Nathan writes his way into 700th Apprenticeship

Nineteen-year-old Nathan Charles from Sheerness managed to secure a unique apprenticeship in a travel company offering remembrance tours by writing an eye-catching application. In doing so, he became the 700th apprentice to be placed through the KCC’s Kent Employment Programme. His new boss Nikki Archer-Waring, Managing Director of Spirit of Remembrance, said it was the…

Join KCC Cabinet Member for Finance in budget webchat

Kent residents have will have the opportunity to talk live online to KCC’s Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Finance, John Simmonds, when he takes part in a web chat this Friday 24th October. The people of Kent still have time to air their views on which KCC services are most important to them and…

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…