Kent Young Entrepreneur of the Year at KEiBA 2017 is…

Kent Young Entrepreneur of the Year at KEiBA 2017 is…

Alex Auger – The Juice Executive 

Great recognition and a well deserved Kent Young Entrepreneur of the Year award for Alex at the Kent Excellence in Business Awards 2017. The business has come so far since we first met Alex at one of our A Blast! events in June 2014, (Alex’s very first networking event) which subsequently lead to Alex receiving support from one of our business mentors to help it to grow. Find out more about Alex below in an extract from the KEiBA winners showcase…

Alexandra launched The Juice Executive aged 22 and acknowledges being a young woman is “somewhat unusual in the manufacturing industry”. She admits she had “very little experience in engineering or plant design” when she started the firm but has overcome the issues and helped other small scale businesses to succeed. “We provide solutions and economies of scale to smaller producers and brands, which in turn can help them on the right path to profitability and success.”

“We had a significant loss in the first year which we reduced significantly in our second year. Our priority for our third year is on the bottom line, and we are now able to benefit from increased purchasing power with our economies of scale.”

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Click for the full article from KEiBA on Alex Auger owner of The Juice Executive and winner of Kent Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2017

Staff enjoy free daily lunches and three employees have come through an apprenticeship scheme. Alexandra said: “I always do the best I can to be a flexible employer, as I strongly believe this can be the key to getting the best and most committed staff. “We have always offered flexible contracts to local mothers which are designed to work around the school hours of their children.” She added: “Our key objective is to grow and improve our reputation as the premium choice for cold pressed organic juice manufacturing in the UK.”

Let’s not forget the Runners up for Kent Young Entrepreneur of the Year…

Nikita By Niki – Nikita Mahon. A UK based online store, specialising in rhinestone chokers, statement necklaces, earrings, rings and homeware.
VooServers – Matt Parkinson. VooServers are specialists in UK Dedicated Servers, Kent Rackspace and Kent Colocation.

Kent Excellence in Business Awards KEiBA 2017

As a Marketing Partner for KEiBA we were delighted to attend the award ceremony last month held at The Kent Event Centre Detling to celebrate the best of business in Kent. This year the awards were more popular than ever receiving a record breaking 312 entries which were whittled down (toughly we might add) to just 50 finalists. It’s well worth heading over to the KEiBA website to take a look at all the finalists, winners or perhaps even applying to be in with a chance of winning at KEiBA 2018…

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Kent Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2016 – Is this you?

Enter the Kent Excellence in Business Awards to apply to see if you are the next Kent Young Entrepreneur of the Year

Kent Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2016 Kent Excellence in Business AwardsKent Young Entrepreneur of the Year criteria:

This Kent Excellence in Business award category is open to any individual aged 30 or under that has been instrumental in the success of one or more businesses/organisations, irrespective of size or sector. This individual must demonstrate they have achieved commercial success, have clear plans and strategies for the growth of their business and a strong track record of innovation. Judges will be looking for evidence of how this individual stands out from the crowd through their unique and entrepreneurial approach to business. Entrants must have been trading in one or more businesses for more than one year as of March 31, 2016.

Why apply?

This is a great opportunity to demonstrate how your company has successfully overcome the challenges of the last 12 months. Awards are one of the most powerful and cost-effective marketing tools. Winning a prestigious KEiBA award will help your organisation to stand out from the crowd, send a positive message to your existing customers, attract new business and boost staff morale. A chance to recognise your business success!

Click below to find out more and enter…


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