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Business Awards 2017 are open for entries!

Business Awards 2017 are open for entries!

We are pleased to announce the Suffolk Chamber of Commerce in Lowestoft & Waveney Business Awards are now open for entries!

The awards which are now in their 10th year were created to showcase the expertise and achievements that local businesses and individuals make to our area. We continue to believe those who have made an outstanding contribution to the business community truly deserve to be recognised for their hard work and continued success.

The Awards Launch event held at Ivy House Country Hotel on 13th July, was attended by the 2017 Award Sponsors and local businesses wishing to find out more about the awards.

Our awards enable Lowestoft & Waveney businesses of any size and sector to showcase their talent and excellence to clients, customers, suppliers, business alliances and to all of the local business community.

The awards are about YOU so let’s celebrate the best of the best!

Entering the awards can reap a host of benefits and could raise your profile and increase brand awareness. Winning an award could also provide recognition and celebration of your hard work and differentiate you from your competitors.

The Suffolk Chamber of Commerce in Lowestoft & Waveney Business Awards gives you the opportunity to enter your business for an award or nominate another business or individual that you feel deserves the recognition. There are a wide variety of categories to choose from and you can enter as many as you like, for free!

The categories are:

  • Apprentice / Trainee of the Year Award – sponsored by Peter Aldous MP for Lowestoft & Waveney
    Business Person of the Year Award – sponsored by Lowestoft Rising
    Commitment to Skills & Staff Development Award – sponsor to be confirmed
    Community Pride Award – sponsored by Waveney Norse
    Enterprise in Education Award – sponsored by Pleasurewood Hills
    Excellence in Customer Service (1-10 employees) – sponsored by Lowestoft Vision
    Excellence in Customer Service (11+ employees) – sponsored by Essex & Suffolk Water
    Family Business of the Year Award – sponsored by Lovewell Blake
    Growing Business Award - sponsored by Associated British Ports 
    Local Tourism, Hospitality & Leisure Award – sponsored by Waveney District Council
    Most Promising New Business Award – sponsored by East Coast College
    Recognition of Lifetime Achievement – sponsored by Archant
    Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award – sponsored by Ivy House Country Hotel

Following tradition, the prestigious title of Business of the Year will be awarded to one of two finalists selected from the winning entrants. The winner will be chosen by the management team of the Suffolk Chamber of Commerce & Lowestoft & Waveney executive board.

Entering the awards is quick and easy - for full details on categories click here.

The closing date for entries is 14th September 2017.

So get your entries in now to be in with a chance of scooping one of our prestigious awards!

The awards will be announced at a glamorous gala evening ceremony to be held at Ivy Hall, Ivy House Country Hotel, Lowestoft on Friday 10th November. Tickets will soon be available to purchase.

For further details please contact Michelle Gardner, Events Manager at Suffolk Chamber of Commerce in Lowestoft & Waveney (E:michelle@waveneychamber.co.uk or T: 01502 502201)

Article by Suffolk Chamber