Award Categories 2021

 

East Coast College are delighted to be sponsoring the
Apprentice / Trainee of the Year Award 

 

East Coast College is a well-established further education college based in Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth, offering a fantastic breadth and depth of subjects and technical and professional training to degree level. Recently merged with Lowestoft Sixth Form, the College now boasts an even broader academic curriculum with fantastic progression opportunities to apprenticeships (at all levels) and university.

With specialist maritime, energy and offshore training centres, combined with commercial training and its partnership with the University of Suffolk, the college has become a centre of excellence for energy, engineering and offshore skills training.

East Coast College is the top ranking apprenticeship provider in the area, QAA Good for Higher Education and top performing nationally for its Sixth Form provision.

Award Criteria

The Apprentice/Trainee of the Year Award will be given to the individual who has best demonstrated their commitment to learning, a strong work ethic and dedication to achieving their potential in all areas of their apprenticeship/training framework.

This category is open to all businesses regardless of sector or size and with no age limits for the apprentice/trainee.

To be nominated for this award the candidate must be currently undertaking an apprenticeship/training programme in an organisation within Lowestoft & Waveney.

How to enter

Download and fill in our application form here, then

1. Tell us about your business (400 words or less):
Your history, customers, competitors, challenges, opportunities, your vision and anything else that you feel is relevant.

2. Tell us about your apprentice/trainee and why you have nominated them and how they meet the following criteria:

• Please provide examples of how they have embraced the challenge of a demanding work placement and study programme and show how they have sought additional knowledge to enhance their capabilities.
• How have they demonstrated a keen understanding of your business strategy and objectives? Give an example of how they have contributed to these in a meaningful way.

Please tell us about the attributes that they possess that will enable them to achieve success in their chosen profession and outline their experience and achievements to date.

All entries must be received by: Thursday 30th September 2021

Our Awards Gala Evening will take place on Thursday 11th November at Ivy House Country Hotel, Lowestoft.

All entrants selected as finalists must ensure they are available to attend. Each finalist for each category will receive one free ticket to the gala evening. Additional tickets will be available to purchase (depending on government guidelines.)

To Enter…

Please email your completed application form including evidence to: michelle@suffolkchamber.co.uk

Or by post to:

Michelle Gardner
Suffolk Chamber of Commerce Lowestoft & Waveney
Waveney Chambers
Waveney Road
Lowestoft
NR32 1BN

 

 

Lovewell Blake are delighted to be sponsoring the Business of the Year Award

             

As well as being the oldest accountancy firm retaining its original name, Lovewell Blake is also one of the most innovative in serving clients. With specialist teams covering the needs of particular professions and business sectors, we serve more than 10,000 businesses, private and charitable clients across a wide range of sectors throughout East Anglia and beyond.

Our teams comprise experienced and highly-qualified experts in all areas of accounting, auditing and tax planning who can be contacted at any one of our local offices across Suffolk, Norfolk and Cambridgeshire. 

Award Criteria

The Business of the Year Award will be given to the company that best demonstrates all-round excellence in business.

Winning the overall Business of the Year is recognition of outstanding achievement in business to date. Judges will look for evidence of good business vision, good leadership, innovative ideas and continuous investment.

Open to all organisations within Lowestoft & Waveney. This award will go to the company that has proved to be experts in their field of work, backed by a strong financial performance, while demonstrating a clear understanding of the markets that it operates in.


How to enter

Download and fill in our application form here, then

1. Tell us about your business (400 words or less)
Your history, customers, competitors, challenges, opportunities, your vision and anything else that you feel is relevant.
This can also include any challenges or opportunities that Covid-19 has presented your organisation

2. Tell us how the business has gained a competitive edge including through: diversification into new products and markets, research and innovation, commitment to quality, and innovative marketing and communications.

o Demonstrate how you ensure high service standards and how you deliver exceptional customer care to drive new and repeat business.
o Provide evidence of how you have improved your business and its financial performance (we appreciate this may be more challenging due to Covid-19)
o Provide evidence of your commitment to staff through staff training and development.
o Evidence your wider contribution that you have made to our local economy and communities through wealth and job creation and also through corporate, social, and environmental responsibilities.

