West Suffolk is a very attractive area in which to do business, and helping to provide the right conditions for businesses to grow is an important priority for Forest Heath District Council.
Last year’s Experian report showed the Forest Heath area was the top place in the country for business champions – young companies with entrepreneurial spirit and an eye on future growth.
It is companies like these which look on innovation as an essential, everyday part of their development, which is why the council has chosen to sponsor the Newmarket & District Chamber of Commerce Business Innovation award.
The West Suffolk Economic Development Team now has more staff, reflecting the emphasis on growth.
The team is keen to help tackle barriers to growth wherever they can and are happy to discuss any issues, especially those which businesses feel may be holding them back.
Maintaining and creating new jobs at a time of economic downturn is never going to be easy, but West Suffolk is a successful, safe and supportive place to be, which gives us a head start when it comes to helping businesses.
Our location, close to the “Cambridge phenomenon”, is helpful because we can offer lower business rates, land and housing prices in comparison to city life.
Innovation is inextricably linked to growth. Businesses know they need to continually adapt, look to the future, diversify, and be creative and innovative if they want to thrive in today’s difficult markets.
Newmarket and District Chamber of Commerce Business Innovation award will recognise those who are outstanding in this field and looks forward to checking out the entries and recognising success. If you would like to talk to a member of the Economic Development Team please call 01284 757114 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.