Our Exhibitors

Our Exhibitors

Our Exhibitors

Meet the stars of the show

We’re delighted to be showcasing a wide variety of businesses at the Mid Suffolk Business Exhibition. By opening it to all local enterprises, of whatever size, we’re looking to demonstrate the breadth and variety of talent and entrepreneurship in and around Stowmarket – and to show very clearly the enormous range of skills our town can call upon. 


Andrew Bingham Independent Funeral Service


Andrew Bingham Independent Funeral Service

Award winning Funeral Directors Andrew Bingham Independent Funeral Service is the only independent family owned funeral service in Stowmarket, covering the surrounding areas of Mid Suffolk and throughout East Anglia and beyond. Our personal caring service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and out of office hours, the phone is personally answered by ourselves (not by a call centre).

T: 01449 771666  E: andrew@andrewbingham.co.uk  W: www.andrewbingham.co.uk

Archway Carpets

Archway Carpets

Family run business based in Woodbridge. With over 30 years of experience! Providing our in-home consultations to have the latest #fashionforyourfloor

Specialist in Domestic Carpet and Vinyl, LVT and bespoke flooring. Also contract flooring for your Business or Office

Providing you with your very own flooring luxury. 

T: 01394 386684   E: info@archwaycarpets.co.uk   W: www.archwaycarpets.co.uk


Avanti

Avanti

Avanti is a family-run firm offering, amongst its professional services, vibrant, supportive and fun monthly networking meetings throughout the UK, with a proven track record of new business passed.

Our monthly meetings help members and visitors to engage with likeminded business owners and responsible employees.
An opportunity to let everyone know who you are, what you do and what you are looking for in an unpressurised environment and a chance to learn new skills from experts within their industry.

Member Testimonial: “The excellent experience with Avanti means that networking is now a major and successful part of my marketing plan.” Darrell Smith – Archway Carpets

T: 01473 558866  E: victoria.sharp@avantigroup.uk.com  W: www.avantigroup.uk.com

Bury Flyer Ltd


Bury Flyer Ltd

Flyer Group Media are exhibiting the Mid Suffolk titles which include The Stowmarket Flyer, The Thurston & Ixworth Flyer and The Bury Flyer. 

The Bury Flyer is the monthly magazine for Bury St Edmunds. It’s delivered door to door to homes and businesses throughout the town and the surrounding villages. Content is up to the minute, with useful advice and information, and helpful contributions from local businesses. The Bury Flyer also provides a forum where many local community groups, clubs and societies can promote their activities. With genuinely useful content in every issue, it has proved popular with its readers – and continues to deliver excellent returns to advertisers. Together with its sister edition, The Thurston & Ixworth Flyer, the magazine has a monthly print and distribution run of 11,000 copies. The Stowmarket Flyer is the local magazine for the Stowmarket IP14 area.

T: 01284 592491 / 07792 980036  E: steve.powell@flyeronline.co.uk  W: www.flyeronline.co.uk/bury-st-edmunds/

Book a Space

Book a Space

Book a Space has a wonderful venue in the heart of Stowmarket, with meeting rooms to hire from just £7.50 an hour. We have a variety of rooms available for 1-1 sessions through to large event spaces accommodating 100+ people, and everything in between. We also host children’s birthday parties and can provide catering and party themes.

All profits from Book a Space goes towards supporting local young people in the community and their families. By booking with us, you’re changing a young person’s life for the better.

Visit our website at www.bookaspace.org to see availability, view the rooms and make a booking.

T: 01449 745130  E: hello@bookaspace.org  W: www.bookaspace.org

Brix

Brix

We are BRIX, a brand and print design agency looking to help future generations succeed, in business and in our communities.

We draw on an experienced creative team who are passionate about uniting ambitious businesses with strategic design and print solutions.

The true beauty of BRIX is found in the fact that every project that you commission plays a role in providing The Mix Stowmarket with the resources they need to support young people, whenever and wherever. 

As we add value to our clients through our work, they – by commissioning BRIX – invest in the lives of young people.

T: 01449 745130 (ask for Adam @ BRIX)  E: hello@brixbrandcreative.com   W: www.brixbrandcreative.com

Cabbages & Kings

Cabbages & Kings

At Cabbages & Kings, our catering team of both seasoned professionals and young creatives work closely together to ensure all your needs are met.

Cabbages & Kings Catering is a part of The Mix – a youth work charity that exists to empower young people to change their world and ours. The true beauty of Cabbages & Kings is found in the fact that every event, every meal, every bite plays a huge role in supporting young people in their professional development and in enabling The Mix to become and remain a reality.

