Finalists have been confirmed for the 2019 East Suffolk Business & Community Awards. These awards recognise and celebrate the hard work and successes of the groups, individuals and businesses within the East Suffolk district.

The winners will be announced at the Awards Dinner on 3rd October at The Hangar, Milsoms Kesgrave Hall.

The finalists are:

New Business of the Year sponsored by Ufford Park, Woodbridge

Sir & Co
Jojo’s Kitchen & Bar
Magnus PR

Business Growth Award sponsored by Riduna Park

Hearing Care Centre Ltd.
Heavenly Hair & Amaya Spa
Suffolk Canine Creche

Customer Focus Award sponsored by Chicane Voice & Data

Suffolk Canine Creche
Deben Travel Ltd.
David Button Independent Funeral Directors

Encouraging Tourism sponsored by The Suffolk Coast & East Suffolk Means Business

First Light Festival
Choose Woodbridge
Nearly Festival

Services to the Community (Group) sponsored by Places Leisure

Waveney Enterprises Craft Workshop
Muncheon Mingle Inter-generational Events
Suffolk Family Carers

Services to the Community (Individual) sponsored by Suffolk Coastal Norse

Julie Hedge
Melanie Lord
Richard Broom

Club of the Year sponsored by David Button Independent Funeral Directors

Kesgrave Cricket Club
Woodbridge Rugby Club
Woodbridge Tennis Club

Great Idea Award sponsored by SuffolkWire

Access Community Trust
Student Life
The Ron Harrod Foundation

Health & Wellbeing sponsored by East Suffolk Council

Level 2 Youth Project
Student Life
Suffolk Family Carers

People Development sponsored by East Suffolk Council

Coastal Leisure Learning CIC
Framlingham College
Student Life

Team of the Year sponsored by Ian Culf Roofer & Builder

Friends of St Mary’s Primary School
Realise Futures BBO Employment Team
Suffolk Family Carers

Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths Award (STEM) sponsored by EDF Energy

Chicane Voice & Data

Sponsor and Judge, Nikki Rousseau, Community Relations Manager at Sizewell B, said: “EDF Energy is delighted to support the East Suffolk Business and Communities Awards again this year. The STEM Award recognises those that are driving the advancement or application of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths which is an area at the heart of EDF Energy’s business making it a perfect fit for our company.”

Sponsor and Judge, Debbie Ratcliffe from Ufford Park, added: “Having been a judge for the past three years, I am always very impressed by the high-standard of entries; from the more well-known larger companies, to the smaller businesses and individuals. This year is the first year entries have opened up to the whole of East Suffolk and so it was fantastic to read about some of the great things that are happening throughout the east coast.

“Judging is never as easy as it sounds and with such a large amount of entries this year, it was extremely difficult for us judges to pick out a winner for each category.”