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2018 sees Age UK Suffolk celebrate its 70th year as a local, independent charity. 

To recognise this achievement, we have invited local businesses to pledge their support and become a “Platinum Friend”.  Our aim is to work with 70 new businesses in 2018, helping us to ensure that vital services and support will be available to older people in Suffolk for many years to come.

All of the businesses detailed below, have committed to support us this year and will be joining us in a celebratory business event on 31st January 2019 at Wherstead Park.

If you know of a business that would like to become a Platinum Friend, please contact the Fundraising Team on 01473 298683 or email

Download more information about becoming a Platinum Friend

Harriet Cadman Consultancy Services

Harriet Cadman Consultancy ServicesHarriet Cadman Consultancy Services provides specialist Human Resources and Business Operations consultancy services to companies, including strategic advice, support and mentoring in strengthening and achieving success in your industry.

"Having worked in health and social care for the past 10 years within Suffolk, I truly understand the value and unique service that Age UK Suffolk provides and want to give back and directly support my local community"

Harriet Cadman, Director




Basepoint Business Centres Ltd

Basepoint Business Centres LtdBasepoint Ipswich business centre provides a wide range of affordable small business units from 1 person suites to open plan offices up to 1,500 sq ft

"We have been fortunate enough to see first-hand the amazing work Age UK Suffolk provides locally. It is incredibly humbling to witness how the services this charity provides make a real difference to the elderly in the community, providing help, support, and most importantly a sense of company and community to those who need it most."

Alison Morrissey, Centre Manager





Coes Coes are a third generation family business with shops located across East Anglia.  They sell menswear, womenswear, sportswear and school wear and provide a formal hire service. 

"We are delighted to support Age UK Suffolk having worked with them in the past on a number of projects and seen the good work that they do in the community."

William Coe 

Maid2Clean (Suffolk) Ltd

Maid2Claen (Suffolk)LtdMaid2Clean are the UK’s largest domestic cleaning introductory agency operating since 2010.  Sue Hall has owned and operated Maid2Clean(Suffolk) Lts since 2010. Sue currently provides daytime work for over 100 cleaners in Suffolk.

" My clients are mixed – busy professionals, families and many elderly clients. My aim is for these elderly clients to get the help they need to stay in their own homes for longer.  Age UK Suffolk is therefore a local charity close to my heart."

Sue Hall 


James Hunwicke Wealth Management

James Hunwicke Wealth ManagementJames Hunwicke Wealth Management offer the benefit of a confidential, personal service tailored to your own needs. This includes face to face specialist advice in areas such as preserving and building capital and growing wealth, inheritance tax & estate planning, retirement planning and pension reviews, and providing financial protection.

"We are very happy to support a local charity such as Suffolk Age UK providing support and services to a number of our valued clients".

James Hunwicke

The Partner Practice represents only St. James's Place Wealth Management plc (which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority) for the purpose of advising solely on the Group's wealth management products and services, more details of which are set out on the Group's website The titles 'Partner' and 'Partner Practice' are marketing terms used to describe St. James's Place representatives.


Carter Dawes Independent Financial Advisors

DFDS Seaways PLC

DFDS Seaways PLCDFDS are committed to enabling trade and travel in and around Europe through reliable and efficient ferry services, logistics solutions, and superior customer care.

"We are pleased to support Age UK Suffolk in celebrating their 70 years"

Coreen Penheiro-Wharton, Communications Officer



Concertus Design and Property Consults Ltd

Concertus Design and Property Consults LtdConcertus Design & Property Consults Ltd specialise in the delivery of quality, innovative and value focused projects that bring clients’ visions to life.
They offer wide ranging professional expertise and knowledge, creating successful solutions that are tailor-made to meet their client needs. 

“We are delighted to be a platinum friend of Age UK Suffolk and look forward to working together to get money raised to support local older people in Suffolk” – Andrew Rowe, Managing Director, Concertus



FleximizeFleximize is an alternative business lender based in Suffolk, offering business loans of £5,000 – £500,000 to small and medium-sized companies across the UK It prides itself on outstanding customer service and utilises innovative technology to fund businesses in as little as 48 hours.

“It’s an absolute pleasure to support Age UK Suffolk on a year that marks their 70th anniversary. The work they’re doing is only going to become more demanding as time goes on and we’re keen to support the fantastic work they’re doing across the county.”

Peter Tuvey co-founder of Fleximize


Lighthouse Platinum Wealth Management Ltd

Beatons Group

Beatons GroupBeatons Group Chartered Accountants provide high quality accountancy services, taxation advice, audit, management accounts, payroll and financial outsourcing to clients nationwide. They work with businesses of all shapes and sizes in most sectors and our accounting and tax solutions are tailored to suit the needs of each client. 