Now that’s catering that tastes good and does good!

T: 01449 745130  E: cabbagesandkings@themixstowmarket.com  W: www.themixstowmarket.org/cabbages-and-kings

Chicane Internet Ltd

Chicane Internet Ltd

We are a team of friendly and knowledgeable professionals, with over 25 years’ experience in providing first class business connectivity and communications solutions. Between us, we have decades of experience in the Internet, IT or telecommunications industries, so our customers get the peace of mind that we really do know our stuff! We use our in-house expertise to build successful solutions tailored to your business.

We are passionate about our product and really keen to pass our knowledge onto to local businesses so they can enjoy all the great features and benefits of VoIP telephony whilst saving time and money too. We are more than happy to provide a free comparison quote, free of charge, to anyone interested in taking the next step in their business communications.

Working directly with our customers, as well as through Accredited Partners, you can rest assured you will receive holistic support, whichever route you take. We have helped hundreds of customers, and partners, boost their business through our systems, and our tried and tested partner programme. If they can feel the benefit, why can’t you?

T: 01473 358222  E: info@chicane-internet.co.uk  W: www.chicane-internet.co.uk

Dreadnought Studios

Dreadnought Studios

We are a well established and highly experienced digital design studio in the heart of Suffolk, specialising in the production of 3D graphics for a number of industries and services, including;

  • Game Development
  • Apps for Mobiles
  • Augmented Reality
  • Virtual Reality
  • Architectural Visualisations
  • Television
  • Advertising

A lot of people might think 3D graphics or animation is something very expensive and unaffordable to small businesses. However, we at Dreadnought Studios work with our customers to try to suit their budgets. Our team of artists and designers have worked on a wide variety of projects – from something as simple as animating a company logo for a website, to designing and developing an entire game for the US Department of State! Our attitude is that we will consider anything, and are keen to listen to potential clients so that we can provide competitive quotes based on their requirements. So get in touch with us to see what we can do for you.

T: 07714 926310  E: info@DreadnoughtStudios.com   W: www.DreadnoughtStudios.com

Everyday Leader

Everyday Leader

Our ambition is to inspire, develop and equip individuals and organisations through training, coaching and team development.
Our tailored training programmes help you create a culture of leadership in your organisation. Engaging activities, high calibre training and coaching helps participants to evaluate, reflect and develop their own practice.

Everyday Leader believes in you and that you have the power to lead yourself and change things. Our coaches will spend time with you to help you discover your strengths, how you work best and asking you a series of questions that allows you to find the solution to the challenges that you face and take control of them.

T: 01449 710438 / 07905 361694  E: colin@everydayleader.co.uk  W: www.everydayleader.co.uk

G Tydeman Jewellers

G Tydeman Jewellers

G. Tydeman Jewellers is a well established family business that has been serving the people of Stowmarket and the surrounding area since 1790.

Here at G. Tydeman Jewellers we take pride in our quality service, expert advice and beautiful range of jewellery and watches.
We offer a bespoke service, creating exquisite pieces you will treasure forever, as well as a full repair service for your watches and jewellery.
With us you will find an unrivalled collection of stunning diamond and precious stone engagement rings, alongside leading brands such as Pandora, Hot Diamonds, Daisy London, Seiko, Citizen and Bering. We also stock a collection of luxury Swiss pre-owned watches. Brands include Rolex, Cartier, Omega and more.

This year we have some very special events planned, as well as competitions, so be sure not to miss out – come and visit our stand!

T: 01449 612510  E: info@tydeman-jewellers.co.uk W: www.tydeman-jewellers.co.uk

Gipping Press

Gipping Press

Gipping Press are your local, family-run printers in Suffolk; established since 1980.

Having been established for over 35 years we have maintained a strong focus on old-fashioned customer service and compliment this with investment in innovating new machinery and products balanced with a team of staff that are able to think outside of the box.

Our experienced staff combine their skills to provide valuable advice in planning, quotation and management of projects. We are glad to talk any project through with customers to provide the best solutions to their needs.

Give us a visit to see the wide range of print and finishing equipment that we have in-house. From Digital, to Litho, to Large Format – we have it all. Gipping Press was established in 1980 in Needham Market and since then has invested heavily in equipment and staff.

