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2023 East Suffolk business award winners

The annual Lowestoft & Waveney Business Awards (LWBA) once again showcased the remarkable talent, innovation, and success of the local business community. After a highly anticipated evening of celebration, the winners have been announced, marking another chapter in the area's thriving entrepreneurial landscape.

The LWBA ceremony, which took place on Thursday 9th November 2023, brought together a diverse group of business leaders, entrepreneurs, and community figures to recognise and honour the achievements of outstanding businesses and individuals who contribute significantly to the local economy.

This year's event was a resounding success, highlighting the resilience and adaptability of the business community in the face of the unique challenges presented by the past year. The LWBA featured multiple award categories, each representing different facets of business excellence, from innovation and sustainability to customer service and community involvement.

The winners of the 2023 Lowestoft & Waveney Business Awards are as follows:

Family Business Award sponsored by Peter Aldous MP for Waveney - Winner: Bee Natural Wax Melts 

Growing Business Award sponsored by Nichsolsons Solicitors - Winner: Seatrium Offshore Renewables

Net Zero Champion Award sponsored by East Suffolk Council - Winner: Lickety Ice 

Tourism & Hospitality Award sponsored by Lovewell Blake - Winner: Thorington Theatr

Community Pride Award sponsored by Lowestoft Rising - Winner: East Suffolk One Radio 

Commitment to Workplace Culture Award sponsored by Access Community Trust - Winner: CODE Hair Consultants 

Excellence in Customer Service Award 1-10 employees sponsored by SMS Group - Winner: Enhance Cosmetic Clinic 

Excellence in Customer Service Award 11+ employees sponsored by Ivy House Country Hotel - Winner: SMS Group 

Local Charity of the Year Award sponsored by Fern Communications - Winner: Inspire Suffolk 

Made in East Suffolk sponsored by Sizewell C - Winner: Black Dog Deli 

Apprentice/Trainee of the Year Award sponsored by East Coast College - Winners: Mia Porter - Fern Communications & Cameron Field - James Fisher Subtech

Most Promising New Business Award sponsored by Associated British Ports - Winner: Jet Adventure 

Recognition of Lifetime achievement awards sponsored by Peterson - Winners: Gwen Parsons - Disability Advice North East Suffolk & Lord Kitchener Memorial Centre

Small Business of the Year Award sponsored by Carl Wright Training - Winner: MG Builders (East Anglia) Ltd 

Business of the Year sponsored by Radical Waste - Winner: Spectra Packaging 

Longstanding Business Award - Winner: Lovewell Blake

​These accomplished businesses and individuals stood out from the competition, demonstrating the region's diversity and strength in entrepreneurship.

During the ceremony, Lowestoft & Waveney Business Chair, Jennifer Cushion expressed her admiration for all nominees and highlighted the essential role of local businesses in fostering economic growth, job creation, and community development. The event also served as a platform to showcase the inspirational stories of these winners, who exemplify the spirit of determination and innovation that characterizes the Lowestoft & Waveney business community.

The success of the 2023 Lowestoft & Waveney Business Awards would not have been possible without the support of our sponsors, partners, and the unwavering commitment of the judging panel, which diligently assessed each nomination to ensure the most deserving candidates were recognised.

As the curtains fall on this year's awards, the Lowestoft & Waveney business community remains a testament to the region's economic vitality, resilience, and commitment to excellence. The event continues to be a source of inspiration and pride for all who call this area home.

The East Suffolk Business Awards are an annual event that celebrates the outstanding achievements of businesses and individuals in the Lowestoft and Waveney region. These awards serve to recognise and promote the innovation, excellence, and dedication of local businesses and their contribution to the community and economy. The East Suffolk Business Awards provides a platform for acknowledging the region's entrepreneurial spirit, resilience, and success.


View this year's Lowestoft & Waveney Business Awards photo gallery


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