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Heart of Suffolk

Skills, funding and business support to help your business grow

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Key Statistics

The Heart of Suffolk is home to a vibrant business community set in a great location.

GVA
£3,932m
NUMBER OF BUSINESSES
10,360
MICRO BUSINESSES
90%

Invest in the Heart Of Suffolk

Invest in the Heart of Suffolk where the business landscape is incredibly varied. Known for our bustling market towns and very strong agriculture, manufacturing, engineering and logistics clusters. There is robust support for innovation and technology, and a wealth of unique and independent businesses in all sectors. All these benefits come together with a desirable location encompassing areas of outstanding natural beauty and heritage sites.

The region is well connected by road, rail and sea to London, Cambridge and Norwich as well as to northern Europe via ferry connections from Felixstowe and Harwich. Likewise, London Stanstead airport is only 45 minutes away by road.

We have a local population of around 200,000 in an area that has consistently been voted as among the best places to live in the country.

Not surprisingly, the high quality of life is a key point for investors. In particular, the districts’ culture and tourism attractions form part of the package and establish the area as an inviting place to live, work and visit.

We are already home to a substantial number of national and international businesses such as Muntons, PPG industries, GCB Cocoa, Nestle Purina, Aspalls, Cranswick Foods, MEL Aviation and Gressingham Foods making it an appealing location for suppliers to locate close to major customers.

Whilst there are a substantial number of national and international business, micro and small business still make up almost 99% of businesses across the districts.

If you are thinking about locating or growing your business in the Heart of Suffolk, please contact us to see how we can help you access funding or support to help you and your business to thrive.

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New Anglia

New funding to boost space sector growth across the UK  

Thu, 07 Mar 2024
Six projects, including in the East of England, to improve infrastructure and encourage collaboration across the UK’s growing space sector have…

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Lasting legacy left by New Anglia LEP as functions are transferred to county councils

Wed, 31 Jan 2024
Norfolk and Suffolk County Councils are set to continue the work of New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and build on…

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Liftoff for Space Enterprise Lab at Adastral Park in Suffolk

Fri, 26 Jan 2024
Suffolk, 26 January 2024 – A Space Enterprise Lab providing users with the latest collaborative technology, resources and expertise was launched…

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New funding to boost space sector growth across the UK  

Thu, 07 Mar 2024
Six projects, including in the East of England, to improve infrastructure and encourage collaboration across the UK’s growing space sector have…

Read More

Lasting legacy left by New Anglia LEP as functions are transferred to county councils

Wed, 31 Jan 2024
Norfolk and Suffolk County Councils are set to continue the work of New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and build on…

Read More

Liftoff for Space Enterprise Lab at Adastral Park in Suffolk

Fri, 26 Jan 2024
Suffolk, 26 January 2024 – A Space Enterprise Lab providing users with the latest collaborative technology, resources and expertise was launched…

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New Anglia Growth Hub

Looking for an expert opinion in Norfolk?

Mon, 22 Jul 2024
Business Growth Adviser Joshua Moore, from our Norfolk team, briefly explains how the team can support you with grant applications, funding…

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Free Digital Marketing Workshop for Suffolk Businesses!

Wed, 17 Jul 2024
Join the Suffolk team at New Anglia Growth Hub for a free workshop to supercharge your digital marketing. Learn the latest…

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Suffolk Businesses Thrive with Support from New Anglia Growth Hub

Tue, 16 Jul 2024
Suffolk businesses are thriving with support from the New Anglia Growth Hub, benefiting from personalized coaching and dynamic workshops in key…

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Looking for an expert opinion in Norfolk?

Mon, 22 Jul 2024
Business Growth Adviser Joshua Moore, from our Norfolk team, briefly explains how the team can support you with grant applications, funding…

Read More

Free Digital Marketing Workshop for Suffolk Businesses!

Wed, 17 Jul 2024
Join the Suffolk team at New Anglia Growth Hub for a free workshop to supercharge your digital marketing. Learn the latest…

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Suffolk Businesses Thrive with Support from New Anglia Growth Hub

Tue, 16 Jul 2024
Suffolk businesses are thriving with support from the New Anglia Growth Hub, benefiting from personalized coaching and dynamic workshops in key…

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