Scarlett & Mustard, Go Ape and Sanofi named as Lloyds Bank National Business Awards finalists

The team at Scarlett & Mustard.

The team at Scarlett & Mustard. - Credit: Archant

Three Suffolk businesses have been named among the finalists in the 2015 Lloyds Bank National Business Awards.

Earl Soham-based food manufacturer Scarlett & Mustard has been shortlisted for the New Business of the Year title.

Forest adventure company Go Ape, which is based near Bury St Edmunds, is a finalist in the Customer Focus category.

And the Haverhill site of pharmaceuticals company Sanofi is in the runnning for the Innovation award.

Scarlett & Mustard produces a range of sweet and savoury condiments using local and natural ingredients and has already been named as one of Defra’s 50 Food Stars this year, as well having won a total of nine Great Taste Awards since its launch in 2013.

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Co-founder Sandy Ruddock said: “We are absolutely thrilled to be chosen as a finalist – it’s a great boost to the team, and brilliant for them to have such recognition for what’s been achieved so far.”

Go Ape has 28 forest-based adventure centres around the country, with its established high-wire facilities now complemented at some locations by additional attractions such as segway trails and zip trekking.

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The Haverhill site of Sanofi, previously known as Genzyme, produces the active ingredient used in a product for the treatment on patients and kidney dialysis and ships produts to nearly 80 countries world-wide.

The results of the Lloyds Bank National Business Awards will be announced at a dinner to be held on November 10 at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London’s Park Lane.

Tom Broughton, programme director for the awards, said: “The quality and range of this year’s entries exceed even those of last year, which is no mean feat.

“The draw of being involved with the Lloyds Bank National Business Awards has seen companies from all kinds of industries submit applications, which have been narrowed down using our thorough and comprehensive scoring system. We are now looking forward to the next step in the judging process and meeting some of the finalists face-to-face.”

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