Awards launch today to celebrate business success in South Norfolk

South Norfolk Council’s new “Business Awards” celebrating the economic success of the district are now open.

These new awards build on the council’s very popular Independent Retailer Awards, widening the scope and focus to reflect the diversity of businesses that flourish in South Norfolk.

Businesses can now nominate themselves for an award in any of the nine categories and at the same time residents can support their favourite business by nominating them as ‘South Norfolk Retailer of the Year’.

South Norfolk Council’s Deputy Leader, Michael Edney said: “In South Norfolk we actively support and encourage inward investment and business growth. The district is home to so many successful businesses, from multi-national organisations, cutting edge tech and bio science companies to the widest range of independent shops and traders.”

“These awards are an opportunity to celebrate the astonishing number of successful businesses that we have. If you’re a business owner, put your company forward for the recognition both you and your staff deserve and if you’re a customer make sure you nominate your favourite business as our Retailer of the Year.”

Sponsored by Fosters Solicitors LLP, The South Norfolk Business Award categories are:

Excellence in Digital Creative and ICT, sponsored by Intouch Systems
Excellence in Life Sciences, sponsored by Norwich Research Park
Excellence in Advanced Manufacturing, sponsor Mirus Aircraft Seating
Innovation in Agriculture, Food and Drink, sponsored by New Anglia LEP
Visitor Economy Experience, sponsored by Dunston Hall
New Business Award, sponsored by CNC Building Control
Business Growth Award, sponsored by Big Sky Developments
International Business Growth, sponsored by Hethel Innovation
Business in the Community, sponsor Britannia Safety and Training
South Norfolk Retailer of the Year, sponsored by Fosters Solicitors LLP

You can find the criteria and how to nominate your favourite business by visiting . Retailers can request an information pack by emailing