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'Covid chaperone' in big demand

'Covid chaperone' in big demand

18 June 2020

A recruitment agency is seeing a heavy demand for people to help enforce social distancing for shops and businesses.

Toast English Wine Week with Kent wine

Toast English Wine Week with Kent wine

17 June 2020

English Wine Week starts this weekend and there's never been a better time to buy local, by toasting the event with wines grown and produced in Kent.

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.

Shopping centre could be barricaded off if overrun

Shopping centre could be barricaded off if overrun

13 June 2020

The manager of an open-air shopping centre warns blockades could be put up if too many people flock to stores next week.

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Electrical retailer reveals which stores will open

Electrical retailer reveals which stores will open

12 June 2020

Shoppers will be able to get tech advice for the first three days as a major retailer returns as lockdown restrictions begin to ease.

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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.

Outdoor seating fees waived for cafés and pubs

Outdoor seating fees waived for cafés and pubs

11 June 2020

Fees for outdoor furniture have been temporarily waived by a council, in a bid to support struggling businesses.

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Escalators to get UV units and green steps to stay safe

Escalators to get UV units and green steps to stay safe

11 June 2020

A specialist firm has developed two key weapons in the fight to keep shoppers and office workers safe when using escalators.

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Ropemaking back at dockyard

Ropemaking back at dockyard

11 June 2020

An historic trade has resumed after the pandemic forced it to take its first break in production for 400 years.

Help for manufacturing returning after lockdown

Help for manufacturing returning after lockdown

09 June 2020

A organisation representing manufacturing businesses has released support packages to help firms returning to production.

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.

Mental strain on business owners of pandemic

Mental strain on business owners of pandemic

04 June 2020

A survey has revealed it is not just lost revenues which have hit small business owners in the county during the lockdown.

Five Guys is back

Five Guys is back

02 June 2020

Burger fans can get their Five Guys fix again after the Bluewater branch reopened today.

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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.

Former Debenhams store receives makeover

Former Debenhams store receives makeover

29 May 2020

A new vinyl 'window wrap' is on display in an old Debenhams store, which was recently purchased by the district council for £2m.

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.

How a contract clause could prevent cash-flow crisis

How a contract clause could prevent cash-flow crisis

28 May 2020

Law firm advises businesses to consider adding a clause in order to reclaim goods if not fully paid for.

Rural economy boosted by funding pay-outs

Rural economy boosted by funding pay-outs

27 May 2020

A number of rural firms have received payments in a bid to help boost the county's rural economy, despite the pandemic.

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