Kent Business School academic attracts innovation funding to advise a new Kent start-up business

Dr Simon Raby, a research academic from the Centre for Employment, Competitiveness and Growth at the University of Kent’s Business School, is to provide strategic advice to a new start-up business looking to establish itself in a highly competitive marketplace in 2014.

As Dr Raby, consultant on the project, comments: “I am very excited to be supporting a new entrepreneurial venture, and look forward to helping the business build its growth and development strategy, and of course receiving our first orders!”

As Gill Logan, the business owner, comments “When we were looking for advice and support for our new business venture our attention immediately turned to the Business School. We are so pleased that the University of Kent recognised the potential of the project and is supporting the launch of this exciting new venture”.

The project attracted 50% funding from the University’s Innovation Voucher Scheme and as Carole Barron, Director of innovation and Enterprise at the University of Kent, highlights:

“The award of this innovation voucher is proof of the high level of expertise at the University of Kent for supporting regional business innovation and growth. I would like to congratulate Simon and the business on the award and I wish the project every success”.

For further information on this story please contact Dr Simon Raby by email or telephone 01227 824740

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