"As  a company we are becoming aware that it is not just the young people and families in the community who need additional help and support from external agencies at times. We have many members of staff with elderly family members and friends who have benefitted from the many services Age UK offer.  You can not underestimate the peace of mind given knowing that Age UK are there and we are delighted to be part of the Platinum Friend Scheme for Age UK Suffolk"

Roger Beaton 



Gressingham Foods

Clayden Financial

Clayden Financial has been providing professional advice covering all areas of financial planning including Investments, Pension Planning, Clayden FinancialMortgages (including Equity Release), At Retirement and Long-term Care advice for over 24 years. All advice that they give is completely impartial and without bias towards any particular product or supplier.

"Age UK Suffolk does invaluable work supporting older people in our community and we are proud to lend our support. It is vital that this independent charity is able to continue providing its invaluable services into the future.”

Founder-Leigh Clayden

Solla- Society of Later Life Advisors

Spider Fixed Fee Web Recruitment

Spider Fixed Fee Web Recruitment has spun itself a nice little niche in the recruitment market in the five years since launching. They have developedSpider Fixed Fee Web Recruitment a fresh and Spider Fixed Fee Web Recruitment innovative approach to recruitment and online job advertising, offering an alternative to traditional recruitment agencies whilst disrupting our regional recruitment scene.

"We are delighted to be working alongside Age UK Suffolk as their Platinum Friend for 2018, helping to raise awareness of the charity’s great work, and support the services they provide to elderly people across the county.”

Michelle Pollard, Managing Director



Omar Group Limited

Suffolk Chamber of Commerce

Suffolk Chamber of Commerce is the county’s most influential business organisation with a range of services of relevance to every type of company,Suffolk Chamber of Commerce regardless of sector or size. They offer free or heavily discounted member benefit schemes, host dozens of high quality networking events across Suffolk, lead on a range of key lobbying campaigns to boost economic activity and business prosperity and deliver a number on international trade services, including export documentation.

"Like our members, we believe in being a civic business supporting third sector organisations that make a positive difference to Suffolk’s communities. We are delighted to have become a Platinum Friend for Age UK Suffolk, especially as it celebrates its 70th year.”

Paul Simon - Marketing and Communications Manager


Suffolk Carers Matter

Ufford Park Woodbridge

Set in 120 acres of stunning historic parkland and surrounded by beautifully peaceful countryside, Ufford Park Woodbridge Hotel, Golf and Spa is oneUfford Park Woodbridge of Suffolk’s best kept secrets. Located just ten miles from Ipswich in Suffolk with easy access from the A12, Ufford Park is the perfect location for a family, romantic, golf, spa or business break or event. All facilities are also open to non-members and non-residents, making it an ideal setting for a spot of lunch with family or a coffee and catch up with friends. All visitors are offered free parking and free wi-fi throughout the hotel, and we also have two charging stations for drivers of electric or hybrid vehicles.

“Ufford Park Woodbridge are thrilled to become a ‘Platinum Friend’ of Age UK Suffolk as we have now been helping to raise money for this local charity for several years. We have hosted a charity fundraising day where all staff were invited to wear their slippers to work and kindly donate to the charity, as well as a charity ball in Autumn 2018. As a business, we believe that everyone should have the opportunity to make the most of later life, whatever their circumstances and Age UK Suffolk helps people to do this by providing information and advice on a whole host of topics that you may need help with in later life; from money and health to care and travel.”

Tarnia Roberston - Managing Director


Beer and Co

Beer & Co are a locally based company specialising in Events & Bar Management Beer & Co

"We are so thrilled to be able to support Age UK Suffolk as a 'Platinum Friend' in this, their very special 70th birthday year. With deep-rooted foundations in this wonderful county, we are acutely aware of the vital services and support that the charity provides within the community - and hope that together we can contribute to helping making Suffolk a great place to grow older."

Gregory Cooper - Director





Heathpatch Ltd

Anglia Living Care Service Ltd

Anglia Care is an Ipswich based, family owned domiciliary care provider, committed to offering a high standard of care in the client’s own Anglia Care Servicehome.

"Age UK is a charity that has the same goals as Anglia Care and it was only natural that we do what we can to support them in their quest"

Dinu Morar – Training and Recruitment Manager




Ipswich Building Society

They are all about helping their members to grow and prosper, and all about being local. They've been doing this since 1849, and they're Suffolk Ipswich Building Society through and through. They are interested in what their members and the local community are doing and they want to roll up their sleeves and help out.

“We are pleased to be supporting Age UK Suffolk with their Slip into Slippers campaign and also to join them in celebrating their 70th anniversary. Providing a range of much-needed services, may they long continue to support a vast number of older people and their families in our county.”

Richard Norrington, Chief Executive.


Attwells Solicitors

With it's head office in Ipswich, and a boutique London office serving clients in the capital, Attwells Solicitors is the leading property firm in East Atwells SolicitorsAnglia. They are a truly local business that sponsors local sports teams and events, offers work experience to local school and university students, and provides free legal support to local Citizen Advice Bureaus, charities and small advice centres.

“A Solicitors Firm is an integral part of the local community. At Attwells we have always tried to provide access to legal advice and to support community activities. The work Age UK Suffolk undertake directly assists our elderly friends and family, for this reason we are delighted to be supporting Age UK Suffolk in their work.”


Nick Attwell, Founding Partner

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