Leading Kent brewer to help guide others to export success

In addition to producing top-of-the-range beers, Kent’s Old Dairy Brewery will be busy inspiring other businesses to grow through exporting after being named an Export Champion for the South East for 2021/2022. The accolade, awarded by the Department for International Trade (DiT), means the Tenterden company will share its expertise, and raise awareness of the…

KCC leads on new business-support project

KCC is taking the lead in a new project providing support to businesses and individuals facing challenges brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic. C-Care is a cross-Channel Interreg project, led by KCC and run by four English and three French partner organisations, working with a wider network of stakeholders. Drawing on a range of expertise…

Creative hub reaches major milestone

One of Kent’s largest cultural infrastructure projects has reached a major milestone. Jasmin Vardimon Company’s new and much anticipated creative hub takes shape, promising a state-of-the-art facility for the internationally renowned dance company to expand its activities locally, nationally and on the global stage. Councillors from KCC and Ashford Borough Council joined representatives from Arts…

Dial in for free Brexit business advice

Kent businesses needing help to navigate new trade rules will be able to put their queries directly to experts – including Kent County Council Trading Standards. Hosted by the Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce, Tuesday’s EU Transition: Ask the Experts’ free zoom webinar, 10.30am-12.30pm, is designed to be highly interactive with the content of the…

Free Brexit advice for Kent businesses

Kent County Council’s Trading Standards Officers are offering free specialist advice to local firms needing help to do business with the EU. The move to provide no-cost regulatory guidance to businesses via a dedicated advice line on 03333 602300 has been made possible thanks to a Kent and Medway Growth Hub grant. Open Monday-Friday (9am-6pm),…

Online trade missions to boost Kent exports

Kent County Council and Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce have secured £90,000 funding from the South East Local Enterprise Partnership (SELEP) to lead a new project to help small businesses to get into overseas markets. The SEED Project kicks off this month and will run for a year. While visits to major international trade shows…

KCC welcomes £20m business fund

Kent County Council has welcomed news of a £20 million fund to support businesses trading with the EU. Announced today (Thursday) the government said the SME Brexit Support Fund will help small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) adjust to new customs, rules of origin, and VAT rules when trading with the EU. KCC Cabinet Member…

National Apprenticeship Week: Share apprenticeship levy to help small businesses and boost the economy

As National Apprenticeship Week draws to a close, businesses in Kent are being reminded to continue sharing their apprenticeship levy to help the economy recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. As a large employer, Kent County Council pays an apprenticeship levy to the Government and, in return, receives levy funds to spend on…