Meet the stars of the show
We’re delighted to be showcasing a wide variety of businesses at the Boosting Local Business e-vent. 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.
Penny Morgan Photography
Helping you be yourself in front of any camera
Want to shrink away when faced with a camera for either photographs or video creation?
It’s hard to be yourself and come across naturally, but you know you’ve got to. What if you could make this a thing of the past?
Love Your Image provides help for those who dislike getting in front of a lens for the good of their business.
I could help you be comfortable and confident in photographs and video.
Love Your Image is a concept that takes you beyond a photoshoot and achieves the results you’re happy with.
Performance Plus Partnership
Successful Solutions for Business
It’s a competitive world out there and adequate performance is not enough to distinguish your company and its products or services from those of your competitors – you need ‘performance plus’ to ensure your success.
We are PerformancePlus Partnership and we’ve gathered together a group of specialists whose combined skill set can help you and your company succeed by ensuring that your management systems are efficient and effective and, where necessary, conform to appropriate International Standards, e.g.
- Quality – ISO9001
- Environment – ISO14001
- Health & Safety – OHSAS 18001 (ISO45001)
- Data & Information Security – ISO27001
It costs nothing to speak to us about how we might be able to help you to get the best performance from your business so:
Call PerformancePlus Partnership today on 01284 330400.
Polyspiral Website Design and Hosting
Multi-award-winning website design
Muti-award-winning Polyspiral Website Design and Hosting – taking the technical burden of creating and looking after a website off your shoulders, so you can get on with enjoying your business both in-person and online.
Pure – Flooring, Beds & Home
Specialising in domestic and commercial carpets, vinyl & flooring services throughout Suffolk
‘Pure’ is a small, but unique, flooring, beds and home business based in Stowmarket. We have a showroom set in the heart of Suffolk, in Combs Tannery, where we have a large selection of carpets, vinyls, wood and laminate floors.
We also have some of the best luxury vinyl tile displays in the area, with prices to suit all budgets. Our blend of experience and design means we can offer a truly unique floor.
We also sell beds and mattresses, from metal or wooden frame to divans and ottomans. With options from drawer quantity to designer finishes.
In our showroom, we also have children’s novelty beds, be it cars, bunk buses or under-bed workspaces!
For up-to-date information on what we have to offer or what we’re up to please check our social media pages!
Neapolitan Pizza in the Heart of Suffolk
Paolo, originally from Caserta in the Campania region of Southern Italy and Chiarina, with family in Lazio have spent their childhoods and post-uni days living in Italy both in the Southern areas and Tuscany. Thanks to their time spent in the country, tasting different regional flavours, they wanted to bring a genuine pizza experience to Suffolk.
Paolo and Chiarina want to reflect this in Reggia Pizza by serving a simple range of traditional, Neapolitan pizzas – a fusion of Italy and the great local produce in the area.
Reggia Pizza operates from a customised vintage, horse box which can be found in local villages and events, as well as being available for private hire and functions.
Rix Management Systems
Support and advice in planning the implementation of the ISO standards
Rix Management Systems Consultancy provides support and advice in planning the implementation of the ISO standards. Operating alongside you to make the management system work for you with the processes you already have in place, rather than change tried and tested processes to meet the system requirements.
Following successful certification, I can work with you to maintain the quality management system and the internal audit process in between certification audits.
I do provide an internal auditing service for those businesses that do not wish to employ a member of staff dedicated to the quality management system and external Lead Auditor duties when required.
Savvy Wedding Planner
Helping you plan your special day and taking the stress away
I’m Katherine, The Savvy Wedding Planner, Celebrant and Wellbeing Coach.
I’m here to take the stress away whilst you’re planning your special day and helping to make you feel the best you can be for your big day and beyond.
For any brides to be who are feeling overwhelmed, anxious or just want a bit of extra support to help put your plans together, I can help.
As a fully qualified holistic therapist, with a diploma in mindful mental health and nutritional advise I provide a full Wedding Wellbeing review covering the most important and impactful parts of your life.
Getting the all important balance in your life so you can be fully focused on the things you enjoy most and being able to fully enjoy them.
My services are also available to anyone wanting extra support to reduce stress with my range of treatments from White Cloud Healing & Holistic Therapies, helping your worries float away.
Secure Stores Nationwide Ltd
Selling and hiring shipping containers for storage use
Secure Stores provides new and used shipping containers for sale and hire, nationwide.
- Chemical storage containers for sale, nationwide.
- Site accommodation containers for sale or hire, nationwide.
- Container conversion/modification sales, nationwide.
- Secure Stores can offer you honest prices and top-quality containers, all with a speedy turnaround.
- Delivery and offloading on HIAB crane-equipped lorries.
- Container accessories are also available.
Your one-stop-shop for self-publishing
Softwood Self-Publishing was founded in 2017 by young entrepreneur, Maddy Glenn, with the aim of supporting authors through the self-publishing process, whilst allowing them to retain full financial and creative control over their books. Since then, she and her team of professional editors, designers, printers, and marketers have developed a global client base of writers, all empowered to publish their manuscripts and achieve their publishing dreams. Softwood prides itself in offering completely bespoke services to each of their clients and have established a reputation for excellent customer service and the highest standards of editing and design. If you’d like to explore the publishing options for your manuscript, you can request a free Zoom publishing consultation today!
Spi-des-ign Web & Graphic Solutions Ltd
Full Service Design Agency
Offering bespoke web design/development, graphic design, photography and digital marketing, we take pride in providing the best service possible to all of our customers.
