“We are starting to see, what we hope are the early signs of recovery and now, more than ever, we need entrepreneurs and fledgling businesses with a big appetite for success to drive the economy forward” Terry Hunt, EADT Editor
Suffolk’s most promising up-and-coming businesses have been celebrated with the launch of the EADT’s 2013 Future50.
The launch event, held at University Campus Suffolk in Ipswich, was hosted by EADT business editor Duncan Brodie, with the speakers also including Andrew Wilson, head of enterprise services at business support agency NWES, which is lead partner for the Future50.
The listing, now in its second year, identifies independent firms which have been assessed by a panel of judges as having exceptional potential to drive the the county’s economic recovery through business growth and job creation.Guest speaker at the event was John Balch, executive chairman of Lowestoft-based Scour Prevention Systems, which is among the businesses to have retained their place in the Future50 for a second year.
The company was also the winner of the One to Watch category, sponsored by NWES and open exclusively to Future50 companies, in this year’s EADT Business Awards.
Mr Balch said the company’s inclusion in the Future50 and its success in winning the One to Watch award had helped it raise its profile in the offshore sector at an important stage in its development, including a new round of funding.
Also at the breakfast-time launch event, to which all 2013 Future50 businesses were invited, were representatives from the EADT’s other Future50 partners, accountants Lovewell Blake and law firm Birketts.
For full details of this year’s Future50 businesses, click on the “Class of 2013″ icon.