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. 

Check out even more businesses here…

500 Suffolk Reasons

500 Suffolk Reasons

We rise by lifting others

500 Suffolk Reasons, is a fundraising group being set up by me (Ann Osborn), with the help of 4 Suffolk people, for Suffolk people.

Our day jobs show us that although our lovely county can look very affluent, that appearance hides some very real needs. The Suffolk Hidden Needs report revealed that pre-pandemic, many thousands of households are living in income deprivation. That will only have increased. Based on the idea of actor Joe Sims, who set up the original group in 2017, I am setting up a version for Suffolk.

This means finding 500 like-minded caring souls who will each pledge £1 per week by standing order to create a pot of £500 that can really be of help to a struggling household. Each member will be able to make a nomination each week and our panel of 5 volunteers will decide how the donation(s) will be made. It’s just £1 a week and it can make a huge difference to someone.

Since we started in October, we have given out over £4000 and been privileged to help 8 households. This has in tune benefitted over 30 people including children.

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Be Your Own Graphic Designer

Be Your Own Graphic Designer

Create your own unique images and videos for social media and the web with our exclusive collection of over 3,000 beautifully colour-coordinated graphics.

They are:

  • affordable,
  • match your brand colours,
  • colour coordinated so no issue with matching,
  • simple to use,
  • easy to upload into online graphics programs (such as Adobe, Canva, Crello, Stencil or others),
  • royalty and copyright free so you pay only once and can use them over and over again.

All images are downloaded automatically as clear backed high-resolution PNG files with no watermarks.

We currently have an amazing offer with AppSumo of $59 (approximately £43) for lifetime access. Go to to find out more!

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Brightside Wealth Management

Brightside Wealth Management

You work hard for your money – it’s our job to make it work hard for you

Brightside Wealth Management is a team of experienced financial advisers helping individuals and businesses preserve capital, make the right investment choices and realise their financial ambitions and aspirations.

With us alongside, our clients stay better-informed to make smarter money decisions.

We believe financial advice should be accessible, straight-talking and reliable – and that everyone and anyone can benefit from it.

It’s never too soon or too late to start a conversation.

Looking on the Brightside can make a big difference.

Retirement – Pension – Investment – Protection – Estate & Inheritance

For a one-to-one confidential consultation – online or over the phone, please contact Olivia Higson.

T:01449 77550  E:  W:

The value of an investment with St. James’s Place will be directly linked to the performance of the funds you select, and the value can therefore go down as well as up.  You may get back less than you invested.

Brightside Wealth Management Ltd is an Appointed Representative of and represents only St. James’s Place Wealth Management plc (which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority) for the purpose of advising solely on the Group’s wealth management products and services, more details of which are set out on the Group’s website


  DJV Boutique

DJV Boutique


Fashion to Inspire 

DJV Boutique is an award-winning independent ladies fashion brand based in Ipswich. We sell sought-after fashion, handbags and accessories sourced from reputable suppliers. Since our launch in 2012, we’ve grown in popularity and size. We trade online and from accessible stylish premises in Cox Lane, Ipswich (opposite the former Co-op Store).


We carefully select our stock to maintain individuality for our customers. DJV Boutique attracts customers locally and further afield seeking fashion, handbags and accessories exclusive to the area! We’re stockists of FRENCH CONNECTION alongside other exciting niche labels and also have a selection of men’s tops and accessories to choose from.


To run alongside or retail offer we have a series of bespoke services available which include STYLE REVAMP PACKAGES & GIFTING SERVICES. Visit us in-store or online at to experience fashion retailing with a difference.

T: 01473 404592     E:   W:


Everyday Leader

Everyday Leader

Inspiring & equipping you to lead yourself & others in everyday challenges

Would you like to develop strong leadership, strategy, communication or personal effectiveness skills? Everyday Leader empowers you to improve your effectiveness through our coaching and training. 

If it is one to one coaching that you need, we have a team of coaches who help you reflect and draw upon your skills to improve your situation. If you want to develop your team, our group training sessions are interactive and fun, presenting high-quality thinking, engaging activities and opportunity to reflect on and apply to your situation. Details can be found on

With our coaching, training, support and encouragement, we believe that anyone can lead themselves to deal confidently with their role and in life. Imagine you and your team feeling that empowered . . . 

