Home furnishings made by a Suffolk design and textile firm are heading to Hong Kong this March as part of a select band of products showcasing the best of UK industrial and creative excellence to Asian companies.The Ipswich Town season ticket holder is set to come down the ‘love lift’ as the show wraps up its tenth series on Saturday night.Every so often, especially in February, after the seasonal charm of an Essex winter has evaporated, I’ll audit my happiness accounts.Far from being able to give a wry, sideways look at local news, I find myself forced to be brutally honest.Other individuals recognised at the awards ceremony included Ian White, managing director of the Bury St Edmunds-based Beckett Investment Management Group, who was named Director of the Year, and Holly Smith of Extreme Couponing UK, based at Hopton-on-Sea, who picked up the Young Business Person award.For further details on this year’s award winners and runners-up visit the .
Other awards recognising the role of businesses in the wider community included Corporate Social Responsibility, won by Ipswich-based Suffolk Life, and Community Involvement, which went to regional eye-care firm Observatory Wardale Williams Opticians.
“It is the last one of the tenth series too, everyone will remember that one.” Also braving the famous love lift on Saturday, from 6.30pm, will be Steve from Luton, a budding actor who’s a dead ringer for Game of Thrones’ Jon Snow, George from Nottingham, a student and accomplished rower who is partial to wearing tiny ‘budgie smuggler’ pants and Callum, a lifeguard and wrestling wannabe from Dorset who reveals his unusually named alter ego.
We’ll be catching up with James after the show is aired to find out whether how he got on and whether he managed to find love.
“Paddy was brilliant, he is just so down to earth, a normal regular guy.” “I was the first man from Ipswich to go on the show.
“I feel very proud of that – I am an Ipswich Town season ticket holder.
The Suffolk Business Awards 2018 brought to you by the EADT, sponsored by Suffolk Chamber of Commerce and EDF Energy will open for entries on Wednesday 14th March.