Gallery: Suffolk's top 100 movers and shakers named

LEADING figures from across the county turned out for the launch of a new guide to the 100 most influential people in the Suffolk economy.

SUFFOLK: Leading figures from across the county turned out for the launch of a new guide to the 100 most influential people in the Suffolk economy.

Suffolk 100 is a new publication from media company Archant Suffolk, whose titles include the Evening Star, featuring profiles on the “movers and shakers” from businesses, and the public and charitable sectors, who help make the local economy tick.

The launch, which included many of those featured in the listing, was held at Wherstead Park, Ipswich, headquarters of the East of England Co-operative Society, yesterday.

Archant Suffolk managing director Stuart McCreery said the task of selecting 100 people to represent “the heart and soul” of the Suffolk economy had been tough task but an extremely rewarding one.

“As the local media organisation throughout Suffolk, I see Archant very much as a business facilitator working with both the public and private sectors to highlight and support the very best that the county has to offer,” he said.

“The sheer range of businesses in our county is astonishing; from farming enterprises which can trace their lineage back generations to technology industries which have yet to design our future. The common thread running through all of these organisations is the vision of the future embedded in the present.”

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The Suffolk 100 publication, supported by sponsors including the East of England Co-op, Henderson Insurance, Leema Risk, Prettys Solicitors and Scrutton Bland, is intended to become an annual feature.

Guest speaker was Nicola Currie, East of England regional director for the Country Land & Business Association.

Copies of the Suffolk 100 publication will be distributed with the March edition of The Star's sister publication the East Anglian Daily Times Suffolk Business magazine, which is out next week.

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