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Fire strike 6.00pm 31 October to 6.00pm 4 November Kent Fire and Rescue Service will be working hard to provide a service during the strike and will be locating fire engines at strategic locations around the county to provide the best cover possible.  They will be taking 999 calls, but the service will not be…

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Beware of Business Rates Appeal Scam

Posted on Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

Kent Trading Standards warn businesses about business rate appeal scam Cold calling salesmen have been claiming targeted businesses have a strong and unarguable case to gain discounts on business rates and offering to undertake an appeal on the company’s behalf for a fee of £595. Do not be taken in by this if you are…

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Local Chamber Shortlisted for National Award

Posted on Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce is celebrating after receiving confirmation that it has been shortlisted for two prestigious national Awards. The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) hold annual Awards amongst the 53 Accredited Chambers nationally, highlighting the excellent work being done across the Country. Winners will be announced at the Awards Ceremony to take place…

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SUSTRANS FREE review in East Kent

Posted on Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

If you are a small or medium sized business (SME),* our local team of advisers is ready to work with you to transform the way you travel for business. Our involvement can include: free support from a dedicated adviser offering tailored business travel planning a full appraisal of current travel needs advice on grants and…

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According to research commissioned by Barclays Corporate Banking, exported products with a ‘Made in Britain’ label attract a higher premium than products with no label of origin. The research also indicated that 31% of consumers in new and emerging markets have knowingly paid a premium for ‘Made in Britain’ products, compared to only 14% of…

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Port Lympne Mansion Awarded 4 Stars

Posted on Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

Coveted accolade awarded to Port Lympne Reserve’s luxury mansion Staff and management at the Port Lympne Mansion Hotel are celebrating, as the latest accommodation offering at the popular Kent visitor attraction, is awarded a coveted four star accolade by VisitEngland’s National Quality Assessment scheme. Bob O’Connor, Managing Director commented: ‘ To receive four stars from…

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UK Food Labelling System Under Investigation by EU

Posted on Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

The European Union (EU) has ordered authorities in the UK to address complaints about the British ‘traffic light’ food labeling system. The ‘traffic light’ system, which is voluntary for food producers, gives products red, yellow or green symbols to indicate fat, salt and sugar levels to consumers. However, complaints were received from countries including France,…

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Increased Benefits for Employers of Reservists

Posted on Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

Small firms employing military reservists will now receive increased financial assistance when employees are mobilised on military duties, under new legislation introduced on 1st October. Under the Reserve Forces (Payments to Employers and Partners) Regulations 2014, financial assistance of £500 per month will be given to qualifying employers when employees are mobilised. Qualifying employers include…

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Utilitywise plc was declared Company of the Year at this month’s AIM Awards, held at Old Billingsgate in London. This award is the ultimate accolade for any AIM company. In order to win, the company must demonstrate that it is a responsible, fully accountable, dynamic business with strong growth prospects and a commitment to AIM….

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Opportunity in Healthcare – Costa Rica, Colombia and Chile

Posted on Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

Discover a variety of opportunity in the healthcare sector in Costa Rica, Colombia and Chile! Date: Tuesday 28 October 2014 Time: 4.00pm Where: Online – this webinar is free of charge but all participants must register before 24 October In this FREE 60-minute webinar, you will be able to: Discover specific business opportunities in medical…

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