Broadland and South Norfolk Business Awards sponsors

Broadland and South Norfolk Business Awards 2023

Big Sky Living

Headline sponsor and sponsoring Retailer of the Year

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At Big Sky Living, we take a more holistic approach to our developments. For us, it’s all about people enjoying the life they are living not just within the confines of their individual homes.

Yes, we build homes that offer people more than they would usually expect from traditional developers – quality of finish, spec, size of rooms, size of windows. But we also focus on building communities and landscapes – layouts, road widths, greenery, recreation spaces, commercial premises – where people build friendships and enjoy living there.

We are focused on delivering growth and enhancing the quality of life in South Norfolk and beyond, if you like, building the right housing in the right places.

Big Sky Living Group consists of Big Sky Developments, the residential property and commercial development arm, and Big Sky Property Management, which provides quality residential and commercial properties for market rental and provides technical property advice to South Norfolk Council.

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Pasta Foods

Sponsoring Business Collaboration

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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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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 Part 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 times - 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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Sponsoring Business Resilience

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Mirus is a technology company focused on design, certification, manufacture and sales of commercial aircraft seating. We deliver innovative products promptly and reliably.

Founded in 2015 with more than 100,000 seats sold, Mirus continues to expand their operations with a footprint in UK, Malaysia and China, whilst also investing heavily in our Norfolk headquarters. Our vision is to become the world’s premier seating provider serving a global airline market.

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InTouch Systems

Sponsoring Business Supporting the Community

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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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Jarrold Training

Sponsoring Employer of the Year

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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 over 30 years it has been providing effective business training across a full portfolio of Leadership & Management, Insights Discovery, 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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University of East Anglia

Sponsoring Environmental Innovation

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UEA is ranked in the top 30 universities in the UK and in the top 200 universities in the world. With a founding ethos of interdisciplinarity and a strong sense of community, the University has established an international reputation. UEA’s research makes an economic and social impact way beyond the campus, with over 8o% of its research being assessed as world-leading or internationally excellent.

UEA has a track record of successful collaboration with large companies, start-ups and SMEs, and can facilitate access to a wide range of funding opportunities for businesses and other organisations.

Talk to us about your business needs and how we can help email or visit our website.

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Woodforde's Brewery

Sponsoring Excellence in Agriculture, Food and Drink

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Founded in 1981, Woodfordes 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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fignorwich (Financial Industry Group)

Sponsoring Excellence in Insurance, Financial and Professional Services

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figNorwich (Financial Industry Group) is a partnership of leading firms, local government and higher education institutions.

figNorwich aims to develop and promote a thriving cluster in Norwich that is recognised internationally as a centre of excellence for insurance, financial, professional services and fintech. In doing so, it creates value for people, firms and local communities.

Established in 2001, figNorwich comprises senior executives from leading financial, insurance and professional services companies, local government and education. It employs the latest thinking and research findings for achieving sustainable cluster growth from Norwich Business School, and organises a range of activities to promote the cluster.

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CNC Building Control

Sponsoring New Business

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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 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 Visitor Experience

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We love what we do, and we’ve done it for a while now – 150 years to be exact. We are distinctive brewers, distillers, wine merchants, retailers, publicans, and hoteliers.

We craft well-loved premium beers and spirits, and work with some wonderful producers to bring you the best wines in the world. Our stores, hotels, pubs, and inns reflect our individuality and the personality of our incredible teams. Our focus, and theirs, is to create memorable moments for everyone.

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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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