A panel of judges from Lovewell Blake & Suffolk Chamber in Lowestoft & Waveney will select two finalists from all individuals and businesses that have entered the business of the year award and/or have been recognised as finalists/winners in their categories and will award the title of Business of the Year to the one business who they feel deserves the highly acclaimed accolade. Their decision will be final.

All entries must be received by: Thursday 30th September 2021

Our Awards Gala Evening will take place on Thursday 11th November at Ivy House Country Hotel, Lowestoft.

All entrants selected as finalists must ensure they are available to attend. Each finalist for each category will receive one free ticket to the gala evening. Additional tickets will be available to purchase (depending on government guidelines.)

To Enter…

Please email your completed application form including evidence to: michelle@suffolkchamber.co.uk

Or by post to:

Michelle Gardner
Suffolk Chamber of Commerce Lowestoft & Waveney
Waveney Chambers
Waveney Road
Lowestoft
NR32 1BN

Access Community Trust are delighted
to be sponsoring the Workplace Wellbeing Award 

 

Access Community Trust is a regional charity that champions a host of direct support for those that are socially excluded or vulnerable within our communities. The charity focuses across four key themes (supported accommodation, mental health and wellbeing, community social enterprises and education) to actively assist individuals in realising their full potential within society.

This year the charity has also bolstered its community wellbeing offering by opening a number of high street mental health trauma cafes for those in need of support and provided toolbox mental health training for a number of local businesses. Accredited as the 2nd best charitable employer in the UK by Best Companies, it also received a special commendation award in 2021 for its own employee wellbeing programme.

The non-profit operates across Suffolk and Norfolk from over 30 premises, has a team of over 165 staff and has positively supported tens of thousands of individuals and families this year alone.

Award Criteria

This award recognises businesses that are creating an environment for their employees to succeed by demonstrating their commitment to the health and wellbeing of their workforce.

How to enter

Download and fill in our application form here, then

1. Tell us about you and your business (400 words or less)
Your history, customers, competitors, challenges, opportunities and anything else that the entrant feels is relevant. This can also include any challenges or opportunities that Covid-19 has presented your organisation.

2. Tell us about the activities that your organisation undertakes, examples could be:

o How you promote and encourage the positive health and wellbeing of your employees
o Demonstration of certain initiatives that your business is doing that others perhaps aren’t, specifically to care and support your employees whilst at work, either in the workplace or remotely.
o Share the impact that your health and wellbeing initiatives have had on your employees and the wider business.
o Demonstration that the health and wellbeing of your employees is embedded in your businesses culture.

All entries must be received by: Thursday 30th September 2021

Our Awards Gala Evening will take place on Thursday 11th November at Ivy House Country Hotel, Lowestoft.

All entrants selected as finalists must ensure they are available to attend. Each finalist for each category will receive one free ticket to the gala evening. Additional tickets will be available to purchase (depending on government guidelines.)

To Enter…

Please email your completed application form including evidence to: michelle@suffolkchamber.co.uk

Or by post to:

Michelle Gardner
Suffolk Chamber of Commerce Lowestoft & Waveney
Waveney Chambers
Waveney Road
Lowestoft
NR32 1BN

 

 

Peter Aldous MP for Waveney is delighted to be sponsoring the Employer of the Year Award

 

Peter Aldous is the Member of Parliament for the Waveney constituency in North Suffolk and has been the MP since being elected in the 2010 General Election.

In Parliament Peter’s work has focused on energy policy, the future of the East Anglian fishing industry, support for small businesses, housing and local infrastructure projects. He has brought forward reforms to the park homes sector through the Mobile Homes Act to help protect often vulnerable and elderly residents. Peter’s constituency takes in the coastal town of Lowestoft, the most easterly point of the United Kingdom where urban regeneration is a key issue for Peter as a local MP.

