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About KC Business Friends

Kent College's parents and the school's wider communities are passionate about their children and the School, and appreciate the companies that support us.  In becoming a Business Friend and taking advantage of our events sponsorship packages, Kent College can be an excellent marketing opportunity for your business by exposing your company name and brand to an ever growing number of existing and potential customers, raising your profile both locally and nationally.

As a Business Friend you will be invited to attend various events throughout the school academic year, and these offer excellent networking opportunities.  Kent College is a member of the West Kent Chamber of Commerce and has hosted Business Exchange Evening events.

Audiences at Kent College events are active members of the Kent College community and include an extensive network of current and prospective families, as well as external visitors and members of the public.  In addition, the Friends Association which you would become a member of, includes business professionals, alumni and community neighbours.  Many of these may already be either your existing or potential customers or clients.

Business Friend sponsorship will allow your organisation to be recognized in several ways:

Acknowledgement in direct mail literature to all Kent College communities and audiences.

  • Advertisement in circulated events programmes.
  • Promotion on the school website.
  • Promotion on display material.
  • Promotion in PR opportunities.
  • Event invitations and opportunities to network.
  • We are also happy to discuss bespoke opportunities to showcase your business throughout the school year or whilst our event runs.

 

Events at Kent College

Kent College holds various events throughout the year for you to sponsor or advertise in the accompanying literature.  An example of these is show below:

Kent College Bi-Annual Careers Convention

In June 2014 the Careers Department held a hugely successful careers evening for senior school students and their families.  Over 350 families attended to gain advice and knowledge from over 65 local and national businesses, universities and higher education institutions.

This is a free event for our Business Friends to attend and we welcome all types of professions.  If you are interested in being involved in this event for 2016, please contact Head of Careers Gill Shukla at shuklag@kentcollege.kent.sch.uk

West Kent Chamber of Commerce Business Exchange Evenings

Kent College hosts an annual Business Exchange Evening event as a member of the West Kent Chamber of Commerce.  These are evenings hosted by the Chamber and are an excellent way to meet and build relationships with local businesses from the Kent area.  Friends of Kent College are invited to attend these events, even if they are not members of the Chamber of Commerce. Next event - TBC.

The Kent College Festivals

These bi-annual arts and film events are open to the Kent College community and advertised to members of the public.  Our next event will take place in later in the year, stay tuned for more information and invitations.


School Production

Kent College has an enviable reputation for the ambition and professional quality of its dramatic and musical productions.  Over the years the talented Drama and Music Departments have directed pupils with On the Razzle, Little Shop of Horrors, Macbeth, Women of Troy, Mozart's Requiem, Chess, Romeo and Juliet and the recent opera Carmen which received high acclaim; "Kent College's Carmen is as good as anything at Glyndebourne". Join as a member of the Friends and you will be invited to drinks receptions prior to the performances, a fantastic evening out networking aswell as seeing a top show.  If you would like to advertise in our production programme' please email friends@kentcollege.kent.sch.uk for more information. 

ISGA (Independent Schools Gymnastics Association) 

For the last three years Kent College has hosted the national GISGA tournament which invites 16 top Gymnast teams across the UK and Europe to compete in this highly regarded competition.  Between 200 - 400 visitors attend over the weekend, with various merchandise on offer. If you are interested in supporting this event, please email friends@kentcollege.kent.sch.uk

National Young Fashion Designer Awards

The finals and Awards ceremony of the annual Young Fashion Designer UK Competition are hosted every summer at Kent College and publicised across the UK in order to celebrate talented textiles and fashion students across the country.  This event gains increasing popularity every year and attracts a selection of school staff and pupils, as well as an extensive judging team of Textiles and Design Industry professionals. For further information about this exciting event please click here.

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