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Business of the Month

April 17, 2019
At school, Hannah Catchlove decided that she wanted to start her own business by the time she was 30. She didn’t know exactly what her business would be, she just knew she wanted to make it happen. Her opportunity arose in 2015 when she was relocating from her home in Kent to Suffolk, when her current employer asked her to continue working with the firm as a freelance graphic designer. Whilst living in Suffolk, Hannah started to grow her freelance client base and also launched a range of illustrated cards that she began selling online. In 2016, Hannah moved back...

Kent Foundation Awards Reception

January 20, 2019
On the 15th January 2019, the Kent Foundation held is first Awards Evening. It took place in Sessions House, Maidstone and was very kindly hosted by the Chairman of Kent County Council, Cllr Mike Angell, to recognise and celebrate the outstanding achievements of our young entrepreneurs and hard working, dedicated team of volunteer business mentors. The evening was opened by Stuart Tanton (Director of the Kent Foundation) and saw three genres of awards being given to nominated trustees, mentors, and mentees following another successful year for The Kent Foundation, and the businesses we support.First, The Spirit of The Kent Foundation...

Another successful A Blast! Business Networking event at Maidstone TV Studios

June 12, 2018
This year’s A Blast! business networking event boasted an incredible mix of exhibition space for Kent’s young business owners who showcased their businesses at Maidstone TV Studios. A buzz hit the studios as they networked with their peers and gave the opportunity for the business community of Kent to see and hear the stories behind their successful businesses supported by The Kent Foundation. This year over 200 people attended for the event and nearly 40 businesses were on show with an eclectic mix of products and services ranging from cookies, kart racing, wedding dresses right through to gluten free chocolate....

Leading Business Mentoring Charity in Kent Appoints Two Young Trustees

February 22, 2018
Leading Business Mentoring Charity in Kent Appoints Two Young Trustees The Kent Foundation a leading business mentoring charity in Kent welcomes two young entrepreneurial Trustees to its board. As a charity that specialises in providing free business mentoring to ambitious young business owners aged 30 and under in Kent it is important that this is represented on the board. The two newly appointed Trustees are Pip Lawrence, Co-Founder of DayOne Wellness, an outdoor personal training and wellbeing company who coach people into the best shape of their lives both mentally and physically. The other is Piperis Filippaios, Managing Director of...

Digital Beans Donates £500 to Support Future Entrepreneurs in Kent

September 13, 2017
Digital Beans donates £500 to business support charity The Kent Foundation. Piperis Filippaios, who started his first business at an early age, received help from The Kent Foundation at a vital time. While studying at Kent University, Piperis set his sights on becoming a successful entrepreneur. At the end of his third year as an undergraduate and the start of his Masters degree at the University, he started a new website called uFlog. The website was targeted at students to help them buy and sell items on campus for free, with any income coming from advertising. Like any university student,...

Probably The Best Business Networking Event in Kent

February 28, 2017
On the evening of Tuesday 14th March 2017 The Kent Foundation will open the doors to the stunning Maidstone TV Studios for a business networking event in Kent like no other. With two weeks to go the popular business networking event titled A Blast! has already seen over 200 people sign up to attend and will be expecting over 250 people to attend the event on the evening. Paul Barron, Director of business support charity The Kent Foundation explains the event in more detail: “Collaboration is the main idea behind this event, our charity works primarily with young business owners across Kent...