Awards and accreditation

Best Employers Awards Trophies

Best Employers Eastern Region is about showcasing the many exceptional employers in our region - and the awards give us the perfect opportunity to do this.

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2021 Awards

Taking part in Best Employers 2021 automatically enters you into our Best Employer awards. This recognises organisations overall and in prominent industry sectors in our region.

The overall Best Employer Eastern Region winners will be announced at the virtual awards conference on Thursday 30th September. The following awards will be presented:

  • Best Large Company
  • Best Medium Company
  • Best Small Company
  • Best Hospitality and Retail
  • Best Digital and Technology
  • Best Business and Professional Services
  • Best Construction and Property
  • Best Not-For-Profit
  • Best Manufacturing
  • Best Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals
  • Alex Pearce Award for the most improved

2021 Accreditation

Organisations whose culture and values scores are in the top quartile, are invited to apply for an accreditation. This involves completing a questionnaire and providing further evidence on your organisations policies, attrition, recruitment and reward approach. The results are assessed by an independent panel of judges and accreditations are awarded, either Silver, Gold or Platinum. The accredited organisations will be announced with the award winners at the virtual conference on Thursday 30th September. Accredited organisations will receive a trophy, certificate and digital logo to be used in marketing materials.

Discover more about the businesses who took part here

2018 Winners and Accreditations

The organisations listed here have been recognised as being among the best employers in the Eastern region for 2018 for culture and engagement. They earned their place through exceptional results in the Best Employers Eastern Region survey, in which companies were rated on a host of factors by those who know best - their own employees.

Their inclusion on the list marks them out as companies which care deeply about the wellbeing of their employees, and which go the extra mile to build an engaged workforce focused on the success of the individual and the business. Taken together, the strength and depth of the list illustrates the growing reputation of the Eastern region as a thriving place to live, work and build a career.

Best Overall Large Company

Platinum-Best-Employers-Eastern-Region2018
Concertus Design & Property Consultants

At Concertus, we offer wide ranging professional expertise and knowledge, creating successful solutions that are tailor-made to meet our clients' needs. We are an enthusiastic, passionate and a talented team and strive to make places, properties and people be the best they can by working collaboratively with all parties, to create effective and sustainable built environments.


Best Overall Medium Company

Platinum-Best-Employers-Eastern-Region2018
Fountain Partnership

Fountain is a digital marketing agency based in Norwich that specialises in achieving measurable growth for clients across the globe. We take an evidence-based, forecast-led approach that works with clients to achieve their targets, looking beyond traffic and clicks, to identifying the right kind of customer, their life-time value and achieving customer maximisation. Our growth has been based on the success of our clients, and we have achieved recognition from Google for being the best agency in the world at growing businesses online.


Best Overall Small Company

Platinum-Best-Employers-Eastern-Region2018
Aramar Solutions

Aramar delivers financial reporting, business analytics, planning and performance management solutions. We bring disconnected data together under one umbrella so that it can be transformed into intelligent insight. We are trusted by organisations of all sizes and industries to help them plan for, understand and control their business performance and make better decisions as a result.


Best Not For Profit

Gold-Best-Employers-Eastern-Region2018
Allia

Allia is a not-for-profit which supports ventures and entrepreneurs that aim to make positive change for people, planet and place. Since its foundation in 1999, Allia has been at the forefront of impact, finding innovative ways to support individuals and organisations that aim to make positive change and address the most pressing global and local challenges.


Best Professional Services

Platinum-Best-Employers-Eastern-Region2018
LSI Architects

LSI Architects is an AJ100, award winning architectural practice with around 60 people, including architects, technologists and support staff, based in London and Norwich. We seek to create sustainable, innovative, valuable and positive Architecture that improves lives, builds communities and enhances society, or as we put it - Life Touching Design.


Best Digital And Technology

Gold-Best-Employers-Eastern-Region2018
StrategiQ Marketing

Established in 2013, StrategiQ Marketing is a growing integrated marketing, creative, design and web development company based in East Anglia. Currently employing 28 people, it's one of East Anglia's largest digital agencies based on both revenue and staff. Founded upon the core pillars of partnership, scalability, expertise, service and people, the company is dedicated to achieving its motto of building brands people want to be part of.


Best Manufacturing

Gold-Best-Employers-Eastern-Region2018
Treatt

Founded in 1886, we are a trusted ingredients manufacturer and solutions provider to the global flavour, fragrance and consumer goods markets from our bases in the UK, the US, China and Kenya. Our people are creative, technically excellent and dedicated - allowing us to develop and supply a range of ready-made or bespoke systems to suit even the most adventurous needs.


Most Improved

Hundred Houses Society

Hundred Houses Society exists to provide great value, low cost homes for the people of Cambridge. We currently own and manage more than 1,350 homes in Cambridgeshire and constantly strive to deliver better customer service. We have ambitious plans to grow by developing new, truly affordable homes every year.



Gold-Best-Employers-Eastern-Region2018

Amara Living

Over 300 leading brands. Unmissable interior inspiration. The latest home trends. AMARA connects you to the newest and most exciting collections from the world’s leading luxury home brands. We champion the best emerging home & interiors talent and share it with you first.

Beckett Investment Management Group

Becketts offers financial wellbeing to private clients on an independent basis, and we provide employee benefit consultancy to corporate clients. Recognised as one of the Top 100 advisers in the UK, we have made financial services accessible to more employers, employees and individuals by communicating in an engaging way and by using humour in the serious world of finance. We hold the accreditation of chartered financial planners from the Chartered Insurance Institute.

Flagship Housing

Flagship is a housing association which owns and manages more than 22,500 affordable homes across the East of England. Our purpose is to provide homes for people in need. Our core business is to develop, manage and maintain our homes, aiming to build about 750 new properties every year within five years. We have a number of subsidiary companies including RFT Services (repairs and maintenance), Flagship Homes (homes to let and for sale), and Gasway (gas services).

Liftshare

Two weeks older than Google and a Norwich-based company, we are pioneers of the sharing economy and a self-financed British start-up. As a mission-driven social enterprise, we help solve transport poverty through greater access to mobility by connecting people travelling in the same direction. We enable people to share their car journeys and save money while cutting emissions and making friends.

Mantle Business Centres

Mantle provides business space for companies to establish themselves and to grow, currently operating in five locations across the East of the UK (Stansted, Cambridge, Duxford, Chelmsford, Stevenage). We have been operating for 11 years, growing from seven employees to more than 40. Our options include fully serviced office space, virtual office services, co-working spaces and meeting rooms.

Morgan Sindall

Construction East is one of six regions in the Construction division of Morgan Sindall, a leading UK construction and regeneration group. We deliver projects throughout Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and parts of Essex with our talented team of over 160 employees.

Quotatis

Quotatis improves peoples lives by taking the hassle out of home improvements, and helps quality tradespeople connect with new customers. The organisation provides a quotation service for homeowners, which helps them to collect and compare quotes from local tradespeople for their home improvement jobs. They also provide a marketing service for home improvement businesses to help them get more work when and where they need it.


