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.”

Kent Young Entrepreneur of the Year - KEiBA 2017
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…

Kent Excellence in Business Awards

Kent Excellence in Business Awards 2015 – Now Open For Entries!

Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2015…Is this you?

Awards are one of the most powerful and cost-effective marketing tools and winning a prestigious KEiBA will help your organisation to stand out from the crowd, send a positive message to your existing customers, attract new business and investors.

Entering KEiBA will help you raise the profile of your organisation and enhance its reputation by promoting the great work you have been doing over the last twelve months, whilst at the same time providing you with a platform to celebrate your success. The KEiBAs are free to enter and open to any business or organisation based and operating in the Kent and Medway area, excluding London Borough postcodes e.g Bromley, Bexley and Orpington.

There are 15 categories to choose from in the awards so it’s well worth having a look to see which ones are best suited to your business. You can enter a maximum of 4 categories.

Bush Grub, Kent Excellence in Business Start up Business of the Year

“The best thing I would say about winning a KEiBA is the credibility it gives your company. It’s helped us through making connections with a wide range of people. So if we’ve approached a bank looking for growth finance or anything like that, it’s just made us a lot more respectable in that sense, showing that we can win an award like this and run a successful business. People seem to respect a company a bit more having gone through this process and actually come out winning.”

Ben Bartlett – Director of Bush Grub LtdStart-Up Business of the Year 2014


Kent Excellence in Business Awards (KEiBA) 2015
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