Kent Foundation Business Award

Success, Confidence and Sustainability

Benefits of

Applying for a Kent Foundation Business Award

  • External assessment of your business by two trained Business Mentors
  • Confidential discussion about past, present and future plans
  • A written report within one week of assessment
  • Additional face to face feedback
  • Recommendations for business improvement/growth and access to support if required
  • Successful applicants receive exclusive use of The Kent Foundation Business Award logo to use on your own publicity
Criteria for


You should not be older than 30 years when you started the business, you should be a ‘young business person’.

The business should have been running for at least one year after registering the business or two years after contacting The Kent Foundation.

Our Winners

AM Marketing

AM Marketing

A Kent based marketing agency and Google Partner specialising in digital marketing. They can enhance your presence online, increase visits to your website or increase brand awareness through video, graphic design, website creation and marketing campaigns. 

Visit AM Marketing.

Runway Training and Apprenticeships

Runway Training

Runway Training are a specialist provider of maths and English Functional Skills qualifications, Apprenticeships, Traineeships, Certified Short Courses and Soft Skills. Offering a flexible approach to staff development with online, classroom and onsite training available. Our team of highly skilled and passionate assessors and trainers support learners of all levels and ability to achieve their goals. A collective wealth of industry knowledge and a unique blend of paper based and online learning, Runway Training aim to cater for each and every individual. They believe that ‘one size fits all’.

Visit Runaway Training.



Sports Shop & Injury Clinic based in Ashford. A shoe fitting service advising customers on their foot position and activity to help prevent injury whilst maintaining comfort. Podiatry for lower limb and foot problems, physiotherapy and deep tissue massage treating injuries and providing maintenance for sports and non sports people of all ages.

Better Body Group Personal Training

Better Body Group

The Better Body Group is home to the most qualified and experienced group of personal trainers in the south east. They pride
themselves on being experts in the fields of fat loss, strength and conditioning, and exercise prescription. All the trainers are degree or postgraduate qualified trainers. On offer is small group and family training classes, fat loss, health improvement and young athlete development.

This Art of Mine Art Studio Maidstone Kent

This Art of Mine

This Art of Mine is a friendly art studio located in the beautiful Kent countryside. Passionate about everything arty, they have lots of creative opportunities on offer. Bring out your inner artist in one of the classes for both adults and children or pop into the studio during opening hours to do a spot of pottery painting & t-shirt designing. Plus they’ll organise activities for your events including children’s parties, corporate team building or even a bespoke workshop at an event or festival, for larger events they are happy to bring it all to you.


WiseUp Team Building

Founded in 2011 by Richard Wise and Alexandra Conlin, WiseUp Team Building is a mobile company, providing fun educational activities all over the country by bringing the equipment to its participants. Running fun, challenging activity days on school grounds means the cost and logistics of taking the pupils off site is heavily reduced and also means more students can participate in the sessions.WiseUp Team Building prides itself on delivering team building activities that engage participants and encourage them to develop new skills in a fun environment. They believe that outdoor education should be accessible to everybody and are continually developing new methods of delivery to guarantee that all participants’ needs are met.