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The Suffolk Business Awards 2019

By Claire Thorpe 8th July 2019

On Thursday night we had the privilege of attending the EADT Suffolk Business Awards at Milsoms Kesgrave Hall.

SimpleClick were in the final four of the SME of The Year category, an achievement we were already very proud of but even more so when we arrived and saw what a large and busy event it was.

We were welcomed with drinks which got the night off to a great start! Only half the SimpleClick team were able to attend (some were in the middle of the North Sea on a Fred. Olsen cruise!), but those that did attend put in enough effort to make up for the missing members. It was great to have the opportunity to get our glad rags on.

Milsoms Kesgrave Hall is a spectacular venue. The grounds are lovely and very colourful at this time of year, and The Hangar was decorated beautifully. We enjoyed a three-course meal with drinks provided by Adnams whilst a singer provided live entertainment. We were sat with a few other companies, it was great to celebrate our neighbours successes along with our own.

After dinner it was time to get the awards ceremony started. The awards were hosted by Tom Allen, a comedian with super sharp wit. His commentary on the evening was hilarious, leaving the audience laughing, and sometimes slightly speechless!

Sometimes at events, the momentum can be slow as there is a lot to get through, but the organisers of the Suffolk Business Awards did a fantastic job of ensuring everything ran smoothly and the energy was kept high between categories (largely with the help of Tom!).

Our category was the second of the evening, so we didn’t have long to wait until we knew our destiny Unfortunately, SimpleClick weren’t winners on the night but we still got to bring home a shiny finalist trophy which has taken pride of place in our office. Congratulations to Bishop & Miller Auctioneers who were the winners in our category, as well as picking up a subsequent award later in the evening.

To be recognised with the best of Suffolk is a huge honour and one we’re very proud of. SimpleClick pride ourselves on the quality of the work we produce; whether it be websites, mobile apps, software or our usability studies. To have a professional, dedicated and skilled team behind us is incredibly important and we wouldn’t be where we are today without our amazing team. It was great to have our team celebrating with us on the night!

Well done to all the finalists and winners. We are lucky to be part of such a thriving business community. We’re already looking forward to the Suffolk Business Awards 2020!