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We supply tipis and sailcloth tents as marquee alternatives, as well as all the furniture, lighting and interiors to go in them. We also supply glamping tents for guest accommodation and offer event planning services. “I feel very lucky to work with a brilliant bunch of people who take real pride in their work, and with customers who are planning exciting and spectacular parties and events.”Anne Beckett Allen, Rosedale Funeral Home: Anne joined the funeral profession at the age of 16 and is now one of the most highly qualified funeral directors in the country. She formed Rosedale Funeral Home in Diss in 2004 which has now expanded to six branches. Anne is a mental health first aid instructor with Mental Health First Aid England and also a registered tutor with the National Association of Funeral Directors, investing a lot of her time tutoring students for the Diploma in Funeral Directing and delivering talks to raise awareness around mental health issues and encouraging conversations around death and dying. Anne is also a VQ Assessor and a lecturer for the Foundation Degree in Funeral Services at Bath University. In her spare time she completes endurance events such as the Bolton Ironman, 5km swims, and for Rosedale’s 10th anniversary, she completed 10 marathons in 10 weeks, helping Rosedale Funeral Home towards its target of raising 10,000 for charity. Anne also regularly swims, weather permitting, in her swimming pond which she has had built in her garden and enjoys walking her dog and running in the beautiful Suffolk countryside. Charities close to Anne’s heart are Help for Heroes, The East Anglian Air Ambulance, Clinks Care Farm and EACH, all of whom the family has fundraised for, as well as Nelsons Journey of which Anne is a trustee and volunteer. Anne has lived in East Anglia all her life and loves Suffolk’s community spirit, generosity and desire to work together to bring about change.Katie Bannister, Sizewell B: Katie studied a Masters in Chemical Engineering with Industrial Experience at Manchester University, went on to teach Maths and Physics in Secondary School for two years before joining EDF Energy via their graduate scheme. Katie joined the nuclear industry following work experience with EDF Energy’s Nuclear New Build business. Katie is now a qualified Reactor Operator at Sizewell B nuclear power station. Katie has also been a STEM Ambassador for five years, taking part in workshops, national conferences and working with children of all ages to discuss the opportunities in STEM subjects and has taken on media interviews to inspire and educate about the nuclear industry.Jane Basham, Social Justice Campaigner: Jane says she cares deeply about social injustice and has always campaigned for a fairer, more equal society. “A friend reminded me recently of the banners I’d made for us to campaign outside the Canadian Embassy against the seal pup cull in Canada when we were 13. Always an activist,” she says. “From a working class background, I had a career in retail management and human resources, including as the HR manager for at Suffolk Police at the time when the Stephen Lawrence Report was published and when part time working was finally introduced. “My career highlight is leading the Ipswich and Suffolk Council for Racial Equality to becoming the ‘go to’ leading civil rights charity in Suffolk. I know that our work changed people’s lives and raised awareness of the racism and other discrimination that blights lives in Suffolk. “I’ve been a police and crime commissioner and Parliamentary candidate. It doesn’t matter that I haven’t won, although my party might disagree! I took the opportunity to use my candidacy to cheap canada goose offer voters real choice, to challenge the patriarchy, encourage women to get involved and to do meaningful case work. “The sudden death of my partner last year changed my life forever. In sharing my experience of grief on social media I have been overwhelmed at the messages from people who tell me it inspires them. Between us, my partner and I have four daughters and eight grandchildren time with them all and close friends is very precious. I am a Crisis at Christmas volunteer and a Trustee of Stopwatch. “The one canada goose outlet shop thing I have learnt is to be courageous and always speak truth to power, however uncomfortable that may be.”Dayle Bayliss, Dayle Bayliss Associates LLP: “As a chartered surveyor, seven years ago Dayle’s desire to deliver construction services from a different perspective led her to found Dayle Bayliss Associates LLP a surveying, design and project management consultancy. This gave Dayle the freedom to exercise her collaborative approach to construction projects, as well as tackle the challenges of skills and diversity in construction. Dayle has won national and local business awards, including East Anglian Daily Times’ Young Business Person of the Year 2012 and the East of England RICS Regeneration Award 2015, and she holds highly commended accolades for her work. Not content with running a successful practice, Dayle is passionate about breaking down myths and barriers that exist around construction careers. This has led to her work on the NALEP Construction Sector Skills Plan, and taking the chair position at the 2017 Suffolk Skills Show. She’s a member of the NALEP Skills Board and the skills lead for the construction sector group, Building Growth. Her experience culminated in Dayle being appointed as chair to the Department for Education Employer Advisory Panel (Construction Design, Surveying and Planning board) the task group set up for the development of the new T Levels. Dayle is canada goose outlet price also enthusiastic about enterprise, new