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Even COVID19 wasn't going to stop the Kettering Business Network celebrating our fifth birthday! For the last 11 weeks, we've been supporting businesses on line with our weekly Zoom call and today was no different. Although it would have been great to celebrate face to face,...

Kettering Borough Council submitted the Site Specific Part 2 Local Plan to the Secretary of State for the Ministry of Housing Local Communities and Local Government on Thursday 28th May.  This document will sit alongside the North Northamptonshire Joint Core Strategy, providing policies to guide...

Kettering Voluntary Network and Kettering Borough Council celebrate Volunteers Week in honour of those who are keeping our communities safe during the coronavirus pandemic. Each year NCVO (The National Council for Voluntary Organisations) runs an annual weeklong campaign, Volunteers’ Week, to celebrate the contribution that millions...

Kettering Borough Council will be launching its discretionary business grant scheme on 1st June, having been allocated around £800k of additional funding by the Government to support small businesses. The new fund is aimed at small businesses that can demonstrate they have suffered a significant fall...

A national recruitment drive launches today to find and appoint the chief executives and statutory director roles that will head up Northamptonshire’s two new unitary councils. Legislation requires that by the end of December this year, a permanent Chief Executive, Monitoring Officer and Chief Finance Officer...

Two new Northamptonshire shadow authorities will hold their first meetings early next month as preparations progress to create the North and West Northamptonshire unitary councils on 1 April next year. Members of the West Northamptonshire Shadow Authority will meet for the first time on Tuesday, 2...

Members of the local business and community came together during the COVID-19 outbreak with a message for our community. The Video, which starts with Mayor of Kettering, Cllr Keli Watts, spells out a message to people about keeping safe during the lockdown period, keep talking to...

Northamptonshire Chamber of Commerce has opened its Quarterly Economic Survey (QES) for Quarter 2 of 2020. The Chamber’s previous survey for Quarter 1 of 2020 showed business confidence amongst Northamptonshire firms remained high, with a majority of firms at the time expecting an increase in profitability...

Kettering based BrightKidz are celebrating as they have been announced in the NatWest SE100 index lists for this year. The index, which lists the top UK social enterprises, was announced this week and Brightkidz for the second year. Lance Holland from Brightkidz said "We’ve just heard that...