'My Suffolk'

Suffolk is a county that keeps on giving. We are blessed with stunning countryside, a rich history and a host of amazing places to eat and drink. Each month we talk to leading local residents to find what they love most and would recommend to others. 


michelle mitchell

Michelle is a remarkable gold medal winning GB sprinter and athlete who has represented the UK in the World Transplant Games

Mark Millar

mark millar

On May 20 thousands of people will come together for St Elizabeth Hospice’s ever popular Midnight Walk around the streets of Ipswich. We talk to Mark Millar, the Chief Executive of the hospice about his life in Suffolk

Ian Duncan

alex tarry

Alex Tarry and his wife Naomi are the masterminds behind their highly successful award-winning holiday cottage business Best of Suffolk which is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year. Alex tells us about his life in Suffolk


My Suffolk Interviews:  

  • Jonathan Adnams Executive Chairman of Adnams (October 2011)

  • Phillip Ainsworth Chief Executive Suffok Agricultural Association (April 2106)

  • Colin & Shirley Aldous Owners of Ufford Park Hotel, Golf & Spa (May 2015)

  • Gary Avis Ballet Master for the Royal Ballet (May 2014)

  • Nicola Bateman Chief Executive of the Suffolk Agricultural Society (March 2015)

  • Bill Baker Honorary Director of The Suffolk Show (April 2014)

  • Sarah Barber The Mayor of Ipswich (December 2017)

  • Alan Brown Deputy CEO & Partner at Ashton KCJ (December 2010)

  • Jimmy Butler Founder of Blythburgh Pork (October 2018)

  • Joanna Carrick Artistic Director & Founder of The Red Rose Chain (October 2013)

  • Rob Chase Adnams wine buyer (October 2106)

  • Melanie Chew Director of Fundraising & Retail at EACH (July/August 2014)

  • Stuart Clarke Partner Clarke & Simpson (June 2018)

  • Erika Clegg Owner of Spring Creative Agency in Southwold (November 2012)

  • William Coe Managing Director of Coes (March 2011)

  • Stephen Cole Headmaster of Woodbridge School (May 2012)

  • Ivan Cutting Artisitc Director & Founder of Eastern Angles (January 2013)

  • Stephen David Chef-Director of Bespoke Events and Co-Founder of the Woodbridge Shuck shellfish festival (October 2015)

  • David Edwards Chair of Board of Directors at The New Wolsey (July 2011)

  • David Falk Organiser of the Suffolk Walking Festival (May 2018)

  • Karen Finch Managing Director of The Hearing Care Centre (September 2011)

  • Steve Flory Managing Director of the Hudson Group (July/August 2015)

  • Hugh Fraser Actor and Patron of Lapwing Education (November 2014)

  • Jill Freud Southwold & Aldeburgh Summer Theatre (July 2012)

  • Jason Gathorne-Hardy Artist and Director of the Alde Valley Spring Festival (May 2016)

  • Etholle George BBC Radio Suffolk presenter (March 2016)

  • Alesha Gooderham Director & Marketing Manager of Snape Maltings (September 2012)

  • Robert Gough Businessman and Hotelier - Owner of Southwold Pier (January 2014)

  • Belinda Gray Founder of Art for Cure (November 2018)

  • John Gummer Baron Deben, member of the House of Lords (October 2012)

  • Rob Hart Chairman of Ipswich Round Table (December 2016)

  • Ania Hobson Artist and judge of Young Art East (March 2018)

  • Tim Holder Development Director Suffolk Community Foundation (July/August 2017)

  • Sarah Holmes Chief Executive of the New Wolsey Theatre (December 2014)

  • Major Philip Hope-Cobbold Owner of Glemham Hall (December 2012)

  • James Hopkins Executive Chairman of Hopkins Homes (April 2011)

  • Sarah Howard President of Suffolk Chamber of Commerce (October 2014)

  • Stuart Jarrold Broadcaster and journalist (January 2016)

  • Mary & John James Aldeburgh Bookshop (March 2017)

  • Derek Johnson Co Founder of Johnson Stevens Agencies Ltd (November 2010)

  • Carole Jones Ipswich Borough councillor responsible for museums (December 2018)

  • Gulsham Kayembe Educational consultant (January 2019)

  • Brendan Keaney Artistic Director and Chief Executive of Dance East (September 2014)

  • Elizabeth Kemball Managing Director of Debach Enterprises Ltd (May 2013)

  • William Kendall Suffolk farmer and entrepreneur (September 2015)

  • Lyn Knights Owner of Denny of Southwold (November 2016)

  • Richard Lister OBE Vice Chancellor of University of Suffolk (November 2017)

  • Norman Lloyd St Elizabeth Hospice ‘Pigs Gone Wild’ campaign manager (September 2016)

  • Steve Lomas Owner of Deben Inns (September 2013)

  • Jacqui Martin Chief Executive of Suffolk Family Carers (December 2013)

  • Tikkii Mawson Commodore of Aldeburgh Yacht Club (April 2017)

  • Ellen McAteer Director of The Poetry Trust (November 2015)

  • Mark Millar CEO St Elizabeth Hospice (May 2017)

  • Paul Milsom Managing Director - Milsom Hotels (March 2012)

  • Geraldine Milsom - Milsom Hotels (March 2014)

  • Michelle Mitchell Gold medal winning GB sprinter (September 2018)

  • Minnie Moll Executive Officer for Membership and Marketing at the East of England Co-op (April 2015)

  • Ian Morgan - The Archdeacon of Suffolk (December 2015)

  • Mark Murphy BBC Radio Suffolk Presenter (November 2013)

  • Judi Newman Development Director of the Suffolk Community Foundation (June 2012)

  • Ann Osborn Charity Director the Rural Coffee Caravan (October 2017)

  • Peter Osborne General Manager of the Brudenell and White Lion Hotels in Aldeburgh (June 2104)

  • Mark Parker Managing Director Willis Towers Watson (January 2018)

  • Diana Porter CEO Fresh Start New Beginnings (September 2017)

  • Dr Dan Poulter MP for Central Suffolk and North Ipswich (January 2017)

  • Jonathan Reekie CEO Aldeburgh Music (April 2012)

  • Meg Reid Founder of the Felixstowe Book Festival (June 2017)

  • Tim Rowan Robinson Managing Director of TA Hotel Collection (December 2011)

  • David Sheepshanks Chairman of UK Community Foundations (March 2013)

  • Fiona Siddall Easton Farm Park (July 2013)

  • Karen Simpson Artistic Director of the Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds (March 2019)

  • Stephen Singleton Chief Executive XSuffolk Community Foundation (July 2016)

  • Julia Sowerbutts Artisitc Director of the INK festival (April 2018)

  • Paul Spencer Founder of the Maverick Festival (July 2108)

  • Alex Tarry Owner of 'Best of Suffolk' & 'Best Estates' (June 2016)

  • Naomi Tarry Owner of 'Best of Suffolk' & Chair of Aldeburgh Business Association (April 2013)

  • Paul Taylor Headmaster of Framlingham College (June 2011)

  • Selina Tollemache Hopkins (June 2013)

  • Paul Winter Chief Executive - Ipswich Building Society (January 2012)

  • Roger Wright Chief Executive of Aldeburgh Music (June 2015)

    The dates of the publication of interviews are shown by each name.