamper firm

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

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.

IT company's new home

A fast-growing IT firm has moved to a new premises in the county as it aims to double in size by the end of the year.

Data in custody down neon-lit corridors

In a high security annex of a TV studios, more than £1.5 billion of revenue goes through the wires of Kent’s largest data centre each year.

Technology firm's new chairman

A former group managing director of Kwik Fit has been made chairman of a loss-making electronic component distributor.

Science park set to expand

A business park, which employs more than 1,500 people, could be set to expand - creating a new link to the motorway.


Tory peer's red hot takeover

A fire protection company has been taken over by an investment firm listed on the London Stock Exchange backed by Conservative peer Lord Ashcroft.

Telecoms firm's acquisition spree continues

An independent telecoms company has completed its third takeover in three months after securing a £30 million finance deal with the bank.

Second chance for Kent Medical Campus

Councillors have again approved plans for an extensive medical campus set to create 3,300 jobs.

Crystal clear vision

A £90,000 loan helped two friends launch a water treatment business which is attracting a flood of export deals from around the world.

‘Grandad’s workshop’ to worldwide trade

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

Council poised to reapprove campus

Councillors are expected to give the green light to a large medical campus for the second time, set to bring more than 3,800 jobs.

New boss a year after rescue

A crop research institute has hired a new managing director a year after it was rescued in a takeover.

Wind farm extension proposed

Swedish power company Vattenfall is developing a scheme that will bring the existing and operational wind farm at Margate closer to the coast by 4km

New funding for fruit research

A consortium has secured £1.9 million of funding for student-led crop studies.

Science park's new owners 'will take it in new areas'

The new owners of one of Kent’s most successful science parks will forge closer ties with London investors, according to its managing director.


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