T: 07905 361694    E:    W:


Expert Circles

Expert Circles

Starting a new business or running a micro-business?

It won’t be you, but the start-up failure rate is 80% – 90% in five years. It is a jungle out there. People will over-charge you for business collateral that you may not need now, or ever.

Starting a business is lonely. No one to talk to, no one to bounce ideas off, no one to share your successes. You want a group to turn to, that shares experience, shares connections, and celebrates with you. If it were a low-cost, flexible, hybrid – online and physical – group that meets your needs based in Ipswich and Sudbury that would be ideal!

First breakfast is free – what are you waiting for?


T: 01787 378851    E:


Grace Cook Primary School

Grace Cook Primary School

Dream it, believe it, achieve it.

Orwell Multi Academy Trust is delighted to be opening a new primary school in Stowmarket, in September 2022. Grace Cook Primary School and Nursery based on Fuller Way, Chilton Leys, Stowmarket. 

We will be offering places for children in: 

Nursery (date of birth 1st September 2018 – 31st August 2019)

Reception (Date of birth 1st September 2017 – 31st August 2018)

Year 1 (Date of birth 1st September 2016 – 31st August 2017)

Year 2 (Date of birth 1st September 2015 -31st August 2016)


Application forms can be found under our Admissions tab on our website


T:01473 684922   E:     W: 


Grange Business Finance

Grance Business Finance

 Grange Business Finance is an FCA approved commercial finance broker based in Ipswich.

Grange Business Finance is an FCA approved commercial finance broker based in Ipswich. Working with over 100 finance providers, we can find the perfect solution to help your business. Our services include Business Loans, Invoice Finance, Asset Finance, Commercial Mortgages, and much more.

Using a commercial finance broker makes the process of securing business funding more personal, more efficient, and more tailored to your business. Grange Business Finance work with specialist commercial lenders, looking after the process from beginning to end. By engaging us to look after your business finance, you’re ensuring you have access to the best range of funding options, as well as the best service. Flexible terms, quicker decision times, and getting your money sooner.

T:01473 596988   E:      W:


Guitar Coach Suffolk

Guitar Coach Suffolk

Guitar & Ukulele Coach

My Passion is centered around music and playing the guitar and ukulele, particularly how you will feel as you achieve each step of your learning journey. My mission is to get you realising your dream to play guitar or ukulele, enjoying the journey and reaping the many health and wellbeing benefits associated with playing a musical instrument in the process.

By listening to where you are and where you want to be, I show you how you can save time reaching your goal, not only to get on the right path but stay on it.   To this end, I offer both one-to-one and self-teach courses, both having access to a personal level of interaction so you are never left on your own with nobody to turn to for feedback and support.


T: 07900 225723    E:


Infinity Coaching & Hypnotherapy

Infinity Coaching & Hypnotherapy


NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) is a powerful tool that can help facilitate change.

It’s all about getting your mind and body in the right place at the right time. When the going gets tough, that’s when it comes into it’s own.

Are you stuck in the same old routine?

Do you look at yourself and think who am I?

Do you love yourself?

Do you want to leave your old self behind and move forward?

Do you want to make quick and dramatic changes to your life?

I guide you to find out who you really are and break through those limiting beliefs that for so many years you’ve been telling yourself that you can’t do this or you’re not beautiful. Let’s get that self-love back.

T: 07752 174637  E:  

Innovation Labs

Innovation Labs

Innovate, achieve your vision, change the world

Innovation Labs is an innovation hub, business hub and coworking space, strategically located within the heart of Stowmarket. Its aim is to foster: innovation, entrepreneurship, business growth and the development of an AI Centre of Excellence.

This initiative is backed by Mid Suffolk District Council and will form the focal point for developing Stowmarket’s world-leading cluster of technology and manufacturing companies.


T: 07583 826469    E:  W:


Mike Bernard

Mike Bernard

Are you a friendly, motivated person who wants:
·       regular extra income every month
·       to be your own boss
·       to work at times that suit you
·       to meet positive, helpful people
If that sounds like you we’d like to show you an opportunity to earn extra income. You will have:
·       an extra pay cheque every month  
·       recognition you deserve
·       your own website and marketing materials
·       optional get-togethers with friendly colleagues
·       a personal contact for whenever you want help
·       no staff to manage, targets to meet, payments to collect, or stock to buy or store

To find out more phone Mike Bernard or Bee Bee Lee on 01473 809751 or email us at

T: 01473 809751    E:

Mill House Media

Mill House Media


Our business is telling your story

In the ever-changing world of the internet, content is king. And writing good, engaging content is all about writing good stories.

