The Suffolk Coastal Business & Community Awards open for nominations 

The Suffolk Coastal Business & Community Awards opened for nominations on the 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 online at or request an entry form from Sarah Shinnie at Suffolk Coastal District Council on 01394 444652. 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. 
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.”
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
•         Customer Focus Award sponsored by Bruisyard Hall
•         Team of the Year sponsored by Trade Supply Windows Limited
•         Great & Green Award
•         Club of the Year

For more information on the awards or visit  or listen to Town 102 or The Beach.



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