Name picked for council house

Staff at Suffolk County Council have voted for Endeavour House as the name for their new headquarters building in Ipswich.More than 200 suggestions for names for the building were whittled down to a shortlist of just four, which staff voted on this week.

STAFF at Suffolk County Council have voted for Endeavour House as the name for their new headquarters building in Ipswich.

More than 200 suggestions for names for the building were whittled down to a shortlist of just four, which staff voted on this week.

Endeavour House was the clear winner, polling 48 per cent of the votes, with County House coming second.

The name is taken from the motto beneath the county council's coat of arms - "Guide Our Endeavours" - and was suggested by six members of staff.

Those six - senior planning officer Paul Fenton, traffic signal engineer Keith Hoggett, fair trading officers Matt Spall, Matthew West and Mark Skillin, and office services clerk James Nunn - will now be involved in a special role in the official opening of the new building next Spring as part of their prize for picking the successful name.

Leader of Suffolk County Council Jane Hore said: "Endeavour sends out the right messages about our work, trying to improve the quality of life for people in the county. Our endeavours for Suffolk people will continue in our new home, where we will be able to provide better services from a more modern and customer friendly environment."

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