Licence for outside tables and chairs extended

Businesses that are due to renew their licence for outside tables and chairs will have their licence extended until the end of August by Kent Highways. This goodwill gesture comes as the government switches the responsibility for street furniture licensing from Kent County Council to district and borough councils. Those who need to renew in…

Coronavirus Business Support

Businesses will be given an additional three months to file accounts with Companies House to help companies avoid penalties as they deal with the impact of COVID-19. See here for more information. Kent County Council, in collaboration with all the local authorities in Kent, will launch a dedicated business support line for coronavirus-related issues, delivered…

Kent Property Market Report 2019 launched

Kent’s accessibility, combined with its relative affordability, is driving demand from a range of business occupiers who are now seeing it as a viable alternative to other parts of the South East, according to the 2019 Kent Property Market Report. The growing strength of demand is placing the county firmly on the radar for investors…

KEiBA 2018 Winners Announced

The winners of the county’s most prestigious business awards were unveiled last night (21st June) during a gala event in Detling. The Kent Excellence in Business Awards (KEiBAs) were staged at the Maidstone Exhibition Hall following a record 369 entries across its 16 categories. Organised by Kent County Council and the KM Media Group, publishers…

KCC business scheme recognised at national awards

A KCC scheme to help businesses invest in technology to help battle climate change has been recognised at an awards ceremony. The Low Carbon Across the South East (LoCASE) Project was selected as runner-up by the President of the Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning and Transport (ADEPT) Awards. The three-year LoCASE project has,…

Businesses of Kent – we need you!

Kent County Council is calling on employers to help young people into work by giving them interview experience or offering them an apprenticeship – or both. The council’s Made in Kent apprentice programme launched its 1,000 Interviews project at Oakwood House in Maidstone on Tuesday (November 7) with the aim of giving 1,000 young people…

£5 million worth of business loans on offer

Kent County Council has announced another £5 million in loans to support businesses in the county, boosting economic growth and job creation. The success of KCC’s Regional Growth Fund has already supported 242 companies in the county with £55 million of loans that have created more than 2,212 jobs, safeguarded a further 1,663 and has been…

Kent International Business wins national award

Kent International Business (KIB), a programme which encourages Kent businesses to export to overseas markets, has been named a winner at this year’s Enterprising Britain Awards. The winners were announced today (Saturday) by Small Business Minister Margot James. She said: “We have 900,000 more small businesses than in 2010 and they have an important role…