East Anglia: Anglian Business Awards finalists are announced

With just over one week to go until the winners of this year’s Anglian Business Awards are announced, final judging is underway in all 13 categories.

The awards, organised by Archant, publishers of the East Anglian Daily Times, the Evening Star and Suffolk Business magazine and sponsored by Choose Suffolk, are designed to recognise business success in a number of areas including medium/large business, small business, start-ups, innovation, environment and training.

Businesses submitted entries in the early part of the year and judging has been taking place in stages since May 20, with the shortlisted candidates now being assessed by independent judges.

At the time of writing there was just one category – community involvement – still to be shortlisted.

Archant Suffolk events manager Chris Grover said this year’s competition had attracted high quality entries from businesses keen to demonstrate their achievements.

He said it was clear from the standard of entries that Suffolk had many business that were thriving, despite continuing to operate in a tough economic environment, and the awards judges had a challenging task to single out winners.

They will be announced at a black tie dinner hosted by BBC Radio 4’s John Humphrys on July 7 at Trinity Park in Ipswich.

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The finalists are:

Start-Up

Gorgeous Star PR

Apparition Marketing and Design

Together Property

Medium/Large Business

Ant Group

Adnams Hotels

Ipswich Building Society

Suffolk Secrets

Customer Service

Falcon Promotions

Hearing Care Centre

STC Solutions

Business Person of the Year

Stephen Bournes

Jeff Letter

Scott Russell

Paul Winter

Environment

Adnams Hotels

Systematic Logistics

White Space Design

International Trade

Clarke and Carter Interyacht

Fix-a-Form

International Export Supplies

Small Business

Crafted Media

Ipswich Central

React Computer Partnership

Not for profit

Housing Action

Red Rose Chain

Suffolk Sports Aid

Rural

Framlingham Technology Centre

Radwinter Wild Game Company

The Pheasant, Gestingthorpe

Marketing

East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices

Feathers Salon Group

Ipswich Central

Training

Abbeycroft Leisure

Countrywide Accident Assurance

Innovation and transformation

Kingsland Linassi

Sales Media Evolution

Trimble

Community – still to be shortlisted