Former Justice of the Peace, Steve Ward has been announced as the new Chair of Trustees for Kent Enterprise Trust, following his long-standing support as a valued Trustee and Business Adviser.
The Kent based charity aims to change people’s lives by getting them into or back into employment or training. For more than 35 years it has created opportunities for people to overcome their individual challenges so they can build confidence, learn, develop and improve their chances of employment at their office in Herne Bay and gardens across the district.

Steve has 30 years of business coaching, consulting and mentoring experience in the private, public and third sectors and has been involved in the training, mentoring and coaching of colleagues, staff and many others from ‘shop floor’ to boardroom for over 20 years. His experiences include international coaching and mentoring, cross-cultural mergers, as well as the implementation of cultural change management and leadership programmes. He uses a range of approaches, which informs his coaching philosophy and stance, and he can call on a range of tools and skills to create understanding, enable awareness, explore and develop options for sustainable balanced outcomes for his clients and their organisations and the systems to which they belong.

Speaking of Steve’s appointment charity CEO, Mirelle Frost said, “Steve is a great leader and ambassador for the Charity, his involvement and insight will help extend our reach and support to people beyond Herne Bay, Whitstable, Canterbury and Thanet with exciting, ambitious plans for the future with his drive for business growth and development.”

Steve said, “Kent Enterprise Trust does phenomenal things for people wanting to get ahead in their lives, teaching them to help themselves by providing access to good quality training and experience. I am proud to Chair the board of trustees and look forward to developing new opportunities for the charity and the people it supports.

The charity has also appointed a Vice-Chair to support and deputise for Steve, who is local Herne Bay resident Lawrence Stone, who is also secretary of Herne Bay Coastal Community Team.