Our team 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.
We are a family run business based at Ticehurst Yards, Tostock, just off the A14 between Bury St Edmunds and Stowmarket. Plenty of parking, we welcome people to visit for a drink and a chat.
Provides emergency food parcels to individuals and families who are in crisis
The Stowmarket and Area Foodbank was launched in 2012 to provide emergency food parcels to individuals and families from Stowmarket and surrounding areas who are in crisis.
We work with local organisations to identify individuals and families who can benefit from our services (this also helps us reduce fraud). We have 55 professional referral agencies that send people to us.
We have collection points in, Asda, Tesco, Lidl, Stowupland Garage and the local Co-op stores in Stowmarket and Needham Market, Elmswell, Woolpit and Haughley.
The demand for help from the foodbank increased during the pandemic. Before the outbreak we were supporting an average of 60 families per month; with the unprecedented demand we are now handing out an average of 40 parcels a week.
Superb Travel Suffolk
Taxi and private car services
Taxi and Private Car services. We provide a personalised service for all your travel needs, whatever the distance. Offering comfortable, reliable vehicles with friendly helpful drivers.
At the airports, we are more than happy to assist with your luggage and check-in; just ask. Prices are tailored to you, one size doesn’t fit all. Covering all major UK airports and all cruise terminals.
Specialising in medical appointments and vaccinations, vehicles fitted with screens for your added Covid safety. Wheelchair accessible vehicle available, Suffolk Travel Vouchers accepted. Dining out with friends, no need to worry about a designated driver. Fixed prices on request.
Organising a wedding or local event? Talk to us to see how we can help.
SUFFOLK TO ANYWHERE
Syrinx Systems Ltd/Taming the To-Do List
Taming the To-Do List
Owning your own business sounds like a wonderful idea. It should mean that you get to choose how and where you spend your time. However, the reality is often very different.
For most of us, every minute of every day can be a battle for our head space. That’s why I decided to Tame my To-Do List and share it with you so you can tame yours too.
There’s a never-ending list of admin tasks to do apart from the work you actually get paid for! The list goes on and on…
Follow this link to download my eBook and it will explain the system I’ve developed that’s enabled me to make a real and positive change to my life and my business. (123 words)
Helping you build a family tree to treasure.
- 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?
- Are you looking for a unique keepsake for a special person, or to hand down to future generations?
Keely Taylor started tracing her family story in 1982, then began studying with the Institute of Heraldic & Genealogical Studies, and now helps others to build their own family trees. Whether you’re looking for a bit of support to get started, or full ‘done for you’ research, she can help you to shed light on your past.
Working with you on a 1:1 basis, Keely can show you how to start researching your family tree, or help you find that one missing branch or twig. Alternatively, she can be your personal expert tree builder, doing the research for you as far as you would like her to take it (or as far as the records go…). Free, no-obligation consultation.
The Pain Relief Clinic
Offering pain relief acupuncture and a needle-free alternative – Alphastim
The Pain Relief Clinic is run by Annya Stoddart. She offers not only acupuncture but a needle-free alternative – Alphastim. Give her a call or drop her an email to book a consultation and treatment. She is always happy to answer any questions via email or phone before you book!
If you are feeling a bit wary about needles, come over to her website and watch the video ‘Don’t be afraid of needles’ – the link is in the text on the front page of her website. She looks forward to meeting you.
Three Wise Monkeys Ipswich
Independent Tap & Smokehouse
Three Wise Monkeys, a craft tap and smokehouse, is one of Ipswich’s most local-centric venues. Situated just off the Cornhill Three Wise Monkeys contains everything from a basement gin bar to a tap house and smokehouse restaurant across three floors. It is a brilliant local pub providing exceptional experiences and serving unique smoked & seasonal flavours into all its menus. The dynamic space this venue offers allows them to host a variety of events including club nights, quiz nights, taster evenings, tap takeovers and much more.
University of Suffolk
A university for a changing world
Our mission is to transform lives and our region, through education, training, research, business and community engagement. We provide you
with straightforward access to contemporary insights and commentary, top quality training and flexible short courses. We consult with you to
find the best possible approach to your business challenges and opportunities and open the doorway to funding options where possible.
Wandering River Photography and Video Production
Professional video production and photography tailored to your needs
Available when the need arises, Wandering River provides a high quality video production and photography service to promote your business, product or event in this online, 24-7 world. From HR providers to Software Houses, Training Providers to Heavy Industry, all can, and have, benefitted from the services provided by Wandering River.
A complete package from capturing video and stills, writing script material and providing, if required, a professional voice-over and soundtrack is at your disposal.
Steve Stoddart is “Wandering River”. Feel free to give me a call to organise a no obligation chat – I would be delighted to see how I can help you in your endeavours.
West View IT Ltd
The IT company you won’t have to call
The IT Support Company you won’t have to call; West View IT provides your small business with its very own IT department but with a genius twist; you won’t need to call them.
We provide a proactive approach, looking after everything and ensuring it is all running at its best. Your IT systems learn from all our other clients, too, which leaves you to focus on your business – without the technological headache.
We like to keep in touch, however, with regular meetups, and Jargon Free training. Your staff are fully looked after for all things “tech”.
Your email address will be used only to send you information about the Boosting Local Business E-vent and Stowmarket & District Chamber of Commerce, the organisers.
Your data will be never be sold to a third party, and you can unsubscribe from the list at any time using the link at the foot of every email.