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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.

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.

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.

Defence giant makes 5,000 pieces of PPE

Defence giant makes 5,000 pieces of PPE

One of the county's big employers has hit a key milestone after switching production to PPE during the health crisis.

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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.

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.

Defence giant resumes apprentice hiring

Defence giant resumes apprentice hiring

A major employer in the county is continuing to hire apprentices - but with virtual interviews.

Website highlights Covid-19 secure small businesses

Website highlights Covid-19 secure small businesses

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.

Business chiefs call for support as UK economy shrinks 20.4%

Business chiefs call for support as UK economy shrinks 20.4%

The release of April's GDP figures have brought into 'sharp relief' the economic impact of the health crisis.

Escalators to get UV units and green steps to stay safe

Escalators to get UV units and green steps to stay safe

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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Firms urged to review fire safety

Firms urged to review fire safety

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

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

Free webinar to discuss how county will bounce back

Free webinar to discuss how county will bounce back

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

A free workshop aimed at bridging the skills gap says the pandemic has prevented it hitting a key milestone this month.

Videos show SpaceX passing over Kent

Videos show SpaceX passing over Kent

Photos and videos show the SpaceX rocket's historic journey to the International Space Station last night.

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Time running out for grant funding package

Time running out for grant funding package

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

The government website for SMEs to claim back money under the Coronavirus Statutory Sick Pay Rebate Scheme is now live.

Hydrogen power plant set for green light

Hydrogen power plant set for green light

Controversial plans to build a hydrogen fuel plant look set to be given the go-ahead - despite more than 160 objections from concerned residents.

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