Bury Free Press West Suffolk Business Awards: How to enter our 11th business awards and win a place in the spotlight in 2022
Entries and nominations are invited for this year’s Bury Free Press Business Awards 2022.
The annual and much-loved event returns this year to the Apex venue in Bury St Edmunds on Friday, October 14.
Entries and nominations are now open across 11 categories, celebrating business excellence, whether on an individual or company level.
All you have to do tell us a little bit about the business, the company or individual you are nominating.
A more detailed entry pack will then be sent to you/the nominee upon receipt of this nomination form.
You can enter yourself, or someone can put you or your business forward - for up to three categories.
Every year, the awards showcase the most inspiring businesses and business minds.
The black tie gala evening itself offers a golden opportunity to network with fellow business leaders and professionals, and help raise the profile of West Suffolk itself.
Last year more than 250 people, including nominees, guests and sponsors, gathered for the awards ceremony, which was held at St Edmundsbury Cathedral.
Barry Peters, Bury Free Press editor, and founder of the awards, opened proceedings by honouring guests for their successes after what had been a difficult two years following the pandemic.
Cllr Susan Glossop, West Suffolk Council cabinet member for growth, said she felt like she was at the Oscars.
“I have never seen so many glamorous people in one room for a long time,” she said.
Bury St Edmunds’ Denny Bros, stole the night with a trio of awards including the Green Award, Investing in West Suffolk Award and Business of the Year.
Popular winners included Claire Sadler, of Your Telemarketing Ltd, Bury St Edmunds, who won the Employee of the Year Award, Claire Gouge, of Bury Bowl, Bury St Edmunds, who won the Customer Service Award, and Lisa Fulcher, of Cozy Dreams, Bury St Edmunds, who won the Best New Start Up.
The Awards Categories this year, are
(sponsored by Jaynic)
Business Leader of the Year
The West Suffolk Award for Innovation
Investing in West Suffolk Award
(West Suffolk Council)
Employee of the Year
(West Suffolk College)
(Our Bury St Edmunds)
Best New Start Up Business
Contribution to the Community
(The Cambridge Building Society)
(Bury Free Press)
Apprentice/Trainee of the Year
Business of the Year
(Suffolk Chamber of Commerce, West Suffolk)
Bury Free Press West Suffolk Business Awards are a much sought-after accolade of achievement, offering marketing and PR opportunities, as well as increasing standing in the eyes of peers and customers.
Winning one feels wonderful too.
Shout it from the rooftops, use it on company literature and advertising, websites, newsletters, and in business pitches.
The application process is simple, and for many, provides an opportunity to reflect on the last year’s successes.
Awards lead sponsor, Suffolk property developer, Jaynic believes it has never been more important to support and reward great businesses in these post-covid times.
Nic Rumsey, managing director, said: “The awards evening is always a great occasion to renew old business friendships as well as making new contacts. There is, of course, also nothing better than the excitement in the room as short-lists and then winners are announced.”
Jo Churchill, MP for Bury St Edmunds, said: “In Suffolk, we are a hotbed for innovation and entrepreneurship.
"I continue to be amazed at the businesses tucked away in this corner of the county, often at the forefront of their sector employing local people and developing the skilled workforce of tomorrow.
“These awards allow us to showcase the amazing work being carried out by businesses who, in a typical Suffolk way don’t like to shout about their success, but deserve to be acknowledged.
"I would encourage all businesses to enter, so we can celebrate the diversity, vibrancy and success we have.”
To enter or nominate, visit: www.iliffemediapromotions.co.uk/bury-business-awards
Nominations close Wednesday, August 10, 2022