Sponsors 2018

The Suffolk Show is the main charitable activity of the Suffolk Agricultural Association, and could not be continued and developed without the generous support of our sponsors. 


Diamond Sponsors


  Adnams Plc– The Adnams Food and Drink Experience and Beach Eat - Adnams began brewing in 1872 with a passion for quality and an instinct for innovation.  Behind the Victorian façade sits a       state-of-the-art brewery and distillery. Using the best local ingredients, Adnams produces ‘grain to glass’ award winning beers and spirits. Adnams works hard to ensure its impact is a positive one. From the  eco-distribution centre to l lighter-weight bottles, Adnams is planning for a brighter future.  The Adnams business today includes hotels, pubs and shops throughout East Anglia and further afield.



 East Anglian Daily Times and Evening Star - The East Anglian Daily Times and Ipswich Star are the award winning daily newspapers for Suffolk and North Essex. They are unrivalled in their coverage of local news and events and the area's leading marketplace for property, jobs, and motors. For over 100 years companies across Suffolk have worked with us to help grow their business using our print platforms to talk to a large and loyal local audience. Today we use that experience to help Suffolk businesses utilize our wide range of digital, events and now video platforms, as well of as our daily and weekly newspapers and lifestyle magazines in print, online and on mobile to talk to their existing and potential new customers helping Suffolk businesses grow.  




 Collins – The Grand Ring - Collins Skiphire  is delighted to sponsor the Main Ring for the third year running. From our sites at Ipswich, Bury, Leiston and Colchester  we are only ever around the corner and  be with you in a  jiff. When it comes to skips or and any other waste matter choose well. Choose Collins! Find us at www.collins-skiphire.co.uk




 EDF Energy – The President’s Lunches - EDF Energy is one of the UK’s largest energy companies and the largest producer of low-carbon electricity, producing around one-fifth of the nation's electricity from its nuclear power stations, wind farms, coal and gas power stations and combined heat and power plants. In Suffolk EDF Energy operates Sizewell B power station which employs 800 people and has recently completed Stage Two of its public consultation for a new nuclear power station in Suffolk, Sizewell C.



  Suffolk Life – The President’s Ring - Suffolk Life part of the Curtis Banks Group is one of the UK's leading providers of self-invested personal pensions (SIPPs). Suffolk Life provides pension administration services for several UK household name financial services companies as well as offering their own full-feature MasterSIPP proposition alongside the discretionary management focused SimSIPP. They provide integration with many discretionary investment managers and platforms, as well as market-leading commercial property capability. The Curtis Banks Group products are for pension savers who wish to take full advantage of the features and flexibility offered in the UK’s modern and changing pension structure. 


Platinum Sponsors




Birketts- President's Receptions and VPs

Birketts is a long established and highly successful law firm with offices in Ipswich, Norwich, Cambridge and Chelmsford. The agricultural team is one of the largest in the UK, and provides a comprehensive range of legal services to farmers, landowners and others involved in agribusiness. For more information about our services and people please visit www.birketts.co.uk/agriculture



Brewin Dolphin- President's Reception and Vps

Brewin Dolphin is one of the UK’s largest independent private client wealth managers with an office in Museum Street, Ipswich. We take an integrated approach to help protect your financial wellbeing and grow your wealth, offering bespoke advice on a wide range of financial solutions including investment, protection and pensions. For more information, please contact Andrew Wheeler on 01473 267200.


ECR Properties- The Trinity Ring





Glasswells- The Flower and Garden Experience

Established in 1946, Glasswells is the largest family-run home furnishing store in East Anglia, providing a huge choice of quality bedroom, living room and dining furniture, flooring and accessories. Glasswells have stores situated throughout the region, as well as a website, and also provide a home removals and storage service. Glasswells has a commercial division which includes the supply and installation of contract flooring, furniture and window treatments, as well as a purpose built 80,000 square foot warehousing facility offering document archiving, bulk and pallet storage and distribution.



 Greene King- Eat Street

Greene King has been brewing in the Suffolk town of Bury St Edmunds since 1799 and to this day is one of the region’s most respected employers. Combining locally sourced, natural ingredients with traditional brewing methods, the brewers produce fresh, wholesome quality, beer full of flavour, including award-winning Greene King IPA, Abbot Ale and Old Speckled Hen. A true taste of Suffolk.




 Ipswich High School- Ipswich Entrance and the International Trial Show Jumping

 Ipswich High School is Suffolk’s only Diamond Model school, educating boys and girls between the ages of 3 – 18 from Pre-Prep through to Sixth Form. A stunning independent school in 84-acres of Suffolk countryside, Ipswich High School is regarded for its academic excellence, achieving the highest GCSE results in Suffolk for 2017. The school has a wide and varied enrichment programme, ensuring that pupils are able to achieve their full potential at the school.




