Your available funds will have been a factor in choosing whether to rent or buy your commercial property. But let’s now assume you are planning to rent. What costs do you need to budget for? There are a number of costs that a tenant is expected to cover, not just...
Now you know what you are looking for it’s time to get searching. You can call up or drop in on some commercial agents, engage a surveyor, search on the internet, contact the council, ask around other businesses, or you can simply drive round the area you have selected to...
Before you get out there and start looking for your new home for your business, we suggest you spend a few minutes with a paper and pen to jot down what you are actually looking for.
Most businesses starting out will choose to rent business premises as it gives greater flexibility and avoids tying you down at a time when many things are uncertain and unpredictable.
It’s two years ago that we featured Skelton Plant Hire, based on our CT3 Business Park, in our news. We revisited this month to ask how they’d fared in those two years and what the next two may bring. Jullian Ring, the Operations Manager, and Tim Skelton, the MD, had...
A new service devoted to providing door-to-door care for NHS hospital patients is determined to overcome initial logistical issues and reach the high standards it has set itself.
A shared passion in quality ingredients has helped Lee Jones and Emma Dowling to create Salt, the new restaurant in Palace Street, Canterbury.
Stour Valley Estates are well known for renting commercial properties in East Kent, but today we’d like to introduce you to a little known part of our group of family-run businesses: residential property.
A boyhood dream of running a business together has finally come true for friends Patrick Clarke and Reiss Salustro-Pilson. The former schoolmates have joined forces to open a caffé in Canterbury, with their sights set on the ambitious target of becoming big-time entrepreneurs.
Against the economic odds, Motorvation in Chilham has enjoyed a fantastic year. And the Olympics played a vital part in its success.