T: 01449 721599  E: enquiries@gippingpress.co.uk W: www.gippingpress.co.uk

JB Carpentry & Home Improvements 

JB Carpentry & Home Improvements 

My name is John Bloomfield, owner of JB Carpentry and Home Improvements. I am a skilled craftsman, and along with my team can design and fit hand made bespoke kitchens, fitted wardrobes, home offices, window seats, shelving and cupboards for alcoves and those odd shaped spaces.

T: 01473 831676  E: john@jbcarpentryipswich.co.uk  W: www.jbcarpentryipswich.co.uk

MENTA

MENTA

MENTA is a multi-award winning business support organisation.

Based in Bury St Edmunds we provide affordable and cost effective business advice, mentoring, business skills training; bespoke business services and conferences. We also have easy in, easy out business units and offices to rent in Bury and Haverhill.

This means whether you’re an existing business, an established company or a self-employed person MENTA can help you enjoy successful growth as well as help with a wide range of business needs.

We also provide free ‘Start Right’ training workshops for start-ups under twelve months old fully funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

Grow your business with help from the MENTA team.

T: 01284 760206   E: info@menta.org.uk   W: www.menta.org.uk

Mid Suffolk Leisure Centre 

Mid Suffolk Leisure Centre 

This centre is ideal for families looking to get active together. We have three Swimming Pools which offer everything from fun casual swim sessions to swimming lessons for all age ranges and abilities. We have a fantastic Gym including a range of cardio and toning equipment along with a great team of friendly instructors on hand to help. We also have badminton, tennis and squash courts available and for those wanting a real challenge we have The Cragg Climbing Wall. For group sports we have a 5-a-side astroturf pitch and for children we offer is Play World, a large indoor children’s play facility. For those who would like to take a more relaxed approach, we have a cafe where you can spectate with a hot drink. Something to be found for the whole family!

T: 01449 674980   E: Midsuffolkinfo@everyoneactive.com  W: www.everyoneactive.com

Mike Bernard and Bee Bee Lee

Authorised Distributors of The Utility Warehouse Discount Club

Mike Bernard and Bee Bee Lee

Authorised Distributors of The Utility Warehouse Discount Club

Utility Warehouse is a discount club established in 1996 that saves £millions by never advertising, using the money to give members a better service for a lower price. They have won over 25 awards from Which? Magazine, including Utilities Provider of the Year 2018. They provide one bill for all services and all staff are UK based.

If you would like to know whether you can save money and get a better service, or earn extra income without affecting your regular business, please ask for a 15-minute meeting. You can then decide whether it’s right for you.

T: 01473 809751  E: mikebernard@utilitywarehouse.org.uk  W: www.mike-and-beebee.co.uk/

Paisley Leaf Limited

Paisley Leaf Limited

Paisley Leaf HR provides expert HR Consultancy across Suffolk. We operate in a variety of industries and have clients with 1-1000+ employees. 

We will help your business succeed by providing you with invaluable support in many areas of people management.  

We have a wealth of expertise, knowledge and experience in all aspects of HR and believe in providing the highest levels of customer support, delivered in a practical common-sense and commercial way, with regular updates to legislation.

Our Services include:   

  • Great HR Advice and Guidance that Safeguards your Business
  • Checks that ensure you are meeting your legal obligations as an Employer
  • Employee Documentation & Employment Policies tailored to your business

Whatever your HR needs we can help so get in touch.

T: 01449 490150  E: enquiries@paisleyleaf.com  W: www.paisleyleaf.com

Pernickety Kate Proofreading & Editing

Pernickety Kate Proofreading & Editing

Do you want your customers to trust you and your brand?

Can you be sure that your business writing is doing its job properly?

You need a fresh pair of eyes!

I’m Catherine, AKA Pernickety Kate. Yes, I can spot the typos that will annoy your pickiest clients. But more than that, I can help you use the language that’s just right for them.

What does your audience need? What will make them look, what will keep them reading, and what will make them buy from you?

Let’s have a chat about how editing could help your business do better.

T: 01449 768036  E: catherine@pernicketykate.co.uk  W: www.pernicketykate.co.uk  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pernicketykate/

Ryan’s 

Ryan’s 

Insurance can be a confusing business. At Ryan’s we’re all about untangling complications and making things simple.

We do this through expertise, understanding and a passion for great service. It’s those qualities that enable us to get things right for our customers. No grey areas, no woolly thinking, nothing complex or difficult to understand. Our vision of success is simply to never let our customers or one another down.

Since 1975 we have been providing customers with insurance and risk management solutions for a wide range of business and personal insurance products to meet the specific needs of our clients.

