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Launch of NEW program for Young People in Dartford

November 9, 2022
PRESS RELEASE Funding, advice and 1-2-1 mentoring available through Dartford’s Young Entrepreneurs Support Program Budding entrepreneurs in Dartford can access expert support and the chance for a grant to help make their business dreams a reality, thanks to a new scheme launched by the Kent Foundation and funded by Dartford Borough Council. On Wednesday, November 9th, Council members met with mentors and local businesses at the Hill Hub in Dartford to launch the Young Entrepreneurs Support Program which has been funded by a grant of £21,100 from the Council.  The program is open to anyone aged 18 to 30 who...

Food start-ups supported through strategic partnership Kent Foundation and Produced in Kent

July 26, 2021
Press Release 26 July 2021 The Kent Foundation forms a Strategic Partnership with food and drink membership organisation Produced in Kent The Kent Foundation and Produced in Kent are thrilled to announce their strategic partnership and look forward to working closer together on event and business support activities that benefit the young entrepreneurs in the local independent food and drink sector in Kent. Starting end of September 2021, Kent Foundation and Produced in Kent will run a four-session training series on financial planning aimed at start-ups and small businesses. Often seen as ‘the boring bit’ of running a business, understanding...

KF Business Survey Results

June 15, 2021
Every 6 months The Kent Foundation conducts a Business Survey of all the businesses we are actively supporting. It is important to us to build a more accurate picture of the impact we are having, not just on individual businesses, but for the wider economy. KF-Business-H1-2021-Survey-Results.docxDownload

The Kent Foundation Awards Evening 2021

January 20, 2021
Celebrating the successes of 2020 2020 was a challenging year for everyone, the way we delivered our service completely changed, as well as how businesses have had to adapt to the new world we find ourselves in with COVID-19. All of the businesses who received support through our mentoring program demonstrated a real innovation and resilience to make the best of what could be done, and we are very proud of theirs successes, and the commitment of our volunteer business mentors. This is why we wanted to publicly celebrate with them, and recognise their achievements. The business community of Kent...

Why now is a great time to think about starting a business

July 17, 2020
Right now the market is seeing a huge decrease in value with many businesses already going under due to COVID-19. There are many businesses who have concerns as to whether they can keep their staff through no fault of their own, and therefore many employees will have concerns for their jobs, perhaps just hoping it will all blow over and we will get back to where we were before lockdown. So is now a good time to start a business? Times are tough for everyone right now without the added pressure of not being able to do our usual daily...

City Healthcare Solutions have produced a FREE user guide for creating a healthy work environment at home.

April 16, 2020
James Burgess, Kent based business owner of City Health Solutions has produced a free guide to help everyone working from home during this period of lock-down. With many of us all now working from the kitchen table, or a make shift office in the spare room, have we really thought about our health and the impact this way of working could have on us. FREE Guide Here James BurgessDC, MSc, LRCC, ICCSP James Burgess "My intention is simple, to help people working from home keep a healthy body, and healthy mind, throughout these uncertain times!" To find out more about City...