Kent have signed Will Gidman from Nottinghamshire following a successful loan spell at Canterbury last season.
The 31-year-old all-rounder scored 362 runs at an average of 120.66 in five County Championship games after joining the club in July.
He also took 10 wickets for Kent in all competitions.
“Kent is a club with hugely exciting prospects and I feel privileged that I have the opportunity to be part of it,” Gidman said.
Kent have not disclosed the length of Gidman’s deal at the St Lawrence Ground.