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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.

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

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

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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Radio giant to axe jobs across its network

Radio giant to axe jobs across its network

The owners of Heart, Capital and LBC confirms the impact of Covid-19 will see job cuts across all departments.

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'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.

Campaign to boost our hospitality industry

Campaign to boost our hospitality industry

Two of the county's major organisations have come together to help promote our pubs, restaurants, cafés and hotels as they reopen.

List of Bella Italia and Cafe Rouge restaurants to close revealed

List of Bella Italia and Cafe Rouge restaurants to close revealed

Four of the 91 restaurants to close after Casual Dining Group called in the administrators are in Kent

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BBC staff in county face axe threat

BBC staff in county face axe threat

Major cuts to regional TV, radio and online staff across the BBC is likely to impact on its studios in the county.

Brewery agrees to new £25m lending deal

Brewery agrees to new £25m lending deal

One of the county's biggest employers has taken advantage of a government scheme to ease the financial pain of the lockdown.

Leisure centre to close for a year

Leisure centre to close for a year

A popular leisure centre will remain closed for a year as part of a £6.5m refurbishment.

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Aldi targets 15 new Kent stores

Aldi targets 15 new Kent stores

One of the nation's favourite supermarkets hopes to open more than a dozen Kent branches.

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Burger giant faces administration threat

Burger giant faces administration threat

A burger restaurant chain could go into administration unless new buyers are found.

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Why business must respond to Black Lives Matter movement

Why business must respond to Black Lives Matter movement

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

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

Firms who have breached the rules surrounding the furlough scheme are set to get a 30-day amnesty period to repay HMRC.

Cautious optimism from landlords as Towns' pubs can reopen

Cautious optimism from landlords as Towns' pubs can reopen

Landlords have reacted in reserved fashion after the government eased lockdown allowing pubs to reopen questioning if they will make enough money.

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Uni to host recovery webinars

Uni to host recovery webinars

The University of Kent is to host a series of free webinars to help firms recover after the lockdown.

Call for more women to pursue engineering

Call for more women to pursue engineering

Today marks International Women in Engineering Day - an event which hopes to spark interest from girls to pursue a career in the sector.

Helpline counts the cost of Covid on county's economy

Helpline counts the cost of Covid on county's economy

More than 9,000 firms have been helped by a free business support service since it launched at the end of March.

Helen Whately slammed for student nurses comment

Helen Whately slammed for student nurses comment

A Kent MP has been criticised by nurses and TV personalities for a letter regarding financial support for students in the sector.

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Major one-day conference to be held via Zoom

Major one-day conference to be held via Zoom

Tickets are available now for a one-day conference to help boost Kent firms - all taking place online.

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