We throw the spotlight on some of South Suffolk’s local businesses and find out more about them…..
• Deben Travel are an award winning independent Travel Agency based at 25 The Thoroughfare, Woodbridge.
Established in 2012 the experienced team specialise in luxury, tailor-made, touring, winter sports and package holidays. Being independent is important to them. Having relationships with over 100 ATOL protected Tour Operators they can research the perfect holiday at the best possible price.
www.debentravel.co.uk 01394 615620
• Cruise Ready are based at 2 New Street, Woodbridge and are seen as innovative in the Travel Industry for being one of the first stores to solely focus on Ocean and River Cruising. An experienced team can research your ideal holiday at the same or even better price than you may find on-line but with the added benefit of face to face service. Cruise Ready also have a Foreign Exchange bureau with market leading rates on your travel money.
www.cruiseready.co.uk 01394 799179
• A visit to the long established Antiques & Collectors Fair at The Best Western Ipswich Hotel at Copdock will no doubt have you reminiscing or perhaps even surprise you.
More than 60 tables feature in the Hotel’s Suffolk Suite and foyer making it the largest fair of its kind in the area.
You will find a vast selection of items to fit all pockets, tempting you to spend including fine quality jewellery, costume jewellery coins, pottery porcelain, silver and plenty of quirky items. There’s a vast free car park and reasonably priced admission. Well worth a visit. The next fair is Sunday 4th November followed by 9th December. 2019 will see the fair running every first Sunday of the month
• Orwell Motorcycles is one of the largest Motorcycle dealerships in East Anglia, established nearly 35 years ago offering everything you could need if you are a riding enthusiast.
Orwell was taken over in November 2017 by Dave Willis and Rob Walters – brother of the previous owner Ray – and prides itself on a ‘family feel’ atmosphere where you are free to browse without pressure.
Franchise dealers for Kawasaki and Suzuki, they also hold a vast stock of used machines in all makes – from small commuter scooters to the supercharged Kawasaki H2 – as well as a huge selection of parts, helmets and clothing for ladies and gents.
Their workshops are open six days a week and can boast four of the most experienced technicians in the trade. Collections and deliveries can be arranged to suit your needs.
With winter coming up fast, why not pop in for a coffee and see the range of heated grips and gloves available? You may end up seeing the bike of your dreams!
Gift vouchers are available if you are looking for the perfect Christmas present and can be purchased over the telephone as well as in store.
If you are interested in any of services Orwell Motorcycles can provide, please give one of the team a call on 01473 257401, they are open Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5.30pm and on Saturdays 8.30am to 5pm.
• Parkley Building Services Ltd is a well-established building and renovations company based in the Suffolk and Norfolk region. The family run business has been operating successfully for over eight years in this industry. Director, Mark Oakley, at the forefront of the business conducting the work with his colleagues and the family running the company in the background.
Parkley Building Services specialises in the full and quality refurbishment of rental houses, on behalf of private landlords and estate agents. They understand the need for a quick and cost-effective turnaround or your rental asset to maximise rental potential. They can supply all the necessary trades / services including electricians, plumbers, plasterers, kitchen fitters, bathroom fitters, carpet fitters, cleaners, gardeners, fencers.
They are dedicated to the delivery of a bespoke service with courtesy, professionalism, reliability and a friendly approach. All their staff are fully trained and hold the relevant industry certification.
Parkley Building Services are fully insured with public liability insurance, members of the FSB (Federation of Small Businesses), Suffolk Council Approved Traders Scheme affiliated and proud members of Checkatrade.com.
For more information visit www.parkleybuildingservices.co.uk
• Landspeed have been car servicing specialists in Ipswich since 1994.
As an independent garage, Landspeed, are able to provide you with a professional service carried out by highly trained technicians at an affordable price and offer full servicing facilities on all models of cars.
Not surprisingly, Landspeed are seen as the perfect alternative to main dealers. For cars that fall within the manufacturer’s warranty period genuine parts are always fitted to ensure full compliance with their warranty conditions.
They are experts in caring for your car, to make sure it is always running smoothly.
However, if things go wrong with your vehicle, you need a service that is fast, reliable and value for money. Landspeed are always on hand to help.
Save time – get Landspeed to service your car at the same time as your MOT. With trained technicians and the latest diagnostic equipment, why go anywhere else?
Want to talk about an MOT, service or repair? Call Landspeed on 01473 604020. They will collect your vehicle from home or office in the Ipswich area, free of charge.
