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A NEW logo to celebrate 100 years of the UK sugar beet industry has been unveiled.

The logo, launched by British Sugar with the National Farmers Union, depicts the sugar beet with the legend ‘Strong roots, Sustainable future’.

William Martin, chairman of the NFU Sugar Board, said: “One hundred years of sugar beet processing is a great achievement by the whole UK beet sugar industry. The industry continues to evolve and we look forward to supplying sugar beet for the next 100 years.”

The Bury St Edmunds sugar beet factory is one of four in the UK which annually process 7.5 million tonnes of beet from 4,000 British growers.

n A PROJECT organised by The Green Light Trust is inviting small and medium sized businesses and social enterprises to become Low Carbon Champions and benefit from up to £3,000 grant funding to reduce their carbon footprint.

A three-month mentoring programme helps organisations to apply for accreditation and among those organisations who have achieved the Suffolk Carbon Charter are The Green Light Trust, Suffolk Acre, Risby Village Hall and Alder Tree at Needham Market. To apply for the new mentoring programme call 01284 830829 or email

n THE First Friday club will feature personal performance coach Adam Jones at this month’s meeting on Friday at the Farmers Club in Bury St Edmunds. Contact 01284 700800 for tickets.