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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 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 


Find out how you can become a Platinum Friend