South Norfolk Business Awards, shortlists announced.

The shortlist has been announced for South Norfolk Council’s new “Business Awards”.

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 nominated themselves for an award in one or more of nine categories and residents showed their support for their favourite business by nominating them as ‘South Norfolk Retailer of the Year’.

South Norfolk Council’s Deputy Leader, Michael Edney said: “It has been fantastic to see so many businesses get involved and nominate themselves for one of our awards. There is a huge confidence in our local economy and South Norfolk is proud to be the home of so many successful companies.

“As a Council, we actively support and encourage inward investment and business growth and the district is home to multi-national organisations, cutting edge tech and bio science companies and a great range of independent shops and traders.”

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

Excellence in Digital Creative and ICT
• enLight
• Greenwood & Bell
• Netmatters Ltd

Excellence in Life Sciences
• Cambridge Oncometrix Ltd
• Iceni Diagnostics
• Leaf Expression Systems

Excellence in Advanced Manufacturing
• Ansible Motion
• Panel Graphic Ltd
• Proeon Systems

Innovation in Agriculture, Food and Drink
• Bace Foods Ltd
• Harleston Cider Co.
• Pepperell's Meats

Visitor Economy Experience
• Lotus Driving Academy
• The Corn Hall
• Waveney River Centre

New Business
• Centre Paws Norfolk
• OakVilla Distillery
• Pasta Gusto

Business Growth
• Face to Face Finance (Anglia) Ltd
• Netmatters Ltd
• Panel Graphic Ltd

International Business Growth
• Cobalt Aerospace Ltd
• Midwich Group Plc
• Snelling Business Systems

Business in the Community
• Clinks Care Farm
• Cup-O-T: Wellness and Therapy Services
• Netmatters Ltd

Retailer of the Year
• Little Boutique, Wymondham
• Our Slice of Country Life, Diss
• Wymondham Garden Centre