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Coronavirus – Where are we now? Updated 27 March 2020

March 27, 2020
Jack Sales of TN Accountancy takes a look at the measures announced so far. Support for Businesses The government has put together a package of measures to support public services, people and businesses through this period of disruption caused by COVID-19. This includes a package of measures to support businesses including: a Coronavirus Job Retention Schemedeferring VAT and Income Tax paymentsa Self-employment Income Support Schemea Statutory Sick Pay relief package for small and medium sized businesses (SMEs)a 12-month business rates holiday for all retail, hospitality, leisure and nursery businesses in Englandsmall business grant funding of £10,000 for all business in...

Business of the Month

March 1, 2020
Abbott Media - Ben Abbott Hey - my name is Ben Abbott and I run a creative marketing agency called Abbott Media (I know... original right?) we specialise in helping businesses to increase their revenue through innovative marketing strategies and consistent social media content. To put it simply, we help you make more money. My business started when I was in my last job, I started getting the itch to do my own thing and within a month I had a business plan put together and I was raring to go! I decided to hand in my notice December 2017 and I...

Business of the Month

February 1, 2020
Pretty Please by Katie - Katie Hawkins Hi I'm Katie from Pretty Please by Katie, and it's my job to transform women from their everyday self into the most beautiful of brides. I provide bespoke hair and make-up services on their wedding morning, which means they can rest assured, not only look amazing, but they get to feel it too! Quote “I don’t need to make you look ‘different’ to make you look and feel like ‘a bride’. Together we simply create the very best version of you for your big day so that you can not only look amazing...

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...