Cyber Resilience Centre Launches Across The East To Help Kent Businesses

An innovative partnership between the police, private sector and academia has launched today (13 May), across the East of England to help businesses across Kent protect themselves against cybercrime.   The Eastern Cyber Resilience Centre (ECRC) is part of a network of centres being established across the country to provide businesses and…

Chamber Keeps Virtual Networking Events

Virtual networking events run by Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce have proved so popular with attendees that the organisation has agreed to continue hosting the monthly sessions, even as lockdown restrictions ease and increased contact becomes possible.  The new series of free monthly networking sessions will again be sponsored by law firm Furley Page. Each session offers a mix of virtual networking, digital…

Businesses Need To Be Creative With Solutions To Protect Staff Mental Wellbeing

With businesses across the county adjusting to the realities of lockdown, an employment law specialist with Kent legal firm Furley Page has called on employers to focus on the mental wellbeing of their staff.  In June 2020, the mental health charity, Mind, released figures showing that 60% of adults found that their mental health declined during the first national lockdown. With…

Supreme Court Ruling Offers Lifeline For Thousands Of Kent Businesses

A landmark ruling by the Supreme Court was handed down which  will present a lifeline to thousands of businesses affected by Covid-19 who will now be able to claim under their business interruption insurance policies for losses caused by the pandemic.   Business interruption insurance covers policyholders for loss of income during periods when activity cannot be…

Households Urged To Plan Ahead For Dramatic Rise In Boiler Breakdowns

With over 50% of domestic boiler breakdowns occurring between November and February*, consumers need to plan ahead to ensure that their heating systems are ready for the cold weather, according to heating experts at consumer advice specialists, The Heating Hub.  After months of inactivity over the summer, the advent…

Business Leaders Urged To Be Open, Genuine And Fair When Considering Redundancies

An employment specialist from law firm Furley Page has urged business leaders and HR teams to consider the welfare of the individual if they are forced into making redundancies.  Amanda Okill, a Senior Associate at Furley Page, said: “As Kent’s businesses continue to face up to the challenges posed by the…

Kent Gifting And Souvenir Business Secures HSBC UK Support During COVID-19

A family-owned importation business has secured a seven-figure loan from HSBC UK through the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) to support trading during Covid-19.  Broadstairs-based Elgate Products supplies giftware, souvenirs, garden, homeware and bespoke products to businesses across the…