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Alumni Entrepreneurs – Where are they now?

We are proud to say that many of our alumni are now entrepreneurs and run their own successful businesses.

We caught up with some of them to see how their businesses have developed and how they are using their initiative and entrepreneurial nature to succeed in their professions.



Evie Wells – EV Designs

Evie studied Media at Canterbury College and used her passion for creativity to create her own business.

Her clothing company, EV Designs, fills a gap in the local market for DIY t-shirts. Evie used the skills that she learned on her course and put them to good use, combining her passion for DIY with her artistic talents.

She uses social media to target the local market and has worked with top companies to provide them with t-shirts. Evie also sells on online stores and runs stalls at events in and around Canterbury.

Due to Evie’s hard work and motivation, she was nominated as a finalist in the Young Business Woman of the Year category in the Kent Women in Business awards.



Sarah-Jayne Lamb – Hair and Hounds

Sarah set up her own dog grooming business in December, having worked a number of years in the industry. Sarah discovered her passion for grooming whilst studying Animal Management at Canterbury College.

Using the skills that she learned on her course and in industry, she now grooms all types of dogs, pleasing clients across Kent.

Her entrepreneurial nature has led to her being able to become her own boss and fulfill her passion for working with animals.

Find out more about Sarah-Jayne's business here.

Louis Presland – Videography

Louis is a successful freelance videographer, using the skills and techniques he learned at Canterbury College to provide a skilled service to not only local businesses but national companies and production teams, too.

Part of being an entrepreneur is having great interpersonal skills and confidence, which Louis has used to network with people in the film industry in order to promote his talents.

He also works with big clients and has practical experience with top companies such as SouthEastern, ITV and Taylor Wimpey, alongside working individually on a freelance basis.

Louis works with lots of local luxury venues to provide films of couples' wedding day. He was recently nominated for a Kent Wedding Award as Wedding Videographer of the Year.

Explore Louis' work at Palm Productions.


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