Award Criteria

This award recognises organisations that have their staff at the heart of their business, who have ensured that during this challenging time they have gone above and beyond to ensure their staff have been supported and kept informed and that inclusion is at the forefront of their values and company ethos.

It recognises those businesses that have created a stimulating and supportive work environment with opportunities for ALL staff to develop and progress, resulting in high staff satisfaction levels and a well-motivated, ambitious and diverse workforce. In particular the judges will look to demonstration of steps towards creating an inclusive and equal workforce.

How to enter

Download and fill in our application form here, then

  1. Tell us about your business (400 words or less)
    Your history, customers, competitors, challenges, opportunities, your vision and anything else that you feel is relevant. This can also include any challenges or opportunities that Covid-19 has presented your organisation
  2. Please tell us about the steps your business has taken during the last year to ensure your staff have been supported and also how you are working towards creating an inclusive and equal workforce:

Examples of evidence, such as info on/examples of:

  • Evidence of positive leadership & management and the impact this has on the team
  • An integrated ethical culture across the company
  • Disability confident and Inclusivity awareness
  • Has a clear and innovating diversity and inclusion policy within company strategy
  • How employees are engaged with company values and strategic goals
  • Excellence in staff retention, wellbeing, development and communication – especially during this challenging time
  • Schemes and training initiatives that have contributed towards the development of demonstration of an ongoing commitment by the employer for positive change and ensuring a diverse and equal workforce and workplace.

All entries must be received by: Thursday 30th September 2021

Our Awards Gala Evening will take place on Thursday 11th November at Ivy House Country Hotel, Lowestoft.

All entrants selected as finalists must ensure they are available to attend. Each finalist for each category will receive one free ticket to the gala evening. Additional tickets will be available to purchase (depending on government guidelines.)

To Enter…

Please email your completed application form including evidence to: michelle@suffolkchamber.co.uk

Or by post to:

Michelle Gardner
Suffolk Chamber of Commerce Lowestoft & Waveney
Waveney Chambers
Waveney Road
Lowestoft
NR32 1BN

 

 

Lowestoft Rising are delighted to be sponsoring the Community Pride Award                                              

 

Lowestoft Rising comprises of a group of public sector and Voluntary Sector partners - Suffolk Police, Suffolk Police and Crime Commissioner’s office, East Suffolk District Council, Suffolk County Council, Lowestoft Town Council, NHS Norfolk and Waveney Clinical Commissioning Group and Community Action Suffolk to represent the VCS - which work together in a new and unique way. 

Its aim is to create a significantly improved quality of life for everybody growing up, living in, working in, visiting and investing in Lowestoft.


Award Criteria

The Community Pride award is open for any business/organisation/charity/volunteer group within Lowestoft & Waveney irrespective of size or sector, who are actively engaged in supporting and working with their local community.

How to enter

Download and fill in our application form here, then

1. Tell us about your business/organisation/charity/volunteer group (400 words or less) Your history, challenges, opportunities, your vision and anything else that you feel is relevant. This can also include any challenges or opportunities that Covid-19 has presented your organisation

2. Share with us your initiatives that benefit your local community, these could include:
o Fundraising/Donations/Collections/Sponsorship through employee led activities
o Support Groups
o Investment of time or funds – renovation of local parks/litter picking etc
o Donation of equipment
o Share your evidence of successful community business performance
o Demonstrate evidence of measurable impact on and support to the local community

All entries must be received by: Thursday 30th September 2021

The category sponsor will judge their entries and their decision is final.

Our Awards Gala Evening will take place on Thursday 11th November at Ivy House Country Hotel, Lowestoft.

All entrants selected as finalists must ensure they are available to attend. Each finalist for each category will receive one free ticket to the gala evening. Additional tickets will be available to purchase (depending on government guidelines.)

