The success of the Keep it in Kent Campaign won't just be about the enthusiasm and hard work of a few dedicated individuals... it will be down to our ability to pull together with a number of people and organisations and through effective, mutually beneficial collaboration.
So, new for 2016, we are launching the Keep it in Kent "Platinum Partner" programme, which will enable us to work collaboratively in a more formal way with anyone who would like to help us to grow the Keep it in Kent member-base. It's an important step for Keep it in Kent, because we know that the more active members we have, the more we are able to do to work towards achieving our vision - to make the Keep it in Kent campaign a widely recognised brand that reminds and encourages the residents and business of Kent to support their local economy.
We definitely need you if you share our passion for the Keep it in Kent message, and if you're keen to spread the word...
You don't necessarily need to have a background in sales or marketing, but it would help if you:
Are a business member of Keep it in Kent yourself (so you can share your personal experience of the support and promotion you've benefited from)
Have a wide network of business owner contacts in Kent (or are prepared to do more to make them for Keep it in Kent, as well as for your own business!)
Are an avid and fluent communicator, able to explain the Keep it in Kent story, vision and membership benefits
Are motivated by a clear win-win for your own business and for Keep it in Kent
The first step is to become a regular referrer to Keep it in Kent. You will receive the usual "thank you" gifts for each new member that you refer. You can find these HERE
As soon as you have reached 10 referrals (at any level of membership), we will invite you to consider joining our Platinum Partner programme.
Get a special logo for their website and Keep it in Kent Directory listing, indicating that they are Platinum Partners and will be happy to talk to anyone about Keep it in Kent members
Receive 1:1 training and ongoing support from Keep it in Kent - covering the story, vision and membership benefits, as well as the joining process
Receive a specially negotiated reward for each new member that joins (we know that some people would appreciate an additional income stream, whilst others would prefer additional publicity for their own business through Keep it in Kent, so we're offering to tailor the rewards to suit you!)
You can stay a Platinum Partner for as long as you like, as long as you have referred 5 or more new members within any rolling 6 month period.