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Ipswich Borough Council helped local start-up business people by providing free transport to the 29t

Ipswich Borough Council helped local start-up business people by providing free transport to the 29th annual Business Exhibition held at the ExCel Centre in London. The trip was open to entrepreneurs and others thinking of starting new businesses in Ipswich. - Credit: Archant

Design and Technology students from across the town will once again be competing in The Hoopers Design Awards.

The competition, sponsored by Hoopers Architects, runs from the 1st to the 5th July 2013 and is a unique opportunity to celebrate some of the outstanding work that the design and technology students from across Ipswich have been producing for their GCSE coursework.

Students will be competing for five different awards: Resistant materials, graphics, textiles and product design and achievement and judging will take place on the July 5.

Craig Driver from Hoopers said: “It’s a privilege to sponsor these awards again this year. The quality of work produced by students is always very high and I am looking forward to seeing more inspirational work this year.”

Councillor Carole Jones said: “This is a great opportunity for students to showcase their work to the public. A great deal of effort is put into their coursework over the year and it is pleasure to be able to be involved in this year’s awards.”


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Members of the public will be able to view the students’ works at Endeavour House between the 1st and the 5th July.

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Ipswich Borough Council gave their support to new start-up businesses and entrepreneurs, attending the 29th Business Show in London, by way of free coach travel to the event which was held in the Excel Centre in London.

The annual Business Show held over two days was free for anyone thinking about starting a business or expanding. The event had more than 350 exhibitions, 250 free seminars, interactive workshops, advice and many opportunities for new and established businesses.

The council offered the free travel to new and established businesses within the Ipswich area through their partnership organisations: Menta, Suffolk Chamber of Commerce, NWES, Eastern Enterprise Hub and the Federation of Small Businesses.

Gary Rutter, from Gary Rutter Energy Assessor, said:“Thank you for the opportunity to visit the Business Show last week.

“I find that working alone can narrow my horizons at times and it is useful for me to take my thoughts to my peers and receive confirmation or constructive redirection.

“The show enabled me to further develop my thoughts regarding the use of social media and website design in particular. The Business Connections Wall was a highlight for me. I placed my business card on the wall and received some interest in my services which is very encouraging.”

Barry Burns from BoMoJo Productions said: “Both Cristina and I have attended The Business Show exhibition at the ExCel in the past, it has so much to offer, a wealth of opportunities, advice and information, great networking and more importantly it is free!

“I would like to take this opportunity in expressing our thanks for the free travel opportunity, it was hugely appreciated.”Town Topics with Ipswich Borough Council

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