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Technology firm's new chairman

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

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.


Surgery opens with new technology

A private hospital is opening its fifth operating theatre after a £250,000 investment.

Tech supplier 'refocused' after turnaround

An electronic parts distributor has swung back into operating profit after overstretching itself on sustainable energy projects put it in the red.

Research cash will make 'better mix of businesses'

New funding for research and development will help address the lack of medium and large ciompanies in Kent, according to an business group ambassador.

A toast to the top-ranking firms

Here is the full-list of Kent's fastest-growing private companies over the last four years.

Mobile tech firm doubles profits

A company which helps staff send data back to bosses from the field has doubled profits after gaining record subscribers for its software

‘This life-changer is amazing’

The new chairman of the Institute of Directors in Kent is also bringing to market a new treatment for asthma sufferers around the world.

Water company fined

Southern Water, which serves most of Kent, has been ordered to pay £57,000 after failing to meet environmental conditions at its treatment works.

Access road work begins for new medical campus

Construction work for an access road to a 30-acre medical campus has begun.

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