This enables us to provide tailor-made cover and risk management, whatever our clients’ requirements.

T: 01473 343491  E: commercial@ryans.co.uk  W: www.ryans.co.uk

Spi-des-ign Web & Graphic Solutions Ltd

Spi-des-ign Web & Graphic Solutions Ltd

Spi-des-ign Web & Graphic Solutions are a family run business based in Tostock, near Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.

With many years’ experience in web design, graphic design and marketing, we take pride in providing the best service possible to all of our customers.

Our team of web and graphic designers offer a personal yet professional service to cater for all your needs.

Our aim is to bring your business ideas to life. By using your initial rough sketches or brainstorming; together, one to one, can make them a reality.

T: 01359 408060  E: admin@spi-des-ign.co.uk  W: www.spi-des-ign.co.uk

Stowmarket & Area Foodbank

Stowmarket & Area Foodbank

The Stowmarket and Area Foodbank was launched in October 2012 to provide individuals and families from Stowmarket and the surrounding areas who are in crisis with emergency food parcels. It is run in conjunction with other churches in the area, through Stowmarket Churches Together.

We work with local organisations to identify individuals and families who can benefit from our services (this also helps us reduce fraud).

T: 01449 774000  E: office@livingit.org.uk  W: www.livingit.org.uk/foodbank/

Suffolk Chamber of Commerce


Suffolk Chamber of Commerce

Suffolk Chamber of Commerce is the premier business membership organisation for the county that feeds and powers the nation, and ensures the flow of people and goods to and from Europe.

Suffolk Chamber has a strong local presence in the county, which means that we are aware of issues that impact on our members and the wider business community at the earliest opportunity.

We provide four main roles:

  • Business networking and support. We organise well-attended and exciting events, offer a range of free or discounted member benefits schemes, and manage the New Anglia Growth Hub on behalf of New Anglia LEP, providing free professional advice to growing businesses.
  • Lobbying and representation. Guided by our new manifesto and using our enviable contacts, we are focusing on three key themes: reducing regulations, improving access to all markets, and giving business the tools to do the job.
  • The skills agenda. We are involved in several schemes aimed at improving the present skills situation and overall healthiness of our business base, bridging the gap between work and education
  • International trade. Suffolk Chamber International offers a number of tools aimed at improving local businesses’ export readiness and successes.

Suffolk Chamber of Commerce is THE voice of business!

T: 01473 680600  E: info@suffolkchamber.co.uk   W: www.suffolkchamber.co.uk

SuffolkWire Business News

SuffolkWire Business News

SuffolkWire is an advert-free news website that offers local businesses the opportunity to raise their profile and build their brand.  Businesses simply provide editorial content – that can include news, events, job vacancies, thought-leadership articles, opinion pieces and more.  The content is published on SuffolkWire’s fully optimised, responsive news website and shared in the weekly e-newsletter and with a ready-made and engaged social media audience, SuffolkWire creates cost effective, regular media coverage that helps businesses to attract customers and create business opportunities

T: 01394 380536  E: news@suffolkwire.co.uk  W: suffolkwire.co.uk

Superb Travel Suffolk 


Superb Travel Suffolk 

Superb Travel Suffolk is a private car service in Stowmarket. Have a hospital appointment – but worried about getting there? Perhaps your public transport is unreliable – with awkward changes. Perhaps family and friends are not available. We even have a wheelchair accessible vehicle if you need it. We can take you and wait for you, or come back later with precisely the assistance you need.  And why not call us for doctor, dentist and hairdressing appointments, too?

Dining out with friends – or heading for a special family occasion? Just give us a call. And if you’re going on holiday, Mike and Peter can take you to the airport (and bring you safely home on your return).

T: 01449 507775  E: info@superbairporttransfers.co.uk  W: www.superbtravelsuffolk.co.uk

Syrinx Systems Ltd

Syrinx Systems Ltd

If you had to choose, would you rather save time or money?

We all need to be aware of our efficiency, and one way we can improve this, is by utilising technology.

Bespoke software is expensive, right?

Wrong!

Unlike larger software houses, all you are paying for at Syrinx is our time.

However, and this is the best part, what if you needed to talk directly to the developer about an issue or you need some support? Just call us, no call centres, no gatekeepers, straight through.

Can you do that with your current software providers?

Call Syrinx Systems now!

