West Suffolk enterprise agency Menta honoured at National Enterprise Network awards

Alistair Ponder, Leanne Castle and Alex Till of Menta receive their trophy from Declan Curry at the

Alistair Ponder, Leanne Castle and Alex Till of Menta receive their trophy from Declan Curry at the National Enterprise Network annual awards. - Credit: Archant

Bury St Edmunds-based enterprise agency Menta has won an Enterprise Support Organisation of the Year accolade at the National Enterprise Network’s annual awards.

Menta picked up the award for organisations with turnover of less than £750,000 at the ceremony which was held in London and hosted by business writer and broadcaster Declan Curry.

Alex Till, chief executive of Menta, said: “We are thrilled to have won this award. We were recognised for the breadth of activities we provide to ensure local businesses succeed including training, networking opportunities, free business advice and our annual trade fair. We impressed the judges with our innovation and fresh approach to enterprise.

“My heartfelt thanks to Menta clients, our staff, board of directors, sponsors and patrons who’ve made this achievement possible.”

Colchester-based enterprise agency Colbea was highly commended in the same category of the awards.

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Chief Executive Bob Baggalley said: “I’m very happy to receive this award from the National Enterprise Network, which is a body that consists of almost 80 enterprise support organisations across the UK working out of hundreds of locations.

“It recognises the hard work and dedication that the Colbea team have put into building our Colbea services offer pan-Essex wide. It also recognises the innovative and original thinking behind the new training and support services we now offer to our client base.”

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