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1st East sponsors award

PUBLISHED: 17:46 04 July 2008 | UPDATED: 20:48 05 July 2010

THE urban regeneration company 1st East is transforming the future of Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth by generating economic growth and creating jobs in the two coastal towns.

THE urban regeneration company 1st East is transforming the future of Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth by generating economic growth and creating jobs in the two coastal towns.

It is not surprising, therefore, to see the organisation sponsoring an award in the inaugural Lowestoft and Waveney Chamber of Commerce Business Awards.

There are 18 separate categories in the awards covering all aspects of business life.

The ceremony will culminate in a glittering awards evening being held at the Wherry Hotel, Oulton Broad, on November 20, where television and radio personality Helen McDermott will be the compere.

The Journal is one of the main sponsors along with leading companies, organisations and individuals from the Waveney area.

Sponsors include Waveney MP Bob Blizzard, Beach Radio and Norton Peskett solicitors.

Regeneration company 1st East is sponsoring the Creative Lowestoft Business Investment Award.

The award will be presented to the company or organisation that has invested in Lowestoft creating local wealth for local people and improving the economic success in the Waveney area.

The judges will be looking for evidence of success in a number of areas including:

Evidence of clear plans and policies for investment and growth of their business.

Meeting and exceeding planned targets for sales, revenue, profitability and growth.

Planned and positive recruitment of people in the local area.

Plans for long-term investment in the future.

Philip Watkins, 1st East chief executive, said: “As an employment-led urban regeneration company with the remit to create jobs through co-ordinating public and private sector investment in the waterfront areas of Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth we are delighted to be sponsoring the Creative Lowestoft Business Investment Award, which I am sure, given the many innovative and successful businesses in the town and will attract some high quality entrants.”

To enter go to the chamber's website at www.waveney

chamber.co.uk and click on Business Awards 2008 section.

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