Author: Kwiba

Flexible Working – Case Study

Written by Andrea Starbuck – Ten2Two “We first went to the Kent Women in Business Awards, KWIBA in 2013 as a fledgling business trying to make connections and better understand the Kent business community. It was fantastic to be able to return this year, 4 years later and support the event as a sponsor. We spoke on the evening about the changing face of how business is building teams. In particular, flexible working. Don’t panic I am not about to repeat myself but wanted you to hear it from the horse’s mouth.” The employers story:  Barnaby Webb, Director at Cobbwebb Communications What made you consider a flexible worker? “As a growing business in the IT sector, we were looking to employ two new members of staff in the key areas of Finance and Sales and Marketing but recognised this did not require a full-time person. We wanted to tap into the local talent pool of professionals that had, for one reason or another, taken a career break and were looking to get back into employment. We understood that this talent pool would require some flexibility in their work model. We approached Ten2Two to help us in this search as they specialise in this type of candidate and recruitment.”  Did you find the what you were looking for? “The quality of candidates was exceptional and every one was worth the time we spent...

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KWIBA – Now in it’s 4th YEAR

It’s amazing to think that we are now gearing up for the 4th Kent Women in Business Awards! We have seen so many talented and inspiring female business owners and leaders step up on to the stage to collect there deserved awards and judging by the nominations th at have come in so far already….this year is set to be the most VIBRANT yet! Nominations will close on 29th January, then we will join together and CELEBRATE on 11th March 2016 at The Great Danes Hotel in Maidstone. It only takes a moment to nominate, so if you know of a professional female in Kent who deserves recognition for all their hard work, show them you care! Once you have made your nomination they will be able to choose up to a maximum of THREE categories that are relevant to them. Start up Business Woman of the Year, (up to 24 months in business) Home Based Business Woman of the Year Women in Finance Award Women in Recruitment Award Women in Retail Award Women in PR and Marketing Award Women in Tourism and Leisure Award Women in Education Award Women in Construction Leadership and Management Award Young Entrepreneur of the Year (Under 30) Business Woman of the Year (under 3 year’s experience) Business Woman of the Year (over 3 year’s experience) Women in the Arts Award Mumpreneur of the...

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2015 Nomination Statistics

Now in it’s 3rd year, the Kent Women in Business Awards is definitely fixed in the calendar as one of the most vibrant business awards in the county. This year, there have been a record number of entries from all over the county! Below is a map for 2015 The same information will be provided once the short list has been compiled. The largest number of nominations in any one category was for ‘Business Woman of the Year’ – With over 60 in total the category has been split in to two parts, business experience of less than or more than three years. The majority of categories received over 40 nominations, of which 8 will be short listed! The 2015 Kent Women in Business Awards Black Tie Gala Dinner will take place on 26th March 2015 at the Great Danes Hotel, Hollingbourne, near Maidstone. With over 40% of tickets already sold it proves that there is a real desire in the county to mix and mingle with some of the key players and inspiring women in business. Tickets can be purchased HERE or alternatively, please email sue@kentideas.co.uk if you would prefer to pay on...

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