Gold-Best-Employers-Eastern-Region2018

Ambulance Transfers

Ambulance Transfers is an independent ambulance service that has been operating from its Thurrock base since 2015. We offer a tailored bespoke non-emergency ambulance transport service which includes medical cars, wheelchair access vehicles and full stretchered ambulances including a specialist bariatric service. We are a growing organisation within the South Essex corridor, having expanded from just two ambulances and eight staff in 2015 to a successful current fleet of 53 ambulances and approaching 110 staff and through reputation, still growing.

Arthur Rank Hospice Charity

Arthur Rank Hospice supports people in Cambridgeshire who are living with a life-limiting illness and those who need end-of-life care. We care for people at the hospice in Cambridge, the day treatment centre in Wisbech and in patients' own homes through the Arthur Rank Community team. The support provided by our inpatient unit, day therapy services and 'Hospice at Home' is practical, holistic and tailored to the individual.

Cambridge Commodities

Cambridge Commodities specialises in supplying nutritional ingredients and product solutions to the sports nutrition, health and wellbeing, pet nutrition and food and beverages industries. With more than 20 years' experience in quality and sourcing, we provide 2,500 different ingredients to help our customers create market-leading products through our commitment to quality, service and innovation. Our mission is to passionately provide quality nutritional ingredients and healthier innovation to improve wellbeing worldwide.

Cambridge Enterprise

Sitting at the heart of Europe's most successful technology cluster, Cambridge Enterprise is the commercialisation arm of the University of Cambridge, supporting academic staff and students in licensing their inventions, creating and funding new companies and providing consultancy services to industry, government and others.

Cambridge Office Environments

Cambridge Office Environments has been creating imaginative, innovative workplaces over a wide range of sectors for more than 30 years. We provide design and fit-out services for offices, educational establishments, industrial buildings, laboratories and retail organisations. Our motto - Making Space Work - encapsulates our ability to transform a space into an impressive, inspirational working environment for our clients.

Chadwicks

At Chadwick's we understand the importance of building strong and successful personal relationships with our clients. Everything we do is of exceptional quality, which means being authentic, being different and being sensibly priced. We are wealth managers and business advisers. We support ambitious entrepreneurs through each stage of their business growth, from helping put together a business plan, through creating and maintaining a winning culture to developing an exit strategy.

Colorminium London

Colorminium is a business that engineers and delivers facade solutions for our clients. Founded in North London in 1976, the whole ethos of the company revolves around assisting our clients in making their visions a reality. Family-owned and run, our approach to facades is unique and progressive and at the heart of everything we do is a passion to excel at it. Since our beginnings we have endeavoured to find a better way to do things for our clients by constantly challenging the status quo and bringing progressive and advanced solutions to the market.

Holden & Holden

Holden offers new, nearly new and approved used cars and vans for sale to private and business clients. Holden also offers servicing, repairs and maintenance for Norfolk motorists at affordable prices for all makes of vehicle. A local family business, Holden has a long-established trusted reputation for being knowledgeable and offering an honest and enjoyable customer experience.

IPRS Group

IPRS Group is made up of four businesses each delivering B2B health and wellbeing solutions to corporate clients across the UK. Established in Ipswich in 1995, the group now employs more than 170 staff with half of the workforce operating from the head office in Little Blakenham, Suffolk. IPRS has gained a number of awards and accreditations including recognition as being a notable, fast-growing and dynamic SME by the London Stock Exchange.

Juddmonte Farms

Juddmonte is a leading international bloodstock and racing group with farms in the UK, Ireland and the USA. While not the biggest operation in the industry, Juddmonte has a long track record of breeding successful racehorses including Frankel, the highest-rated horse in modern times. To date, Juddmonte has bred 106 individual Group/Grade 1 winners of 205 Group/Grade 1 races, including 25 Classic winners. Juddmonte Farms races in Khalid Abdullah's iconic colours of green, pink sash and cap, and white sleeves.

Macquarie Energy Leasing

With over nine million gas and electricity meters deployed, Macquarie Energy Leasing (MEL) is a market leader in the meter asset provision sector in the UK. We are the largest independent owner and manager of gas and electricity meters in the UK, including the largest portfolio of smart meters. In the next five years, UK energy suppliers will be required to replace over 50 million traditional meters with smart meters and Macquarie Energy Leasing is at the heart of this transformation.

Made agency

Made is an international creative marketing agency. We are stylish thinkers, smart digital architects. We offer design and development for print, web, branding and illustration.

PolicyBee

PolicyBee is a specialist professional indemnity, business insurance and charity insurance broker from Suffolk. We're independent and we're digital. We started seven years ago with the sole purpose of making professional indemnity insurance painless. From day one, we wanted to redefine what an insurance broker should be. We ditched the dusty brown files and employed bright, knowledgeable people who thought differently. We understand the problems a young, modern business has because we are one.

Purple Tuesday

Purple Tuesday was founded in 2011 with the mission to become the most respected provider of quality software solutions in the East of England. We work with an enviable range of customers including Adnams, East of England Co-op, Seajacks and Premier Inn. Through the development of our team of software professionals we are able to provide the most innovative solutions to some of the most challenging and complex business process problems.

ReAssure

ReAssure is a top 10 UK life and pensions company, and part of the Swiss Re Group. Our team in Norfolk looks after one million life and pensions customers on behalf of Aviva, employing 370 staff in Norwich, supported by 150 staff offshore in Pune, India and central operations in Telford. In practice, looking after Aviva customers means taking over 45,000 customer telephone calls a month and receiving a similar number of letters in the post. We see a great workforce is our most valuable asset; without them nothing great could be achieved.

Riverlite

In an industry such as IT, where many players profess to do the same thing, it is the way in which we do these things that differentiates Riverlite. Riverlite provides IT excellence through understanding, developing long-term relationships and the highest levels of customer satisfaction. Riverlite has been delivering IT services and solutions for more than 10 years, and customers see us as part of the team - ready to help no matter what the scenario.

Ryan's

Ryan's is a chartered independent insurance broker that continues to thrive in both personal and commercial insurances. We pride ourselves on the quality of advice and the high levels of service that we offer our customers. We are innovative and constantly exploring new opportunities to develop our areas of specialism.

Smithfield Foods

Smithfield Foods is the UK arm of WH Group, a global protein business. Formed in 2003, Smithfield UK became part of the European structure in 2012 and works with its farming and manufacturing companies in Poland and Romania to bring a variety of pork and poultry products to the UK retail, foodservice and wholesale markets. Based in Norfolk Tower in Surrey Street, Smithfield employs 40 people across sales, marketing, supply chain, food technology and finance roles.

Solarflare

Solarflare is pioneering server connectivity for neural-class networks. From silicon to firmware to software, Solarflare delivers a comprehensive, integrated set of technologies for distributed, ultra-scale, software-defined data centres. Founded in 2001, Solarflare was one of the pioneers of 10GbE standards and technology. Today, with over 200 employees in the USA, India, Hong Kong and Cambridge in the UK the company is pioneering a new generation of networking technology.

