Innovative & Inclusive Business Support

Growing successful kent businesses since 1985

Are you in kent and UNDER 40?

Find out how we can help you start and grow your business

Would you like to be a mentor?

Want to help the next generation of entrepreneurs grow their business?

Our Impact In Numbers

Entrepreneurs Supported
Workshops Run
Hours Mentored

About Us

The Kent Foundation is a highly valued and trusted community providing a framework of support for young entrepreneurs to take their first steps in business. Experienced business owners in Kent offer mentorship and coaching helping young people make their own decisions and learn the fundamentals of business development whilst boosting their confidence and resilience in business.

Our Mission

Our mission is to ensure young people of Kent get the support they need to be successful in starting and growing a business, so contributing to the overall success of Kent.

The Kent Foundation is an essential part of the business community, supporting innovative young people to grow new enterprises, create employment opportunities, and contribute to the economic well-being of the County.


Our goal is to give young people the tools, support and knowledge to give them the best chance of success


Every young business person is matched with a mentor to have one-to-one support throughout the growth of their business


We host education sessions to improve the knowledge of our members in specialist areas of business


We bring a small group of people together to discuss problems they're having in business and discuss solutions and options


Building relationships is a key part of every business. That's why we host networking events for business people to meet each other


“Without the Kent Foundation I wouldn’t know about 60% of what I needed to about running my business! I would highly recommend them, they have been amazing!”


Business location: New Romney
Business stage: Startup / Growth
Length of support: 24 months
Impact on Kent economy: 30 Employees


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Do you want to help us?

We’re always looking for new mentors to pass down their knowledge to the younger generations.

We believe there’s a wealth of business knowledge out there which should be transferred to ambitious young people who are looking to build and grow businesses.

If it sounds like you can help, get in contact!


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