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Law firm wins awards double

Law firm wins awards double

10 July 2020

A law firm has picked up two awards at an event celebrating SMEs in the UK.

'I fear jobs will still go in October'

'I fear jobs will still go in October'

09 July 2020

A leading business figure in the county says many firms cannot afford to bring furloughed staff back - despite Rishi Sunak's £1,000 incentive.

Mixed views on Chancellor's 'kickstart' scheme

Mixed views on Chancellor's 'kickstart' scheme

08 July 2020

Business figures in Kent say new measures to get young people into work are well intentioned but may prove a challenge in reality.

Law firm hires new partner

Law firm hires new partner

06 July 2020

A corporate lawyer has moved from a top London firm to join a corporate and commercial team in the county.

'V-shaped' recovery hopes after trade plans stalled

'V-shaped' recovery hopes after trade plans stalled

03 July 2020

More than half of firms surveyed in a recent poll said Covid-19 had forced them to cancel or delay international trading plans.

Brewery agrees to new £25m lending deal

Brewery agrees to new £25m lending deal

02 July 2020

One of the county's biggest employers has taken advantage of a government scheme to ease the financial pain of the lockdown.

Why business must respond to Black Lives Matter movement

Why business must respond to Black Lives Matter movement

26 June 2020

As protests continue, business leaders are being urged to look at their own company values to ensure equality.

Amnesty plan for furlough breaches

Amnesty plan for furlough breaches

25 June 2020

Firms who have breached the rules surrounding the furlough scheme are set to get a 30-day amnesty period to repay HMRC.

Uni to host recovery webinars

Uni to host recovery webinars

23 June 2020

The University of Kent is to host a series of free webinars to help firms recover after the lockdown.

Helpline counts the cost of Covid on county's economy

Helpline counts the cost of Covid on county's economy

22 June 2020

More than 9,000 firms have been helped by a free business support service since it launched at the end of March.

Major one-day conference to be held via Zoom

Major one-day conference to be held via Zoom

22 June 2020

Tickets are available now for a one-day conference to help boost Kent firms - all taking place online.

Website highlights Covid-19 secure small businesses

Website highlights Covid-19 secure small businesses

15 June 2020

Firms in the county are being invited to register on a free site highlighting the steps taken to be safe as lockdown measures are eased.

Business chiefs call for support as UK economy shrinks 20.4%

Business chiefs call for support as UK economy shrinks 20.4%

12 June 2020

The release of April's GDP figures have brought into 'sharp relief' the economic impact of the health crisis.

Chamber board complete with latest appointment

Chamber board complete with latest appointment

09 June 2020

One of the county's chambers of commerce has recruited an HR expert to its board as it prepares for life after the lockdown.

Tunnel traffic's dramatic drop due to lockdown

Tunnel traffic's dramatic drop due to lockdown

05 June 2020

Figures for the first five months on the year reveal Eurotunnel traffic has dropped dramatically as a result of travel restrictions.

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Firms urged to review fire safety

Firms urged to review fire safety

04 June 2020

As workplaces reopen as lockdown measures are eased, employers are being urged to review their fire safety.

Free webinar to discuss how county will bounce back

Free webinar to discuss how county will bounce back

01 June 2020

Business leaders are invited to discuss life after lockdown and the county's economic outlook on a special one-hour webinar.

Skills session vows to return after pandemic

Skills session vows to return after pandemic

01 June 2020

A free workshop aimed at bridging the skills gap says the pandemic has prevented it hitting a key milestone this month.

Time running out for grant funding package

Time running out for grant funding package

29 May 2020

Council urges small firms not to miss out on the chance of applying for grants of up to £10,000 to ease the financial pain of the pandemic.

Firms urged to claim for sick pay funding

Firms urged to claim for sick pay funding

29 May 2020

The government website for SMEs to claim back money under the Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme is now live.

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