Stratagem IPM

Stratagem Intellectual Property Management is a full-service, UK-based, outsourced intellectual property law firm with offices in Cambridge and Bristol. Stratagem fills a developing need within industry for the provision of strategic advice and intellectual property management for life science, medtech, cleantech and high technology companies. Stratagem's qualified patent and trade mark attorneys and solicitors use a commercial perspective and hands-on management approach to enhance the value of IP assets.

Taylor Wimpey East Anglia

Taylor Wimpey is one of the largest homebuilders in the UK, operating from 24 regional offices. Taylor Wimpey East Anglia covers Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire, where we build a wide range of properties, with a broad price range including both private and affordable homes. We run our business as a local homebuilder and we have knowledge and experience of the local market.

Thule Outdoor UK

Thule Group is a world leader in products that make it easy to bring along the things you care for easily, securely and in style when living an active life. Under the motto 'Active life, simplified' we offer a range of products including roof racks, roof boxes, carriers for cycling, water and winter sports, bike trailers, strollers and child bike seats, as well as hiking packs and travel luggage.

Tiger Eye Consulting

At Tiger Eye our aim is to put the customer first in what we do. We are specialists in advising professional services firms how to manage the flow of documents, emails and other digital information into their organisations. We offer many years of expertise and understanding of hardware and software, and best practice approach to maximising investment in technology, from high level consultancy, project management and IT strategy, to training and day-to-day technical support.

Victory Housing Trust

Victory Housing Trust is a registered charity and registered provider of affordable homes for those in housing need. Victory owns and manages 5,000 properties primarily in the north of Norfolk which provide homes to over 10,000 residents. While the majority of our properties are located within the local authority area of North Norfolk, we also have properties in the local authority areas of Broadland, King's Lynn and West Norfolk, Great Yarmouth, South Norfolk and Breckland.


Ones to watch
Brown & Co

Brown & Co, a multi-disciplined partnership, is a leading provider of agency, professional and consultancy services across a whole range of rural, commercial and residential property and the environment. From a growing network of offices throughout East Anglia, the Midlands and Yorkshire and Humber region, as well as internationally, we combine a high level of specialist technical expertise with experience and local knowledge. The firm has a real commitment to build strong, proactive and long-term relationships with both corporate and private clients, for whom we always strive to deliver the best results and total satisfaction.

CLS Money

CLS Money is a whole-of-market UK mortgage and protection broker. Based in Rayleigh in Essex, CLS prides itself on providing a five star service, tailored to its clients' individual requirements, whether it be in person, over the phone or via email. The company is passionate about getting customers the right mortgage at the best price, no matter if they are first-time buyers, moving home, remortgaging, buying to let or have a history of bad credit, and aims to simplify the mortgage process by providing a comprehensive service including advice, legal services and protection.

Curtis Banks

Curtis Banks is a specialised pension provider, with over 75,000 pensions and £24bn assets under administration. The business also provides pension administration services for a number of top brand UK financial services and advice firms, and specialises in commercial property investment, managing over 6,500 commercial properties for its pension investors. The group employs around 570 staff, 300 of whom are employed in the Ipswich office.

Harrod UK

Harrod UK has been established for over 60 years and is the UK's leading manufacturer of sports goals and netting with a prestigious worldwide client base. Based in Lowestoft, the company also has a horticultural division which has achieved significant growth over the past 10 years and is now a leader in its own market.

Holkham Estate

The Holkham Estate on the north Norfolk coast is a diversified business centred around the magnificent Holkham Hall and its parkland. The estate manages the award-winning Holkham beach, Wells beach and the Holkham national nature reserve. Alongside this is the management of more than 300 properties, Holkham Farming Company, the Victoria Inn, three cafes and the Pinewoods Holiday Park. Our vision is to see Holkham recognised as the UK's leading rural estate against which others will measure their own success.

Jarrold

Jarrold is an independent family-run department store in the heart of Norwich city centre and will celebrate its 250-year anniversary in 2020. Jarrold employs around 370 members of staff across its department store on London street and in branches in the surrounding local area.

Pioneer Pump

Pioneer Pump is a manufacturer of quality high-performance and efficient pumps, and sells, hires, services, repairs and installs pumps and anciliary pumping equipment throughout Europe and the Middle East. The company prides itself in providing customers with the best pumping solutions, always with the protection of the environment in mind.

Superstructures

Superstructures is a practice offering structural engineering and design services in the East Anglia area. We pride ourselves in providing structural engineering with freshness and flair. Our strong design background means that we are just as excited about the aesthetics of buildings as we are about their structures. We are passionate about providing a detailed, comprehensive package of information for every project which streamlines the construction process, adds economy and reduces risk.

Ensors Chartered Accountants

Established in 1889, Ensors is one of East Anglia's oldest and most respected firms of chartered accountants. As an award-winning, regional firm we cover all of the areas you would expect us to, and more. Services range from our compliance offering in accounts preparation, audit and tax, to advisory services that help our clients deal with the unexpected as well as plan for growth, succession and international expansion.

Gotelee Solicitors

Gotelee is a leading firm of solicitors in Suffolk. We offer a full range of personal and business legal services from offices in Ipswich, Hadleigh, Felixstowe and Woodbridge. Formerly Gotelee & Goldsmith, the firm was established in 1880 and has a reputation for its professional work and its personal approach with clients. This approach is based on a longstanding commitment to the highest levels of courtesy and service, now set out in the Gotelee client promise.

2021 Winners and Accreditations

Best Overall Large Company

Gold-Best-Employers-Eastern-Region2021
Treatt

About: Treatt are an ingredients manufacturer and solutions provider to the global flavour, fragrance and consumer goods markets. We provide everything from 100% natural ingredients through to synthetics to impactful aroma chemicals. We are proud of our fun, engaged culture, which is central to how we deliver results and success.

Judges’ comment: “Treat have an inclusive culture and are committed to ensuring all staff believe they belong. They actively encourage employee involvement and participation in all aspects of the business from input into decision making, enabling staff to participate in share schemes and giving peer to peer awards. The company has invested in Wellbeing and again they have focused on educating and encouraging staff to “Think Well Live Well and Be Well. They have developed some wellbeing pillars which ensure a good foundation with champions, action plans and use of pulse surveys to ensure they are on track. Their CSR is outstanding supporting several charities and local schools. On the whole this is a great company to work for.”


Best Overall Medium Company

Platinum-Best-Employers-Eastern-Region2021
Beckett Investment Management Group Limited

About: Beckett Investment Management Group is an award-winning firm that has been supporting clients for over 33 years through independent advice, employee benefits and wealth management. We have 85 staff who work from four offices across the East of England.

Judges’ comment: “An outstanding employer who fully understands and is fully committed to engagement at all levels which is demonstrated by exceptionally high employee engagement score and survey participation score. The judges scored Becketts highly in every category and employee well-being, individual development and comprehensive reward and recognition strategies stood out.”


