Council launches South Norfolk Business Awards

South Norfolk Council is launching its new “Business Awards” to recognise and celebrate the economic success of the district. The 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.

From 1 November businesses will be able to nominate themselves for an award in any of the nine categories and at the same time residents will be asked to 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 and media partner Archant,
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 sponsored by Mirus Aircraft Seating
Innovation in Agriculture, Food and Drink sponsored by New Anglia LEP
Visitor Economy Experience Award sponsored by Dunston Hall
New Business Award sponsored by CNC Building Control
Business Growth Award sponsored by Big Sky Developments
International Business Growth Award sponsored by Hethel Innovation
Business in the Community Award sponsored by Britannia Safety & Training
South Norfolk Retailer of the Year sponsored by Fosters Solicitors LLP

From 1 November you can find the criteria and how to nominate your favourite business by visiting Retailers can request an information pack by emailing