Please email your completed application form including evidence to: michelle@suffolkchamber.co.uk

Or by post to:

Michelle Gardner
Suffolk Chamber of Commerce in Lowestoft & Waveney
Waveney Chambers
Waveney Road
Lowestoft
NR32 1BN

EDF Energy Sizewell C are delighted to be sponsoring the Business Engaging with Education Award

Sizewell C is the new power station we are planning to construct in Suffolk.  The power station would generate enough low carbon electricity for 6million homes and save 9million tonnes of Co2 for every year of operation.  

The construction and operation of Sizewell C will create thousands of employment and apprenticeship opportunities in a broad range of occupations and careers and a boost to the regional supply chain.  Around £1.5 billion will be spent in the Suffolk region during the construction phase and the project will make an estimated lifetime contribution of £4 billion to the regional economy. During the construction phase around a third of the Sizewell C workforce will come from the local area. 

When complete, Sizewell C will have an expected workforce of 900 people to run the power station throughout its 60-year operation. Sizewell B, our operating power station on the Suffolk coast already provides long term rewarding careers and we want Sizewell C to do the same for years to come.

Award Criteria:

After the disruptive effect COVID has had on education, especially on final exams and education leavers, this award recognises businesses that are working in partnership with schools/colleges to support their young people and to raise their awareness of the opportunities and careers available within their sectors, thus supporting and inspiring their future workforce.

How to enter

Download and fill in our application form here, then

1. Tell us about you and your business (400 words or less)
Your history, customers, competitors, challenges, opportunities and anything else that you feel is relevant.
This can also include any challenges or opportunities that Covid-19 has presented your organisation during this time.

2. Share with us how you work with schools and/or colleges to support young people, how you engage with them and why you engage with them
Examples of this could include:
• Demonstrate how these activities have benefited the school/college, the young students especially during the recent pandemic.
• Evidence what innovative methods you use to engage with young people.
• Share with us how your work has improved your knowledge and understanding of young people in the work place and what impact this has had on your business.

All entries must be received by: Thursday 30th September 2021

The category sponsor will judge their entries and their decision is final.

Our Awards Gala Evening will take place on Thursday 11th November at Ivy House Country Hotel, Lowestoft.

All entrants selected as finalists must ensure they are available to attend. Each finalist for each category will receive one free ticket to the gala evening. Additional tickets will be available to purchase (depending on government guidelines.)

Please email your completed application form including evidence to: Michelle Gardner michelle@suffolkchamber.co.uk

Or by post to:

Michelle Gardner
Suffolk Chamber of Commerce in Lowestoft & Waveney
Waveney Chambers
Waveney Road
Lowestoft
NR32 1BN

 

Essex & Suffolk Water are delighted to be sponsoring the Excellence in Customer Service Award (1-10 employees)

 

We're proud to serve 1.8 million people in Essex and Suffolk. Caring for the essential needs of our communities and environment, now and for generations to come. We do this by providing reliable and affordable water and wastewater services for our customers. We're committed to delivering great service, putting our customers at the heart of everything we do.

Award Criteria

The Excellence in Customer Service award will be presented to a business that employs 1-10 members of staff, who can clearly demonstrate that they truly have their customers at the very heart of their business.
 
How to enter

Download and fill in our application form here, then

1. Tell us about you and your business (400 words or less)
Your history, customers, competitors, challenges, opportunities and anything else that the entrant feels is relevant. This can also include any challenges or opportunities that Covid-19 has presented your organisation.

2. Tell us why your customer service is key to your business, this could include:

• Evidence of your customer care policy.
• How do you obtain customer feedback?
• How do you deal with customer care issues and use it to inform product and service development.
• Provide examples of how you go above and beyond customer expectations, ensuring that everything that the company does has the customer at its core, to encourage and drive new and repeat business.
• What processes do you have in place to train and monitor your team to ensure continual improvement in customer care
• How do you set targets for customer care and service and does everyone in the company understand how their individual actions impact on these targets

Evidence could include examples of customer testimonials, feedback and evaluation

All entries must be received by: Thursday 30th September 2021

The category sponsor will judge their entries and their decision is final.

Our Awards Gala Evening will take place on Thursday 11th November at Ivy House Country Hotel, Lowestoft.