Best Overall Small Company

Silver-Best-Employers-Eastern-Region2021
FutureYou Cambridge

About: We produce health supplements that are proven to work. We know they work because they are backed by science. The scientific hub of Cambridge is part of our identity. It’s where we call home. It’s where we have developed close ties with world-leading institutions and highly regarded nutritional and medical experts who advise us. We treat every individual’s health and wellbeing with the importance it deserves. It’s at the heart of everything we do and it’s why our customers trust us. Our science, your wellbeing.

Judges’ comment: “Authentically honest and refreshing in their submission, they were honest and candid in their award entry. Loved to see the smiling zoom group shot! Weekly catch ups and reflections on the previous week felt like a good way to keep positive momentum.”


Best Hospitality and retail

Gold-Best-Employers-Eastern-Region2021
The Holkham Estate

About: The Holkham Estate on the North Norfolk coast is a diversified business centred around the magnificent Holkham Hall and its parkland. The Estate comprises visitor and land-based businesses and employs up to 300 team members in the peak season.

Judges’ comment: “The Holkham Estate let the voices of their own employees tell the story about what it is like to work there. It is an impressive story of mutual passion to make Holkham Estate a best employer, a story of pride in their work and their brand and a story of deep-seated care for others. From the imaginative “lockdown learning” programme, the GO SEE and GO HELP initiatives, right through to the simply amazing fundraising efforts and the delivery of 600 meals a week to NHS Staff during the pandemic, Holkham’s record in the last two years shows what can be done to create a workplace in which the individual is considered. It isn’t all about written policy and values here – more about sheer, DNA level commitment.”


Best Digital And Technology

Platinum-Best-Employers-Eastern-Region2021
Tiger Eye Consulting Ltd

About: Specialists in document, email and knowledge management, Tiger Eye support professional services firms to work smarter with their data. Renowned for the team’s unparalleled technical knowledge and exceptional customer service, Tiger Eye deliver ‘expertise, from the team that listens’ through software solutions, custom development services, technical support, training and more.

Judges’ comment: “Some of the L&D activities in this submission were particularly interesting. A rest or learning day per week for everyone is a bold move and it is good to see a business committed to trying new approaches.”


Best Professional Services

Platinum-Best-Employers-Eastern-Region2021
PolicyBee

About: PolicyBee is a specialist, professional insurance broker with a knack for covering freelancers, sole traders, small businesses and charities. We're independent and we're digital. Over the years we’ve helped tens of thousands of businesses and charities get the insurance they need - quickly and easily, and without breaking the bank.

Judges’ comment: “There was a strong sense in this submission of investment into the development of their employees as well as attention to the wellbeing of their colleagues, not just through an outsourced service provision but by listening to others in the team.”


Best Not For Profit

Centre 33

About: Centre 33 has been supporting young people in Cambridgeshire for 40 years. We offer young people a safe space where they can receive free, confidential and professional support in a non-judgemental and welcoming setting.


Best Manufacturing

Silver-Best-Employers-Eastern-Region2021
Thurne-Middleby Ltd

About: Thurne has an international reputation for high quality, precision engineered industrial slicing systems for bacon, cooked meats and cheese applications, and builds on 50 years of experience in the industry. Part of The Middleby Corporation since 2015, Thurne’s commitment to innovation is stronger than ever, with a renewed focus on bringing great savings and gains in production efficiency to processors around the globe.

Judges’ comment: “Strong leadership with a focus on communication and personal development. This combined with succession planning clearly contributes to the longevity of the organisation.”


Best Healthcare

Platinum-Best-Employers-Eastern-Region2021
IPRS Group

About: IPRS Group is an award-winning independent clinical organisation delivering a wide range of services throughout the UK. The group are proud to support their colleagues and ensure they are at the forefront of everything we do as an organisation.

Judges’ comment: “IPRS is a company that really values its 200 strong work force. Everyone is driven by the company purpose to Help People. Whether it’s through its reward and recognition, great communication, CSR or wellbeing initiatives one feels that employee engagement really matters. All systems and processes are aligned to ensure a great employee experience. Of particular note is the importance the company places on L&D and they have also made very good strides on Inclusion and Diversity where there are some really concrete tools in place to become a truly inclusive company where everyone feels they belong.”


Alex Pearce Award For Most Improved

Gold-Best-Employers-Eastern-Region2021
Big C

About: Big C, established in Norfolk in 1980, is your local cancer charity. Through our support, research, equipment and education, we make a difference to the lives of local people affected by cancer. Big C has four support and information centres across Norfolk and provides support by telephone and online.

Judges’ comment: “The Big C scored well in terms of overall engagement and survey participation and the judges gave them solid scores in all categories. Unsurprisingly the Big C operates a clear set of values and has used motivational maps to understand the engagement drivers of its employees. Its standout is its commitment to inclusion and diversity, particularly in encouraging the recruitment for those with disabilities and focus on learning and individual progression.”



Platinum-Best-Employers-Eastern-Region2021

Cambridge Enterprise

About: Cambridge Enterprise is a subsidiary of the University of Cambridge, and we support academics to commercialise their ideas. We offer expert advice and support in commercialisation and social enterprise, including offering academics consultancy services, help with the protection, development, and licensing of ideas, and new company/ social enterprise creation.

Judges’ comment: “Another outstanding employer where the judges recognised the company is doing lots of the right things in every area to ensure great employee engagement. The Company has a clearly articulated mission and facilitates communications and feedback from the bottom up as well as cascading information down. It has a sophisticated training and development offering and a clear career framework and proactively tracks the effectiveness of employee development plans. It does lots on reward and recognition and on employee wellbeing and is to be highly commended on welcoming neurodiversity and working to be fully inclusive.”

Lighthouse (Training and Development) Ltd

About: We deliver life changing leadership and management development. Our mission is to rid the world of poor managers, one at a time! Whether you are starting out in your management career or striving to attain the next level we can support you and your business in reaching your goals.

Judges’ comment: “I loved the fact that they went and asked their people about their thoughts when they were pulling together their submission. The only award entry to reference doing this, it was great!”

Power Testing Limited

About: Power Testing is a family company that started in 1966, supplying our skilled people to solve our clients electrical engineering issues, keeping their power on and keeping everyone safe.

Judges’ comment: “Really nice entrant into the awards, the values that were front and centre of the award entry rang true throughout the submission. Authentic and genuinely appeared to care for their people in an environment where this may not always be the easiest to encourage engagement (and the dog on the front of the monthly magazine is adorable).”


Gold-Best-Employers-Eastern-Region2021

Arthur Rank Hospice

About: We care for more than 4,100 patients each year at our Hospice in Cambridge, the Alan Hudson Day Treatment Centre in Wisbech and in patients’ own homes

Judges’ comment: “There is clear intent from the Board and the management to harvest feedback from their employees, demonstrating an openness of mind to listen, support and pro-actively seek to improve the working experience of everyone. Given that the ARH is a charity, operating in a very challenging sector during a pandemic, they have striven to be the best that they can be, given their budget limitations. Alongside good policies for personal advancement for each employee, it is perhaps the “little things” – the afternoon tea invites from the senior managers to the employees, the gifts on return from furlough and the provision of “Arthur’s shed” to provide space for overwrought individuals to chill, that have so impressed us. It spells an atmosphere of genuine kindness and says, “We care"."

