Finalists in the 2019 Kent Excellence in Business Awards (KEiBA) were announced on 7th May. The judges arrived at their shortlist following a difficult and incisive elimination process that included visiting a large number of companies that had entered this year's awards.

Caxtons, sponsor of the Start-Up of the Year category, is delighted that the three companies in the running for the award are:

My Career Options
a simple online assessment to determine skills and abilities, then signpost students, careers advisers and parents to possible careers they may not have considered

Orchard Pods
a small glamping bed and breakfast enterprise on a working Kentish cherry farm

Vidbuild
an online DIY video production portal that provides all the professional tools to enable companies and individuals to build their own videos within their own control and budget

Marketing & Business Development Director, David Gurton, said 'We really enjoyed the judging process and meeting so many enthusiastic entrepreneurs who have not been deterred by the current political impasse. It is great to realise that there are lots of firms and sole traders who are prepared to put their dreams in to practice.

We now look forward to announcing the winner at the June 20th awards night."

A full list of finalists for the KEiBA 2019 awards can be found here.

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