Today we can reveal the shortlist in our Bury Free Press Business Awards which take place on September 20.
Apprentice/ Trainee of the year, sponsored by WS Training: Louise Bee and Emma Wilson both from Hastings Direct and Susan Paradine from The Salon.
Contribution to the Community award, sponsored by New Media Business Group: The Coffee House, Gemma Thompson and Workwise
The BID Customer Service Award, sponsored by Our Bury St Edmunds: Dance and Party Crazy, Vikki Loader and Sarah Southgate.
Best Marketing Award, sponsored by Denny Bros Group: New Media Business Group, KMA Property Maintenance and David Burr Estate Agents.
Independent retailer award, sponsored by the Bury Free Press: The Coffee House, Cavern 4, and Croasdales Chemist.
Best New Start-Up award, sponsored by MENTA: Lilypads Day Nursery, mendmyi and Future Sounds Education.
Green/ Environmental Award, sponsored by Easton-Otley College: Groundwork Suffolk, Greenright Homes and Denny Bros.
The Lifetime Achievement Award for Services to Business in West Suffolk, sponsored by St Edmundsbury Borough and Forest Heath District Council : Robert Houlton-Hart, Jane Vincent and Barry Denny.
Business Person of the Year, sponsored by Sicon/ Suffolk Chamber of Commerce: Jane Vincent, David Marjoram and Daryn Reffell.
The Business of the Year award, also sponsored by Sicon and the Suffolk Chamber: RC Treatt, Century Logistics, and Servest Group.