Cambridge Building Society

About: The Cambridge is an independent, mutual society which has been integral to the community since 1850. We provide funding for people buying their own homes and are a trusted home for people in a position to save.

Judges’ comment: The leadership at CBS take a noticeably pro-active, approach to looking after their people. Their coaching culture, the design of in-house, accredited learning programs and the unique “Clever Nelly” system to check on learning retention, all indicate a very active L & D policy. Checking gender balance and having an open “People Dashboard” to measure diversity in the business, demonstrates a positive approach to achieving equality. The funding of external WeCare support 24/7 to employees during the pandemic sends a caring signal internally and the Alternative Dormant Assets Scheme to support the vulnerable in society externally, is another part of the holistic approach that the CBS has towards people in general. By any standards, the CBS is a great employer.

CPL

About: CPL creates and delivers strategic content marketing that inspires people and brings them together around our clients' brands and organisations. In short, we help people belong. We have a reputation for excellence among membership bodies, commercial organisations, government and charities. We make it our business to understand what they want to achieve, so we can create content that works.

Judges’ comment: “Strong leadership from the MD provides a clear personal connection to him and the wider exec team. A really strong emphasis on the wellbeing agenda.”

Concertus

About: We are a passionate multi-disciplinary design and property consultancy. Our teams work collaboratively to provide innovative solutions which are sustainable and inspirational. There is a true family culture, with all employees on the same journey to see the business develop its award-winning services within the public and private sectors.

Judges’ comment: “Concertus received significant external accreditation from their staff. A strong people focus and a sense of community come across in the application. There are clear development pathways for all and an emphasis on wellbeing.”

Lovewell Blake

About: As well as being the oldest accountancy firm retaining it's original name, Lovewell Blake is also one of the most innovative in serving clients. With specialist teams covering the needs of particular professions and business sectors, we serve more than 10,000 businesses, private and charitable clients across a wide range of sectors throughout East Anglia and beyond.

Judges’ comment: This is an all-round very good employer, focused on developing, recognising, and rewarding their staff regardless of level or status. Lovell Blake really seek to listen to their staff and take concrete actions to address any issues raised by them, whether it is from the employee survey or from general feedback. They have put in place a number of things which really stand out. They invest heavily in L&D from CPD to apprenticeships where 1 in 3 employees are on a programme. Managers really take the time to say “Thank you” for a job well done and they have a number of bonuses in place for great client work and “refer a friend”. D&I is a big driver for the firm and they have already put in place some actions and have further plans. There is a real sense that this is a company that really wants to improve and be truly an employer of choice.

LSI Architects

About: LSI Architects is an AJ100, award winning architectural practice with around 70 people, including Architects, Architectural Technologists and support staff, based in London and Norwich. We seek to create sustainable, innovative, valuable and positive architecture that improves lives, builds communities and enhances society, or as we put it – Life Touching Design.

Judges’ comment: “Strong external accreditation from staff. A focus on values which is clearly recognised across the organisation. An internal talent development programme which ensures both commitment and retention.”

ML Financial

About: We are a small, tight knit team of experts and administrators dedicated to providing a bespoke and tailored service for the precise needs of all our clients, whether that is retirement or portfolio management or any other financial management expertise We deliver peoples financial objectives and make dreams come true

Judges’ comment: “Active encouragement for people who are driven and want to grow their careers, the inclusion of the story about an administrator who was encouraged to develop themselves and become a qualified independent financial advisor was nice to see.”

N-ERGISE

About: N-ERGISE is an independently and privately-owned organisation established in 2015. Generating an adaptable, personal, reactive and customer focused approach. The company delivers safe, innovative solutions to the Renewables, Oil & Gas, Nuclear and Marine sectors, with a firm hand on project delivery and cost control.

Judges’ comment: “It was good to see examples of attention in the areas of diversity and inclusion in this award submission and it was good to see the team and charity photos alongside their entry.”

Opus People Solutions

About: Opus is a local authority owned recruitment business that works directly with organisations to deliver high quality, professional recruitment solutions. Our vision is to inspire confidence and realise opportunities for people and organisations and make a difference by adding value, pace and doing the right thing in the marketplace.

Judges’ comment: “Grandparent reviews were a nice inclusion in this award entry, something a little bit different to the standard approach of manager and employee only reviews.”

Scrutton Bland

About: “We are a leading provider of accountancy, tax, insurance and independent financial advice to individuals and businesses throughout the UK, with offices across East Anglia.”

Judges’ comment: Scrutton Bland are working on all fronts to ensure they are a good employer and reap the benefits from being so. Their L&D programme is comprehensive and well designed for every individual. Of particular note is the new leadership framework. In the R & R area, their work on the “levelling review” to spot any pay anomalies is testament to their desire to achieve fairness. Returning to work after lockdown has been especially thoughtfully handled, comprising surveys and the accommodation of individual attitudes and emotions. Their trainee and apprenticeship schemes are well established. Recent analysis of diversity in SB is another demonstration of good intent. The last two years have seen SB putting a range of excellent practices into place to make what is good even better.

StrategiQ Marketing Ltd

About: StrategiQ is a full-service digital agency with offices in both Suffolk and the Midlands. It offers a wide range of integrated marketing services including web development, branding, design, UX, SEO, PPC, social media, email, video, content and PR. We thrive on understanding the needs, objectives and visionary goals of any business, and devise integrated strategies to help achieve them.

Judges’ comment: “It is nice to see a simple set of core values in this one which are easy to understand and remember and the use of tools like Scoro to help measure and celebrate the success of individuals.”



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AMARA

About: Over 300 leading brands. Unmissable interior inspiration. The latest home trends. AMARA connects you to the newest and most exciting collections from the world’s leading luxury home brands. We champion the best emerging home & interiors talent and share it with you first.

Judges’ comment: “AMARA work hard in a number of ways to ensure regular communications at a companywide and individual level and hold regular staff social and fun events to generate camaraderie and a sense of belonging. They recognise success, care about staff wellbeing and are commended for supporting charities including Women for Women International and donating a proportion of profits. Some good initiatives to build upon.”

AGI UK

About: AGI UK develops, manufactures and sells innovative and high-performance chemistry equipment and scientific glassware for chemists. We help our customers advance their science. Our culture is built on trust, respect and honesty to enable an enjoyable and fulfilling working environment. By doing so we create happy staff, customers and shareholders.

Judges’ comment: “AGI foster a management style of openness and communicate with all colleagues on a regular basis including weekly CEO meetings. They take training and personal development of staff seriously and run a comprehensive all staff awards scheme. They clearly care about staff wellbeing and support agile working and are commended for supporting StopHateUk to demonstrate their commitment to oppose racism. Some good initiatives to build upon.”

