New award marks innovation

The West Suffolk Award for Innovation is new this year to the Bury Free Press Business Awards.

Jane Wood of WS Training hands the 2016 award to Chantele Roffe of  Burys Portcullis Market Access, watched by compare  Paul SInha. 


Recognise trainee excellence

Apprentices and trainees are the future of all businesses so it is important they are given the encouragement to do well.

Lorraine Clark from Clarke Care gets her Customer Care Award 2016 from BFP advertising manager Jamie Brodie, left, and compare Paul Sinha

Your chance to say thanks for top class service

Have you had customer service that went beyond your expectations, either from an individual or a company?

Menta  chief executive Alex Till hands the 2016 award to Ben Lion and Richard Clark of Frank and Ernest

Nominate a West Suffolk new business for an award

Menta, the Suffolk enterprise agency, has spent more than 30 years helped businesses start-up, grow and expand.

Phil Stittle from West Suffolk College presents Employee of the Year 2016 to Amanda Bloomfield from the Gatrehouse charity

Rewarding a special employee

Employees who make the effort to go the extra mile can be worth their weight in gold to their employer, colleagues and customers.

Tim Meadows-Smith presents the Contribution to the Community Award 2016 to Frames Adrian Lewis watched by compare Paul Sinha

The Business Award recognising community spirit

All businesses are part of the community they serve but some take that service beyond the commercial.

Last year's Suffolk Chamber chairman Matt Moss presenting Business of the Year 2016 to staff of Havebury Housing Partnership

Suffolk Chamber of Commerce will judge who deserves to be our Business of the Year 2017

Suffolk Chamber of Commerce is once again backing the Business of the Year Award in the Bury Free Press Business Awards.

Kelly Dawson receives the Business Person of the Year 2016 award from Chris Barrett,left, and compare Paul Sinha

Give praise where it is due in the Bury Free Press Business Awards 2017

The annual Bury Free Press Business Awards for West Suffolk companies are now open for nominations with categories for everything from the newest start up to a business person with a lifetime worthy of marking.

Radio Caroline has a licence to broadcast on AM from its ship Ross Revenge

Ex-pirate Radio Caroline gets licence to broadcast to Suffolk

Former pirate radio station Radio Caroline has been granted a community radio licence to broadcast to Suffolk and north Essex on AM.

Ken and Carol Thompson, right, with long serving Bussens & Parkin staff Chris Orford, Caroline Parker, Ben Richardson, Sam Torbuck, Terry Cook and Mike Staley
Picture Mark Westley

Century old Mildenhall business is back under old ownership

A landmark on the Mildenhall business scene has been taken over once again by its former owner.

Gadget Drive is a new charity that is part of Cash in Your Gadgets. It takes unwanted  old laptops and mobile phones and other electrical devices from schools and organisations and gives them money in return before repairing and then recycling them.
 Pictured: Ashley Payne, manager-founder, Gary Ward business manager, Georgia Beavis, customer service, Jordan Mynott, warehouse manager, Hannah Sowden, customer service manager and Gadget Man.
 Picture Mark Westley

New funding stream for schools is borne of technology

A business based near Haverhill has launched a new service that can help schools raise thousands of pounds from their old mobile phones, laptops and other gadgets.

Latest business news from the Bury Free Press

Iliffe Media buys 13 more newspapers in Kent

Iliffe Media, new owners of the Bury Free Press, have bought another set of newspapers in Kent.

Aldi Newmarket

Aldi unveils store plan for Newmarket

Supermarket giant Aldi has unveiled plans of how its proposed new development on the former gas works site in Newmarket’s Exning Road will look.

Solar panels.

Suffolk Trading Standards warning over rogue solar panel workmen

Suffolk Trading Standards is asking residents with solar panels to be vigilant if they receive a call from energy saving companies claiming they will be able to save them money.

An F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter. 

Picture USAF Tech Sgt Dennis Henry

Lightning moves at RAF Lakenheath

Work should start next year on preparing RAF Lakenheath for the two squadrons of F-35 Lightning II fighters which will arrive in 2021.

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Racing jewels from Ballymacoll Stud set to be sold at Tattersalls in Newmarket

Tattersalls has been chosen to conduct what has been called one of the most important bloodstock dispersal sales in Europe.

Weatherby Crossing, Newmarket rail protest

No reprieve for Newmarket rail crossing

Despite hundreds of objections from users, Network Rail has confirmed its intention to close Newmarket’s much used foot crossing.

£8.8m study funding for key East Anglia rail upgrade approved

£8.8m study funding for key East Anglia rail upgrade approved

A multi-million pound package has been agreed to pay for a feasibility study of a proposed major upgrade to East Anglia’s rail network.

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Map showing the approximate locations of the crossings Network Rail plans to close
Background picture: Google Earth

Plans to close 24 Suffolk level crossings

Network Rail has applied for a legal order to close 24 level crossings in Suffolk as part of a plan to make railways safer.

Rooney Anand, Greene Kings chief executive, presents �15,000 to John Longden, chief executive of Pub is The Hub

Pub community fund backed by Greene King

Greene King has donated another £15,000 to an organisation that helps pub landlords offer more services to their communities.

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