T: 01842 337210 / 07445 438867  E: venitia@syrinxsystems.co.uk  W: syrinxsystems.co.uk

Tailor and Made Travel

Tailor and Made Travel

Tailor & Made is an independent travel consultancy founded by Suffolk based travel expert Tracey Strand.

With over 30 years of experience in the travel industry that has taken her to 60 countries and six continents, Tracey shares her intimate knowledge of the world’s most exciting destinations, offering ready-made package holidays and bespoke travel for the discerning and curious.

“At Tailor & Made we work closely with and listen to our clients’ dreams and desires for their holiday, drawing on three decades of expert knowledge to create one-of-a-kind experiences for individuals, groups and families” Tracey Strand, founder of Tailor & Made

T: 01449 763427  E: tracey@tailorandmade.co.uk  W: www.tailorandmade.co.uk

Taylor-Made Trees 

Taylor-Made Trees 

Would you love to know about your ancestors but have no idea where to start? 

Are there gaps in your family knowledge that you’ve always wondered about?

Do you have a mysterious relative who intrigues you?

I offer family history research – from creating a whole family tree to helping you find that one missing branch or twig.

Whether you’re looking for a bit of support to get started, or full ‘done for you’ research, I’m certain that I can help you shed light on your past

  • Consultations
  • Lessons & workshops
  • Full research service

T: 01449 770965  E: keely@ktss.co.uk  W: www.taylormadetrees.co.uk

Wandering River

Wandering River

Wandering River has been trading since 2011 and provides a professional stills and video production service. Subjects ranging from training, product demonstrations, video testimonials and interviews to company biographies – all can all be catered for. In addition to commerce, capturing live music and theatre performance is also very much in the portfolio.

Steve Stoddart is a Chartered Engineer and is the creative force behind the company. During a 35-year engineering career that preceded setting up his own company, his photography and video production skills were often used to create training and marketing material. Since then, he has supported businesses that range from Hospitality, Ordnance Disposal,  and Safety Training, Complementary Therapies (Acupuncture) and Financial Planners.

T: 07984 017832  E: info@wandering-river.co.uk  W: www.wandering-river.co.uk

Ward Trade Marks

Ward Trade Marks

Ward Trade Marks is a firm of specialist Trade Mark Attorneys. We help our clients to build a fortress of protection around their most valuable asset – intellectual property.

Registering and protecting your intellectual property is a highly specialised discipline, involving constant vigilance and attention to detail. That is why we focus on this and nothing else, ensuring that you do not have to worry.

Headed by Rachael and Bill Ward and based in Bury St Edmunds, Ward Trade Marks was established as an independent practice in 2014.

T: 01284 774841  E: bill@wardtrademarks.com W: www.wardtrademarks.com

West View IT 

West View IT 

Owen Williams is a Microsoft Certified IT Professional providing IT Support, PC repair and helpful advice to small businesses and homes all over Suffolk. With Over 10 years of experience and a friendly service, you can relax, knowing that your hardware and software are in the best hands. What sets me apart from other IT providers is my hassle-free approach, I don’t use tech jargon, everything is explained in a clean and clear way. No confusion, no jargon and no nonsense. We do visits and remote support, whichever is easier for you. Let us help you with your IT issues.

T: 01449 798119  E: support@westviewit.co.uk  W: www.westviewit.co.uk

Wild Play Ltd

Wild Play Ltd

Wild Play Ltd offers people of all ages with opportunities to experience and enjoy the great outdoors. There is no doubt that being amongst the ‘green stuff’ is good for you and brings physical, social, emotional and mental health benefits!  From children’s parties and family events, corporate ‘Feel Good’ days, community links and working with schools, we cater for all needs. Wonder, Investigate, Learn and Discover – join us in the woodland and we guarantee you’ll leave ‘Feeling Good!’

T: 07403 219594 / 07962 080091  E: info@wildplayltd.co.uk  W: www.wildplayltd.co.uk

Your Telemarketing

Your Telemarketing

Helping business to find new customers through intelligently performed, flexible and affordable telemarketing solutions. We can help you with buying business data, lead generation and appointment setting, all conducted as though we are part of your business, reflecting your own ethos and values. Additionally, Laura can provide you with ad-hoc marketing support; from simple one-off advice through to regular monthly consultancy.

If you conduct your own telemarketing, we can help boost confidence and effectiveness with our personalised telemarketing training workshops, run monthly in Ipswich and Bury St Edmunds, early-bird prices start at just £85.

T: 01284 332506  E: info@yourtelemarketing.co.uk  W: www.yourtelemarketing.co.uk