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Associated British Ports (ABP) has sponsored the Growing Business Award at the 12th anniversary Suffolk Chamber of Commerce in Lowestoft & Waveney Business Awards Gala Evening, celebrating the efforts of local businesses and their vital contribution to the UK economy.

Caption: ABP’s Gary Horton and Tom Duit (second and third from right) present the Growing Business Award to Fen Farm Dairy

During the prestigious ceremony held in the Ivy House Country Hotel, members of ABP’s Lowestoft team presented the Growing Business Award, which was part of a total of 14 categories.

Jules Shorrock, Chair of Suffolk Chamber of Commerce, Lowestoft and Waveney area, said:
“Suffolk Chamber in Lowestoft & Waveney enjoys a very good relationship with ABP. We are grateful to them for once again being a sponsor at our prestigious awards. ABP sponsored the Growing Business Award, which saw a very high quantity and quality of entries, with Fen Farm Dairy being announced as winners. Thanks to ABP for helping to make this happen.”

The ABP-sponsored award was won by Fen Farm Dairy, a Suffolk-based, family-run business that is working hard to regenerate the dairy industry in the region. Ran by couple Jonny and Dulcie Crickmore, the farm is a pioneering cheese and butter making business with a focus on making artisan products and helping other dairy farmers on their journey to diversification.

Paul Ager, ABP Divisional Port Manager – East Coast, said: “We’re enjoyed this celebration of thriving local businesses and were delighted to back the Suffolk Chamber of Commerce Business Awards for another year.

“In particular we were pleased to see a local farming business succeed in the Growing Business Award as our three ports in East Anglia have a very strong connection with the farming community as we handle over 2 million tonnes of agribulks annually.”