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From Kent schoolboy to billionaire vaccine maker

From Kent schoolboy to billionaire vaccine maker

09 March 2021

The businessman leading the world's biggest Covid vaccine-making plant has praised his former Kent school for 'making me the man I am'.

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'Some people make pretty little cakes - I do big, gory heads'

'Some people make pretty little cakes - I do big, gory heads'

03 March 2021

Armed with a drill and a jigsaw, a Kent cake maker has produced some incredible creations - including a 6ft BFG.

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Engineer retires after 43 years on the buses

Engineer retires after 43 years on the buses

02 March 2021

A bus company has named one of its fleet after a much-loved engineer who is retiring after more than four decades of service.

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How one man built a travel empire

How one man built a travel empire

01 March 2021

The remarkable story of how one of the most influential travel companies - and major Kent employer - was born.

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Awards for hardworking young market heroes

Awards for hardworking young market heroes

23 February 2021

Dedication to customer services has paid off for two young market workers who have received a top award in the sector

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Bright future ahead in post-Covid world

Bright future ahead in post-Covid world

22 February 2021

As we prepare to emerge from lockdown and enter a 'new normal', a leading business forecaster says there are plenty of reasons to be cheerful.

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Entrepreneur, 22, launches mental health app for workplace

Entrepreneur, 22, launches mental health app for workplace

21 February 2021

A young Kent businessman has raised £825,000 to launch technology to help improve staff wellbeing.

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Scones business lands Archbishop as a client

Scones business lands Archbishop as a client

21 February 2021

A mum who started her own business delivering artisan scones after being placed on furlough during lockdown has landed some lofty clients.

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CEO leaving hospice after six years

CEO leaving hospice after six years

19 February 2021

The chief executive of a hospice has announced she is leaving and moving into a new role at a charity for disabled children.

Shepherd Neame marketing boss joins Visit Kent

Shepherd Neame marketing boss joins Visit Kent

16 February 2021

A woman who has worked for Bacardi, Pernod Ricard and now heads Shepherd Neame's marketing has joined the board of tourism firm Visit Kent.

Farmer ordered to stop dumping rubbish in beauty spot

Farmer ordered to stop dumping rubbish in beauty spot

09 February 2021

The High Court has ordered a Kent farmer to stop burning waste and keeping cars and caravans in ancient woodland.

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Cabinet member gets sack over Local Plan defiance

Cabinet member gets sack over Local Plan defiance

02 February 2021

Swale council’s leadership has sacked a cabinet member following a row over the authority’s draft Local Plan being passed too quickly.

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Brothers launch lockdown cocktail masterclasses

Brothers launch lockdown cocktail masterclasses

01 February 2021

Two brothers whose mobile bar firm was badly hit by the pandemic are seeing business boom with virtual cocktail classes in time for Valentine's Day.

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PM's fiancée lands top job at wildlife parks

PM's fiancée lands top job at wildlife parks

31 January 2021

The fiancée of Prime Minister Boris Johnson has landed a top job for two major Kent attractions.

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Mickey's Diner founder dies from Covid-19

Mickey's Diner founder dies from Covid-19

27 January 2021

The man who founded one of the county's best-known roadside diners has died after catching coronavirus.

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IoD appoints Kent branch chair

IoD appoints Kent branch chair

25 January 2021

There's a new face at the helm of the county's branch of a leading business organisation.

New man behind the wheel

New man behind the wheel

22 January 2021

James Broadley is to drive forward a family firm with a 230-year history.

Pub landlord swaps beer for 'blues and twos'

Pub landlord swaps beer for 'blues and twos'

21 January 2021

A micropub owner battling lockdown restrictions is now driving London ambulances to help the stretched service during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Skip company boss failed to explain £1 million expenses

Skip company boss failed to explain £1 million expenses

12 January 2021

The boss of a waste firm has been banned from being a director for seven years after failing to explain the legitimacy of £1.14 million of expenses.

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2020: A Kent brewer's perspective

2020: A Kent brewer's perspective

07 January 2021

A craft beer maker has spoken of his experience in the industry over the last year.

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