A guide to the top 30 entrepreneurs under 30 in Kent has been compiled by an independent panel of Kent-based judges and has been published by Kent Business.
The Top 30 Under 30 list, celebrated at the Business Terrace in Maidstone, includes entrants that have been considered for their achievements so far, perceived influence and their ability to change commerce in the future, both in Kent and beyond.
Ben Towers, a 17-year-old entrepreneur from Gillingham has been listed No.1 in the guide. He is the boss of a creative web design agency, Tower Design, based in Maidstone, which employs more than 15 people. He started his own business at the age of 11 designing websites and has since gone on to set up Tower Design, become a sought after public speaker, is a ‘business buddy’ to young entrepreneurs on CBBC’s Pocket Money Pitch, has set up his own business school and topped the Times Magazine’s Superteen Power list in 2015.
The celebration on 22 March was put on by Kent Business and the Business Terrace and gave the young entrepreneurs the opportunity to network with like-minded people and share business experiences.
“The evening was great fun and was an amazing opportunity to network with Kent’s top young entrepreneurial talent,” said Ben Towers.
“It is an honour to have been named at the top of the Top 30 Under 30 list. Every single person on it is trend-setting in Kent.”
Matt Parkinson, chief executive of data centre business VooServers, and appears 11th in the guide said: “It was a great honour to be named on the list.
"It provided recognition of the hard work that has gone in over the past 11 years not only by myself but my employees too, who have been instrumental to our on-going success and growth.
“Kent is a county which offers a lot of support to young business owners and it really shows on an evening like this.”
Click here to see the list of Kent's Top 30 Under 30.
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