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World-leading winery to be built in Kent countryside

World-leading winery to be built in Kent countryside

21 July 2020

A winery co-run by a global champagne firm has been given the full seal of approval to produce 400,000 bottles a year.

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New Aldi store gets green light

New Aldi store gets green light

20 July 2020

Plans to build a new Aldi store to replace a smaller one on the opposite side of the road have been approved.

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Investment agency launches support scheme

Investment agency launches support scheme

13 July 2020

The county's inward investment agency has launched a service to help firms bounce back after the ravages of the lockdown.

Closing down sale marks final encore for hit record store

Closing down sale marks final encore for hit record store

12 July 2020

Scores of people have been queueing up outside a popular record shop after the owners announced it is set to close.

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Outlet opening hours to be extended as 5 shops remain shut

Outlet opening hours to be extended as 5 shops remain shut

10 July 2020

Shopping centre bosses are extending the opening hours at Ashford's Designer Outlet, but not all stores have reopened after lockdown.

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Warning over workplace safety as lockdown eases

Warning over workplace safety as lockdown eases

10 July 2020

A legal expert has urged business owners to take all necessary steps to keep staff and visitors safe in the workplace - or risk prosecution.

'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.

Furniture chain goes into administration

Furniture chain goes into administration

06 July 2020

A question mark hangs over the future of a string of Kent stores after its owners called in the administrators.

Former print site could create 'more than 3,000 jobs'

Former print site could create 'more than 3,000 jobs'

06 July 2020

The new owner of a former newsprint site has pledged to invest £180m into transforming it - with the hope of creating thousands of jobs.

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'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.

'Turning empty shops into restaurants could be way forward'

'Turning empty shops into restaurants could be way forward'

29 June 2020

Retail bosses have indicated turning empty shops into restaurants will help revitalise a city centre during the incredibly tough economic climate.

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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.

Sheps orders safety signs ahead of July 4 reopening

Sheps orders safety signs ahead of July 4 reopening

26 June 2020

A social enterprise staffed by ex-forces personnel has been hired to produce safety signs for Kent's major pub operator.

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.

Another big retailer on the brink of administration

Another big retailer on the brink of administration

22 June 2020

The owner of Go Outdoors says it has started the process of putting the chain into administration.

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Petition supporting our farmers hits 1m mark

Petition supporting our farmers hits 1m mark

18 June 2020

A campaign to prevent trade deals including chlorinated chicken and hormone-fed beef sees more than 1m sign petition.

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