Oar-some KCC team rows for charity

A team of rowers from KCC took part in a charity rowathon and raised more than a thousand pounds for Dandelion Time, a charity that supports children and young people traumatised by abuse, neglect or having early life attachment difficulties. Dandelion Time, based in West Farleigh, held the indoor rowing event in Marden last weekend…

KCC’s Geoff Wild scoops top legal award

Geoff Wild, Kent County Council’s Director of Governance and Law, has been named Most Innovative European In-house Lawyer 2014. The FT Innovative Lawyer Awards are widely recognised as the most prestigious legal awards in the country and are the product of in-depth independent research. Geoff Wild is the first ever public sector lawyer to receive…

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KCC growth loan scheme extended to Ashford

KCC’s Regional Growth Fund Manager Jacqui Ward has announced that businesses in Ashford can now benefit from Expansion East Kent loans to help turn their dreams into reality. Expansion East Kent is aimed at a wide range of businesses including those in the manufacturing and service sectors. So far more than £20 million of interest free…

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Jobs and transport boost from £104M funding

Press Release: Key transport projects to boost new jobs and business across the county have been given the green light after receiving £104 million from the Government’s ‘Growth Deal’. The major cash-injection was won by the Kent & Medway Economic Partnership – the local arm of the South East Local Enterprise Partnership (SELEP), which brings…

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KEiBA 2014 – winners prove the excellence of Kent business

Glamour went hand in hand with triumph last night as the strength of Kent’s business sector was illustrated at the Kent Excellence in Business Awards. Gathered at the Kent Event Centre, Detling finalists in 15 categories waited for the announcement of the winners in this the sixth year of the awards. The ceremony was staged…

Kent launches first Learning Disability Partnership Awards

Kent County Council is launching its first ever Learning Disability Partnership Awards to celebrate unsung heroes who are making a difference to others. The awards are being launched during national Learning Disability Week (16-22 June) and the partnership is asking for nominations for people, businesses and services which go the extra mile to support and…

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‘Marsh Million’ – firms benefit from jobs and businesses boost

The first firms to benefit from the Marsh Million funding scheme to boost business and grow jobs on Romney Marsh this week received their loans. The ‘Marsh Million’ is a three-year, economic growth fund for Romney Marsh, backed by £500,000 from Magnox Ltd, which operates the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority-owned Dungeness A power station, £400,000 from…

First seven UK Microsoft apprentices graduate

Date: Wednesday 23 April Time:  11am Place: The John Wigan Room, Oakwood House, Oakwood Park, Maidstone, Kent, ME16 8AE. Seven young people from around Kent have completed their first year as part of a new Microsoft apprenticeship programme and will be celebrating at a special Kent County Council graduation event to mark the occasion. This is the…