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Partner appointed chair of national body

Partner appointed chair of national body

The partner of a leading business advisors and accountants has been appointed the chair of a national professional body.

Signs giant acquired by private equity firm

Signs giant acquired by private equity firm

A company is set for further growth after it was acquired to form part of a new marketing powerhouse for brands.

Former boss of Saga 'to invest £100m'

Former boss of Saga 'to invest £100m'

The former boss of one of the county's major employers is reported to be investing £100 million in the company to give it a boost.

Warning over virus safety in offices

Warning over virus safety in offices

Two leading academics say offices need to take extra care to prevent the spread of the virus as staff return after months working from home.

Agency offers free marketing support

Agency offers free marketing support

An international marketing agency which has worked with some of the world's biggest brands is offering a helping hand to firms.

Colleges saved from administration

Colleges saved from administration

Moves to save struggling colleges have been completed in the largest ever further education transaction in the country.

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Dashboard charts county's economic recovery after Covid

Dashboard charts county's economic recovery after Covid

A host of data has been combined to provide an insight into how Kent and Medway's economies are faring after the lockdown.

There's still time to claim Covid-19 business support loans

There's still time to claim Covid-19 business support loans

A financial expert says firms wanting to take advantage of business support loans should act now before schemes close over the coming months.

Life sciences project gets cash boost

Life sciences project gets cash boost

A team hoping to create hundreds of new jobs will spend the upcoming months preparing a bid to secure up to £50m of government funding.

Bite-sized courses for life after lockdown

Bite-sized courses for life after lockdown

The county's inward investment agency has unveiled summer courses for business leaders to help them plot a route to success post-lockdown.

Eurotunnel earnings plunge due to pandemic

Eurotunnel earnings plunge due to pandemic

The leading cross-Channel operator saw earnings more than halved as travel restrictions took a huge bite out of its bottom line.

Law firm marks 450th anniversary

Law firm marks 450th anniversary

A law firm started by a curate at a local parish church has passed a major milestone and been recognised by Guinness World Records.

Security firm to slash 'more than 1,000 jobs'

Security firm to slash 'more than 1,000 jobs'

The cash industry is 'on a knife-edge' according to a union as a major money distributor confirms it is set to slash jobs.

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Investment agency launches support scheme

Investment agency launches support scheme

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

Warning over workplace safety as lockdown eases

Warning over workplace safety as lockdown eases

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

Law firm wins awards double

Law firm wins awards double

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'

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

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

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

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

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