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Awards Evening and Reception

January 24, 2020
KF Celebrating the successes of 2019 2019 was a big year for the Kent Foundation, new services have been launched, and the number of businesses who accessed support through our mentoring program nearly doubled to 160 businesses. We are very proud of the achievements we have made, but more importantly, we are proud to be a part of the achievements made by young entrepreneurs and business owners in Kent. This is why we want to publicly celebrate with them, and recognise their achievements. Young Entrepreneurs and business owners, Mentors, Trustees and the staff team gathered for our annual Kent Foundation…

Business of the Month

January 3, 2020
Optimum Performance – Jamie Bird The Kent Foundation has got to know Jamie really well over the last year, and I am sure many of you will of met him at our Kent Foundation events, and a few networking groups too. To see his business journey first hand has been a privilege, and what he has achieved with the business has demonstrated to us how much it means to him, and ultimately providing a great service for his clients. I’m Jamie, a sports performance and injury specialist personal trainer and my business is Optimum Performance. I work with athletes of…

Business of the Month

November 29, 2019
H&BAI – Sam Davey The Kent Foundation likes nothing more than when a young person following in the footsteps of their Family. Sam Davey is one of them! Growing up in a family of business people it was inevitable he was going to take his own step into business at some point. Sam Davey – From a very young age I have been surrounded by ironmongery and its many topics! Growing up the only boy in my family with a Granddad, 3 Uncles and a Dad that are all involved in the family business, Hinges & Brackets ironmongery stores. I…

The Kent Foundation Business Awards

October 30, 2019
22nd January 2020 Last years winners! who should be in this year line-up? The Kent Foundation Business Awards Evening Reception is the perfect opportunity for all involved with The Kent Foundation to look back over the last year (2019) and celebrate the achievements that have been made by the businesses we supported, as well as recognise and thank the contribution our business mentors make. It's also a great opportunity to meet up with everyone involved in The Kent Foundation, from new start-up businesses to experienced business mentors whilst enjoying a glass of wine. Nominations are open for following categories: The…

Business of the Month

October 25, 2019
Construction Trader – Jake Body I started working on the business in January 2019 when a family member passed the domain name onto me. Since then, I was focused on launching it as quickly as possible. I put countless hours into building the website – all self taught! – to make it look right, and be as simple as possible for users to navigate. Construction Trader officially launched and started trading in August 2019, on my 18th Birthday! It is an online marketplace for buying and selling machinery, from diggers to dumper trucks, and anything else related to the…

Make It: Happen! Get a Mentor – Grow Your Business

October 4, 2019
On the 2nd of October we hosted a networking event in collaboration with Sun Pier House, Chatham, to raise awareness of The Kent Foundation in Medway. Young entrepreneurs Dayzee Potter (Dream Academy PA and Moondance Bar) and Anthony Bliss (Brave Little Tank) gave inspirational talks about the highs and lows of running a business and how the support of their mentors has helped them to succeed. This was followed by a Q&A session as well as a brief introduction to the support offered from Medway Council and the benefits of co-working from Roland at Dragon Co-working. We had a great turnout…