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Another retailer teeters on the brink

05 January 2021
Another retailer teeters on the brink

A popular chain with branches across Kent is thought to be on the verge of administration after seeing sales decimated by the pandemic.

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Cool response to £4.6bn lockdown funding

05 January 2021
Cool response to £4.6bn lockdown funding

The county's business chiefs say Rishi Sunak's new package of funding for shops and the hospitality sector is not enough.

Summit all set to tackle county's challenges

05 January 2021
Summit all set to tackle county's challenges

A leading business event takes place next week - with key discussion points including Brexit, Covid-19 and the state of our high streets.

'Business needs more support in lockdown'

05 January 2021
'Business needs more support in lockdown'

A leading business figure in the county is hoping Chancellor Rishi Sunak will today deliver the support packages to cope with a third lockdown.

Call for furlough for struggling parents

04 January 2021
Call for furlough for struggling parents

Amid confusion over the reopening of schools, a call has been made for parents struggling with child care to be offered furlough.

Wildlife park confirms closure

01 January 2021
Wildlife park confirms closure

One of the county's top visitor attractions has revealed it is having to close its doors to the public.

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'There are more TV crews than lorries'

01 January 2021
'There are more TV crews than lorries'

A councillor has warned of a 'calm before the storm' as life after Brexit dawns with a quiet day at the ports.

Snow set for county this week

01 January 2021
Snow set for county this week

Forecasters are predicting the white stuff will fall in the county later this week as the cold snap continues.

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Kent's Review of the Year 2020

31 December 2020
Kent's Review of the Year 2020

There was more than just Covid going on during 2020: We take a look back at the biggest stories in Kent over the last 12 months.

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Countdown to summit gathers pace

29 December 2020
Countdown to summit gathers pace

Organisers of a major virtual event taking place in January have issued a 15-point guide to would-be delegates.

Tech entrepreneur to be keynote at summit

24 December 2020
Tech entrepreneur to be keynote at summit

A globally recognised businesswoman will speak at a major business summit for the county next month.

Defence giant donates £26,000 to food banks

24 December 2020
Defence giant donates £26,000 to food banks

A aerospace firm has made a generous donation to two of the county's leading food banks.

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Union calls for support for ferry and Eurostar staff

21 December 2020
Union calls for support for ferry and Eurostar staff

Following the closure of the French border, a union says support is needed for cross-Channel workers.

Tier 4 move 'a devastating blow' for retailers

21 December 2020
Tier 4 move 'a devastating blow' for retailers

The tougher restrictions must prompt more government support, says one of Kent's most senior business figures.

Bespoke solutions needed for recovery

21 December 2020
Bespoke solutions needed for recovery

A leading business figure in the region says a 'one-size-fits-all' solution won't work in recovering from pandemic chaos.

Primark and JD Sports to open 24-hours

17 December 2020
Primark and JD Sports to open 24-hours

Two leading retailers have confirmed two of their Kent stores will open 24-hours this weekend to ease queues.

Defence firm to hire graduates and apprentices

17 December 2020
Defence firm to hire graduates and apprentices

Dozens of roles are to be made available at the Kent site of a major defence firm.

Call for more cross-Channel business co-operation

17 December 2020
Call for more cross-Channel business co-operation

A project which brought together firms from Kent, Belgium and France ends this month after four years.

Award double for HR consultants

17 December 2020
Award double for HR consultants

A consultancy has scooped two top awards after a year in which it has launched two new programmes to help its clients.

'We could be in Tier 3 until February'

17 December 2020
'We could be in Tier 3 until February'

A pub boss has warned relaxing rules over Christmas could keep Kent in Tier 3 well into the new year.

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