“The EDP Business Awards are a celebration of the dynamism and success of the Norfolk economy as well as a chance to place the spotlight on those companies and individuals who are truly outstanding in their field.
Mark ShieldsEDP Business Editor

Norfolk Business Awards 2018 – coming soon!


The EDP Business Awards 2017 took place on Thursday 2nd November at the Norfolk Showground Arena, where many Norfolk businesses were recognised for their achievements over the last 12 months.

The 2018 awards will open for entry in May 2018, keep an eye on our website for the categories, sponsors and the entry form which will become available at this time. 

For more than a quarter of a century, the EDP Business Awards have been a showcase of our county’s innovation and dynamism. And few times in the history of the awards have demanded those qualities as much as the past year.

The EU referendum had established companies’ plans even before a vote had been cast, and there has been precious little certainty since. But through it all, amid the political posturing and prevarication, the business community in Norfolk has done what it does best: rolled its sleeves up and adapted.

That is just one of the reasons behind our choice of theme for this year’s awards: innovation. In my conversations with business leaders, one key theme has emerged – that in times of change, only those who are willing to innovate will survive and thrive.

Those who see opportunity where others see risk, and who dare to do different, whether that be in dealing with their people or embracing technology, are those likely to flourish. We have 10 categories open for entry, with all finalists being considered for the overall Barclays Business of the Year, and we will also recognise one individual with the Outstanding Achievement award.

With the support of our principal sponsor Anglian Water, we celebrated the best of our region’s innovators at our black-tie ceremony at the Norfolk Showground on November 2.

Mark Shields, EDP Business Editor



Award ceremony

November 2 2017 | Norfolk Showground Arena

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