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Charity Christmas tree lighting event to be hosted by Brighton seafront attractions

Brighton’s iconic seafront is set to glow brighter than ever this year as local businesses join forces for the first time on 25th November at 1pm for a festive Christmas light switch-on event in support of The Starr Trust charity.

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Community Technology

Sussex-based digital marketing agency scoops UK Agency Award

Smart Monkey Marketing, which specialises in B2B SEO for professional services, the built environment and workplace services, recently won a prestigious award at the 2023 UK Agency Awards. Winning the award for ‘Best New Business Campaign (Small)’ at the annual event, the agency celebrated its work with one of its newest clients, Oven Rescue. This […]

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Community News

Embridge Consulting receives ERP Today Awards commendation

Business transformation consultancy Embridge Consulting, headquartered in Gravesham, Kent, is celebrating its commendation for the ‘Customer Hero Award’ at The ERP Today Awards 2023. The ERP Today Awards and Fundraiser recognise excellence across the enterprise technology industry, celebrating leadership, innovation and customer success within organisations of all sizes. This year’s winners were announced on 14 […]

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Community News

Sussex-based Identity announces partnership with Turner Prize 2023

Identity, the global event agency founded in Sussex, has announced its partnership with Turner Prize 2023. The prize, named after the great painter J M W Turner, is now in its 38 year and continues to grab international attention and stimulate discussions well beyond the art world. The British artists on this year’s shortlist are […]

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Commercial property Community

Historic Kent pub restored for village

A historic public house in Elham, Kent has reopened following a major refurbishment, with its new owners Contemporary Pubs fulfilling their promise to restore the much-loved pub for the village. The Grade-II listed 15th-century pub, The Kings Arms, is operated by Contemporary Pubs, the team behind the award-winning success of The Marquis of Granby, Alkham […]

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Community Construction

Housebuilder bolsters community investment in Aylesham, Kent

Barratt Homes has recently handed over its most recent Section 106 funding to Dover District Council (DDC). The funds, totalling £208,000, were agreed as part of the ongoing development at Aylesham Village, with the next Barratt Kent phase of the development due to launch later in the year. The most recent payment by Barratt Homes […]

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Community

Local charities and groups receive funding from Gatwick Airport Community Trust

Good causes across Surrey, Sussex and Kent were celebrating this week after Gatwick Airport Community Trust announced the recipients of thousands of pounds of funding. Money went to more than 100 groups and charities across the region, which will be used to carry on essential work during the cost-of-living crisis. Every year, The Gatwick Airport […]

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Community

Dorking-based Unum UK joins the fight against period poverty

Employee benefits provider Unum UK, based in Dorking, is joining the crusade against period poverty by teaming up with community partners the Hey Girls network to launch a period dignity scheme across its UK sites. As of today, Unum UK will be stocking free, sustainable products in all bathrooms to help reduce period poverty and […]

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Community

Brakes supports care homes in overcoming challenges amidst food price inflation

Kent-based food wholesaler Brakes has launched a new campaign aimed at helping care providers manage a range of budgetary and practical challenges being driven by labour shortages and food price inflation. The company’s new ‘We Care, Because You Do’ campaign highlights the additional support and resources available to care home owners and managers, procurement specialists […]

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Community

ChannelPorts Limited and Kent Community Foundation launch Community Fund

After supporting grass root charities for some time by making regular donations to experienced grant makers Kent Community Foundation, Hythe-based ChannelPorts Limited has decided to set up its own philanthropic fund. The new philanthropic fund will be known as the ‘ChannelPorts Community Fund’ and will award grants to small charities and community groups that operate […]

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Community

State-of-the-art environmentally friendly factory opens in Maidstone

Esteemed representatives from the Maidstone community attended today’s opening of a new state-of-the-art manufacturing plant set to bring work opportunities and a positive environmental impact to the local area. Distinguished guests included Faversham and Mid Kent MP, Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care) Helen Whately and The Worshipful the Deputy Mayor of […]

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Community

Film production startup crowned Kent winner of South East pitch competition

Nocturnal Pictures has been announced as the Kent winner of the South East Startup Roadshow, hosted by South East Angels. The independent film production company specialises in dark, high-concept, story-driven narratives within the action, horror and Sci-Fi genres. Its debut feature film The Last Rite has already made its mark on popular streaming platforms such as HULU, […]

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Community

Baxall to deliver net zero primary schools in the South East

Kent-based main contractor Baxall Construction has secured Department for Education (DfE) contracts to deliver two of the South East’s first net zero in operation schools. Baxall has designed and will build the £5.7m new St Mary’s Catholic Primary School in Deal and the £8.4m Iqra VA Primary School in London – both of which are […]

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Community

Pig & Porter celebrates Taste of Kent ‘Beer of the Year’ Silver Award

Tunbridge Wells-based craft brewery Pig & Porter received the Silver ‘Beer of the Year’ award for its Caravan bitter at the Taste of Kent Awards, held on June 22 at The Gulbenkian, Canterbury. The brewery currently produces a wide range of beers in cask and keg. Caravan, one of its well-loved bitters, picked up the […]

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Community

FareShare Sussex & Surrey highlights food scarcity crisis

Food waste charity FareShare Sussex & Surrey is appealing for businesses to provide support as it expands its vital services across Sussex and Surrey during the cost-of-living crisis.

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Community

Kent Food Partnership tackles food crisis

Since the start of 2023, a group of stakeholders invested in Kent’s food system have been quietly working on the establishment of the Kent Food Partnership. The partnership brings together lead agencies Produced in Kent and Social Enterprise Kent with local government, public health, Kent Universities, food and drink business representatives and community groups to […]

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