Young Start-up Talent Kent Final 2016

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On Thursday 21st July a set of 5 young entrepreneurs pitched in front of Kent’s Business elite in a bid to walk away with £50,000 worth of products and services. Held at The Business Terrace at Maidstone House, the Gateway has been home to this year’s Young Start-up Talent process for the Kent region.

Pitching in the 2016 Young Start-up Talent Kent Final included:

Company: Imperial Industries
Name: Serene Christie

Company: Influencer
Name: Ben Jeffries

Company: Eagle Travel
Name: Johnathan Wood

Company: Servee
Name: Edoardo Abati

Company: Route 66 Motors
Name: Kelly Culver

The judges consisted of 8 business professionals and included:

– Keith Cane – Director of Town & Country Housing Group
– Dara Chauhan – Director of NatWest
– Simon Warne Partner of Crowe Clark Whitehill, Irfan Baluch Partner of Cripps
– Michael Adamou – Head of Media Sales of Trinity Mirror South
– 22 year old entrepreneur Rob Nunn and Director of six businesses
– Lorraine Nugent – Managing Director of Media Word Wave and founding partner for Young Start-up Talent
– Founding partner Matt Turner and Director of Creative Pod.


Quote from judge/sponsor:

Keith Cane of Town & Country Housing Group commented “I was really impressed by the quality of the pitches and how the business ideas had been developed since the last round”.

Michael Adamou of Trinity Mirror South said “A wonderful night, such a talented bunch of individuals with extremely exciting futures”.

About YST:

Young Start-up Talent CIC is a community based project whose aims are to help 16-30 year olds with an entrepreneurial flair for business and make their dreams a reality. The initiative promotes innovation, entrepreneurship, leadership and talent development.

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Filmed & Edited by:
James French & Josh Smith

Craig Brown

Voice Over:
Cara Dawson


Sponsors of the intiative in Kent include:

– Crowe Clark Whitehill

– Town & Country Housing Group

– NatWest

– Bowles

– Cripps

– West Kent Chamber of Commerce

– The Business Terrace

– Creative Pod

– Beta Futures

– Media Word Waves

– Infinity

– Kent Foundation

– Gulbenkian Theatre

– Young Enterprise

– Omicron

– Canterbury Times

– Dover Express

– Folkestone Herald

– Isle of Thanet Gazette

– Let’s Do Business Group

– Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce

– Basepoint Business Centres

– Bludel

– Social Marley

– Encore

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