Kent News, Local Business Events And Information

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Kent Business News


Kent Architects Flying High - Godden Allen Lawn are celebrating after picking up a major award for the Spitfire-wing shaped building
Swale Heating - Partnership with leading estate agency group
The Canterbury Tales - Seeking artisans for Christmas Gift Fair
Huge Office Letting In Kent - Travel Insurance Facilities Group
Airport Business Booming - Key message delivered to company leaders and directors
Re-appointment To The Court Of Protection - Nicola August a partner at Furley Page
Kings Hill - More property development
Swale Heating - Business growth fuels recruitment boom
Christmas Artisan Gift Fair - The Canterbury Tales is seeking stall-holders for a special festive market
Debt Recovery - When should you consider legal proceedings and what are your options? 
Sign Up For My Kent Big Weekend - Tourism businesses urged to get involved.
Lydd Airport Names New Chief Exec - Charles Buchanan
Rodenstock Launches New Lens - The Impression FreeSign® 3.
Port Of Dover Community Fund - September workshop looks to the future.
Security Firms Merge - Ashford based Red Alert have joined forces with Kent and Sussex Security (KSS).
Taking Kent To America - Visit Kent will be in Las Vegas to sell Kent to the North American travel industry later this month.
Flambeau Europlast Opens Its Door - 13th September 
Sevenoaks Restaurant Opening - 20 new jobs have been created by the Giggling Squid group with the opening of their latest eatery in Sevenoaks.
Millwood Builds On Success - New Investment to the tune of £10m in a deal managed by law firm Cripps.
Walpole Bay Hotel - Margate Party Extravaganza To Celebrate Centenary
Inheritance Tax changes may affect thousands. Warning from leading local legal firm Cripps.
House sales at Kings Hill have reached have the highest level since 2007.
Kent Design & Development Awards - The search is on to find the successor to Rocksalt, the award winning Folkestone restaurant.
Newmarket Holidays Switches Departure Option - Lydd Airport benefits from special charter business
Beyond The Barn - According to Smiths Gore, new planning rules will make it easier for farmers to convert agricultural buildings.
Exciting Developments At Kings Hill - Three housing projects in progress.
Serious Implications For Local Businesses - EU VAT proposals could mean a significant shift in the management of UK businesses.
Next month sees an open invitation March, 2014) being invited to take part in some greenfingered fundraising activities in aid of a children’s charity at Millbrook Garden Centre in Gravesend.
Comma Oil and Chemicals manufactures, markets and distributes lubricating motor oils and other related products has moved part of its operation to Kings Hill.
Minimum Wage Rise Welcomed By Restaurateur - Dev Biswal has called for a clampdown on tax evasion.
Local business commits to continued support for Demelza Hospice Care for Children. Swale Heating will be working with Demelza in 2014 for the fourth consecutive year.
The Markerstudy Group 10K - The second Markerstudy Day has just taken place with the group's staff raising over £10,000 for charity. Across the country events were held including in Royal Tunbridge Wells where the marketing team caused a stir by riding high on the Santa Express .

Stanstead Airport Responds - M.A.G Chief Executive, Charlie Cornish comments on the Airport Commission’s Interim Report
Manston Airport Comment from Charles Buchanan, Chief Executive
Holiday Cottages For Garden Lovers - Cranbrook based Freedom Holiday Homes have a range of properties on their books which will appeal to garden lovers in particular.
Gatwick Airport - Stewart Wingate responds to the Airport Commission’s Interim Report
The Giggling Squid steps back in time to 1966 prices following the discover of an ancient wine list under the floorboards.
Lydd Airport Statement - In response to the Davies Commission interim report

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