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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Harriet Cadman Consultancy Services
Harriet 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
"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
"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."
Maid2Clean (Suffolk) Ltd
Maid2Clean 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."
James Hunwicke Wealth Management
James 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".
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 www.sjp.co.uk/about-st-james-place/our-business/our-products-and-services. The titles 'Partner' and 'Partner Practice' are marketing terms used to describe St. James's Place representatives.
Carter Dawes Independent Financial Advisors
Carter Dawes are experienced and well-qualified IFAs; professional, friendly and impartial. They firmly believe in the power of bespoke financial planning and share a desire to help their clients make the most of their money and enable them to make those important decisions in life with confidence.
DFDS Seaways PLC
"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 & 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
Fleximize 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
Founded in 2001, Lighthouse Platinum Wealth Management Ltd is a family owned business based near Ipswich. They strive to create and deserve long-term client relationships based on providing the best independent financial advice. Their recommendations draw from the whole of the market and they are committed to treating their clients fairly.
“We are very pleased to be a Platinum Friend of Age UK Suffolk. Having seen the support they are able to offer first-hand, their service makes a real difference to the older generation.”
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"
Gressingham Foods is a family run Red Tractor assured business in East Anglia. They produce ducks, geese and turkeys. They are known for their unique breed of duck renowned for its superior taste and higher percentage of breast meat. The welfare of their poultry is an absolute priority for them..
Clayden Financial has been providing professional advice covering all areas of financial planning including Investments, Pension Planning, Mortgages (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.”
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 developed 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
Omar is a leading manufacturer of energy efficient park homes and luxury lodges with a reputation built upon 50 years of manufacturing excellence.
All Omar park homes and lodges are built to residential standard BS 3632. This means they are suitable for residential use throughout the year and are built to last at least 50 years! All homes and lodges built to this standard are required to be energy efficient and also come with a long-term structural warranty giving you peace of mind.
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, 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
Suffolk Carers Matter support unpaid carers and their family. There are varied means of support available, from wellbeing and counselling, through to social prescribing and engagement with community group, through to leisure activities and events, plus general information and advice to help with everyday life circumstances. One thing that is central to Suffolk Carers Matter, is that carers only need to tell their story once and are able to create a personalised support that matters to them.
"It’s great to work in partnership with Age UK Suffolk and combine our efforts to support people across Suffolk. They do a fantastic job and we’re pleased to be supportive of them”
Simon Brown - Founder and Chief Executive
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 one 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
"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 is based in the heart of Suffolk on the family owned and run farm. The estate is committed to conservation and continues to plant trees and hedgerows and to create new ponds which provide valuable habitats for wildlife. Agriculture is at the heart of the estate, and in recent years they have also proactively diversified to include residential and commercial property and enterprises such as recycling companies, anaerobic digestion, a hotel, a public house and an electronics company. Heathpatch Ltd employs staff of all ages and until recently, when he reluctantly decided to retire, their oldest employee was aged 88.
Anglia Living Care Service Ltd
"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