The businesses whose sponsorship enables the Suffolk Coastal Business & Community Awards to continue to go from strength to strength, gathered at The Hangar, Kesgrave Hall to celebrate the launch of the 2016 awards.
The awards recognise the contributions, initiatives and successes of businesses, groups and individuals within the Suffolk Coastal District over the past 18 months.
This year’s awards categories cover teamwork, growth, services to the community and charities, environmental impact, customer service, health and wellbeing and tourism.
The line-up of 2016 sponsors includes EDF Energy, EB Carpets, Melton Day Nursery, Places for People Leisure, The Local Strategic Partnership, The Suffolk Coast DMO, Ufford Park and Suffolk Coastal District Council. Anglia Radio’s Town 102 and The Beach Radio Stations are also supporting as 2016 media partners.
The awards open for nominations on 15th April with the deadline for entries of 30th June. The winners will be announced at a black tie awards dinner at The Hanger, Kesgrave Hall on 15th September.
Councillor TJ Haworth-Culf, Suffolk Coastal District Council’s cabinet Member with responsibility for Customers, Communities and Leisure, said: “We’re very grateful to the sponsors for supporting these awards. Many have been with us from the beginning. These awards provide a platform for the unsung heroes and shining stars of Suffolk Coastal to be recognised for their contributions to this diverse district.”
Nicola Cannon, Owner of Melton Day Nursery, said: “These awards give local businesses and groups the recognition and encouragement they deserve and we are very happy to be a part of that.”
Tarnia Robertson, Managing Director of Ufford Park, said: “These awards are the perfect chance for us to acknowledge other local businesses and individuals within the local community and to give them the recognition they deserve. We are delighted to be part of them this year and we wish everyone entering the best of luck!”
For more information on the awards or visit www.scbca.co.uk
The full list of awards and sponsors is as follows.
New Business of the Year sponsored by Suffolk Coastal District Council
Business Growth Award sponsored by Suffolk Coastal District Council
Services to the community (group) sponsored by EDF Energy
Services to the community (individual) sponsored by Place for People
Innovation sponsored by the Local Strategic Partnership
Charity Champion sponsored by EB Carpets Felixstowe
People Development sponsored by Melton Day Nursery
Health & wellbeing sponsored by Ufford Park
Encouraging Tourism sponsored by The Suffolk Coast DMO
Great & Green Award
Team of the Year
Club of the Year