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Kent Foundation Awards Reception

January 20, 2019
On the 15th January 2019, the Kent Foundation held is first Awards Evening. It took place in Sessions House, Maidstone and was very kindly hosted by the Chairman of Kent County Council, Cllr Mike Angell, to recognise and celebrate the outstanding achievements of our young entrepreneurs and hard working, dedicated team of volunteer business mentors. The evening was opened by Stuart Tanton (Director of the Kent Foundation) and saw three genres of awards being given to nominated trustees, mentors, and mentees following another successful year for The Kent Foundation, and the businesses we support.First, The Spirit of The Kent Foundation...

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...

Wealden Business Group Launches The Business Edge Competition To Supercharge New Business Growth

February 22, 2018
Wealden Business Group, the successful professional networking organisation for small and medium sized companies, is launching The Business Edge, an initiative aimed at supercharging the growth of a new or recently-established business. Says Martin Tickner, chairman of the Tenterden-based group: "As owner-managers of small and medium sized businesses, we know that money is tight in the early months after a business is launched, which is precisely the time that new business leads, advice and support are most valuable". The Business Edge is a competition offering a year's free membership of Wealden Business Group, worth more than £500, plus free one-to-one...

The Able Label Winter 2017/18 Range

October 23, 2017
The Able Label known as the retailer of 'beautiful clothes, designed to make dressing easier' are thrilled to announce the launch of their new Winter Collection. In The Able Label Winter Collection 2017/18 you can see the introduction of: Stunning wool mix coats without the fiddly fastenings (actually closing with Velcro) Sophisticated and on trend rich red tones in our best selling shapes Wraps to keep the chill off without the faff of contending with armholes and a squared off neck to help prevent the wrap from falling off shoulders Super stretchy, easy care trousers in a warm ponte fabric that have...

Business Startup Journey with AJ Stanning Founder of Sharp Relations and PR Toolkit

October 23, 2017
Meet AJ Stanning, Founder of Sharp Relations and PR Toolkit Who Speaks About Her Business Startup Journey. First things first, tell us what your business does in 100 words or less: Sharp Relations provides affordable public relations (PR) consultation to food and drinks businesses. We work hard to support our clients to manage reputation, grow sales but predominantly increase awareness of their brand or product range. This might mean setting up an interview in a business publication or negotiating a client’s product to appear in a top five feature in a magazine. PR is not just about “coverage – i.e....