Harleston and Diss businesses named as finalists for South Norfolk Business Awards
Businesses from Harleston and Diss have been announced as finalists in the annual South Norfolk Business Awards.
The Cap pub and Robinson’s Traditional Stationers, both in Harleston, have been named alongside Diss-based bf1systems, Superior Garden Buildings in Tasburgh and the Fox and Hounds in Great Moulton.
Kieran Robinson, owner of Robinson’s Traditional Stationers, said: “It’s the second year running that we’ve been a finalist in the retailer of the year category, and it’s quite overwhelming really, because there are so many other retailers in the area.
“We’ve been open here in Harleston for almost 10 years now, and the work the team do here, day in day out, is brilliant. That’s one of the main things that help us to stand out.
“Our customer service, knowledge and range of products is excellent and that leads to customers giving us their support.
“To be one of three finalists chosen again this year is a real honour.”
The Cap, which is based in The Thoroughfare, released a statement on social media after the announcement, which said: “South Norfolk pub of the year finalists – who would have thought it?
“Thank you to all our lovely supporters for all the fabulous words you had to say about The Cap. We are glad we make a difference in this little old town of Harleston and we are grateful to you all.”
The awards cover 10 different categories, including business innovation, employer of the year, best new business, best small business, best pub and retailer of the year.
Lisa Overton-Neal, cabinet member for South Norfolk Council, said: “Despite the continued difficult economic times, many of our local businesses are thriving and this is a chance to congratulate them on their success and recognise their hard work.
“These awards are just one of the many ways we are supporting our fantastic business community.”
The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony at Norwich City Football Club on March 5 .