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East Suffolk Council supporting Stay Local, Choose Woodbridge campaign

East Suffolk Council are financially supporting Choose Woodbridge through the Stay Local, Choose Woodbridge campaign, following an application to the East Suffolk Business Association Development Fund. Choose Woodbridge are very grateful to have been awarded a £2,000 grant from East Suffolk Council in order to support local businesses throughout the coronavirus crisis. East Suffolk Council […]

Financial adviser gets national recognition for Investment Management

A Woodbridge business has won national recognition for “forging ahead in the toughest of times”. Longbon and Company was “Highly Commended” for Best Investment Adviser at the Money Marketing Awards 2020 after going the extra mile for clients, especially through the coronavirus pandemic. Andrew Longbon, who has worked in the financial services industry for almost […]

Ufford Park Woodbridge

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 […]

WOODBRIDGE BUSINESSES SET TO LOBBY COUNCIL FOR FREE PARKING

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 […]

Woodbridge man and 40 friends to run two Father’s Day marathons in memory of his dad

A Woodbridge man whose father died of a brain tumour has launched a 48-hour challenge to mark Father’s Day this year. Tom Wake was left heartbroken when, in March this year, he lost his dad Jonathan just three months after a devastating diagnosis. But the 26-year-old has joined forces with his little brother Danny, 15, […]

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 […]