Hundred Houses Society

About: Hundred Houses Society is a not-for-profit housing association founded in 1933 and completed our first development of 100 homes in Cambridge, in 1935. We currently own and manage around 1500 homes in Cambridge and Greater Cambridge. Our mission is “To Provide Great Homes and Services that People Value”.

Judges’ comment: “A very structured and effective appraisal system in place, with plenty of regular catch ups throughout the year. The team have many opportunities to discuss their own personal development with time to discuss the effectiveness of any training undertaken.”

Lakin Rose Limited

About: Founded in 1985, Lakin Rose have a wealth of knowledge in all aspects of the accountancy arena. We’re a small yet thriving business with an eclectic mix of clients giving us experience in most accountancy-related situations. This also allows us to offer you a broad range of expertise, which leaves no stone unturned when assessing your business or personal accountancy-related matters.

Judges’ comment: “The progression for school leavers and new team members is impressive, alongside a strong sense that they are committed to promoting from within, which isn’t always the easiest path to take so it was nice to read about their approach.”

New Anglia LEP

About: New Anglia LEP works with businesses, local authority partners and education institutions to drive growth and enterprise in Norfolk and Suffolk. We’re transforming the economy by securing government funding to help businesses grow, ensuring they have the funding, support, skills, and infrastructure needed to flourish, whilst giving them a voice.

Judges’ comment: “The focus on personal development was inspiring. It was also great to see diversity champions and the importance given to the equality, diversity and inclusion agenda more widely.”

Newton commercial

About: Newton Commercial is the leading manufacturer of British and European Classic Car trim in the world. Based in Leiston in Suffolk, it employs over 50 craftsmen and women making original classic car interior trim. Established in 1979 it exports over 40% globally and is a great place to work.

Judges’ comment: “We enjoyed the simple ‘Newton’s Law’ especially since it was short and sweet and included a reference to having a sense of humour!”

Smithfield Foods Ltd

About: Smithfield Foods is the UK arm of WH Group, a global protein business. Smithfield UK is part of the European operations, working with farming and manufacturing companies in Poland and Romania to bring a variety of pork and poultry products to the UK retail, food service and wholesale markets.

Judges’ comment: “Helping people to understand both their conscious and unconscious perspectives was a nice initiative to read about in this submission. It is good to see more attention being paid to the quality of 1-1 development time in helping people understand themselves and how they perform and interact with others rather than just static catch ups with a manager.”

Stratagem IPM

About: Stratagem Intellectual Property Management Ltd is a full service, UK based, outsourced intellectual property law firm with offices in Cambridge and Oxford. Stratagem has global reach through its growing network of foreign legal contacts and clients and assists clients ranging from start-ups through SMEs to global corporations. Stratagem fills a developing need within industry for the provision of strategic advice and intellectual property management for life science, MedTech, cleantech and high technology companies. Stratagem’s qualified patent and trademark attorneys and solicitors use a commercial perspective and hands on management approach to enhance the value of IP assets.

Judges’ comment: “It is good to see the encouragement of individuals development and career progression. The check-in with each employee I am sure helps to keep the team engaged.”

2018 Winners and Accreditations

The organisations listed here have been recognised as being among the best employers in the Eastern region for 2018 for culture and engagement. They earned their place through exceptional results in the Best Employers Eastern Region survey, in which companies were rated on a host of factors by those who know best - their own employees.

Their inclusion on the list marks them out as companies which care deeply about the wellbeing of their employees, and which go the extra mile to build an engaged workforce focused on the success of the individual and the business. Taken together, the strength and depth of the list illustrates the growing reputation of the Eastern region as a thriving place to live, work and build a career.

Best Overall Large Company

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Concertus Design & Property Consultants

At Concertus, we offer wide ranging professional expertise and knowledge, creating successful solutions that are tailor-made to meet our clients' needs. We are an enthusiastic, passionate and a talented team and strive to make places, properties and people be the best they can by working collaboratively with all parties, to create effective and sustainable built environments.


Best Overall Medium Company

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Fountain Partnership

Fountain is a digital marketing agency based in Norwich that specialises in achieving measurable growth for clients across the globe. We take an evidence-based, forecast-led approach that works with clients to achieve their targets, looking beyond traffic and clicks, to identifying the right kind of customer, their life-time value and achieving customer maximisation. Our growth has been based on the success of our clients, and we have achieved recognition from Google for being the best agency in the world at growing businesses online.


Best Overall Small Company

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Aramar Solutions

Aramar delivers financial reporting, business analytics, planning and performance management solutions. We bring disconnected data together under one umbrella so that it can be transformed into intelligent insight. We are trusted by organisations of all sizes and industries to help them plan for, understand and control their business performance and make better decisions as a result.


Best Not For Profit

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Allia

Allia is a not-for-profit which supports ventures and entrepreneurs that aim to make positive change for people, planet and place. Since its foundation in 1999, Allia has been at the forefront of impact, finding innovative ways to support individuals and organisations that aim to make positive change and address the most pressing global and local challenges.


Best Professional Services

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LSI Architects

LSI Architects is an AJ100, award winning architectural practice with around 60 people, including architects, technologists and support staff, based in London and Norwich. We seek to create sustainable, innovative, valuable and positive Architecture that improves lives, builds communities and enhances society, or as we put it - Life Touching Design.


Best Digital And Technology

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StrategiQ Marketing

Established in 2013, StrategiQ Marketing is a growing integrated marketing, creative, design and web development company based in East Anglia. Currently employing 28 people, it's one of East Anglia's largest digital agencies based on both revenue and staff. Founded upon the core pillars of partnership, scalability, expertise, service and people, the company is dedicated to achieving its motto of building brands people want to be part of.


Best Manufacturing

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Treatt

Founded in 1886, we are a trusted ingredients manufacturer and solutions provider to the global flavour, fragrance and consumer goods markets from our bases in the UK, the US, China and Kenya. Our people are creative, technically excellent and dedicated - allowing us to develop and supply a range of ready-made or bespoke systems to suit even the most adventurous needs.


Most Improved

Hundred Houses Society

Hundred Houses Society exists to provide great value, low cost homes for the people of Cambridge. We currently own and manage more than 1,350 homes in Cambridgeshire and constantly strive to deliver better customer service. We have ambitious plans to grow by developing new, truly affordable homes every year.



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Amara Living

Over 300 leading brands. Unmissable interior inspiration. The latest home trends. AMARA connects you to the newest and most exciting collections from the world’s leading luxury home brands. We champion the best emerging home & interiors talent and share it with you first.

Beckett Investment Management Group

Becketts offers financial wellbeing to private clients on an independent basis, and we provide employee benefit consultancy to corporate clients. Recognised as one of the Top 100 advisers in the UK, we have made financial services accessible to more employers, employees and individuals by communicating in an engaging way and by using humour in the serious world of finance. We hold the accreditation of chartered financial planners from the Chartered Insurance Institute.

