The team and their awards at the Bury Language School.
The school, in King’s Road, secured hundreds of reviews during the course of the month-long campaign.
It is an honour to be recognised for the job that we do.Ben Logan, principal
The awards are organised by thebestof, a marketing organisation committed to raising the profile of independent, recommended businesses serving Bury St Edmunds and the surrounding area.
In second place was Jewellery by Tony Strowger and in third position was Geecol Wellness.
Ben Logan, principal of the Bury Language School, said: “We are delighted to have won the Bury St Edmunds Business of the Year Award 2016.
“It is an honour to be recognised for the job that we do.
He said: “We have loved receiving the reviews and reading what our customers actually think of us.
“It’s been a very motivating and positive experience for everyone associated with the business.”
During the campaign local people were asked to show their support for their favourite business by submitting a review of their service.
Miriam Watson, director of thebestof Bury St Edmunds, said: “We are incredibly proud of all our local businesses who qualified for Bury’s Business of the Year Awards.
“They received some fantastic reviews from local people using their services.
“On behalf of the businesses I would like to thank every single person who took the time to leave a review.
“By doing so they publicly acknowledged the contribution that these businesses make to our local economy.
She added: “BLS is a very worthy winner.
“The number and quality of the reviews they received are a real testament to their ongoing commitment to delivering excellent service and a positive customer experience.
“Those businesses which were commended can be very proud of their achievements.
“They have certainly placed Bury on the map.”
At a national level, BLS English won the award in their category of education beating off competition from businesses across the country.
Nationally, more than 48,000 verified reviews were left for those businesses who had qualified to take part in the awards.
The awards operate at a national and local level with a UK Business of the Year, Category Business of the Year and Town Business of the Year.