• The traditional Korean Martial Art Kuk Sool Won™ is a complete system of martial art training with its main focus on self-defence, discipline and respect as well as incorporating many other skills from Asian martial arts.
Learn martial arts in a safe, fun and friendly environment where children can develop important life skills and adults can feel fitter and healthier. Kuk Sool Won of Ipswich are a family run martial arts School where everyone is welcome – including beginners.
From beginners with no previous experience to advanced level martial arts, the professional staff qualified Black Belt instructors will help guide you every step of the way, to give you the ultimate experience in martial art training.
Kuk Sool Won of Ipswich aim to provide their students with a progressive and encouraging environment to improve their mental, physical and emotional conditioning.
Men and women of all backgrounds and age groups are enjoying the many benefits of martial arts training. All of their students are treated with respect and they aim bring out the positive attributes of each individual.
Kuk Sool training helps to reduce stress and helps people to set realistic goals. The step-by-step approach to learning allows students to enjoy constant progress, growth and change. Increase flexibility from head to toe. Improve strength and muscle tone. Reduce body fat and higher levels of energy and endurance.
Many students find themselves more relaxed and calmer in dealing with some of life’s challenges. Better self-control and personal self-discipline to stay focused on their objectives. The adult training programme can add a new exiting dimension to people’s lives. It’s good for the mind, body and spirit to learn new skills and live a very healthy lifestyle, which is challenging, rewarding and lots of fun.
Kuk Sool Won of Ipswich are based at Halifax Primary School, Prince of Wales Drive, Ipswich for more information telephone 07789 686928 or visit www.kuksoolwonipswich.co.uk
• Martlesham Service Centre is a family run business offering professional car repairs, servicing and MOT testing.
Father, son and daughter are all involved in the business, having worked at their premises in Betts Avenue, Martlesham Heath for the last 10 years. And, combined have more than 30 years experience within the motor industry you know that you are in safe hands when you choose Martlesham Service Centre to take a look at your vehicle.
All aspects of motor vehicle repairs are undertaken, and free quotations can be given by the helpful friendly service staff, who are all qualified technicians.
So, whether it’s advice you’re after, servicing and repairs or your car is due is MOT, then give Martlesham Service Centre a call.
This independent motor business is very proud of their customer care,
friendly service and the quality of their work.
For any questions or suggestions telephone them on 01473 631111 or visit www.martleshamservicecentre.co.uk
• Pooley Removals & Storage have been moving, storing and shipping for 40 years. The independently, family run business has a wealth of experience in the industry and with customer care at their heart, they can help you to have a stress free moving day.
With a selection of different sized specialist removal vehicles Pooley Removals can cater for any size move, small or large. And, they are more than happy for their customers to visit their site in Rendlesham to meet the staff and see where their goods will be stored.
At Pooley Removals & Storage they offer a range of services from a full packing service, packing materials sales to both local and National removals. And, it’s not just domestic customers that choose to use Pooley Removals, the company are also experts at business and office moves, ensuring that your business ‘down time’ is kept to a minimum.
When it comes to storage, here too this local company can help, with their vast warehouse space at their base in Rendlesham, Pooley Removals & Storage offers a range of both household and commercial storage solutions.
And, it’s not just in the UK that Pooley’s are able to operate as they offer Worldwide shipping and European by road removals too.
So, whether it’s a specialist piano removal, your moving home or you just want to empty your garage or spare room and store your belongings, then Pooley Removals & Storage really are your one stop shop for all of your removal and storage requirements.
For a free, no obligation quotation telephone 01394 460498 or visit www.pooleyremovals.com and they can arrange a convenient time for their surveyor to visit your property to assess your moving needs.
• At Mamba Martial Arts they have Karate, boxing and kickboxing classes as well as Ju-Jitsu which is great for self defence and self confidence.
There are numerous classes to choose from and various reasons you might want to choose them. The experienced instructors at Mamba Martial Arts can help you with building your self-confidence, self-belief and your self-worth. If it is just to improve your overall fitness, they can do that too.
“We are dedicated martial artists who want to do the best and bring out the best in all who train with us.” Says Chief Instructor, Dennis Turner. “As the founders, with over 50 years martial arts experience between us, we feel we can offer our members everything they will need to succeed in their chosen discipline and if it is the fitness side of things or weight loss they are after, we will help them get where they want to be.”
For the little ones there are Mini Mamba classes which are for the three to five year olds. They will learn co-ordination, discipline, confidence, social and life skills.
“Our classes are fun, fast moving and great for their learning process.” Concluded Dennis.
For more information visit www.mambamartialarts.co.uk/