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Kent leads the way with apples and pears

Kent leads the way with apples and pears

Sponsored editorial: The Kent apple harvest got underway recently with AC Goatham & Son at the forefront.

Shop owners' verdict on TV show interiors makeover

Shop owners' verdict on TV show interiors makeover

Store-keepers have given their verdict after their shops were transformed on BBC Two show Interior Design Masters.

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Building work starts on new Lidl

Building work starts on new Lidl

A village can expect to have its own branch of the budget supermarket chain by the end of the year.

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Jobless figures dip but fears remain

Jobless figures dip but fears remain

Benefit claims across the county dipped in January - but they remain 91% up year-on-year due to the impact of the pandemic.

Store wins top retail award

Store wins top retail award

An innovative store which unites dozens of traders under one roof has won a leading retail award.

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Jobs warning despite roadmap out of lockdown

Jobs warning despite roadmap out of lockdown

A leading business figure in Kent has said jobs and businesses 'hang by a thread' despite the proposed lifting of restrictions over the coming months.

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Firms call for 'most ambitious Budget in modern history'

Firms call for 'most ambitious Budget in modern history'

The Chancellor is being called upon to help many firms who have struggled to survive as a result of not being able to access government support.

Is hope on the horizon for Dockside?

Is hope on the horizon for Dockside?

After several restaurants at Chatham Dockside were forced to close, we take a look at whether the area can sail out of the pandemic to new waters.

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Bright future ahead in post-Covid world

Bright future ahead in post-Covid world

As we prepare to emerge from lockdown and enter a 'new normal', a leading business forecaster says there are plenty of reasons to be cheerful.

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Amazon confirms £205m 'Mega Shed' opening

Amazon confirms £205m 'Mega Shed' opening

A major online retailer has revealed it is behind one of the largest warehouses in Europe set to open later this year.

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Post Office bosses won't replace once-popular shop

Post Office bosses won't replace once-popular shop

The Post Office says it has been unable to find a replacement site for a once-popular shop.

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'The way they have acted is the lowest of the low'

'The way they have acted is the lowest of the low'

The owners of a store fined £1,000 for breaching lockdown restrictions have been overwhelmed by support in what has been a very difficult year.

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'We're victims of a sting,' says trader fined for lockdown breach

'We're victims of a sting,' says trader fined for lockdown breach

The owners of a fashion shop have spoken of their shock after being fined £1,000 for selling a T-shirt to an undercover Trading Standards officer.

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Change to support Kent food and drink producers

Change to support Kent food and drink producers

People are being encouraged to think more about buying locally produced food and drink, helping to support Kent businesses with it, in a new campaign.

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GDP tumbles as lockdown takes a toll

GDP tumbles as lockdown takes a toll

The UK economy in 2020 took a huge blow with one leading business figure says there is 'little cheer' in figures released today.

Digital agency in £10,000 giveaway

Digital agency in £10,000 giveaway

A digital marketing firm is offering £10,000 worth of its services to one lucky winner to help them bounce back after the lockdown.

Home Bargains 'pulls plug on new store'

Home Bargains 'pulls plug on new store'

A popular discount retailer has pulled the plug on plans to open a huge new store in Kent, sources say.

IoD strengthens its ranks

IoD strengthens its ranks

The new chair of the Kent branch of a leading business organisation has appointed five key figures.

Jobs losses in Medway Towns as stores close

Jobs losses in Medway Towns as stores close

All jobs at Burton, Dorothy Perkins and Wallis will be lost as the stores in Medway permanently close after Boohoo brought the brands for £25.2m.

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Farewell to more high street names

Farewell to more high street names

Three of the biggest high street fashion stores have been sold - and will move to online only.

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