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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…

3 Top Business tips from Katie at Paddlesworth Produce

August 9, 2019
We asked Katie Anderson at Paddlesworth Produce to give us her top tips for anyone starting their own business.1. Don’t be afraid to fail. As long as you learn something from it, it is not a failure but a lesson! Starting your own business means you have to learn so many new things – accounting, marketing, manufacturing, delivering – the list goes on! So you are bound to make mistakes. It is easy to give up or get down when things don’t go to plan but it has really helped me to write down the lessons I have learnt from…

Business of the Month

July 24, 2019
Paddlesworth Produce – Katie Anderson My business idea began in November 2018, the website launched in January 2019 and the first boxes were sent out this Easter. I started my business because I am really passionate about consumers buying food and drink responsibly – that means knowing where their meal has come from, how meat and eggs are farmed and acknowledging the environmental impact of packaging, waste and food miles. However I am also a realist, I understand that farmer’s markets or rural farm shops, even high streets, are often inconvenient for shoppers to get to and I am a…

Parachute Jump – A Flying Success

October 22, 2013
A big thank you to those that took the plunge for Kent Foundation Kent Foundation for young entrepreneurs went ahead with a parachute jump at Headcorn Aerodrome on Saturday 14th May 2011. The purpose of the event was to raise funds for Kent Foundation to support some of Kent's young entrepreneurs. To date, Matt Hobbs, the Tangerine team and Tara Humphrey have raised in excess of £2000 which is a great help towards supporting young entrepreneurs. Paul Barron, Director said: ''We are extremely grateful to Matt, the Tangerine Team and Tara for their continued support. For many young people, getting a good start…

Wheelie great welcome for Kent Peloton

October 22, 2013
Two hundred miles and two days after setting off from County Hall in Maidstone, fourteen cyclists were welcomed in Brussels last week by the British Ambassador to Belgium, Jonathan Brenton. The group had taken on the epic ride to raise money for the Kent Foundation charity, which helps young people get started in business. Their achievement was celebrated at a networking reception at International House in Brussels where they had the chance to promote the foundation's work and make valuable links for young business at a European level. The brainchild of Kent Foundation Director, Paul Barron, the bike ride has raised valuable…