At Mill House Media we are dedicated to creating stories that tell your target audience about your business in a way they can understand, and relate to, and which will get you known, liked and trusted – through video, email, web copy, blogs and printed material.

You’ll be working with a team that has delivered award-winning visual programming, published and acclaimed fiction and non-fiction, and successful business communication for clients ranging from corporate giants like BT, BA, BAA BOC and British Gas to local firms in and around Stowmarket. Call us for a free consultation!

T: 01449 740118    E:    W:


Morr Marketing & Social Media

Morr Marketing


Marketing your business doesn’t need to be difficult.

Getting it right will make a real difference to your business and your life.

In today’s environment, though, it can be a struggle to be heard with so many messages bombarding us 24/7.

Even if you know what you should be doing, it might make you feel uncomfortable at times. But marketing just means making your brand known – your ethos, your personality, your expertise.

Social media has grown up and Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn are now sophisticated marketing platforms. To get the best from them you need to mix them with other marketing methods.

People buy from people they like and trust – whether that’s in real life or online. Morr Marketing can show you how to use marketing to develop that relationship and build your business your way.

Whatever stage you’re at, you can benefit from my experience (and my mistakes!). A variety of practical, hands-on options will set you confidently on the path to gaining more of the customers you want.

T: 07792 121763    E:    W:


Moss HR Limited

MOSS HR Limited

Your partner in managing people

Looking for practical guidance on all aspects of managing employees?

Moss HR is an independent HR consultancy based in Suffolk aimed at small to medium-sized businesses.

We offer solutions for new employers with one or two employees as well as organisations with up to 250 employees.  Our products and services are available on an ad hoc or retained basis – we like to fit our service around your needs, rather than the other way around. 

Drop us a line at to discover how we can support you in people management and business growth. 

T: 01449 708999/ 07789 038409    E:    W:


MPM Computer Consultancy

MPM Computer Consultancy

Local friendly I.T. service for Sole Traders and Micro businesses

MPM offers a local friendly IT service that caters for new start-up businesses and Small Businesses with no IT presence on site. MPM offers tuition, troubleshooting, repairs and advice services at your premises

Basically, we bring peace of mind to hundreds of small businesses in Suffolk and save a huge amount of time and worry!

If you are one of those companies who just doesn’t have the resource or expertise in house to manage your own IT systems, then take heart. Everything we do for you is in Byte sized chunks, providing you with an affordable and flexible service.

You expect excellence and we’re pleased to provide it!

This is how we work:

  • You call us direct (no call centres!)
  • We deliver our services on your premises.
  • You only pay for what you need.
  • And when you need it – hourly basis.
  • No retainers, no contracts.

T: 01449 770704 or 07733 262116    E:    W:


Multimedia Reputations

Multimedia Reputations

Your words are our business

Website project management, social media programmes, content for websites, blogs, e-newsletters, brochures and flyers, book editing and illustration.

Started by former journalist Alison Withers in 2004, MMR is an international business covering print and online marketing to ensure your clients know exactly how your goods and services will meet their needs. We save our clients stress by taking a book or a website through from initial concept to completion, coordinating between client, designer and web host or publisher. Once your website is live we can also act as administrator or content manager when you need to add updates.

We provide sharp, concise, user-friendly, plain English content making sure it is free of jargon, acronyms and spelling or grammatical errors.

T: 01473 743516 or 07889 242332    E:    W:


Niche Cocktails

Niche Cocktails

Premium Cocktails in a Can

Here at Niche we’re not comfortable with the idea of compromise, nor should you be.

We want a canned cocktail as delicious in taste, and minimal in effort, as if you’d just stepped away from the bar.

It’s why we consider flavour to be the fundamental factor throughout our process, and we’ll never waiver from that.

Made entirely from carefully sourced and natural ingredients, our drinks are created at our Suffolk base and tested meticulously to ensure we recreate the very best cocktails you’ve ever had the good fortune to experience.



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