Flagship Housing

Flagship is a housing association which owns and manages more than 22,500 affordable homes across the East of England. Our purpose is to provide homes for people in need. Our core business is to develop, manage and maintain our homes, aiming to build about 750 new properties every year within five years. We have a number of subsidiary companies including RFT Services (repairs and maintenance), Flagship Homes (homes to let and for sale), and Gasway (gas services).

Liftshare

Two weeks older than Google and a Norwich-based company, we are pioneers of the sharing economy and a self-financed British start-up. As a mission-driven social enterprise, we help solve transport poverty through greater access to mobility by connecting people travelling in the same direction. We enable people to share their car journeys and save money while cutting emissions and making friends.

Mantle Business Centres

Mantle provides business space for companies to establish themselves and to grow, currently operating in five locations across the East of the UK (Stansted, Cambridge, Duxford, Chelmsford, Stevenage). We have been operating for 11 years, growing from seven employees to more than 40. Our options include fully serviced office space, virtual office services, co-working spaces and meeting rooms.

Morgan Sindall

Construction East is one of six regions in the Construction division of Morgan Sindall, a leading UK construction and regeneration group. We deliver projects throughout Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and parts of Essex with our talented team of over 160 employees.

Quotatis

Quotatis improves peoples lives by taking the hassle out of home improvements, and helps quality tradespeople connect with new customers. The organisation provides a quotation service for homeowners, which helps them to collect and compare quotes from local tradespeople for their home improvement jobs. They also provide a marketing service for home improvement businesses to help them get more work when and where they need it.


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Ambulance Transfers

Ambulance Transfers is an independent ambulance service that has been operating from its Thurrock base since 2015. We offer a tailored bespoke non-emergency ambulance transport service which includes medical cars, wheelchair access vehicles and full stretchered ambulances including a specialist bariatric service. We are a growing organisation within the South Essex corridor, having expanded from just two ambulances and eight staff in 2015 to a successful current fleet of 53 ambulances and approaching 110 staff and through reputation, still growing.

Arthur Rank Hospice Charity

Arthur Rank Hospice supports people in Cambridgeshire who are living with a life-limiting illness and those who need end-of-life care. We care for people at the hospice in Cambridge, the day treatment centre in Wisbech and in patients' own homes through the Arthur Rank Community team. The support provided by our inpatient unit, day therapy services and 'Hospice at Home' is practical, holistic and tailored to the individual.

Cambridge Commodities

Cambridge Commodities specialises in supplying nutritional ingredients and product solutions to the sports nutrition, health and wellbeing, pet nutrition and food and beverages industries. With more than 20 years' experience in quality and sourcing, we provide 2,500 different ingredients to help our customers create market-leading products through our commitment to quality, service and innovation. Our mission is to passionately provide quality nutritional ingredients and healthier innovation to improve wellbeing worldwide.

Cambridge Enterprise

Sitting at the heart of Europe's most successful technology cluster, Cambridge Enterprise is the commercialisation arm of the University of Cambridge, supporting academic staff and students in licensing their inventions, creating and funding new companies and providing consultancy services to industry, government and others.

Cambridge Office Environments

Cambridge Office Environments has been creating imaginative, innovative workplaces over a wide range of sectors for more than 30 years. We provide design and fit-out services for offices, educational establishments, industrial buildings, laboratories and retail organisations. Our motto - Making Space Work - encapsulates our ability to transform a space into an impressive, inspirational working environment for our clients.

Chadwicks

At Chadwick's we understand the importance of building strong and successful personal relationships with our clients. Everything we do is of exceptional quality, which means being authentic, being different and being sensibly priced. We are wealth managers and business advisers. We support ambitious entrepreneurs through each stage of their business growth, from helping put together a business plan, through creating and maintaining a winning culture to developing an exit strategy.

Colorminium London

Colorminium is a business that engineers and delivers facade solutions for our clients. Founded in North London in 1976, the whole ethos of the company revolves around assisting our clients in making their visions a reality. Family-owned and run, our approach to facades is unique and progressive and at the heart of everything we do is a passion to excel at it. Since our beginnings we have endeavoured to find a better way to do things for our clients by constantly challenging the status quo and bringing progressive and advanced solutions to the market.

Holden & Holden

Holden offers new, nearly new and approved used cars and vans for sale to private and business clients. Holden also offers servicing, repairs and maintenance for Norfolk motorists at affordable prices for all makes of vehicle. A local family business, Holden has a long-established trusted reputation for being knowledgeable and offering an honest and enjoyable customer experience.

IPRS Group

IPRS Group is made up of four businesses each delivering B2B health and wellbeing solutions to corporate clients across the UK. Established in Ipswich in 1995, the group now employs more than 170 staff with half of the workforce operating from the head office in Little Blakenham, Suffolk. IPRS has gained a number of awards and accreditations including recognition as being a notable, fast-growing and dynamic SME by the London Stock Exchange.

Juddmonte Farms

Juddmonte is a leading international bloodstock and racing group with farms in the UK, Ireland and the USA. While not the biggest operation in the industry, Juddmonte has a long track record of breeding successful racehorses including Frankel, the highest-rated horse in modern times. To date, Juddmonte has bred 106 individual Group/Grade 1 winners of 205 Group/Grade 1 races, including 25 Classic winners. Juddmonte Farms races in Khalid Abdullah's iconic colours of green, pink sash and cap, and white sleeves.

Macquarie Energy Leasing

With over nine million gas and electricity meters deployed, Macquarie Energy Leasing (MEL) is a market leader in the meter asset provision sector in the UK. We are the largest independent owner and manager of gas and electricity meters in the UK, including the largest portfolio of smart meters. In the next five years, UK energy suppliers will be required to replace over 50 million traditional meters with smart meters and Macquarie Energy Leasing is at the heart of this transformation.

Made agency

Made is an international creative marketing agency. We are stylish thinkers, smart digital architects. We offer design and development for print, web, branding and illustration.

PolicyBee

PolicyBee is a specialist professional indemnity, business insurance and charity insurance broker from Suffolk. We're independent and we're digital. We started seven years ago with the sole purpose of making professional indemnity insurance painless. From day one, we wanted to redefine what an insurance broker should be. We ditched the dusty brown files and employed bright, knowledgeable people who thought differently. We understand the problems a young, modern business has because we are one.

Purple Tuesday

Purple Tuesday was founded in 2011 with the mission to become the most respected provider of quality software solutions in the East of England. We work with an enviable range of customers including Adnams, East of England Co-op, Seajacks and Premier Inn. Through the development of our team of software professionals we are able to provide the most innovative solutions to some of the most challenging and complex business process problems.

ReAssure

ReAssure is a top 10 UK life and pensions company, and part of the Swiss Re Group. Our team in Norfolk looks after one million life and pensions customers on behalf of Aviva, employing 370 staff in Norwich, supported by 150 staff offshore in Pune, India and central operations in Telford. In practice, looking after Aviva customers means taking over 45,000 customer telephone calls a month and receiving a similar number of letters in the post. We see a great workforce is our most valuable asset; without them nothing great could be achieved.

