Meet the finalists of the Suffolk Coastal Business & Community Awards 2018

Meet the finalists of the Suffolk Coastal Business & Community Awards 2018

Finalists have been confirmed for the 2018 Suffolk Coastal Business & Community Awards. The winners will be announced at the Awards Dinner on 15th March at The Hangar, Milsoms Kesgrave Hall.

Sponsor and one of the judging panel, Debbie Ratcliffe from Ufford Park, explains: “The breadth and quantity of entries the judges had to review was remarkable. It was a tough process to select the finalists and really heart-warming to read about all the excellent work going on in Suffolk Coastal. We’re looking forward to celebrating with all the finalists at the awards dinner in March.”

The 2018 finalists are:

New Business of the Year sponsored by EB Carpets Felixstowe

  • IP Twelve Lettings & Property Management
  • Inspirations CIC
  • SuffolkBabies

Customer Focus Award sponsored by Christies Care

  • Archway Carpets
  • R&S Hardware
  • Tilly & Grace

People Development sponsored by David Button Independent Funeral Directors

  • Poppy’s Pantry
  • The Rock Project & Old Jet
  • Lofty Heights

Business Growth Award sponsored by Menta

  • Archway Carpets
  • Heavenly Hair & Amaya Spa
  • David Button Independent Funeral directors

Encouraging Tourism sponsored by Suffolk Places

  • Framlingham Business Association
  • myFestival
  • Ufford Park Woodbridge

Services to the community (group) sponsored by Suffolk Coastal Norse

  • Kesgrave Town Councillors
  • Poppy’s Pantry
  • Leiston Town Pastors

Services to the community (individual) sponsored by Places for People

  • Ron Spore
  • Maggie Lusher
  • Ken Green

Big Bang Award sponsored by EDF Energy

  • AHP Suffolk
  • Student Life Suffolk CIC

Club of the Year sponsored by Ufford Park

  • Felixstowe Road runners
  • Woodbridge Shufflers
  • Felixstowe & Walton Unity FC

Great Idea Award sponsored by Suffolk Coastal District Council

  • Jacky Carpenter & Sophie Ayers
  • Organising Committee of MH100 Event
  • David Button Independent Funeral Directors

Health & Wellbeing sponsored by De Vere Care

  • Art for Cure
  • AHP Suffolk
  • Kesgrave Junior Parkrun

Team of the Year sponsored by Ian Culf Roofer & Builder

  • Homestart in Suffolk
  • Art for Cure Events Team
  • Leiston Town Pastors

Cllr TJ Haworth-Culf, Cabinet Member for Customers, Communities and Leisure at Suffolk Coastal District Council, said: “We were really pleased to receive so many entries this year from both established and new and upcoming businesses in Suffolk Coastal – so we’d like to thank everyone who’s nominated and voted so far.

“Our finalists reflect the hardworking businesses and people who are working to make our communities such fantastic places to live and work. I hope they’re all looking forward to being part of our awards ceremony in March.”

Voting is now open for the Enabling Communities Award. Deben Community Farm (Melton), The Long Shop Museum in Leiston, Kesgrave Computer Club & Aldeburgh Play Area Project need your votes. Voting is open to the public until 28th February. Cast your vote online at

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