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West Norfolk 2022 Mayor’s Business Awards: Customer Care category finalists

Going that extra mile for the customer is recognised in this week’s focus on finalists for the 2022 Mayor’s Business Awards.

The shortlist was announced a fortnight ago and the judges are working through picking the winners.

There was a really great response to the call for nominations and it was tough just whittling them down.

Ed Bennett, owner and founder of Bennett & Co Estate Agents, Lynn.
Ed Bennett, owner and founder of Bennett & Co Estate Agents, Lynn.

After last week’s look at the Small Business of the Year, today we consider the Customer Care category.

This accolade rewards those firms or organisations that put in that extra attention and care for their clients.

First up is Crazy Bananas Children’s Entertainment of Lynn: Sally Beadle is well known for bringing fun to the young ones during parties, weddings, events, parades and carnivals.

Crazy Bananas children's entertainer, Sally Beadle and the Easter bunny.
Crazy Bananas children's entertainer, Sally Beadle and the Easter bunny.

Speciality skills for community or corporate events and schools workshops in and around Lynn include balloon twisting and circus skills.

Next is Bennett & Co Estate Agents based in Lynn.

Ed Bennett, owner and founder, said about this category: “This specifically means a lot to me personally due to the fact that it is the main driving force behind the business.

“Thanks so much to the clients that nominated, that in itself is a win for me but also to say the biggest thankyou to all of you that have worked with me, over what is unbelievably, nearly four years in business!”

He added: “The most important element in the property market is communication and the engagement with you, the client!”

West Norfolk Deaf Association, Railway Road, King's Lynn.
West Norfolk Deaf Association, Railway Road, King's Lynn.

Thirdly, West Norfolk Deaf Association which is based in Lynn and Downham.

This is a registered charity which supports deaf children, young people, adults and elders, and people with acquired hearing loss to live independent lives.

The finalists in each category, with their sponsors, are as follows:

Business Awards Logo.
Business Awards Logo.

Mayor’s Business of the Year, sponsored by West Norfolk Council: Captain Fawcett, CGM Group, Jordan Fitness Ltd.

Small Business of the Year, sponsored by Mapus-Smith Lemmon LLP: Prontaprint King’s Lynn, This is Fuller, Uptech Limited.

Business Person of the Year, sponsored by Brown & Co: Michael Baldwin (Bank House), Jason Carlton (Uptech Limited), Jordan Cribb (Vertex Architecture).

Business Innovation, sponsored by MCP Solicitors: GH Hair Design, Premier Voice Data Limited, Uptech Limited.

Apprentice/Trainee of the Year: Georgia Mountain (GH Hair Design), Jasmine Bentley (Human Capital Department), Lexy Compton-Merritt (True’s Yard Fisherfolk Museum).

Customer Care: Bennett & Co Estate Agents, Crazy Bananas Children’s Entertainment, West Norfolk Deaf Association.

Independent Retailer, sponsored by The Bank House: Donaldson Fishmongers, West Norfolk Deaf Association, WhataHoot.

Leisure and Tourism, sponsored by Complete Commercial Finance: Majestic Cinema, The Angel Watlington, WhataHoot.

Employee of the Year, sponsored by MARS: Kelly Melerski (Achieve Together), Alejandra Mosquera Diaz (Dental Design Studio), Roxanne Freestone (Queen Elizabeth Hospital).

King’s Lynn Champion, sponsored by Discover King’s Lynn: Duke’s Head Hotel, Prontaprint King’s Lynn, WhataHoot.

Environmental Champion: Greenyard Frozen Ltd, Lynn Shellfish Ltd, Tamar Nurseries Ltd.

The awards are organised by West Norfolk Council, in association with the Lynn News.

The awards are presented at a gala black-tie dinner at the Alive Corn Exchange in Lynn’s Tuesday Market Place on Friday, March 4 after a year away because of the pandemic.

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