Winning awards is always good for building value and profile in your business, but the process of entering and judging is just as valuable. There is little to lose and much to gain.
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KEiBA is sponsored by the following companies and organisations :
The UK’s European university, The University of Kent provides excellent opportunities in Higher Education, undertakes innovative world-leading research, and promotes and values innovation, creativity and enterprise in all areas of our activity.
Our research, skills, knowledge and facilities promote growth and innovation in the business community within Kent, and at a national and international level. We are committed to supporting local businesses, of all sizes to adopt innovative and creative approaches within their organisation.
Science and technology are key in supporting competitive advantage, driving economic growth for the UK economy, and are of strategic significance to Kent. The University of Kent has a strong commitment to growing and developing science related activities arising from research, teaching and its contribution to economic development. We are therefore delighted to be part of the KEIBA awards and provide support to the success of science and technology businesses in Kent.
Brachers has been advising Kent rural businesses for 115 years and is proud to co-sponsor this award with Hadlow College. We are delighted to use this opportunity to highlight those successful Kent land based businesses who have found innovative ways to overcome the 21st century challenges - from climate change to CAP reform, from ever-increasing red-tape to the recession itself.
Founded in 1881, and based in Ashford, Headley Brothers is a leading independent printer offering a complete range of print and marketing solutions.
These include web offset, sheetfed offset and digital printing services; variable data and dimensional printing; online file delivery and web-to-print systems; magazine apps; finishing and fulfilment solutions, mailing and subscription services, design and web design, all from one site. We therefore offer a seamless, comprehensive and high quality service with one point of contact.
Headley Brothers carries ISO 9001 and 14001 accreditations and is FSC & PEFC certified.
As a long-standing member of the Ashford business community, Headley Brothers is delighted to support the Kent Excellence in Business Awards. We are looking forward to celebrating the best of business success in the thriving Kent business community at what will be a fantastic event.Awards such as these on the one hand provide a fantastic marketing opportunity for any business. To enter and win an award undoubtedly benefits a company in terms of boosting the outside perception of its brand. Awards also act as a celebration of a company's hard-working work force, for whom an accolade serves as a boost to morale and provides a sense of achievement.
The IoD is a non party-political business organisation founded by Royal Charter in 1903, currently with around 55,000 members. The IoD has always championed the entrepreneur and seeks to provide an environment conducive to business success. For any company to prosper, directors will be continually engaged in making decisions involving innovation, risk and investment. Entrepreneurial activity needs to take place within a solid, strategic framework.
Informed decisions depend upon knowledge and experience. The IoD has always been dedicated to providing directors with the information and advice they require to help their business succeed. Over the last 5 years, membership has grown by over 11,000 members and includes directors from many sectors of the economy - from media to manufacturing, e-business to public sector. Members include CEOs of large corporations as well as entrepreneurial directors of start-up companies. They are represented in 92% of FTSE 100 companies, whilst 70% of our members are directors of small and mid-sized enterprises. We are supporting these awards as they are open to all not just IoD Members. There is a natural fit with the IoD which exists to encourage and develop higher standards of leadership in business.
Entrepreneurs are the lifeblood of a successful economy. The best are extraordinary leaders and wealth creators and an inspiration to others. Kent is a unique county with an extraordinary profile of businesses and with a rich tradition of entrepreneurs, the best of which will finally be acknowledged in these awards. Winning awards is always good for building value and profile in your business, but the process of entering and judging is just as valuable. There is little to lose and much to gain.
Kent Foundation for young entrepreneurs is a Kent based charity which exists to help young people start up in business.
The Kent Foundation team work with enterprising young people throughout the County; ensuring the support needed to start and grow a successful business is available to young entrepreneurs.
We champion the enthusiasm and creativity of Kent’s enterprising young people. We are absolutely thrilled to sponsor the Young Entrepreneur Award.
Celebrating young entrepreneurs inspires others to believe “the Fourth Option – being an entrepreneur” can be a great career choice.
Young business people deserve to be seen as the stars they really are! Every day I am inspired by the young people I meet who are interested in business. The stories they tell of how they started and what they have achieved deserves greater recognition. As a charity, we can only offer to help young people because of the support we receive from others. This is an exciting opportunity to acknowledge what is being achieved by Kent for Kent in Kent. Congratulations to every young person who is supporting Kent's economic development.