All entrants selected as finalists must ensure they are available to attend. Each finalist for each category will receive one free ticket to the gala evening. Additional tickets will be available to purchase (depending on government guidelines.)

Please email your completed application form including evidence to: michelle@suffolkchamber.co.uk

Or by post to:

Michelle Gardner
Suffolk Chamber of Commerce Lowestoft & Waveney
Waveney Chambers
Waveney Road
Lowestoft
NR32 1BN

 


Nicholsons Solicitors are delighted to be sponsoring the Excellence in Customer Service Award (11+ employees)

 

  

 

Nicholsons Solicitors has a wealth of history stretching back over a century. Our reputation has been created through our commitment to building long-term relationships with clients and their professional advisers whilst meeting their changing legal needs.

At Nicholsons we believe our success lies in delivering specialist legal expertise with a professional yet approachable manner, tailored to our clients’ and businesses’ specific requirements. Our core areas of expertise include property development, commercial agreements and corporate transactions, dispute resolution, will writing, personal estate planning and family matters.

From our offices in Lowestoft and Norwich, we serve client throughout Norfolk and Suffolk and particularly in the Lowestoft, Waveney, Great Yarmouth and Norwich areas.

Award Criteria

The Excellence in Customer Service award will be presented to a business that employs 11+ members of staff, who can clearly demonstrate that they truly have their customers at the very heart of their business.

How to enter

Download and fill in our application form here, then

1. Tell us about you and your business (400 words or less)
Your history, customers, competitors, challenges, opportunities and anything else that the entrant feels is relevant. This can also include any challenges or opportunities that Covid-19 has presented your organisation.

2. Tell us why your customer service is key to your business, this could include:

• Evidence of your customer care policy.
• How do you obtain customer feedback?
• How do you deal with customer care issues and use it to inform product and service development.
• Provide examples of how you go above and beyond customer expectations, ensuring that everything that the company does has the customer at its core, to encourage and drive new and repeat business.
• What processes do you have in place to train and monitor your team to ensure continual improvement in customer care
• How do you set targets for customer care and service and does everyone in the company understand how their individual actions impact on these targets

Evidence could include examples of customer testimonials, feedback and evaluation

All entries must be received by: Thursday 30th September 2021

The category sponsor will judge their entries and their decision is final.

Our Awards Gala Evening will take place on Thursday 11th November at Ivy House Country Hotel, Lowestoft.

All entrants selected as finalists must ensure they are available to attend. Each finalist for each category will receive one free ticket to the gala evening. Additional tickets will be available to purchase (depending on government guidelines.)

Please email your completed application form including evidence to: michelle@suffolkchamber.co.uk

Or by post to:

Michelle Gardner
Suffolk Chamber of Commerce Lowestoft & Waveney
Waveney Chambers
Waveney Road
Lowestoft
NR32 1BN

 

Associated British Ports are delighted to be sponsoring the Family Business Award     

 

 

ABP's ambition is simple: to be our customers' first choice provider of port services and facilities. We are committed to investing and working in partnership with customers to deliver the most flexible, innovative and effective supply chain solutions of any port company in Britain.

This is why we are now in the midst of a £1 billion investment programme across our port estate to create the world class facilities and services our customers need in order to support their businesses.

The UK’s most eastern port, Lowestoft has a long history of servicing offshore energy projects and offers highly-skilled teams equipped to safely and efficiently handle a wide range of cargoes. The port is at the heart of the burgeoning offshore wind industry, offering customers close proximity to key offshore wind sites for construction, operations and maintenance.

Award Criteria

This award will recognise and celebrate the unique contribution family businesses have made to Lowestoft & Waveney’s economy, history and culture. For a family business, more than any other, values are the connective tissue - the source of your success, your commitment, and your longevity. 

How to enter

Download and fill in our application form here, then

1. Tell us about you and your family business (400 words or less)
Your length of trading/history, customers, competitors, challenges, opportunities and anything else that the entrant feels is relevant. This can also include any challenges or opportunities that Covid-19 has presented your organisation.

