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Elham’s The King’s Arms crowned best pub in Kent

For the third year in a row, Contemporary Pubs has seen one of its gastropubs and freehouses crowned the ‘Kent pub of the year’ in a major national awards scheme.

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Produced in Kent’s Future Food Forum is back for 2024

Following a hugely successful event last year, Produced in Kent will once again be hosting its Future Food Forum at the University of Kent in Canterbury on 3 May 2024. 

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Family team launches SureCare home care service in Sittingbourne

Husband and wife team Lisa and Rejue Khalique, as well as Lisa’s cousin Stephanie Kew, who will be the registered manager, have launched their SureCare franchise in Sittingbourne to provide a broad range of regulated and non-regulated care services.

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Martin Tolhurst Solicitors partners with Kent Wildlife Trust

Kent law firm Martin Tolhurst Solicitors has announced a new partnership with Kent Wildlife Trust, a respected wildlife charity dedicated to preserving the county’s natural heritage.

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‘Music-driven’ restaurant launches in Brighton

This April, Rob Shenton and Charlie Bunn – the respective owners of Riddle and Finn’s and Hickstead Estate – are launching Drifter, a new music-driven restaurant concept for Brighton.

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What is the Whole Life Cost (WLC) of a vehicle and what should you consider?

In the ever-evolving landscape of business operations, the decision to change vehicles is a significant one that requires careful consideration. As businesses weigh the options, one crucial factor that often takes centre stage is the total cost of ownership or Whole Life Cost (WLC). This encompasses not just the upfront costs but also the operational […]

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Offering flexible work can help you tap a latent talent pool

The latest figures from the Office of National Statistics tell us that 8.68 million people aged 16-64 are economically inactive in the UK, while at the same time, there are more than 900,000 vacancies across the country.  Just 1.57 million of those economically inactive people are classified as unemployed, with the rest made up of […]

Maxim

Trust will be the watchword for ’24

This year, securing trust and retaining their own reputation will be more important than ever for business and dare I say it, politicians. According to the 2023 Edelman Trust Barometer, half the UK population trusts business, up 1% on the previous year, while only 37% trust the government, a fall of 5%. Worryingly, it also […]

Chambers of Commerce

Entering the Sussex Chamber Business Awards

The Sussex Chamber Business Awards are returning for 2024 to highlight and celebrate the expertise, achievements and outstanding contributions that businesses and individuals continually make to the growth of the county. Here are some hints and tips on how you can make the most of your entry… The judges Your entry will be assessed by […]

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2024 Support

What could possibly challenge us in 2024? Facing a general election is likely to distract from the work needed to improve the economy and deliver support for businesses, who generate jobs, taxes and contribute so much to their local communities. There is a lot of support available for businesses, but it does not always reach […]

Chambers of Commerce

Business needs to be more than just a livelihood

With political and regulatory uncertainty in abundance, it’s understandable that most businesses will have little appetite for investment or expansion.  However, this uncertainty will eventually pass, and the UK government, of whatever persuasion, will need to make its intentions around economic growth clear and unambiguous to unlock the UK’s trade potential. But the focus needs […]

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Elham’s The King’s Arms crowned best pub in Kent

For the third year in a row, Contemporary Pubs has seen one of its gastropubs and freehouses crowned the ‘Kent pub of the year’ in a major national awards scheme.

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Produced in Kent’s Future Food Forum is back for 2024

Following a hugely successful event last year, Produced in Kent will once again be hosting its Future Food Forum at the University of Kent in Canterbury on 3 May 2024. 

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Family team launches SureCare home care service in Sittingbourne

Husband and wife team Lisa and Rejue Khalique, as well as Lisa’s cousin Stephanie Kew, who will be the registered manager, have launched their SureCare franchise in Sittingbourne to provide a broad range of regulated and non-regulated care services.

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Martin Tolhurst Solicitors partners with Kent Wildlife Trust

Kent law firm Martin Tolhurst Solicitors has announced a new partnership with Kent Wildlife Trust, a respected wildlife charity dedicated to preserving the county’s natural heritage.

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‘Music-driven’ restaurant launches in Brighton

This April, Rob Shenton and Charlie Bunn – the respective owners of Riddle and Finn’s and Hickstead Estate – are launching Drifter, a new music-driven restaurant concept for Brighton.

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Moore Barlow advises New Path Fire and Security on latest acquisition

Moore Barlow has advised regional fire safety and security firm New Path Fire and Security on the acquisition of Kent-based Electrifire Limited for an undisclosed sum.

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Smaller payroll firms risk being left behind by automation

New research from people management and payroll platform Employment Hero suggests that smaller payroll providers in the UK risk being left behind thanks to a distrust of artificial intelligence (AI) and automation.

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IoD Surrey welcomes new student and future director ambassadors

The Institute of Directors (IoD) has appointed two new ambassadors to its Surrey branch committee to represent the student community and future directors.

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Moat secures £100m funding to accelerate sustainability ambitions 

Moat, one of the South East’s largest housing associations, has secured a £100 million sustainability-linked loan facility from Lloyds Bank to retrofit its existing stock and boost housebuilding across the region.

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What is the new Flexible Working Bill?

New flexible working regulations will come into effect on 6 April 2024. Antonio Fletcher, head of employment at Canterbury-based law firm Whitehead Monckton, outlines what the new bill is and what it will mean for businesses and employees. 

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Azets acquires RSM UK’s specialist medical accounting team

Azets, the international advisory, outsourcing and compliance group with 21 regional offices across the South East of England, has announced the acquisition of RSM UK’s specialist medical accounting team.

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UK Growth Coach wins FSB ‘Micro Business of the Year’ award

Sussex-based specialist business coaching firm UK Growth Coach has recently been honoured with the title of ‘Micro Business of the Year’ for the South East by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB).

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