A business support volunteer was presented an Impact Award at a volunteers reception hosted by The Chairman of Kent County Council in support of Kent’s largest business support charity The Kent Foundation. Over 50 guests attended the evening at which four young entrepreneurs spoke about their businesses and their gratitude to the Kent Foundation Volunteer Business Mentors.
A special Impact Award was presented to business support volunteer Michaela Partridge who, since becoming a Mentor in 2013, has made a huge difference in the business lives of many of Kent’s young entrepreneurs. Michaela has become a ‘front line’ ambassador for The Foundation – meeting and introducing many young people to The Foundation, she became a Trustee in 2014 and has helped create a marketing strategy to reach more young business people.
Michaela from West Malling, established her career in Human Resources and developed into Training and Business Coaching in Spain and the UK.
The Director of The Kent Foundation, Paul Barron described Michaela as:
“An extremely willing and industrious volunteer, always going the extra yard to help young people with their own aspiration”.
The Chairman of KCC, Tom gates presented Michaela with her Impact Award. Paying tribute to the small army of volunteers Tom said:
“It is a privilege to meet the volunteer mentors who work with Kent Foundation and offer their time and expertise so willingly to guide young entrepreneurs across the county.”