2. Please also provide evidence of any of the following areas:
• What differentiates your family’s business products or services from those of your competitors?
• What is your family vision for the future of the business and what plans are in place with regards to succession planning?
• Brand values – To what extent does your brand reflect your family values and how do they promote your family values in marketing & promotions?
• Have the next generation family members brought new ways of working or innovation to the business? If so, how has this impacted on the business?

All entries must be received by: Thursday 30th September 2021

The category sponsor will judge their entries and their decision is final.

Our Awards Gala Evening will take place on Thursday 11th November at Ivy House Country Hotel, Lowestoft.

All entrants selected as finalists must ensure they are available to attend. Each finalist for each category will receive one free ticket to the gala evening. Additional tickets will be available to purchase (depending on government guidelines.)

Please email your completed application form including evidence to: michelle@suffolkchamber.co.uk

Or by post to:

Michelle Gardner
Suffolk Chamber of Commerce Lowestoft & Waveney
Waveney Chambers
Waveney Road
Lowestoft
NR32 1BN

 

East Suffolk Council are delighted to be
sponsoring the Growing Business Award 

 

East Suffolk Council’s ambition is to deliver the best possible quality of life for everyone who lives in, works in and visits East Suffolk. We want to build a strong sustainable economy for our future and our district to achieve its maximum potential, for the good of everyone in the area.

Award Criteria

This award is open to any size business in any sector within Lowestoft & Waveney that has experienced exceptional growth in sales, profit, market share, innovation, investment or employment in the last two years. We are looking for an organisation that can demonstrate the highest levels of growth with a strong plan for sustainable financial performance.

A growing and investing business is an important part of a successful economy, whether its job security for staff, helping with increasing employment in the community or a positive impact on local supply chain.

How to enter

Download and fill in our application form here, then

1. Tell us about you and your business (400 words or less)
Your history, customers, competitors, challenges, opportunities and anything else that the entrant feels is relevant. This can also include any challenges or opportunities that Covid-19 has presented your organisation.

2. Tell us about your current business success and demonstrate past and future growth, if possible include:

o Turnover for last financial year we are aware that Covid may have affected your financial forecasts and this will be taken into consideration
o Forecasted turnover for current financial year we are aware that Covid may have affected your financial forecasts and this will be taken into consideration
o Explain why this is impressive compared to your competitors and peers.
o Demonstrate that this successful business performance is sustainable long term.

If trading internationally please include:
o Number of years operating / trading overseas
o Estimated percentage turnover due to international trade last year (if applicable)
o The locations where you operate / trade internationally

All entries must be received by: Thursday 30th September 2021

The category sponsor will judge their entries and their decision is final.

Our Awards Gala Evening will take place on Thursday 11th November at Ivy House Country Hotel, Lowestoft.

All entrants selected as finalists must ensure they are available to attend. Each finalist for each category will receive one free ticket to the gala evening. Additional tickets will be available to purchase (depending on government guidelines.)

Please email your completed form including evidence to: michelle@suffolkchamber.co.uk

Or by post to:

Michelle Gardner
Suffolk Chamber of Commerce Lowestoft & Waveney
Waveney Chambers
Waveney Road
Lowestoft
NR32 1BN

Citrus Security Shredding are delighted to be
sponsoring the Environmental Business of the Year Award                         

              


Citrus Sharp Security Shredding are independently owned Data Destruction specialists providing secure confidential paper shredding services for residents, home workers & organisations of all sizes and sectors throughout Norfolk & Suffolk – security & safety are our priorities.

Citrus is fully licensed, ISO accredited and regularly audited, providing full documentation, exceeding Data Protection guidelines, including a Certificate of Destruction & recycling information, all of which is included in the price quoted at the time of enquiry.

We look forward to reading a broad range of entries from organisations of all sizes, not just reading about progress towards global Net Zero emissions, but also how businesses are committing to support our local environment?

