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    Suffolk hotel reopening after tough three months wins award for family focus

    A Woodbridge hotel which has been through the toughest three months in its 28-year history has won an award for the family values that have pulled it through. Ufford Park Hotel, Golf and Spa was named Family Business of the Year at the Family Business United Awards 2020 during a virtual award ceremony celebrating hundreds […]

    Woodbridge businesses on lockdown and life after reopening

    It’s been almost two weeks since non-essential shops started to reopen. Here we speak to business owners in the town of Woodbridge to find out how they coped during lockdown and their plans for the future as business starts to return to a ‘new normal’. Bradley Potter from Potters Estate Agents on Market Hill said […]

    Woodbridge travel agent named best in Britain

    We are delighted to celebrate the news that Woodbridge travel agency Deben Travel has been named as the UK and Ireland’s No.1 Travel Agency for 2020. This prestigious title was given to the team as part of TTG’s Top 50 Travel Agencies initiative – a power-list of the nation’s best agents by industry bible, Travel […]

    Overwhelming support for free parking campaign

    Woodbridge businesses have hit back at suggestions that there is “no evidence” parking charges put off shoppers with a survey that proves 81% of people are deterred by the tariff. Business association Choose Woodbridge asked 325 people living and working in the area a series of questions about parking after businesses in the town launched […]


    A Woodbridge high street stalwart has launched a campaign to lobby the council for free parking in the town, claiming more could be done to support small businesses post pandemic. Jill Barrett, director of department store Barretts on The Thoroughfare, has been bombarding East Suffolk Council with requests for high street assistance since last year […]

    Local shoppers back Woodbridge businesses as the emerge from lockdown

    A Suffolk community has backed its high street – with almost 90% of shoppers pledging to shun big stores and spend their money locally from June 15th. A survey of Woodbridge residents carried out by business and tourism association Choose Woodbridge, has revealed that 86.5% plan to shop closer to home when stores reopen following […]

    Send us a video clip – and help us to help you!

    As you are all aware, non-essential shops can open from June 15th if they are “covid secure”. As part of our #StayLocalChooseWoodbridge campaign, we want to celebrate by creating a little video of local shop and business owners- as well as local shoppers – which will be used across social media. We would like to […]

    Takeaway beer? Don’t mind if I do!

    Guess what? We are a very thirsty nation. And it seems that during lockdown some of us are missing our great British pubs more than we are missing our friends and family! According to an event supplies company which has carried out a bit of research, searches for “takeaway beer” are up by a staggering […]

    Five ways to look after your mental health during lockdown

    We are now in week eight of lockdown, which also happens to be Mental Health Awareness Week. Looking after your mental health has always been essential, but this has become much more prevalent in the current circumstances, which has seen a huge rise in loneliness. It is therefore vital that we are doing all we […]