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Discovery Park in Sandwich

New cash for labs and offices

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

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

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.

IT company's new home

IT company Onwave has moved to Kings Hill

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

Custodian Data Centre stores servers for more than 300 clients

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

APC Technology's head office in Rochester Airport Estate

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

Science park set to expand

Kent Science Park covers 55-acres in Sittingbourne

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

Alpha Peerless Fire Systems has been bought by Marlowe plc

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

Telecom business AdEPT has taken over an IT firm

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

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