business and innovation in Suffolk. Her appetite to support entrepreneurship has led her to become vice chair on the board for Menta, the Suffolk Enterprise Agency. A Fellow member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), Dayle is a member of the governing council and vice chair on the board of trustees of Lionheart, the Benevolent Fund for RICS members. Both posts enable Dayle to make rewarding contributions to the RICS especially helping colleagues who experience financial, social or wellbeing difficulties. Finally, Dayle still finds time to run her food business, Brace and Hook, which focuses on game and artisan food demonstrations.Shayra Begum, Bangladeshi Support Centre, Ipswich: Shayra, manager of Ipswich’s Bangladeshi Support Centre, came to England in 1975, aged six, from Bangladesh with her mother to join her father who had settled in Ipswich. Shayra, now mother to four grown up children herself, has always lived in the town and says nowhere else compares. By the age of seven or eight she says she was already involved in helping the Bangladeshi community by interpreting at GP surgeries, hospitals, Inland Revenue, and the Benefits Office as only a handful spoke English at the time. Shayra says she has had various roles supporting the local Bangladeshi community and she has worked for the BSC since 2004 in various roles. BSC is a voluntary organisation supporting people of around 40 different nationalities. “I have worked on various projects over the years,” Shayra says, “as well as a general adviser providing advice, support and guidance on a whole range of issues including domestic violence issues, benefits, housing, and Immigration. I also deliver various training such as in cultural awareness to service providers.”I enjoy the challenges of event management and manage events for BSC such as the Suffolk Pita Festival and the One Big Multicultural Festival that brings in thousands of people from Suffolk and beyond to enjoy music and food from around the world, with an aim to create a better understanding between the diverse communities of Suffolk. “I am a trustee for canada goose outlet real the Disabled Advice Bureau and also volunteer for the Ipswich and Suffolk Muslim Council where I help to put on events to create better understanding of the Muslim faith and help out at its monthly Feed the Homeless project.”Nicola Beach, Suffolk County Council: Nicola Beach is chief executive of Suffolk County Council and has been in post since May 2018. Before joining Suffolk Nicola was executive director for infrastructure and environment at Essex County Council, where she developed an ambitious agenda for sustainable growth and environmental services, to meet the needs of a growing county. Nicola’s previous roles include chief executive of Braintree District Council, a position she held from January 2013 to July 2017, leading an innovative investment and improvement programme to deliver financial stability for the council. Nicola started her career in recycling, waste and environmental management, but over her 24 years in local government has worked in many senior roles in Norfolk, Cambridgeshire, Essex and now Suffolk. Nicola is a strong advocate of women’s groups and diversity in the workplace, mentoring others on an informal basis and continuing to support the women’s springboard programme in Essex. Nicola regularly gives leadership talks to a range of organisations to share her experience of leadership in the increasingly unpredictable and complex public sector. Nicola enjoys working with great colleagues to try and do the best for the people of Suffolk. Trust, authenticity, honesty, energy and passion for the job are her watch words. Nicola has lived in Suffolk for over twenty years and is enjoying living and now working in this wonderful county. Nicola enjoys spending her weekends outside whatever the weather. Her favourite things to do are cycling, bird watching at Minsmere and gardening with the help (or hindrance) of her hens!Adele Bellis, campaigner: Adele, from Lowestoft, was the victim of a vicious attack in 2014 as Jason Harrison (sentenced to life for the crime) threw sulphuric acid at her on the orders of her ex boyfriend Anthony Riley (serving a 13 year sentence). Since the attack and throughout her long recovery, Adele, who has to visit hospital regularly for laser treatment on her scar tissue, has been a strong voice and campaigner for victims of acid attacks and believes there needs to be tougher, more consistent sentencing for perpetrators. “Anyone who throws acid should get a life sentence. I think that would cause a decrease in attacks,” she said. “We are scarred for life, they should be in prison for life.”Professor Emma Bond, University of Suffolk: Emma Bond is the director of research at the University of Suffolk and has developed her career in higher education with over 15 years of undergraduate canada goose finance uk and postgraduate teaching and research expertise with global impact. Her pioneering research has centered on working with hard to reach and marginalised groups and developing innovative methods which foster inclusion and participation. Her research has received international and national acclaim and is frequently cited in the national press. Emma is passionate about Suffolk and with university colleagues has led local research and evaluation initiatives on youth unemployment, youth offending, childhood sexual abuse and educational achievement. Emma’s work has been highly influential in shaping online safeguarding locally as a member of the e safety strategy group, and nationally through UKCCIS, the Marie Collins Foundation, BT and the APPG for Young People and Social Media.From top left: Jo Carrick, Sally