TV and radio comedian Miles Jupp will star at the new-look Suffolk Business Awards this summer

Miles Jupp will entertain guests at the Suffolk Business Awards on July 5 at Milsoms, Kesgrave Hall.

Miles Jupp will entertain guests at the Suffolk Business Awards on July 5 at Milsoms, Kesgrave Hall. Picture: Steve Ullathorne. - Credit: steve ullathorne

Television and radio comic Miles Jupp has been announced as the after-dinner speaker at the Suffolk Business Awards, which will celebrate the inspiring people and companies across the region.

Milsoms, Kesgrave Hall logo

Milsoms, Kesgrave Hall logo - Credit: Milsoms, Kesgrave Hall

Television and radio comic Miles Jupp is to host at the Suffolk Business Awards, which will celebrate the inspiring people and companies of our region.

The awards, organised by the East Anglian Daily Times, will be held at Milsoms, Kesgrave Hall on Thursday, July 5.

Miles is known for his acclaimed stand-up performances, as well as being the host of The News Quiz on Radio 4, and appearances on comedy panel shows including Mock The Week, 8 out of 10 Cats and Have I Got News For You.

He will host and entertain guests at the new-look awards, where more than 80 companies and 300 people are expected to come together to recognise the very best in the business.

Suffolk Business Awards 2018

Suffolk Business Awards 2018 - Credit: Archant

And there is still time for companies and leaders to get their free entries in for the awards, ahead of the entry deadline of May 4.

Brad Jones, editor of the East Anglian Daily Times, urged companies and leaders to celebrate their achievements.

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“We report on the fantastic successes of the businesses in our region every day. From innovative start-ups to powerful multinationals, we know Suffolk and north Essex is packed with enterprise, creativity and determination,” he said.

“But that success ultimately comes down to the people in the business. If you’re proud of what you, your business and your team have achieved in the past year, this is your chance to make sure the hard work is recognised and celebrated.”

Miles Jupp will entertain guests at the Suffolk Business Awards on July 5 at Milsoms, Kesgrave Hall.

Miles Jupp will entertain guests at the Suffolk Business Awards on July 5 at Milsoms, Kesgrave Hall. Picture: Steve Ullathorne. - Credit: steve ullathorne

Past winners including Sanctuary Personnel, the overall 2017 Business of the Year, the Hearing Care Centre and Beckett Investment Management have also encouraged the area’s business stars to get their entries in soon.

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Tasting victory at the awards had boosted morale at their companies, helped with recruitment and retention of staff, and encouraged loyalty among their customers, they said.

The awards are open to all businesses operating in the circulation area of the East Anglian Daily Times in Suffolk and north Essex.

The black-tie event includes a three-course meal provided by Milsoms, Kesgrave Hall, the Suffolk Business Awards venue partner.

• To complete your free entry for the awards, go to www.eadtbusinessawards.co.uk