We open for nominations from tomorrow, 15th April. There are thirteen awards designed to recognise the contributions, initiatives and successes of businesses, groups and individuals within the Suffolk Coastal District over the past 18 months.

People can enter the awards on the website from 15th or request an entry form from Sarah Shinnie at Suffolk Coastal District Council on 01394 444652. The deadline for nominations is 30th June with the winners announced at a black tie awards dinner at The Hanger, Kesgrave Hall on 15th September.

The line-up of 2016 sponsors includes Adnams, 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.

Councillor TJ Haworth-Culf, Suffolk Coastal District Council’s cabinet Member with responsibility for Customers, Communities and Leisure, said: “The Business and Community Awards have gone from strength to strength, since they were launched. It gives local people a unique opportunity to celebrate what is great about Suffolk Coastal and to recognise those people who hard work and dedication makes this such a fantastic place to live and work. We all know businesses, clubs and individuals who just go that extra mile to make a difference in the community. Now is your chance to say ‘thank you’ by ensuring their commitment is recognised by nominating them for an award.”

Suffolk Coastal Business and Community Awards