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Finalists for the Thetford Business Awards are revealed





The finalists for the Thetford Business Awards have been revealed with the winners set to be announced at a prestigious ceremony next month.

Organised by Gez Chetal, owner of The Thomas Paine Hotel in Whitehart Street, this is the seventh year of the awards that celebrate small businesses making their mark in the community.

Mr Chetal said: “It is really going to be a fantastic event, and I want to congratulate the finalists and all those nominated for the awards this year.

Gez Chetal, owner of The Thomas Paine Hotel and organiser of the Thetford Business Awards. Picture: Rich Marsham
Gez Chetal, owner of The Thomas Paine Hotel and organiser of the Thetford Business Awards. Picture: Rich Marsham

“Many of these small businesses which have made it this far are one-man bands and this is what it is all about, we want to give them recognition for what they do for us in our community.”

The awards ceremony to find out the winners of the Thetford Business Awards will take place on May 10 at Hockwold Hall.

HERE IS THE LIST OF THE FINALISTS:

EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR

Kerry Loynes – Force 8

Charlotte Howard – Mr Barbers

EMPLOYER OF THE YEAR:

Lovewell Blake

Force 8

NEW BUSINESS:

Norfolk Herbalist

Garden Shed

SPORTS – NON PROFIT

Thetford Boxing

Thetford Town FC

BUSINESS IN THE COMMUNITY

Athena Education Support

Magic Floor Productions

LEISURE BUSINESS

Verve Martial Arts

EAKE

SMALL BUSINESS

Max the Barber

Ryan Brown’s Fitness Academy

HOSPITALITY

New Saffron

Mama D’s

RETAIL

Mirian Kingsby

Bride and Bloom and Bloom Perfect

TOURISM

Ancient House Museum

Thomas Paine Museum

APPRENTICE OF THE YEAR

Laurance Kirkpatrick – CC Electrical and Renewals

Joshua Pearson – Easy Cleaning Solutions

LONG STANDING

Jardine BMW Motors

Clippers

ENVIRONMENTAL

Croxton Road Litter Picking Ladies

CC Electrical and Renewals