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Get free digital skills at the Maidstone and Medway Business Show

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People and businesses can learn about getting online and boost their digital skills for free as Google brings Google Digital Garage to the Maidstone and Medway Business Show at the Mercure Maidstone Great Danes Hotel on Tuesday 26 June.

40 years of polished performance for Sussex cleaning company

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When Margaret and John Pitcher set up their office and window cleaning company in Sussex in 1978, desktop ashtrays needed emptying, dust gathered in typewriter keys and the now ubiquitous office water cooler had yet to be introduced.

£100m management buyout

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Kent-based Holiday Extras, which arranges travel extras for more than seven million customers every year, completed the management buyout which values the firm at close to £100 million and places 55% of the company into an employee benefit trust.

Translation business starts new chapter

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A translation and language services provider based in Kent has been acquired by a larger company in the same sector.

Surrey-based glass merchant soars with strong Middle East demand

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Svaja, a Surrey handblown glass merchant, who make designs for retailers, hotels and restaurants worldwide has secured contracts worth more than £1m and seen its sales increase 300% after starting to export to the Middle East in 2011. Throughout the process they’ve received the support of the Department for International Trade.

New investment platform

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University of Surrey’s Angel Investment S100 Club announces new chairman and National Investment Platform.

Surrey offices triumph at awards

Property Last edited 14/05/18
Bourne Business Park, Addlestone, and Tamesis, Egham both in Surrey triumph at the British Council for Offices’ annual Property Awards.

Weight won in screws

News Last edited 17/05/18
A Cambridge builder has won his weight in screws after taking part in a selfie competition run by a Kent company.