Bury Free Press Business Awards: Meet our 2019 winners
Cheers filled The Apex last night as our top businesses were unveiled in the 2019 Bury Free Press Business Awards.
The eighth awards night brought to an end the ninth West Suffolk Business Festival and celebrated the local leaders in the business field.
Guests were welcomed by Bury Free Press and Iliffe Media managing director Ricky Allan, who praised the innovation of the West Suffolk business community and the special relationship Iliffe Media's newspapers and digital platforms have with the community here.
MP Jo Churchill went on to highlight the many and varied business success stories she hears about first hand on her regular visits across the area, saying innovation and job creation remained strong and growing.
Host and comedian Ian Moore proved a popular MC and introduced all sponsors and winners to the audience of 300 in Bury St Edmunds.
Award winners were:
Business Leader of the Year (sponsored by Ashtons Legal): Matthew Anderson (Marketplace AMP).
Contribution to the Community (Iliffe Media, owners of the Bury Free Press): Oakes Barn Partners Ltd.
Employee of the Year (West Suffolk College): Alex Ball (Stow Healthcare).
Green/Environment (Bury Free Press): Precision Marketing Group.
Apprentice/Trainee of the Year (WS Training): Katherine Thorpe (The Fox Inn).
The West Suffolk Award for Innovation (Treatt PLC): PBD Biotech.
Customer Service Award (Our Bury St Edmunds): Premier Travel.
Best New Start-Up Business (Menta): Wild Play Ltd.
Business of the Year (Suffolk Chamber of Commerce): Cubiq.
West Suffolk Young Entrepreneur (West Suffolk Council): Cam Brown (Allegro Creative Agency).
Rural Enterprise (Fornham Business Court): Explore 4x4.
Lifetime Achievement (Suffolk Park): Simon Pott (Simon Pott and Company).
Don't miss our picture special in next week's Bury Free Press.