Specsavers Seen in Strood

Posted on Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

Specsavers Optical Superstores Ltd has agreed a ten-year lease on 58 High Street Strood – a prominent retail property marketed by Caxtons Chartered Surveyors. One of the Medway Towns, Strood is well positioned close to the M2 and all routes north and south. It is north of the River Medway, just 10 miles from the…

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With nearly two thirds of women aged between 50 and 64 in work, the menopause is a huge issue facing employers. It will affect all women – that is almost half the current working population – in varying degrees during the course of their careers. As a new report criticises businesses for a lack of…

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FREE Seminar for Charity Trustees and Finance Professionals

Posted on Tuesday, February 13th, 2018

Charities and finance professionals keen to learn more about the latest updates in the charity and not-for-profit sector are invited to a free seminar in Kent on 1 March. The event is being organised in Canterbury by Burgess Hodgson Chartered Accountants and Furley Page Solicitors. Mark Laughton, a Partner at Burgess Hodgson, will be provide…

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GDPR: Rules for Business and Organisations

Posted on Tuesday, February 6th, 2018

Who does the data protection law apply to? The law applies to: 1. A company or entity which processes personal data as part of the activities of one of its branches established in the EU, regardless of where the data is processed; or 2. A company established outside the EU offering goods/services (paid or for…

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Brachers Advises in Merger of Kent Colleges

Posted on Tuesday, February 6th, 2018

Canterbury College merges with East Kent College to form EKC Group. Brachers’ commercial and commercial property teams have advised Canterbury College in its merger with East Kent College, which has resulted in the creation of the new EKC Group, a family of five separate colleges in Broadstairs, Canterbury, Dover, Folkestone and Sheppey. Canterbury College was…

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Exporters Face a Wide Range of Challenges

Posted on Monday, January 29th, 2018

Exporters face a wide range of challenges, and although the Export Control Joint Unit’s (ECJU) Business Awareness team tries to provide the right training to help manage these, we rely on feedback to improve what we can offer. This survey is your opportunity to tell us your training needs in the coming year and how…

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KIMS Hospital, the largest independent hospital in Kent, has seen the number of people paying for their own healthcare treatment grow by 22%*. Commenting on this, Simon James CEO of KIMS Hospital stated, “Since we opened in April 2014, our focus has been to provide safe, outstanding quality care for both our NHS and private…

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Invitation to join a funded visit to the MNE Fair in Belgium

Posted on Wednesday, January 24th, 2018

The Chamber are inviting component manufacturing businesses to join a funded visit to the MNE Fair in Kortrijk, Belgium on the 8/9th February 2018. Download the flyer for more details MNE Fair itinerary

Save Money – Rent in Kent and Commute

Posted on Monday, January 22nd, 2018

Confirmation that Kent has some of the most competitively priced areas to live for property renting commuters has been underpinned by a number of recent stories appearing in the national media. Read the full article here:  

Notice to Exporters 2018/01: Consolidated List Updated

Posted on Friday, January 19th, 2018

The Export Control Joint Unit (ECJU) has updated the consolidated control list of strategic military and dual-use items that require export authorisation. This takes account of the changes made to the EU dual-use export control list (Annex 1) at the end of last year. See notice to exporters 2017/27. In respect of extant licences you…

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