Main sponsor named for business awards

CHARTERED accountants and business advisers firm Baker Tilly is to be the main sponsor of the 2008 Anglian Business Awards, organised by the East Anglian Daily Times.

CHARTERED accountants and business advisers firm Baker Tilly is to be the main sponsor of the 2008 Anglian Business Awards, organised by the East Anglian Daily Times.

Baker Tilly, which first supported the awards as a category sponsor last year, will also judge the Business of the Year title - the top accolade among the awards which are this year marking their 10th anniversary.

Stephen Duffety, office managing partner of Baker Tilly East Anglia, said: “We are delighted and honoured to support this year's Anglian Business Awards.

“As a leading mid-tier firm of accountants and business advisers, Baker Tilly works with a wide range of clients from private individuals to young entrepreneurial businesses and established listed and international organisations - operating across many sectors.

“Our particular expertise is in helping owner-managed, entrepreneurial and growing businesses to achieve their ambitions, so we are looking forward to being involved in recognising and rewarding those organisations who work to make East Anglia the thriving region that it is.”

Mr Duffety added: “Our business depends on the quality of our people. We choose our people from across East Anglia for their flair and commercial acumen, as well as their dynamic approach.

Most Read

“Above all, our people work as a cohesive team - with our clients and with each other - because they share our aims and our commitment to provide quality business solutions and advice for every one of our clients.

“We look forward to seeing the nominees across the various individual categories in order to select the winner of the Business of the Year in recognition of their outstanding achievement in the business in Suffolk.”

Duncan Brodie, business editor of the EADT, said: “We are delighted to welcome Baker Tilly as our new main sponsor of the Anglian Business Awards.

“A great deal has changed in the local economy since we staged the awards for the first time in 1998 but one constant throughout that time has been the way in which the entries never fail to produce fresh stories of success which deserve to be told, and rewarded.

“Despite a measure of economic uncertainty, I am sure that this year's awards will be no exception and we look forward to working with Stephen Duffety and the rest of the Baker Tilly team.”

Entry forms for the 2008 Anglian Business Awards will be available following the official launch of the awards on Wednesday, July 9. The closing date for entries in Friday, September 26 with the awards ceremony being held at Trinity Park, Ipswich, on Thursday, November 20.