 

Award Criteria

The Environmental Business award will be presented to an organisation who has a clear and demonstrable strategy for their efforts and achievements in environmental responsibility.

How to enter

Download and fill in our application form here, then

  1. Tell us about your business (400 words or less)
    Your history, customers, competitors, challenges, opportunities, your vision and anything else that you feel is relevant. This can also include any challenges or opportunities that Covid-19 has presented your organisation.
  2. Share with us your environmental activities and how you manage your environmental impact, e.g., progressing towards zero, lower carbon emission operations or waste reduction and efficiency.
  • Tell us why you chose your environmental responsibility activities and evidence the benefits to your business, your customers, communities of interest and the environment.
  • Show evidence of how your environmental responsibility activities are sustainable.
  • Show evidence of how your environmental responsibility activities have contributed to business success and growth, including the business’s financial performance.
  • Share with us your plans for the future and how you plan to continue making sustainable decisions to positively impact the environment.

With entrants permission we would like to share some of your projects, encouraging other businesses to be more Sustainable in Suffolk as well as our Global environment

All entries must be received by: Thursday 30th September 2021

Our Awards Gala Evening will take place on Thursday 11th November at Ivy House Country Hotel, Lowestoft.

All entrants selected as finalists must ensure they are available to attend. Each finalist for each category will receive one free ticket to the gala evening. Additional tickets will be available to purchase (depending on government guidelines.)

To Enter…

Please email your completed application form including evidence to: michelle@suffolkchamber.co.uk

Or by post to:

Michelle Gardner
Suffolk Chamber of Commerce Lowestoft & Waveney
Waveney Chambers
Waveney Road
Lowestoft
NR32 1BN

Pleasurewood Hills are delighted
to be sponsoring the Resilient Business Award
              

 

Pleasurewood Hills is a family theme park set in 50 acres of enclosed coastal parkland in Lowestoft. It is the home of the tallest, fastest and most extreme roller coaster in the East of England.

The park was created over 30 years ago and is today one of East Anglia’s largest and most popular tourist attractions, with Woody Bear one of the region’s most popular mascots welcoming guests on a daily basis and ensuring they have an exciting fun packed day out, full of precious family memories.

Award Criteria

This award has been created to recognise businesses for their resilience, grit, determination and compassion to overcome the difficulties and challenges endured as a business during the COVID-19 pandemic.

We have seen high levels of innovation, endurance and support within the Lowestoft & Waveney community and a show of resilience which has inspired us all. So share with us your success and strength during this challenging time.

How to enter

Download and fill in our application form here, then

1. Tell us about you and your business (400 words or less)
Your history, customers, competitors, challenges, opportunities and anything else that the entrant feels is relevant.

2. Tell us about your challenges during Covid-19 and briefly explain how these difficulties affected your business.

o How did you overcome these challenges?
o What processes did you go through to try and tackle them? This might include new ways of doing business/innovations/remote working/product diversification/re-strategising.
o How did you support your staff during this time?
o Going forward what are your plans?

All entries must be received by: Thursday 30th September 2021

The category sponsor will judge their entries and their decision is final.

Our Awards Gala Evening will take place on Thursday 11th November at Ivy House Country Hotel, Lowestoft.

All entrants selected as finalists must ensure they are available to attend. Each finalist for each category will receive one free ticket to the gala evening. Additional tickets will be available to purchase (depending on government guidelines.)

Please email your completed form including evidence to: michelle@suffolkchamber.co.uk

Or by post to:
Michelle Gardner
Suffolk Chamber of Commerce Lowestoft & Waveney
Waveney Chambers
Waveney Road
NR32 1BN

Steel & Co are delighted to be
sponsoring the Recognition of
Lifetime Achievement Award 

 

 

Steel and Co is a family run property business based in historic high street of Lowestoft.

Father and daughter team Danny and Amanda, have worked together in the local property markets for over 20 years, their years together finally culminated in the most recent company having their family name above the door.  Set up in 2016 the company was built around Danny and Amanda’s main passion for property and incorporates their bespoke commercial property sector with their tailored property finance sector, making Steel and Co a hub for knowledge and experience across the local property market.  More recently Danny’s son Darren joined the company to help with the future development of the business and set up of new divisions.

