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Xtra PR support for TEDxFolkestone

June, 2018

Kent PR and marketing agency Maxim has backed TEDxFolkestone by providing pro bono public relations support to the independently organised TED event.  

Sold out weeks ahead of the event at the Quarterhouse, TEDxFolkestone secured 11 speakers to explore the theme 'Courage to step beyond', whether in life or business.

They include Lucy Beresford, writer, psychotherapist and broadcaster on LBC Radio; Britt Whyatt, author and blogger (She Who Bakes), and Cathy Sugden, the horseback heroine.

Andrew Metcalf, director at Maxim, said: "TEDx has a great theme this year. Everybody needs to be courageous at some point in their life - often more often than once. However, too often these stories go untold but thanks to TEDxFolkestone some really important thought provoking issues can be aired. We're very happy to help, in some small way, tell the speaker's stories." 

TEDxFolkestone is being organised by Liú Batchelor, the Folkestone-based coach and project leader, and a committee of like-minded professionals as part of the global TEDx event programme that highlights ideas worth spreading.

The event is designed to champion inspiration, innovation, collaboration and leadership across the community and Kent businesses.  

Liú Batchelor said: "For just our second event in Folkestone to prove so popular is remarkable. The level of interest has been phenomenal and reflects the quality of the speakers we have. Signing up for updates on will ensure people are informed as soon as videos of the talks are available online. We hope the popularity of the day means we can make it an annual attraction."

Those attending won't be able to miss the event thanks to the hard work of 25 students studying carpentry and joinery and painting and decorating at East Kent College. 

Over two weeks, led by Julian Coleman, Head of Built Environment and Construction at East Kent College's Folkestone campus, they produced a giant sized wood and MDF TEDx sign, coming in on non-lesson days to ensure the project was completed in time.

For more information visit or follow #TEDxFolkestone on Twitter and Instagram.

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