Broadland and South Norfolk Business Awards sponsors

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Birketts LLP

Headline sponsor and sponsoring Retailer of the Year

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Birketts is a full service, UK Top 50 law firm. With a heritage spanning 160 years, we have more than 500 lawyers and legal professionals based in Cambridge, Chelmsford, Ipswich, London, Norwich and Sevenoaks. We advise businesses, government and public sector organisations and individuals in the UK and internationally across four principal practice groups: property, corporate services, litigation and private client advisory.

We are defined by our next level law proposition. We work with our clients as a proactive partner, horizon scanning and thinking ahead to the changes, challenges or opportunities that they may face.

Next Level Law is also applied to our people. Our collegiate culture means everyone is encouraged to achieve their next level in everything they do.

With our ambition to succeed, comes a strong desire to make a positive contribution to the communities we serve, and we are committed to delivering the objectives set out in our ESG strategy. Diversity plays an integral part in all that we do, with female partners comprising 40% of our partnership.

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Hethel Innovation

Sponsoring Business Growth  

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Hethel Innovation accelerates real growth of businesses and communities through providing space to grow, business insight and creating connected communities:

Space to Grow

We give people the space they need to develop and grow businesses through provision of flexible hotdesking, office and workshop space at our incubators (Hethel Engineering Centre, Scottow Enterprise Park and Broadland Food Innovation Centre).

Business Insight

We help businesses overcome challenges by finding creative and innovative solutions, and help businesses access new opportunities through bespoke advice, workshops, and training.

Connected Communities

We bring together the skills, resources and ideas of our communities to work towards common goals.

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Panel Graphic

Sponsoring Business Innovation

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Panel Graphic specialises in the supply of high-quality plastic display-screens. Items that are machined, printed, or coated with specialist coatings to make them abrasion resistant or give them a surface that removes reflection allowing the customer to read information displays clearly all the time - even in direct sunlight. These high-quality items are produced in Norfolk and supplied worldwide to blue chip customers such as Bentley, Porsche and McLaren.

Founded in 1998 by Steve Earl MBE, the family run business employs a dedicated team of staff in Loddon. They are the go-to place for electronic display enhancement screens in a rapidly expanding marketplace.

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Jarrold Training

Sponsoring Employer of the Year

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Jarrold Training is a division of Jarrold & Sons located within St James Mill in Norwich.

Beginning as Apple Mac training service, Jarrold Training has grown into one of the leading Business Training & Development providers, working with 100’s of organisations throughout East Anglia and the UK. For over 30 years it has been providing effective business training across a full portfolio of Leadership & Management, Insights Discovery profiling, Strategic Planning Workshops, IT, Business Skills, Project Management and Health & Safety.

The company vision of “Learn, Develop, Be Brilliant” rings true for all our customers, whatever their learning journey.

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University of East Anglia

Sponsoring Environmental Impact

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UEA is a globally significant centre of research, bringing fresh thinking to the major challenges facing society. 91 per cent of UEA research has been rated 'world-leading' or 'internationally excellent' by the Research Excellence Framework (REF2021) and we’re in the UK top 20 for research quality (Times Higher Education REF2021 Analysis). 

UEA is home to one of the longest established departments of environmental sciences in Europe, and our ClimateUEA research theme brings together multidisciplinary experts to collaborate, innovate and discover, training the next generation of climate thought leaders. 

Businesses across all sectors can access our knowledge base plus specialist facilities and funding to help them find solutions to their challenges. 

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Mirus Aircraft Seating

Sponsoring Excellence in Advanced Manufacturing

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Founded in 2015, Mirus Aircraft Seating has grown rapidly to become a global leader in the manufacture of commercial aircraft seating with operations in the UK, Malaysia and China. We seek excellence at every step, from conception to delivery and beyond.

Mirus has a proven track record of delivering both small, and large scale seating programs directly to aircraft OEM production lines, or to airlines for retrofit & refurbishment projects. We are experts in our field and are committed to building genuine partnerships with our customers, to deliver unparalleled seating solutions and ongoing service.

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FIG (Financial Industry Group)

Sponsoring Excellence in Insurance, Financial and Professional Services

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FIG is a partnership of leading firms, local government and higher education institutions across Norwich and Norfolk.

FIG’s vision is to develop and promote a thriving cluster in Norwich that is recognised internationally as a centre of excellence for insurance, financial and related professional services. In doing so, FIG creates value for people, firms and local communities. The FIG Board comprises senior executives from leading companies, local government and higher education institutions.

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Woodforde's Brewery

Sponsoring Food and Drink Producer of the Year

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Founded in 1981, Woodforde's is home to a wide range of beers, ales and ciders, including two supreme champion beers of Britain. Named in honour of Parson James Woodforde, an 18th century clergyman who wrote in his diaries a love for good food and great beer. We’ve always stayed true to our values by using the best locally grown malt, carefully selected fresh hop flowers and water from the ancient aquifer below us. You’ll find us at the Heart of the Norfolk Broads on the rural estate of Woodbastwick, where we have been for the last 30 years.

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InTouch Systems

Sponsoring New Business

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

  • complete network infrastructure design, installation and support, including structured cabling and fibre optic
  • a diverse range of internet services, including full fibre, leased lines, satellite, wireless and 4G/5G rapid deployment
  • telephone systems, hosted telephony and infrastructure, positioned at the forefront of convergence solutions
  • flexible engineering service contracts provided by in-house network engineers
  • e-business systems, e-mail services, web hosting, cloud computing
  • project consultancy and management
  • specialist installations services for interactive whiteboards and projectors

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Pasta Foods

Sponsoring Small Business of the Year

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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 Tourism Business of the Year

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Independent since 1872, Adnams has been supplying quality products from the coastal town of Southwold, for 150 years. They craft well-loved beers and spirits and work with wonderful vineyards to bring you the best wines from around the world. Their long and colourful history, affinity with their environment and commitment to local ingredients, has inspired them to work towards a sustainable future. Adnams stores, hotels, pubs, and inns reflect their individuality and the personality of their teams, and they aim to make every moment memorable for their customers.

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Pub is The Hub

Sponsoring Broadland Pub of the Year and South Norfolk Pub of the Year

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Pub is The Hub is a not-for-profit organisation which offers independent specialist advice to publicans on rural services diversification, so they can all provide viable local services at the heart of their community. Pub is The Hub has worked with great publicans to open community wildlife gardens, allotments, community cafes, village stores, IT hubs, cinemas, craft sheds, post offices, farm shops, markets, libraries, to bakeries. The organisation has helped over 600 pubs diversify, with almost 200 of these benefitting from help through its Community Services Fund.

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CNC Building Control

Programme sponsor

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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 at Broadland Business Park, 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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