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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...

Accounting Workshop raise £1500 for Kent Charity

January 5, 2017
Kent firm of accountants, Accounting Workshop, selected The Kent Foundation as their charity of the year for 2016. Julian Kirkness, Chairman of The Kent Foundation was delighted to accept a donation of £1,500 from the philanthropic team from Accounting Workshop, Ashford. The adventurous team, comprising Senior Partner, Lisa Brown and colleagues Georgina King and Lawry Vorster trekked 50 kilometres around the Peak District National Park. At their highest point, Kinder Scout, they reached over 2,000 feet in altitude. Lisa and Georgie met The Kent Foundation at a business seminar early this year, Lisa said: “We immediately realised we had found...

Impact Award Presented to Business Support Volunteer

December 15, 2016
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 –...