South Norfolk Business Awards 2019


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. 

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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Archant is a privately owned media company serving geographical and specialist interest communities with over 140 brands and associated websites.

We have a large portfolio of UK-based regional newspapers with titles in East Anglia, London, Kent and the South West, and publish 1.35 million copies a week in print. Our collection of more than 60 news brands includes the popular Eastern Daily Press and Norwich Evening News in Norfolk and the East Anglian Daily Times in Suffolk.

Over the years Archant has extended its activities into exhibitions, local events and building its digital portfolio and marketing services. Archant’s dedicated Events team stage over 100 of the highest profile events throughout Britain across a range of sector including business, food and drink, tourism and weddings. Our events provide unique marketing opportunities for businesses both large and small. Whether this is through event sponsorship or simply entering into a category, our events give businesses the chance to develop and build relationships with other high performing companies across large locations.


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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 80 businesses and 12,000 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

Mirus is an independent applied technology business based in Norfolk, UK. Founded in 2015 by Phil Hall and Ben McGuire, Mirus brings together state-of-the-art technologies, expertise and best practices from Formula 1, automotive and aerospace sectors.

Mirus is committed to delivering innovative, high-performance products and redefining value within the industries that it operates. Mirus’ initial focus is aircraft seating where the company has redefined expectations and achieved things previously thought impossible within the industry.

Within just 3 years, >120,000 Mirus Hawk economy seats have been sold to a range of customers.


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Sponsoring Innovation in Agriculture, Food and Drink

New Anglia is the Local Enterprise Partnership for Suffolk and Norfolk.

One of 38 Local Enterprise Partnerships, New Anglia has been established as a catalyst to create jobs and remove the barriers to business growth. The partnership has signed a £290m Growth Deal with Government, established two Enterprise Zones and is the only LEP to have secured two City Deals – for Ipswich and Norwich.

With a focus on supporting and growing the economy of the East, the LEP has launched flagship funds to support the development of infrastructure and targeted support for business.

The LEP is also leading the Great Eastern Rail Campaign to deliver a faster more reliable service on the Norwich to London rail line.


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Sponsoring Visitor Economy Experience

Built in 1859, Dunston Hall is a stunning archetypal English country house set in 150 acres of beautiful Norfolk woodland. Conveniently located on the outskirts of Norwich, Dunston Hall offers extensive conference facilities in addition to a large Garden Marquee, perfect for private events.

For a more relaxed break, stay in one of their 166 en-suite bedrooms and enjoy a traditional afternoon tea in their Garden Terrace Bar overlooking the hotel gardens. Dunston Hall also boasts full leisure and golf facilities, including a 71 par PGA championship golf course with 11 stunning water features- there truly is something for everyone.


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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

Hethel Innovation is an incubation and innovation specialist. Our long-term goal is to ‘birth’ and ‘grow’ knowledge-based business sectors in Norfolk and Suffolk, so that we build a knowledge based economy.

Through workshops and training we support businesses to embrace innovation and increase their productivity.

We regularly run hackathons and hot houses to help facilitate the development of new products, and showcase innovation in the region through cross-sector conferences.


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Sponsoring Business in the Community

Launched 20 years ago by Colin Wright, Britannia Safety & Training is based in Wymondham, Norfolk. Britannia deliver health & safety training to business sectors including construction, manufacturing, aviation, food production and the charity sector. With purpose-built classrooms and practical training areas we are able to offer first class training facilities. Britannia has trained in excess of 70,000 delegates and deployed trainers and consultants on projects around the UK and internationally.  

Britannia recently launched SafeBrit offering a health and safety consultancy, auditing and record keeping service. This service offers support to medium sized businesses without the expense of appointing a full-time health and safety representative in the business.


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