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Kent Medical Campus will be built near Junction 7 of the M20

Push to attract firms to county

Development officials will make a big push to attract new businesses to Kent at the UK's largest property summit.

Touchscreen designer’s revenue rise

Sahara Presentation Systems distribute and manufacture audio visual equipment used in schools and boardrooms

A touchscreen designer and manufacturer improved annual sales by more than a quarter after cementing its place in the schools market.

Tech firm to post first profit in three years

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

An electronic components distributor is expected to reveal its first pre-tax profit in three years when it reveals its annual results.

Jobs announcement poised as park marks five years

The fifth birthday celebrations for Discovery Park in Sandwich

Bosses at a business estate revealed a “big organisation” is looking for a 60,000 sq ft premises where it could create 400 jobs.

Joint pain treatment set for human trial

Levicept has developed a protein designed to relieve joint pain. Stock picture

A biotechnology company is beginning clinical trials of a new treatment for osteoarthritis and chronic pain developed in Kent.

Nuisance calls firm fined £85k

True Telecom is based in Crossways Business Park in Dartford

A broadband and telephone services company has been fined £85,000 for making nuisance calls.


Deal to kick off UK growth

From left, Emily Bentley, Oliver Stell and John Toal with Communicate boss Tony Snaith, front

An IT and telecoms company has begun its first phase of national expansion after winning a contract with a London property group.

Foreign expansion boosts Crimson Tide

Crimson Tide makes mobile scheduling software mpro5

A mobile-working software developer pushed revenues past the £1m barrier in the first half of the year as it boosted marketing spending.

Deal to serve 8,000 Kent homes

Swale Heating's headquarters at Eurolink Business Park in Sittingbourne

Boiler fixer Swale Heating has secured a contract with one of the UK’s largest housing associations.


IT firm finds buyer

Allteks offers IT support and infrastructure to about 100 clients

An IT support business has been snapped up by a Harvard graduate after bosses put the company up for sale.

Consultancy in takeover

Embridge Consulting managing director Emma O'Brien

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

Progress for under-sea electricity link project

The standard pylon that will be used in the project

Work on a major project to channel electricity under the sea between east Kent and Belgium is on track to finish in 2019.

My Anaconda does!, says Scottish government

The Anaconda wave energy converter being tested in Strathclyde

A company which is developing wave energy technology named the Anaconda has been awarded £727,000 to continue its development.

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.

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