Chicken, Erika Clegg, Dani Church, Beth Cook/ Hannah Huntley, Lady Caroline Cranbrook, Helen Crawford and Andrea Davies Pictures: BILL JACKSON/EMMA KINDRED/TRISTRAM KENTONJo Carrick, Red Rose Chain: Jo Carrick, playwright, actress, theatre director, film maker, is the driving force behind community theatre company Red Rose Chain. Based at Gippeswyk Hall, Jo’s company manager The Avenue Theatre and produce the annual Theatre in the Forest performances, originally at Rendlesham but now at Jimmy’s Farm. Red Rose Chain started by offering acting workshops and theatre experience for young people and has developed an extensive range of social and community theatre programmes as well as a number of films which tackled subjects as diverse as teenagers coming out to recovering from domestic violence to exploring the Rendlesham UFO mystery. In addition to community theatre Jo is also an uk canada goose sale accomplished playwright with a special love of putting the local, human face onto national historical events. Plays like Fallen In Love looked at the relationship between Henry VIII, Anne Boleyn and her brother George, while Put Out The Lights uncovered the story of Alice Driver, the young Grundisburgh woman, who was burnt at the stake on Ipswich Cornhill for her beliefs during the reign of Queen Mary. Jo also writes and directs an alternative, non panto Christmas show each year. The daughter of Antony Carrick, who played the press secretary in Yes Minister, and was artistic director of Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch, Jo moved to Suffolk at the age of seven and lived at Pin Mill, before moving into Ipswich “right next to Christchurch Park” and then to Tuddenham in her 20s. Today she calls Blythburgh canada goose black friday 2019 uk home.Sally Chicken, East of England Co op: Sally was re elected as director and president of the East of England Retail Co operative Society in May 2018 after taking a year away to help start the Shotley Pier project. She is also the vice chairman of the newly formed Shotley Heritage Charitable Community Benefit Society Ltd. “We succeeded in crowdfunding to buy Shotley Pier in February 2018 with more than 500 community investors, and I’m involved in the next stage of fundraising to start pier renovations for local people and visitors to enjoy the amazing views and sunsets across the River Stour. “My hobby for the last 25 years has been to volunteer at credit unions, and I am a volunteer director at two credit unions in Suffolk: Eastern Savings and Loans Credit Union Ltd in Ipswich, and Rainbow Saver Anglia Credit Union Ltd in Lowestoft. These credit unions aim to offer community banking services to people who cannot get a bank account, as well as fair loans and savings accounts to people from all walks of life. “I have lived in Europe, America and Asia, most recently in India, with my husband Steve and two daughters who are now grown up. 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A campaign donated by Spring to AGE UK allowed the charity to support around 250 more clients. Erika advises a range of fledgling businesses, community benefit organisations and charities on their positioning, audience and business growth pro bono. Spring’s commission to deliver the east’s cultural tourism project, LookSideways East, has seen the sector grow by 15%, and clients report a 35:1 return on their spend. Last year Erika launched a nationwide community engagement network with its headquarters firmly and proudly remaining in Suffolk.Dani Church, Ferrywoman: Dani is the fifth generation of her family to have responsibility for rowing the ferryboats across the tide from Walberswick to Southwold. While her father insisted she go to university and apply for ‘real’ jobs, Dani says she always knew being part of the family business was her destiny. And she says it still makes her smile when she hears comments that it should be a man at the oars. “It’s very common when I’m rowing,” she said. “I feel proud that I can do it. I’m not strong but I can row that boat across in any tide. It’s not about brute strength, it’s about technique. Dad taught me how to do it properly.” Dani, who was a finalist in Channel 4′s Shed of the Year with Walberswick Ferry Hut, combines five shifts a week with running her business at home and says she has no desire to retire in the future. “It’s my life,” she said.Hannah Huntley and Beth Cook, Applaud Coffee: Hannah Huntly studied illustration at Cambridge School of Art. Following this she worked as a freelance illustrator for five years. Beth Cook studied a National Diploma in Business at Suffolk College, going on to work in estate agency for Fine Country in Woodbridge. In 2012 after they both attended life coaching sessions. 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With the great offering from local food producers there are plenty of cafes, bakeries and restaurants to visit!”Lady Caroline Cranbrook, Rural Campaigner: The Countess of Cranbrook, better known as https://www.baertakreation.de Caroline, has risen to national prominence over the past 20 years as a tireless campaigner for local food producers, retailers and abattoirs. This role grew out of her concern for small independent food businesses when plans for a major new supermarket were submitted for her local market town of Saxmundham in 1997. Already an active volunteer for the Campaign for the Protection of Rural England, she compiled a detailed study of the local food network and how it would be damaged by a large superstore located in the centre of the area. Her survey covered 81 food shops and over 300 local food producers and wholesalers in seven market towns and numerous villages and farms. 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