Luke Quilter chosen as Olympic torch bearer
Award-winning young entrepreneur
Luke Quilter is to light the way to the Olympics.
Luke, 28, managing director of
Folkestone-based Sleeping Giant Media, has been chosen as one of
the hundreds of Kent torchbearers.
The rising business star came
to countywide prominence last June when he was named Young
Entrepreneur of the Year in last year’s Kent Excellence in Business
Awards (KEiBA). He spoke at the launch of the 2012 KEiBA in
January, saying how much the accolade had helped his
Luke will carry the flame
through his home town of Hythe on July 18.Kent is set to host the
torch for four days, from July 17-20, the longest duration for any
other county on its way to the Olympic Stadium.
Mr Quilter was nominated for his
efforts in the local business community. He is a board member of
The Kent Foundation, which is supported by Kent County Council
and well-wishers to help young people set up on their own.
He founded Sleeping Giant Media, a specialist search marketing
company, in the depths of the recession.
Luke said: "I feel really proud,
firstly to be nominated but also to be selected for such an amazing
event. It is going to be a busy week for me, as two days after
carrying the torch I am getting married in Germany!"
An average of 115 Torchbearers a
day will carry the Olympic Flame during its 8,000 mile journey
around the UK before it arrives at the Olympic Stadium on July 27
for the opening ceremony.
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