Show offers boost for start-ups
Start-up firms could share a platform with big businesses at this year’s Kent County Show, thanks to a new enterprise zone.
It is designed to showcase Kent’s newest enterprises, and will allow them to show 80,000 visitors who they are and what they do, alongside well-known companies which in the past have included John Lewis, Tesco, and Jim Beam.
It is part of an initiative being run by Kent County Agricultural Society (KCAS), in a bid to give local businesses a boost at the show, which will be held at Kent Showground in Detling from Friday, July 6 to Sunday, July 8.
Kevin Attwood, chairman of KCAS, said: “We want to showcase what the county has to offer, and encourage applications from all sectors.”
The deadline for applications is April 9, with interviews held later that month, where entrepreneurs will have the chance to ‘sell’ their business to the show manager. Successful applicants will receive a free pitch for all three days. To apply, visit tinyurl.com/ KentShowEnterprise