Broadland & South Norfolk Business Awards 2020


Sponsoring Retailer of the Year

Fosters Solicitors LLP has a long standing reputation for providing a first class legal service to its clients throughout Norfolk, Suffolk and nationally. Fosters is one of East Anglia's leading law firms, offering a full range of integrated services to businesses and individuals.

We specialise in Business & Commercial; Crime & Business Defence; Family, Childcare & Mediation; Litigation & Dispute Resolution; Personal Injury; Medical Negligence; Commercial & Residential Property; and Wills, Trusts & Probate.

Fosters prides itself on having Partners and Solicitors who are highly trained in their specialist areas. This is reflected by the number of our Solicitors and Partners who have been recognised as leading individuals in the Legal 500 and Chambers Guide to the Legal Profession, and most recently having been nominated for two prestigious Law Society Excellence Awards in Client Services and Business Development. 

It also shows why Fosters has become the Solicitors firm of choice for so many clients who rely on their depth of expertise and discretion and continue to instruct us year on year. 


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Your relaxing radio station

Radio Norwich is your easy place to relax, playing your favourite songs from the world's biggest artists like Whitney Houston, Elton John, Adele, George Michael and Ed Sheeran. Featuring unrivalled national and local news, traffic and travel information and entertainment. We are embedded in our local communities and provide an oasis of calm in our listeners busy lives.

Ease into the day with The More Music Breakfast Show with Rob Chandler, from 6am every weekday. Join Robert Kenny from 10am for the latest entertainment news, competitions and more music to see you through the day. Chris Marston delivers a stress free commute on The More Music Drive Home at 3pm. Then every weeknight at 7pm, Lucy Ambache has three hours of the finest chilled out music on The Wind Down just before Tony Wright plays the best love songs ever written at 10pm.


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Sponsoring Excellence in Digital Creative and ICT 

InTouch Systems offers comprehensive expertise of complex I.T. systems for commercial and public sector organisations. Specialist areas include:

  • Project consultancy and management
  • Complete infrastructure design, installation and support, including structured cabling and fibre optic.
  • Flexible engineering service contracts provided by in-house network engineers.
  • Telephone systems, hosted telephony and infrastructure, positioned at the forefront of convergence solutions.
  • A diverse range of internet services, including ADSL, fibre, leased lines, satellite, wireless and 4G rapid deployment.
  • E-business systems, e-mail services, web hosting, cloud computing, using only dedicated InTouch Systems’ own data servers.
  • Specialist installations services for interactive whiteboards and projectors.


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Sponsoring Excellence in Life Sciences

Norwich Research Park’s vision is to change lives and rethink society through pioneering research and innovation. One of Europe’s largest concentrations of research, innovation and commercialisation in the food and health sector, with 115 businesses and 30,000 talented people located within the Park’s 1km radius. It is home to 3,000 scientists and clinicians and brings together 4 world-renowned institutes alongside the University of East Anglia and the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

A truly networked location, Norwich Research Park offers world-class research facilities, a thriving life sciences community and cost-effective rent. The Park is an Enterprise Zone location providing business rates benefits. It includes 52 hectares of development land, ideal for expanding companies.


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Sponsoring Excellence in Advanced Manufacturing

Founded in 2015 by Phil Hall and Ben McGuire, Mirus is an independent applied technology business based in Norfolk, UK. Mirus brings together state-of-the-art technologies, expertise and best practices from Formula 1 and the automotive and aerospace sectors to produce innovative and high-performance products to redefine value and user experience.

Mirus’ mission is to challenge the norm through sustainable delivery of transformative products and services that move people both physically and emotionally. With an initial focus on disrupting the aircraft seating industry through the use of composite materials, automotive manufacturing techniques and exceptional aftersales service, Mirus has already sold >120,000 Mirus Hawk economy seats to date.


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Sponsoring Excellence in Financial Services and Insurance

Jarrold Training is a division of Jarrold & Sons located at St James Mill in the centre of Norwich.

Beginning as a training service for the Apple Mac dealership, Jarrold Training has grown into one of the leading Business Training & Development providers, working with 100’s of private, public and voluntary sector organisations throughout East Anglia and the UK. For nearly 30 years it has been providing effective business training across a full portfolio of Leadership & Management, IT, Business Skills, Project Management and Health & Safety.

The company vision of “Learn, Develop, Be Brilliant” is core to its success.


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Sponsoring Innovation in Agriculture, Food and Drink

Pasta Foods is the UK’s leading dried pasta manufacturer supplying a wide range of food sectors from canned goods, salads, instant and ready meals, foodservice and wholesale customers.

Pasta Foods have been manufacturing high quality pasta since 1956, using durum wheat milled into semolina from its own dedicated semolina mill in Great Yarmouth. This provides customers with total assurance over quality, food traceability, and reliability of supply.


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Sponsoring Visitor Economy Experience

Established in 1872 at The Sole Bay Brewery in Southwold, Suffolk - Adnams is a Brewer and Distiller with over 40 pubs, inns and hotels, including the flagship hotel The Swan Southwold and 13 retail stores. 

From our lifelong Southwold home, Adnams produces award-winning beers, spirits and cider, we are also one of the top 50 independent wine retailers in the UK. We export to more than 20 countries and retain the values of an independent, family run business with a strong commitment to, and leadership in, sustainable success.


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Sponsoring New Business

CNC Building Control is a forward thinking and commercially driven partnership of five local authority Building Control departments within East Anglia delivering the building control function on a huge variety of domestic and commercial projects. We have offices in Long Stratton, which serves the east of the area, and Wisbech, Cambridgeshire, which serves the west.

As building legislation gets more complex, our knowledge and experience is an advantage in delivering fully compliant, successful projects within budget and on time. Our highly professional personnel deliver a ‘can do – will do’ philosophy guiding you through the legal requirements and providing specialist knowledge. This is why our customers come back time after time.


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Sponsoring Business Growth

Big Sky Group is part of the South Norfolk Council family. We are developers, property advisors and managers, focussed on delivering growth and enhancing the quality of the life in South Norfolk and beyond. 

Big Sky Developments builds high quality spaces in the Cambridge, Norwich Tech Corridor to create vibrant communities that stand the test of time. Our products stand out because each one of our developments is different and designed to fit in the community it is located within. 

We aim to deliver what our customers want – quality homes at affordable prices for aspirational homeowners.


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Sponsoring International Business Growth

At Hethel International, we support businesses and other organisations through incubation, acceleration, and innovation.

Having supported hundreds of businesses in East Anglia over the past eight years as Hethel Innovation, we are now taking our offer global as Hethel International. 

Our aim is to support businesses beyond the UK and foster international relationships between organisations in the East of England and the rest of the world. Building on the foundations we have crafted in East Anglia, Hethel International is ready to become a market leader in innovation support.


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Sponsoring Environmental Impact

At UEA we do things differently. We have been innovators for over 50 years, breaking down barriers between research and business, art and science. We pioneered the study of environmental science, championing both the study and practice of sustainability.

Since 2010, UEA has been investing in businesses with a measurable carbon-saving aspect to their products and services through the Low Carbon Innovation Fund. So far the Fund has invested over £20.5m into nearly 50 businesses, and has saved over 250,000 tonnes of CO2.

If your SME is based in the East of England and is developing technologies, products or services that are more energy or resource efficient, cutting greenhouse gas emissions, the Low Carbon Innovation Fund could help.

To find out more, email lcif@uea.ac.uk or visit our website on the link below. 


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