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Bruisyard Hall was the picturesque venue for the BoS Summer Party on 22nd June. After a welcome Pimm’s, Heathcote and Hare created a delicious meal of burgers and salads. At the same time the guests could partake of a wine and cheese tasting, supplied and served by a knowledgeable team from Waitrose. Peter Ewart, Chairman, welcomed everyone and thanked Paul Rous and his team a ...

We are delighted to announce the finalists in our hotly contested Customer Service Awards.  From the many votes cast over the past few weeks, the highest scoring businesses are as follows (in alphabetical order): Angels Beauty Clinic:"The friendly, professional service provided by all staff at Angels is second to none. That is why I keep going back." Heavenly Hair Styling:"H ...

As our nominations for our Customer Service Awards draw to a close, the Judging Panel has been announced. Lady Cranbrook, campaigner for local shops and producers Cllr Roger Plant, Chairman of Saxmundham Town Council Miles Beasley, branch manager of Waitrose Scott Russell, entrepreneur, co-founder of Paddy & Scott's Our panel will have the difficult task of choosin ...

The venue for June's Suffolk Coast Business Breakfast Club is the café at Haw Wood Farm, the picturesque caravan and campsite between Darsham and Dunwich. Join us to hear from Jake Barton of Rade Systems about wireless broadband - an alternative to mobile and satellite broadband for those of you who live beyond the reach of a fibre cabinet.  Date: 17 June 2016 Time: 7.45-9am ...

Closing date for our Customer Service Awards is this Thursday, 9th June - make sure all your votes are in before midnight.  Just this week, we've received a pile of votes for businesses all around Saxmundham including this eclectic mix: Angels Beauty Clinic Ensors Chartered Accountants Heavenly Hair Styling Jeffreys & Associates J R Creasey Butchers Nick's Gents Ha ...

Like Sushi & Tapas? On Saturday 21st May, head to Maximus Fish at Friday Street Farm where Chris will be hosting a pop-up kitchen with local chef, Peter Harrison. The event starts at 10am – get some fresh ideas for cooking with Chris’ fantastic choice of seafood ...

Still Life and the Art of Slow Photography Our Vice-Chair Shelley Nott returns to The Aldeburgh Gallery for a new exhibition which features a mixture of traditional and modern takes on the genre of Still Life. Nature’s colours and textures are a focal point of Shelley’s images, as she draws on the influence of the Dutch Masters. In contrast, Shelley will also be showing a ran ...

It’s full steam ahead for this year’s Customer Service Awards organised by Businesses of Saxmundham (BoS). The competition is open to all businesses in the IP17 area and there has already been an excellent response. Within a couple of days of the launch and posters hitting the high street, there were plenty of customers already logging onto the web site. “We are delighted at t ...

To tie-in with Dementia Awareness Week, Christies Care is hosting twoDementia Friends sessions at their offices in Saxmundham. These one-hour sessions take place on Friday 20th May, at 11am and 1pm at the former Post Office Counters building on the High Street. The sessions will provide advice and information on Alzheimer’s and give you an opportunity to ask qualified experts ...

We’ve had a great early response to our Customer Service Awards 2016. Thank you for taking the time to vote.

Nominations are open until 9th June, so you still have plenty of time to get involved.