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Looming recession 'could kill off local businesses'

Looming recession 'could kill off local businesses'

18 May 2022

Soaring inflation could usher in a recession later this year - and the fear many firms may not survive it, warns a Kent business expert.

Jobless figures tumble but squeeze on incomes ramps up

Jobless figures tumble but squeeze on incomes ramps up

17 May 2022

The number of people claiming benefits fell heavily last month - but soaring inflation means few are better off.

Deadline looms for Medway awards

Deadline looms for Medway awards

17 May 2022

A leading business event for Medway is urging firms to enter now as the clock ticks down to the deadline for entries.

Family-run café forced to shut as council rival opens

Family-run café forced to shut as council rival opens

13 May 2022

The owners of a family-run cafe have announced it will close after a council chose to build its own at a country park.

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'They are treated with utter contempt by government'

'They are treated with utter contempt by government'

12 May 2022

A government agency is set to axe its Kent office with furious union bosses saying staff are being shown 'utter contempt' by Whitehall.

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'We need emergency budget now'

'We need emergency budget now'

09 May 2022

A leading business organisation in the county has joined a call for the Chancellor to hold an emergency budget to ease the cost of living crisis.

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Authority calls on firms to cash in on apprentices

Authority calls on firms to cash in on apprentices

09 May 2022

The leader of the county council is urging firms to tap into funding available to help recruit more apprentices to help boost the local economy.

Firms claim costs for 'emotional turmoil' of theme park 'blight'

Firms claim costs for 'emotional turmoil' of theme park 'blight'

06 May 2022

Businesses threatened with eviction due to proposals for a multi-billion pound theme park have submitted claims for costs due to trade and job losses.

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Trio of ambassadors unveiled

Trio of ambassadors unveiled

28 April 2022

A business organisation has revealed the latest three ambassadors for its Kent branch.

MegaGrowth 50 bounces back for 2022

MegaGrowth 50 bounces back for 2022

27 April 2022

A list of the fastest growing companies in the county is making a return for its 19th outing.

Major event's £25m expectations

Major event's £25m expectations

27 April 2022

After a two-year break due to the pandemic, the largest regional business event returns to the county in May.

Firm mourns loss of pioneering chairman

Firm mourns loss of pioneering chairman

25 April 2022

A company started in 1957 in Kent and which has now got offices across the UK, has paid tribute to its pioneering chairman who has passed away.

Hundreds set for summit's return

Hundreds set for summit's return

21 April 2022

One of the county's top networking events returns for its fifth annual outing next week - with 300 delegates expected.

Hundreds of mourners pay respects to Conway chairman

Hundreds of mourners pay respects to Conway chairman

20 April 2022

Family and friends have said their final farewells to the leader of one of the county's most successful firms.

'We want to turnover £1bn in five years'

'We want to turnover £1bn in five years'

14 April 2022

A property contractor has strengthened its board as it set its sights on growth and a £1bn turnover target.

Jobless figures fall but squeeze on budgets intensifies

Jobless figures fall but squeeze on budgets intensifies

12 April 2022

The number of people claiming benefits fell again last month - but rising inflation will hit many household budgets hard.

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Bakery empire to open 12th shop in the county

Bakery empire to open 12th shop in the county

11 April 2022

A family-run bakery business is opening another branch in Kent, taking over an empty Shoe Zone shop.

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Survey reveals majority fear inflationary squeeze

Survey reveals majority fear inflationary squeeze

06 April 2022

A poll of SMEs has revealed many remain anxious at rising costs - while just 4% say Brexit has had a positive impact on them.

Aldi creating 175 jobs in Kent paying up to £63k

Aldi creating 175 jobs in Kent paying up to £63k

31 March 2022

A supermarket giant is creating 175 jobs across Kent, with salaries of up to £63,000.

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'I'm in no-man's land after bolt out of the blue sacking'

'I'm in no-man's land after bolt out of the blue sacking'

29 March 2022

A sacked P&O worker who was nearing his 30th year with the firm has described the devastating impact it's had on him and his colleagues.

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