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Popular business awards double in size

Broadland and South Norfolk Business Awards

Published: Monday, 7th October 2019

The 2020 Broadland & South Norfolk Business Awards are here!

Organised by South Norfolk Council and Broadland District Council, our awards will celebrate the excellence, innovation and best practice shown by businesses across the combined area.

All 12,500 businesses that have an operating base in Broadland and South Norfolk are now able to nominate themselves for an award in any of the ten categories to celebrate their outstanding work and success.

Residents also have the chance to win £100 of shopping vouchers by nominating their favourite retailer. The Retailer of the Year award recognises high street businesses that have gone the extra mile.

South Norfolk Council Cabinet member, Lisa Neal said:

“After the success of last year’s awards we are very excited to announce them for another year, and making the awards bigger and better than ever by welcoming nominations from all Broadland based businesses. These awards showcase the two councils’ joint commitment to supporting business growth and excellence across the districts.”

Broadland District Council Portfolio Holder for Economic Development, Jo Copplestone added:

“These awards are a chance for leading local businesses of any size, scale or sector to celebrate their achievements and success. We are looking forward to seeing the nominations from businesses and the public and learning more about the work of the thousands of thriving businesses and retailers in the two districts.”

Sponsored by Fosters Solicitors with media partner Radio Norwich, the awards’ categories are:

  • Excellence in Digital Creative and ICT
  • Excellence in Life Sciences
  • Excellence in Advanced Manufacturing
  • Excellence in Financial Services and Insurance
  • Innovation in Agriculture, Food and Drink
  • Visitor Economy Experience
  • New Business
  • Business Growth
  • International Business Growth
  • Environmental Impact
  • Retailer of the Year


The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony held on 26 March, at the Open Norwich.

Nominations for all are now open.

To nominate your business or favourite retailer and for further details please visit South Norfolk Council's website. Retailers can request a marketing pack to advertise the Retailer of the Year award to their customers by emailing [email protected].

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