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Council's law firm appoints new CEO

Council's law firm appoints new CEO

County council's stand-alone law firm hires new CEO after last quit in April amid concerns of failing to generate expected revenues.

Ferry firm smashes £1bn turnover barrier

Ferry firm smashes £1bn turnover barrier

Turnover up but profits take a hit for cross-Channel firm due to rising fuel costs and weak pound.

Care home for adults with learning disabilities changes hands

Care home for adults with learning disabilities changes hands

Care home dealing with adults with learning disabilities is taken over by national chain.

Funding boost creates 63 jobs across county

Funding boost creates 63 jobs across county

Funding programme has enabled SMEs to boost sales and create dozens of new jobs.

Leading holiday cottage company acquired by lettings giant

Leading holiday cottage company acquired by lettings giant

With more than 600 properties on its books, the company will now form part of the UK's leading self-catering firm.

Pensions firm secures slot on prestigious top 100 list

Pensions firm secures slot on prestigious top 100 list

Company's diversity proved a hit with panel which included it in a list of top 100 financial firms.

Winemaker raises a glass to half-year figures

Winemaker raises a glass to half-year figures

Winemaker sees healthy half-year growth as its investment programme continues.

Council signs deal with firm to run its major shopping centre

Council signs deal with firm to run its major shopping centre

Now fully owned by the council, an asset management firm will run the shopping centre it spent more than £150m on to purchase.

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County's SMEs offered £200m lending opportunity from bank

County's SMEs offered £200m lending opportunity from bank

Annual fund is designed to help new and established businesses across the county to grow.

Council's £10,000 loan to credit union

Council's £10,000 loan to credit union

Council's cabinet approved a loan which is hopes will prevent residents turning to pay day lenders.

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Mental health conference tackles workplace challenges

Mental health conference tackles workplace challenges

Business chiefs urged to attend special event held on World Mental Health Day.

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Growth levels 'lowest for two years' according to latest research

Growth levels 'lowest for two years' according to latest research

The monthly activity report gauges confidence and performance across the region.

Campaigners slam KCC fracking investment

Campaigners slam KCC fracking investment

Kent County Council is under fire after its pension scheme invested millions of pounds into companies associated with fracking.

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Budding entrepreneurs get £8.6m boost to kick-start their dreams

Budding entrepreneurs get £8.6m boost to kick-start their dreams

The money from European funds will see workshops take place across the county.

Crunch meeting to decide future of DIY giant

Crunch meeting to decide future of DIY giant

Creditors need to approve deal to prevent company going into administration. But future is still bleak for one Kent store.

Iconic car brand secures funding package worth more than £1m

Iconic car brand secures funding package worth more than £1m

A car manufacturer will use £1m investment cash to grow its overseas order book.

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IT firm in £7.9m takeover deal

IT firm in £7.9m takeover deal

Firm adds to its portfolio with acquisition of Surrey-based commercial IT specialist.

Print firm taken over by IT giant in £380m deal

Print firm taken over by IT giant in £380m deal

Kent firm is acquired in major take-over deal which values company at £380m.

Business confidence high, but growth cools according to latest data

Business confidence high, but growth cools according to latest data

Latest snap shot of the economy in the region also highlights a concern over available skilled labour.

Council forecasts overspend

Council forecasts overspend

A council is forecast to overshoot financial targets by nearly £5 million next year.

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