Over 40 leading business people recently attended the annual Invest in Suffolk Ambassadors dinner which was hosted by Wherstead Park, to celebrate local business achievements over the past year and to outline their plans for the future
Invest in Suffolk was launched by Suffolk County Council in 2014 to promote the county as a business location and to respond to inward investment enquiries and opportunities.
Invest in Suffolk’s key message is that “Suffolk is the bright choice for your business.”
Working together with Suffolk Chamber of Commerce, Invest in Suffolk has recruited over 100 high profile business leaders and professionals to become Invest in Suffolk Ambassadors who are willing to use their skills and expertise to champion our county as a top business location.
The Invest in Suffolk Ambassadors programme brings together people who are passionate about living and working in Suffolk and willing to use their skills and expertise to champion our county as a top business location, whilst ensuring a balance with the county’s attractive countryside, towns and villages.
Guests heard from Susanna Rendall, managing director of Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf and Spa who shared her family’s success story covering 80 years of enterprise, diversification and growth.
John Dugmore, chief executive of Suffolk Chamber said: “At Suffolk Chamber we believe that the potential future for the county is one characterised by an innovative, internationally successful and diverse economy, high value and high waged jobs and a strong education sector delivering a skills base that is as good as any in the country. That is why it has been our pleasure to work alongside Suffolk County Council to continue to deliver the Invest in Suffolk Ambassadors programme.
“This event was a celebration for those telling the Suffolk story.”
Cllr. Matthew Hicks, leader of Suffolk County council added: “I am delighted with the work of the Invest in Suffolk Ambassadors programme and the active role they have played in promoting the county as a business location and lobbying for future inclusive growth.
“We look forward to working together with the focus on leveraging existing economic assets and removing barriers to growth in a way that benefits everyone, including businesses and the wider Suffolk community.”
Suffolk County Council will continue to work with Suffolk Chamber to deliver the programme. Both organisations will ensure that the programme continues to play an active part in shaping their response to key strategic issues such as the Local Industrial Strategy and more generally developing opportunities for business to grow and promoting Suffolk as a place to do business.