"With some surveys offering tentative signs of an upturn in the economy, perhaps we can even dare to hope that the number of entries for this year's awards is a sign of confidence returning"
Terry HuntEditor, East Anglian Daily Times
Business of the YearSponsored by EDF Energy & Suffolk Chamber of Commerce
The Business of the Year award is being jointly sponsored by EDF Energy and Suffolk Chamber of Commerce, which are also joint main sponsors of the EADT Business Awards 2013.
Winner: Sackers Recycling
Environment and SustainabilitySponsored by Anglian Water and Wild Anglia
Have you looked at the extent to which your business draws on the natural environment, not just globally through carbon footprint or energy use, but locally? How much do you take from the bank of natural resources here in the east?
Winner: Abbeycroft Leisure
Customer CareSponsored by Greater Anglia
In the Customer Care category, the judges will be looking for businesses that are able to demonstrate a strong customer-focused ethos which underlies everything they do.
Winner: Bennett Homes
Director of the YearSponsored by New Anglia LEP
The Director of the Year award reflects New Anglia LEP’s belief that strong leadership is a vital ingredient in business success.
Winner: Richard Anscombe, AtlasFram
Outstanding AchievementSponsored by University Campus Suffolk
The Outstanding Achievement award aims to recognise an individual or organisation that has made an outstanding contribution to the local and/or regional economy.
Winner: Andy Wood, chief executive of Adnams and chairman of New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership.
Family BusinessSponsored by Birketts
The Family Business award is open to all businesses which are family owned, including first generation family businesses.
Winner: Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf and Spa
Medium/Large Business of the YearSponsored by Larking Gowen
In the Medium/Large Business category, the judges will be looking for an established business able to demonstrate all-round strength. The award is open to any business from any sector of the economy which has an annual turnover exceeding £1million.
Winner: Sackers Recycling
Food and Farming ExcellenceSponsored by Suffolk Agricultural Association
The Food and Farming excellence award celebrates the contribution that food producers and the food supply chain make to the economy of East Anglia. Primary producers, processors, manufacturers and retailers are all eligible to enter, with the winner being a business able to demonstrate innovation and a strong all-round performance over the last 12 months.
Winner: Elveden Farms
Community InvolvementSponsored by Adnams
The Community Involvement award is aimed at commercial businesses that can demonstrate how they combine business success with involvement in their community, in ways which go beyond their core business strategy.
Winner: East of England Co-operative Society
One To WatchSponsored by NWES
The One to Watch award is about recognising an outstanding early stage business from within the Suffolk Future 50 which shows the promise to become a success story of tomorrow.
Winner: Scour Prevention Systems
Business Broadband InitiativeSponsored by Suffolk Better Broadband Programme
The Business Broadband Initiative award recognises business models, projects and initiatives that have improved business performance through the use of better broadband, increased bandwidth and associated broadband technology.
Winner: Stoke by Nayland Hotel Golf and Spa
Health and Wellbeing at WorkSponsored by Healthy Ambitions Suffolk
In the Health and Wellbeing at Work category, the judges will be looking for business which are committed to achieving the benefits of having a healthy, energised and motivated workforce.
Winner: H G Gladwell
Small Business of the YearSponsored by East Anglian Daily Times
The Small Business of the Year category is open to all businesses which have an annual turnover of less than £1million.
Winner: React Computer Partnership
Young Business PersonSponsored by Suffolk New College
The Young Business Person award is open to an individual who was born after July 4, 1978 and has demonstrated exceptional vision and leadership, either in running his or her own business, or in a managerial position within a larger company.
Winner: Cara Miller, Miller Wash Associates
Community Safety and Crime Prevention AwardSponsored by Suffolk Police and Crime Commissioner
The Community Safety and Crime Prevention award aims to recognise individuals, groups and businesses that have made an outstanding contribution to community safety and crime prevention within Suffolk.
Winner: Ipswich Central