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IT firm plans 'large recruitment drive' as it moves Kent base

Firm shifts offices in Maidstone and Sevenoaks to Kings Hill as it continues expansion plans

Job cuts at pharmaceutical firm

A number of employees have been told their jobs are under threat at a leading pharmaceutical firm.


Council backs life science investment fund

A venture capital firm has announced plans to invest £50 million in life sciences companies across the UK, partly backed by Kent County Council.

Solar farm plan details branded 'grotesque'

Villagers say they've been told solar panels at the site of what could become Britain's biggest solar farm could be as high as their houses.


Plans for £6.5m health centre revealed

An application for a health centre, catering for up to 32,000 patients, has been submitted.


Developed for the health of women... and the planet

Research teams in the county have developed a reusable tampon applicator which they believe will appeal to a woman's environmental conscience.

Air con company's cool results

A heating, ventilation and air-conditioning manufacturer boosted profits despite a fall in sales after a major acquisition.


New tech helps firms keep close eye on websites

A digital agency expects to double its turnover thanks to technology which can tell companies where online browsers are looking on their websites.

Breaking sales barriers overseas

A crash barrier supplier boosted turnover for the fourth time in five years amid a surge in foreign demand.

Kent business supplies wristbands to the stars

A Kent company making wristbands, lanyards, and passes for major events has supplied some of the county's biggest music awards so far this year.

Static profits expected at software firm

A mobile-working software company suffered a slip in its share price after it said profits are likely to remain the same in its annual results.

Company celebrates 40 years of trading

Forty years ago Colin Jarvis took a gamble and started his own electrical company from his bungalow.

Patients bypassing NHS give private hospital first profit

A private hospital made its first monthly profit since launching four years ago as growing numbers of patients bypassed the NHS and paid for treatment

Work begins on £2m hub

Construction is underway on a conference centre at a science park.

Gas explorer sells Italian drilling sites

An oil and gas exploration business has announced plans to sell its Italian projects.

Drug firm told to change its ad for Beauty Shot drink

Pfizer has been forced to amend one of its adverts after it was found to be making an unauthorised health claim.

Science Park in robust health, says site chief

The site director of Kent Science Park says it has “not been healthier” despite announcements of job losses last year.

APC in takeover after return to profit

An electronic components distributor has announced the takeover of a rival firm after making its first annual profit in three years.

Wildlife concerns over UK's biggest solar farm

Proposals to build an 890-acre solar farm could impact birds and wildlife in the area.


Scaffold in bacteria could be biofuel breakthrough

Scientists in Kent believe they could reduce reliance on fossil fuels after finding a way to increase productivity in cells used to make biofuels.

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