West Suffolk MP meets roads minister on danger routes

West Suffolk MP Matt Hancock and South East Cambridgeshire MP Lucy Frazer have secured a meeting with Roads Minster to discuss dangerous roads in their constituencies.

A new Greater Anglia Class 170208 train

Rail strike looms across Greater Anglia in guards dispute

The rail union RMT today confirmed its Greater Anglia members will take two days of strike action over the potential extension of driver only operation.

Staff at Heath Court Hotel, Newmarket enjoyed a day at the races in recognition of their long service achievements. Pictured are Robert Nobbs, Sarah Voss, Cheryl Dawson, Gaynor Wake, Margaret Beaton, Jill Davey, Jayne Dawe andf Emma Cooke

Newmarket’s Heath Court Hotel staff enjoy a day at the races to celebrate their long service

Long-serving staff at the Heath Court Hotel in Newmarket enjoyed a day at the races in recognition of their loyalty.

Claire Brooks, managing director of Box-it East, is encouraging business people to get the recognition they deserve

Last chance to enter Bury Free Press Business Awards 2017

You have only six days left to make your nominations for the Bury Free Press Business Awards 2017

Computer generated image of proposed Aldi store in Exning Road, Newmarket

Aldi submits planning application for Exning Road store

Supermarket chain Aldi has submitted plans for the new store it wants to open in Newmarket’s Exning Road.

The winners of the Bury Free Press Business Awards 2016 on stage after receiving their awards

Get your awards nominations in

Over the past 10 weeks we have covered each of the Bury Free Press Business Awards 2017 categories and now it is time for your to do your bit.

Minister gives signal for vital East Anglia rail upgrade

Minister gives signal for vital East Anglia rail upgrade

A senior cabinet minister has insisted a key bottleneck on the rail network of Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire is one of his main priorities during a visit to the region.

Mildenhall's disappearing zebra crossing in Queensway

The case of Mildenhall’s disappearing zebra

Installing a pedestrian crossing in Mildenhall proved not to be a black and white issue.

Newmarket Journal June 2013

Barclays to close its Burwell branch

Barclays has announced it is to close its Burwell branch in November.

Chris Nix, Easton and Otley College s director of estates, hands the 2016 award to Aponics Jason Hawkins-Row

Award for companies helping to create a greener Suffolk

Suffolk has a long stated aim to be ‘the greenest county’ and its businesses seem to share that ambition.

Representatives of the organisations behind the West Suffolk Business Festival and  Awards 2017

An award to mark a lifetime of achievement

The Lifetime Achievement Award is another new accolade in the Bury Free Press Business Awards this year.

Council leaders James Waters, left, and  John Griffiths want to recognise the importance of innovation 
Picture Mark Westley

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.

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