Month: July 2024

Legal News

Brachers advises on acquisition of Dolphins Day Nursery

Brachers’ corporate team has advised Blue Iris Childcare Limited on the acquisition of Little Dolphins Day Nursery Limited and its premises.

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NICEIC expands training offer in Maidstone

NICEIC, the UK’s leading certification and training body for the electrical industry, has announced that it will now offer two new qualifications for electrical professionals from its training location in Maidstone, Kent.

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Applications open for Cripps’ EmpowHer Leadership Programme

Kent-based law firm Cripps has announced that applications are now officially open for its brand-new EmpowHer Leadership Programme, designed to unlock the potential of female leaders.

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Community News

Redrow kicks off community fund with generous donations to local causes

Kent housebuilder Redrow South East has made four donations, totalling over £2,000, to support the incredible community work and events happening across the local area.

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Kent County Show celebrates the best of Kent

The 93rd Kent County Show, the annual flagship event of registered charity the Kent County Agricultural Society, took place on 5, 6 and 7 July 2024, displaying the best of Kent through livestock and equine competitions, trade, exhibits and more.

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East Sussex vineyard business for sale

Award-winning East Sussex vineyard business Off The Line is for sale with BTF Partnership with a guide price of £1.5 million for either the issued share capital in Off The Line Limited or the assets of the business. 

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Canterbury BID gets business backing for £3.6m city centre investment plans

The Canterbury Business Improvement District (BID) has won its third renewal ballot, securing millions of pounds of investment for Canterbury over the next five years.

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Nearly two-thirds of UK businesses to demand increased office attendance

According to new research from NCG, almost two-thirds of UK businesses’ senior decision-makers will increase the number of times employees must attend their workspace. 

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Maidstone site manager for Barratt Homes wins national award

Barratt Homes site manager Billy Oborne has won a Pride in the Job Award from the National House Building Council (NHBC) in recognition of the quality of homes he is building at The Poppies development in Kent.

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Screen Ashford launches to support film industry

Screen South, in partnership with Ashford Borough Council and Ashford-based film company Borderpoint Films, has launched Screen Ashford, an initiative designed to nurture and develop the next generation of film industry professionals and provide a network for them.

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South East had second-highest equity investment value in 2023

The British Business Bank’s annual Small Business Equity Tracker reports that the South East region had the second-highest investment value in 2023.

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Caxtons makes two senior promotions

Kent-based property consultants firm Caxtons has promoted two highly experienced and dedicated staff to associate director level.

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Countdown to the Kent Housing Group Excellence Awards 2024

The deadline for entries has closed, the judging in the 12 categories has been completed, the trophies and certificates are in production and the venue is booked – the final countdown to the Kent Housing Group (KHG) Excellence Awards 2024 is underway.

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Cripps strengthens Sussex technology team with new partner hire

Top 100 UK law firm Cripps has announced the appointment of Aiden Dunning as a new partner in its Horsham commercial team.

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Community News

FareShare Sussex & Surrey rolls out frozen food campaign to boost support  

FareShare Sussex & Surrey has launched a new crowdfunding campaign to help charities and community groups increase their capacity for frozen food to feed more people experiencing hunger and food poverty.

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British Business Bank launches Growth Guarantee Scheme

The British Business Bank has launched the Growth Guarantee Scheme, the successor to its Recovery Loan Scheme, to help smaller businesses access the finance they need to invest and grow.

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Commercial property News

Flude lets new-build unit let in Hove to Sawyer estate agents

Flude Property Consultants has announced that 11a Grand Avenue, Hove has now been let.

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SMEs predict bumper three-year rise in projects but skills gap could derail growth

Almost nine out of 10 project professionals working for SMEs in the South East are expecting a rise in the number of appointed projects over the next three years, according to a survey by the Association for Project Management (APM).

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Europa Road marks 2,600 monthly journeys through the Eurotunnel

As the Folkestone-Calais Eurotunnel celebrates its 30th anniversary, one of its largest commercial users, Europa Road, is marking 2,600 journeys through the tunnel every month – more than 30,000 annually.

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South East businesses accounted for 10% of UK administrations in 2024

South East businesses accounted for 10% of administrations in the first six months of 2024, the fourth highest region in the UK, according to analysis by Sussex law firm Mayo Wynne Baxter.

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Kent Archaeological Society finds evidence of prehistoric life in Kent

A team from the Kent Archaeological Society is celebrating several successful finds at Lees Court Estate, Faversham, which provide clear proof of prehistoric life at what is now believed to be one of the country’s largest community excavation projects.

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Creative Tunbridge Wells launches to ‘ignite growth and innovation’

Creative Tunbridge Wells (CTW), a Cultural Compact funded by Arts Council England, has officially launched its website and social media platforms.

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South East business confidence falls in June

Business confidence in the South East fell 22 points during June to 35%, according to the latest Business Barometer from Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking.  

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Ashford Borough Council prepares new Local Plan

Ashford Borough Council is preparing a new Local Plan for the borough and is inviting local communities to get involved in the process.

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