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Bury Free Press Business Awards: The future is bright for those who make a difference




Contributions to the environment and contributions to the workplace, for those just starting out on their career.

These are the next two awards categories we will be celebrating at this year’s Bury Free Press Business Awards on October 15 at St Edmundsbury Cathedral, Bury St Edmunds.

For the Green/Environment Award, judges will be looking to celebrate those organisations and individuals undertaking genuinely unique work that can be emulated by the wider business community and serve to drive green growth.

Precision Marketing Group won the Green/Environment Award in 2019. Right, Bury Free Press editor, Barry Peters. Pictures by Richard Marsham
Precision Marketing Group won the Green/Environment Award in 2019. Right, Bury Free Press editor, Barry Peters. Pictures by Richard Marsham

Each entry will be judged against three over-arching criteria: innovation, applicability and competitiveness. The award is sponsored by The Bury Free Press.

“It’s our belief that the environment should be at the forefront of everyone’s agenda, be that personal, professional, or company wide,” said editor Barry Peters.

“Given the steps taken in West Suffolk already towards this goal, we imagine there will be a strong field of candidates for this award.”

Katherine Thorpe of the Fox Inn, won the Apprentice/Trainee of the Year Award in 2019.
Katherine Thorpe of the Fox Inn, won the Apprentice/Trainee of the Year Award in 2019.

The Bury Free Press Business Awards will showcase business talent from Bury and West Suffolk, across 13 categories. It also provides a vital and timely platform for some of the finest business minds to reconnect, and share their highs, and lows, of the past 18 months.

The Apprenticeship/Trainee Award challenges top apprentices across the area to come forward and show how apprenticeships have made a real difference to their organisation and careers.

The award will recognise apprentices or trainees who have made a significant contribution to their workplaces.

Bury St Edmunds-based WS Training Ltd, an independent learning provider proving apprenticeships across five sectors, is sponsoring the award.

Kirstie Wright, chief executive, said: “We chose to sponsor the award because apprenticeships are a key provision of delivery for us and we can see the benefits and opportunities it offers to people of varying ages, and across various sectors.

“To be able to earn money, whilst developing knowledge, skills and enhancing behaviours; a great opportunity for anyone.

We will be looking for determination, resilience, and drive; especially when things are not going to plan, and obstacles are faced.

“I believe each of us come into our own when we are faced with potential setbacks, and we fight hard to overcome them.

"This speaks volumes about someone’s character and drive to succeed, and makes an outstanding apprentice.

“The awards are a great opportunity to showcase those working across all apprenticeships sectors, and to identify individual accomplishments, despite facing the challenges which the pandemic has presented everyone with.”

Nominate here: www.iliffemediapromotions.co.uk/bury-business-awards/nominate/

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