Riverlite

In an industry such as IT, where many players profess to do the same thing, it is the way in which we do these things that differentiates Riverlite. Riverlite provides IT excellence through understanding, developing long-term relationships and the highest levels of customer satisfaction. Riverlite has been delivering IT services and solutions for more than 10 years, and customers see us as part of the team - ready to help no matter what the scenario.

Ryan's

Ryan's is a chartered independent insurance broker that continues to thrive in both personal and commercial insurances. We pride ourselves on the quality of advice and the high levels of service that we offer our customers. We are innovative and constantly exploring new opportunities to develop our areas of specialism.

Smithfield Foods

Smithfield Foods is the UK arm of WH Group, a global protein business. Formed in 2003, Smithfield UK became part of the European structure in 2012 and works with its farming and manufacturing companies in Poland and Romania to bring a variety of pork and poultry products to the UK retail, foodservice and wholesale markets. Based in Norfolk Tower in Surrey Street, Smithfield employs 40 people across sales, marketing, supply chain, food technology and finance roles.

Solarflare

Solarflare is pioneering server connectivity for neural-class networks. From silicon to firmware to software, Solarflare delivers a comprehensive, integrated set of technologies for distributed, ultra-scale, software-defined data centres. Founded in 2001, Solarflare was one of the pioneers of 10GbE standards and technology. Today, with over 200 employees in the USA, India, Hong Kong and Cambridge in the UK the company is pioneering a new generation of networking technology.

Stratagem IPM

Stratagem Intellectual Property Management is a full-service, UK-based, outsourced intellectual property law firm with offices in Cambridge and Bristol. Stratagem fills a developing need within industry for the provision of strategic advice and intellectual property management for life science, medtech, cleantech and high technology companies. Stratagem's qualified patent and trade mark attorneys and solicitors use a commercial perspective and hands-on management approach to enhance the value of IP assets.

Taylor Wimpey East Anglia

Taylor Wimpey is one of the largest homebuilders in the UK, operating from 24 regional offices. Taylor Wimpey East Anglia covers Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire, where we build a wide range of properties, with a broad price range including both private and affordable homes. We run our business as a local homebuilder and we have knowledge and experience of the local market.

Thule Outdoor UK

Thule Group is a world leader in products that make it easy to bring along the things you care for easily, securely and in style when living an active life. Under the motto 'Active life, simplified' we offer a range of products including roof racks, roof boxes, carriers for cycling, water and winter sports, bike trailers, strollers and child bike seats, as well as hiking packs and travel luggage.

Tiger Eye Consulting

At Tiger Eye our aim is to put the customer first in what we do. We are specialists in advising professional services firms how to manage the flow of documents, emails and other digital information into their organisations. We offer many years of expertise and understanding of hardware and software, and best practice approach to maximising investment in technology, from high level consultancy, project management and IT strategy, to training and day-to-day technical support.

Victory Housing Trust

Victory Housing Trust is a registered charity and registered provider of affordable homes for those in housing need. Victory owns and manages 5,000 properties primarily in the north of Norfolk which provide homes to over 10,000 residents. While the majority of our properties are located within the local authority area of North Norfolk, we also have properties in the local authority areas of Broadland, King's Lynn and West Norfolk, Great Yarmouth, South Norfolk and Breckland.


Ones to watch
Brown & Co

Brown & Co, a multi-disciplined partnership, is a leading provider of agency, professional and consultancy services across a whole range of rural, commercial and residential property and the environment. From a growing network of offices throughout East Anglia, the Midlands and Yorkshire and Humber region, as well as internationally, we combine a high level of specialist technical expertise with experience and local knowledge. The firm has a real commitment to build strong, proactive and long-term relationships with both corporate and private clients, for whom we always strive to deliver the best results and total satisfaction.

CLS Money

CLS Money is a whole-of-market UK mortgage and protection broker. Based in Rayleigh in Essex, CLS prides itself on providing a five star service, tailored to its clients' individual requirements, whether it be in person, over the phone or via email. The company is passionate about getting customers the right mortgage at the best price, no matter if they are first-time buyers, moving home, remortgaging, buying to let or have a history of bad credit, and aims to simplify the mortgage process by providing a comprehensive service including advice, legal services and protection.

Curtis Banks

Curtis Banks is a specialised pension provider, with over 75,000 pensions and £24bn assets under administration. The business also provides pension administration services for a number of top brand UK financial services and advice firms, and specialises in commercial property investment, managing over 6,500 commercial properties for its pension investors. The group employs around 570 staff, 300 of whom are employed in the Ipswich office.

Harrod UK

Harrod UK has been established for over 60 years and is the UK's leading manufacturer of sports goals and netting with a prestigious worldwide client base. Based in Lowestoft, the company also has a horticultural division which has achieved significant growth over the past 10 years and is now a leader in its own market.

Holkham Estate

The Holkham Estate on the north Norfolk coast is a diversified business centred around the magnificent Holkham Hall and its parkland. The estate manages the award-winning Holkham beach, Wells beach and the Holkham national nature reserve. Alongside this is the management of more than 300 properties, Holkham Farming Company, the Victoria Inn, three cafes and the Pinewoods Holiday Park. Our vision is to see Holkham recognised as the UK's leading rural estate against which others will measure their own success.

Jarrold

Jarrold is an independent family-run department store in the heart of Norwich city centre and will celebrate its 250-year anniversary in 2020. Jarrold employs around 370 members of staff across its department store on London street and in branches in the surrounding local area.

Pioneer Pump

Pioneer Pump is a manufacturer of quality high-performance and efficient pumps, and sells, hires, services, repairs and installs pumps and anciliary pumping equipment throughout Europe and the Middle East. The company prides itself in providing customers with the best pumping solutions, always with the protection of the environment in mind.

Superstructures

Superstructures is a practice offering structural engineering and design services in the East Anglia area. We pride ourselves in providing structural engineering with freshness and flair. Our strong design background means that we are just as excited about the aesthetics of buildings as we are about their structures. We are passionate about providing a detailed, comprehensive package of information for every project which streamlines the construction process, adds economy and reduces risk.

Ensors Chartered Accountants

Established in 1889, Ensors is one of East Anglia's oldest and most respected firms of chartered accountants. As an award-winning, regional firm we cover all of the areas you would expect us to, and more. Services range from our compliance offering in accounts preparation, audit and tax, to advisory services that help our clients deal with the unexpected as well as plan for growth, succession and international expansion.

Gotelee Solicitors

Gotelee is a leading firm of solicitors in Suffolk. We offer a full range of personal and business legal services from offices in Ipswich, Hadleigh, Felixstowe and Woodbridge. Formerly Gotelee & Goldsmith, the firm was established in 1880 and has a reputation for its professional work and its personal approach with clients. This approach is based on a longstanding commitment to the highest levels of courtesy and service, now set out in the Gotelee client promise.