Winner of Business Partner of the Year

Ian Twinley from John Grose, with Julie Mills from WS Training.

Ian Twinley from John Grose, with Julie Mills from WS Training.

Ian Twinley – John Grose

Ian Twinley was nominated for his work in instigating and supporting the Suffolk Skills Show Experience. Through his interest in working with young people to raise aspirations, improve skills and employability, Ian had the ambition to find a way for local businesses to engage with young people in a new and innovative way, and the event attracted more than 3,500 visitors. The judges were impressed with the commitment from Ian as an individual, and from John Grose as an organisation.




Shortlisted Finalists

Havebury Housing Partnership

This innovative housing development project is thought to be the first of its kind in the UK. Havebury Housing Partnership is working with some 180 construction students from West Suffolk College to build seven new affordable homes in Bury St. Edmunds. It offers the opportunity to develop the next generation of construction professionals who will be ready to meet the growing demand for new homes in the region.


Claritie Community Interest Company

The Streets Ahead Schools Education Programme by Claritie CIC, has delivered more than 150 innovative lessons, roadshows and projects to some 3,500 pupils in Lowestoft. This programme gave thousands of pupils the chance to consider some modern challenges and the opportunities they represent, both in their daily lives and in the future.