Steel & Co are delighted to be sponsoring the Recognition of Lifetime Achievement Award

Award Criteria

This award recognises long time serving local people and will honour a local individual who deserves to be recognised for their lifetime of unrelenting commitment, hard work, talent and contributions within either a local business or our local community.

How to enter/nominate

Download and fill in our application form here, then

1. To enter/nominate someone for this accolade, tell us all about them, what they have done or achieved and why you think they deserve to be recognised.

o The success of their own business or the company they work/worked for
o Their contributions to local community projects or charitable organisations
o Their dedication to Lowestoft and/or Waveney to make it a nicer place to live and work
Who will be recognised for their Lifetime Achievement and Commitment to Lowestoft and/or Waveney in 2021?

All entries must be received by: Thursday 30th September 2021

The category sponsor will judge their entries and their decision is final.

Our Awards Gala Evening will take place on Thursday 11th November at Ivy House Country Hotel, Lowestoft.

All entrants selected as finalists must ensure they are available to attend. Each finalist for each category will receive one free ticket to the gala evening. Additional tickets will be available to purchase (depending on government guidelines.)

Please email your completed nomination form including evidence to: michelle@suffolkchamber.co.uk

Or by post to:

Michelle Gardner
Suffolk Chamber of Commerce Lowestoft & Waveney
Waveney Chambers
Waveney Road
Lowestoft
NR32 1BN

Fern Communications are delighted to be sponsoring the Most Promising New Business Award 

 

 

Hire of ATEX radio equipment for the oil and gas industry. Design of bespoke radio systems for offshore renewable energy.  With bases in Lowestoft and Aberdeen and distributors in europe, middle east, south america, and asia, Fern Communications can supply all their own equipment to any location.

The core values of Fern Com are:

Vision Statement  – Clear, reliable, safe communications whatever the environment.
Mission Statement – Progressive integration of emerging technologies designed and developed by innovative people.
Value Statement – Respect, encourage and include


Award Criteria

This Award celebrates entrepreneurs who have started up, or introduced new and exciting ideas into the world of business. It is open to any business that has been trading for three years or less within Lowestoft & Waveney.

Entrepreneurs are here to challenge the status quo and to bring new business and/or innovative ideas to the market, driving growth and transforming the way we do business. This award recognises the vision, commercial acumen and ambition it takes to build a successful enterprise. If you are turning an idea into a profitable new business, we want to hear from you.

How to enter

Download and fill in our application form here, then

1. Tell us about you and your business (400 words or less)
Your history, customers, competitors, challenges, opportunities and anything else that the entrant feels is relevant. This can also include any challenges or opportunities that Covid-19 has presented your organisation.

2. Tell us about your current business success and demonstrate if possible:

o Your business idea, the background behind it, how start-up was achieved and the vision going forward for your business
o Growth since start-up whilst meeting and overcoming challenges, taking into consideration market awareness, vision for the future of the business, strong commercial performance and financial results.
o Has your business gained a competitive edge through: diversification into new products and markets, research and innovation, commitment to quality, and innovative marketing and communications.
o How are you ensuring high service standards and deliverance of exceptional customer care to drive new and repeat business.


All entries must be received by: Thursday 30th September 2021

The category sponsor will judge their entries and their decision is final.

Our Awards Gala Evening will take place on Thursday 11th November at Ivy House Country Hotel, Lowestoft.

All entrants selected as finalists must ensure they are available to attend. Each finalist for each category will receive one free ticket to the gala evening. Additional tickets will be available to purchase (depending on government guidelines.)

Please email your completed form including evidence to: michelle@suffolkchamber.co.uk

Or by post to:

Michelle Gardner
Suffolk Chamber of Commerce Lowestoft & Waveney
Waveney Chambers
Waveney Road
Lowestoft
NR32 1BN