The Kent Foundation Awards are a great way for us to showcase our support, and appreciation, to all those who really do make a difference.
Celebrating the achievements of 2022
We were very proud to host our annual awards at the Verena Holmes Building in Canterbury on the 26th January 2023 to celebrate the achievements of Kent’s Young Business Owners, our Volunteer Business Mentors, and all our Supporters in 2022. With a fantastic turn out to our first in-person awards evening in 3 years all our guest were welcomed with some amazing refreshments, and plenty of time to network, catch up with friends, and obviously celebrate with all those nominated, and winners of awards. We would like to thank everyone who was a part of this years awards event, and a specials congratulations again to all the winners.
See all the pictures from the evening HERE
This years categories and winners for 2022 are…
The Kent Foundation Business of the Year Award This award is to celebrate a business that has seen great success over the last year. This could be through growth, increased revenue, innovation, new opportunities or any other way you view success.
Winner: Journeys Made Finalists: Think It Simple and Apollo Animal Physiotherapy
Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award is to celebrate an entrepreneur who has gone out of their way to seek opportunities, innovation and to push their business.
Winner: James Vogle Finalists: James Gray and Laura Hackett
Spirit of the Kent Foundation Award is an opportunity for mentee’s to nominate their mentor for an award based on the time and hard work they have given to help you in your business journey.
Winner: Pip Lawrence
Best Food & Drink Business Award is to highlight a business based in the food & drink industry that has seen success in the previous year. This could be through growth, increased revenue, innovation, new opportunities or any other way you view success.
Winner: Zambur Fements
Best Digital Business Award is to highlight a business based in the digital industry that has seen success in the previous year. This could be through growth, increased revenue, innovation, new opportunities or any other way you view success.
Winner: NDH Productions
Sustainability & Wellness Award is for a business who has taken strides to push sustainability & wellness into the world.
Winner: Stuart Austen
Ones To Watch in 2023 Oliver Jefferey Elena Smitherman Tommy Mack Sophie Hoffman Chelsea & Chelsea
The Big Impact Award – recognising significant contribution for creating opportunities for Young people in Kent, Supporting the Kent Business community, and leaving legacy for future generations. Winners: Julian Kirkness – Rowan Pringle – Career’s & Enterprise Team CCCU
Past events below.
These event were hosted by The Kent Foundation Team during the challenges of the pandemic. Hear some of the nominees experiences of running their businesses, watch the winners announced, and so much more…