Our Sponsors...who have made it all possible
…to each of our sponsors for stepping up to the mark and helping us deliver a truly worthwhile experience for all our visitors and featured businesses. Learn more about them on this page.
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).
Brandler Galleries does not sell you art like a car salesman. John discusses many things with you and informs you about the art you are looking at and if, at that point, you decide to purchase it, then both sides are happy.
We were delighted to have had The “Moments” show at Moyses Hall in Bury St Edmunds, and now we are looking forward to a long relationship with the University of Suffolk in Ipswich, with ‘The Banksy Seasons Greetings’.
Pictures for Pleasure and Profit – John has been on virtually every TV channel as an art expert ranging from BBC, ITV, Channel 5, HBO to Nippon TV. See “Banksy Nottingham” or “Brandler Seasons Greetings”.
Gateway 14 is a new landmark development in Stowmarket, poised to be the largest business, innovation and logistics park in East Anglia.
With planning permission for up to 2.36 million sq ft of floor space, available on both a build to suit and speculative build basis. The development is strategically located along the A14, ideal for, manufacturing, logistics and business uses and is part of Freeport East, the new low tax zone that was approved in December 2021. Designed to a high specification, with sustainability at the forefront, it will benefit from high-quality landscaping and an enhanced biodiversity zone, retaining the site’s thriving ecology and creating a vibrant, attractive and healthy working environment for employees, businesses and the community.
Ipswich & Suffolk Small Business Association
Ipswich & Suffolk Small Business Association (ISSBA) is the only business support organisation run by business owners for business owners. Established in 1986, ISSBA is non-profit making and run by a volunteer committee of business owners who understand the ups and downs of being right at the coalface.
We provide a forum for mutual support, by way of connecting you with other likeminded business owners through our website, newsletters, online directory, friendly and welcoming events, and the annual Anglia Business Exhibition as well as bringing you useful, informative updates and innovative, leading edge ideas such as our Virtual Summit events.
This year’s Anglia Business Exhibition will take place on 11th May at Trinity Park. With exhibitor stands starting from just £195 plus VAT, this really is an event to suit all types of company and all budgets, bringing people together from across the East of England.
We also have some amazing sponsor opportunities available for ABE2022 with improved sponsor packages, offering your business even more return on investment than ever.
Let us help you make the most of this inspiring local business community.
Mansion House Publishing
Ipswich-based Mansion House Publishing produces, prints and delivers In Touch with Stowmarket and Stowupland, a free community magazine with essential local news, services and information which is delivered to homes and businesses every month.
This is one of 19 community titles published by MHP which is committed to sharing news from local organisations (from town and parish councils to schools and sports clubs), community groups and local charities as well as local business news.
Each title includes a balanced mix of relevant editorial content and advertising with an increased focus on supporting local business (in print and online) through challenging times. We have invested significantly in our digital resources too with increasing online engagement across all platforms and the launch of Mansion House Media to provide website design and a host of additional media services.
Mid-Suffolk District Council
Since 2020 key public and private sector organisations, business, and the community have been engaged in a series of projects delivered through the Stowmarket Vision Board. The Boards aim is to deliver the Vision for Stowmarket, a long-term goal that future actions, decisions and projects will work towards, helping to deliver the community’s ambitions.
Our Vision for Stowmarket is summarised as …
- A place for innovation, enterprise, and creativity
- The strategic Gateway to Suffolk…a connected town
- A strong and proud community… successful through working together
- A great place to live, work, learn, visit, and experience
Local Energy Showcase and Opportunities
In October 2021 the District’s first Local Energy Showcase event demonstrated opportunities for communities and businesses. This two-day event aimed to inform and update visitors on the latest in green energy.
Featuring keynote speeches from specialists in the field, workshops, as well as the chance to participate in a Q&A session with a panel of experts. The Stowmarket Vision Board is keen to explore the opportunities for businesses to work towards Net Zero Carbon or other green initiatives in future and highlight the current innovative projects within the town.
T: 0300 1234000 W: www.midsuffolk.gov.uk/
Stowmarket Town Council
Stowmarket Town Council serves a population of approximately 21,000 people who live in Stowmarket. Every four years, elections are held to fill the 16 seats on the Town Council. The 16 Town Councillors are supported by a Leadership Team comprising 5 senior managers. In total, the Town Council employs in the region of 45 full-time and part-time staff.
We are the only tier of local government that is based in Stowmarket and dedicated to serving the town. We are often referred to as being “grassroots” local government as we are close to the local community and committed to delivering projects, services and events that make Stowmarket a better place.
The Town Council run the Stowmarket Community Centre on Hillside, the Regal, the twice weekly market, and a variety of yearly events including StowFiesta and the Stowmarket Christmas Fayre. We provide various local services which can be found on our website: stowmarkettowncouncil.gov.uk/our-services
The Town Council’s main offices are located at Milton House, Milton Road South, near the centre of Stowmarket.
Suffolk Chamber of Commerce
As the largest business organisation in the county, Suffolk Chamber of Commerce offers the broadest portfolio of services for its members at a local, regional, national and international level.
In addition to a range of business support services – many of them free or discounted to members – and online networking events and webinars, Suffolk Chamber offers a number of interconnecting platforms for businesses to lobby and make their voices heard.
In terms of ‘place’, Suffolk Chamber has four local chapters: West Suffolk, Central Suffolk, Ipswich and Lowestoft & Waveney aligned with local government boundaries. These are complemented by Suffolk-wide ‘thematic’ groups, covering all the main campaigning issues identified in our manifesto – infrastructure, people and trade.
In addition, through membership of the British Chambers of Commerce network, Suffolk Chamber has unparalleled access to Government ministers and senior civil servants to help deliver our key campaigns aimed at ensuring Suffolk’s long-term prosperity.
Suffolk Chamber is also responsible for a number of regional initiatives aimed at supporting growing businesses, including the New Anglia Growth Hub, managed on behalf of New Anglia LEP and TechEast.