Online events and a conference at The Atrium, Wherstead Park, Ipswich IP9 2BJ
Refreshment partner: Coffeelink
Coffeelink are a privately owned, East Anglian family business, with a passion for good quality coffee. Their single origin coffees are hand-roasted slowly to their exacting standards. They supply East of England Co-operative stores and run 18 espresso bars and cafes across the region, including at Stansted Airport.
Event partner: MENTA
Multi award-winning MENTA has gained a reputation as being the specialist agency for helping people to start and grow businesses, offering a wide range of services designed to support companies with all their business needs.
Since its creation in 1984, MENTA has helped more than 35,000 entrepreneurs launch and run thriving businesses across East Anglia. It delivers business advice, training, events, networking and office space to SMEs throughout the region.
Event partner: Business & IP Centre Norfolk
Business & IP Centre (BIPC) Norfolk is the one-stop shop for people wanting to start or grow their businesses.
Part of the British Library’s Business and IP Centre’s national network and with four sites across Norfolk (Norwich, King’s Lynn, Thetford and Great Yarmouth), the BIPC works in partnership with local business start-up organisations, local businesses and entrepreneurs to host and deliver 1:1 advice and guidance, workshops, talks and livestreams together with an annual Business Start-up Day.
Alongside a collection of inspirational and motivational books and online resources aimed at supporting customers research their markets and shape their business plans, trained staff are available onsite to provide free 1:1 advice on Intellectual Property, Trademarks and Registered Designs up to, but not including, legal advice.
Event partner: Public Health Suffolk
Public Health Suffolk recognises the importance of health at work, collaborating with Suffolk Chamber of Commerce over the past two years to develop the ‘Building a Resilient County’ toolkit. This practical resource has advice and case studies from Suffolk organisations, with plenty of tips and ideas to help employers define resilience and improve general health and wellbeing.
At the same time, the new Healthy Workplace Award sets new accreditation standards which support organisations to celebrate what they do well, and identify where they can improve.