Larking Gowen- Bucklesham and Foxhall Entrances and the E-tickets

 Larking Gowen is one of the largest accountants and business advisory firms in the region with a long-established history of helping businesses thrive and grow. We see ourselves as more than purely chartered accountants. We’ll look after all your tax and finance issues, and we'll be trusted business advisors with a friendly one-to-one service you can count on. We pride ourselves on being a progressive and forward-thinking organisation built on traditional values that are strongly focused on people, service and community. Whatever you do, whether you're a large organisation or an individual, we can help you protect your wealth and reach your financial goals. 0330 024 0888, email enquiry@larking-gowen.co.uk, or visit larking-gowen.co.uk


 Quilter Cheviot

Quilter Cheviot is one of the UK’s largest discretionary investment management firms with over £22.8 billion of assets under management (as at 31 March 2018). With 13 offices across the UK and with offshore presences in Jersey and Dubai, Quilter Cheviot offers a comprehensive range of investment services.

Quilter Cheviot has developed investment solutions to meet the needs of more than 40,000 clients and designs portfolios which are tailored specifically to their requirements and risk profile. Transparency and trust are at the very heart of everything we do for our clients.



 Seckford Foundation- Sport Plus




Shadwell Estate Co Ltd- The Cattle Rings and Building

 Shadwell is known as the home of some of the finest Thoroughbred racehorses in the world.  The estate is located outside Thetford, with outlying studs at Tostock, Kettlebaston and Newmarket.   After taking Breed Champion titles with Aberdeen Angus and Hereford at the Suffolk Show in 2017, Shadwell are hoping for further showing successes in 2018.



S uffolk County Council- The Show App

Suffolk County Council provides services to people who live, work and visit Suffolk. With locations across the County, the Council delivers a range of services including adults and children’s social care, waste management, highways and public protection – trading standards and the Fire and Rescue Service. At the heart of everything the Council does is a desire to promote inclusive growth in Suffolk, to keep people healthy, safe and well and provide effective and efficient services.




Willis Towers Wa tson- Show Sponsor





 Yorkshire Dales Ice Cream- The Farm Discovery Zone








Andrew Thompson & Associates Insurance Brokers- Ticket Wallets


Ashtons Legal- The Courtesy Buggies

 Ashtons assists businesses and individuals with a broad range of legal issues across Suffolk, Norfolk, Cambridgeshire and nationally. Commercial specialisms include the Agricultural and Food & Drink sectors, Franchisors and the Care Home sector. Individual services include both UK and French Wills, Inheritance Tax Planning and property purchases.  We are delighted to be sponsoring the courtesy buggies again this year.


Binder- Showground Services

Binder Ltd is proud to hold certification for British Standards in Quality ISO9001, Environmental ISO14001 and Health & Safety ISO18001; they help ensure we maintain the high level of service we offer for the sales, Installation, maintenance and emptying of all types of sewage treatment plants, septic tanks, cesspools, interceptors and rainwater harvesters throughout Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex & Cambridgeshire




 British Showjumping Business Partnership- The International Stairway Competition




BT Labs at Adastral Park-Wildlife Area

Adastral Park is a place where world leading innovation happens. A vibrant community of like-minded people and dynamic organisations.  It’s home to BT Labs - BT's Global Research and Development Headquarters - and Innovation Martlesham – an established (and growing) cluster of around 100 high-tech ICT companies.  From pioneering work in optical technologies and digital switching, through to advancements in software engineering, Adastral Park is globally recognised as today’s gateway to a world of possibilities.



Chronicle Digital Storytelling- Show App




Clydesdale Bank- The Horse and Country Ring

At Clydesdale Bank and Yorkshire Bank we’ve a proud history of working with generations of farmers and rural communities. This helps us get closer to the challenges you face on a daily basis and it’s why you can rely on our agribusiness specialists, whether on the ground or on the phone, to help you achieve your business goals. For more information contact: Bradley Smith, Agribusiness Relationship Manager on 07740 638488 or bradley.smith@cybg.com




C N Plumbing and Heating- Lifestyle Pavilion

 A plumbing and heating company specialising in domestic servicing, boiler installations and large construction projects.

Based near Woodbridge, we cover Suffolk and surrounding areas and are registered and trained in oil, gas, LPG and renewable energy. 


COFCO International- The Judges' and Steward' Pavilion




Debach Enterprise Ltd- The International Trial Show Jumping Competition

 Debach delivers warehousing and distribution services, just ten minutes from Felixstowe Port.  But it’s how we work that makes us stand out from the logistics pack.  To our customers, we’re partners.  We’re reliable. We’re utterly professional. And in an industry that’s always changing – but where the pack can take time to catch up – we’re true innovators.    We’re independently owned, flexible and offer all warehousing and distribution capabilities to match your needs.  www.debach.com.



East Suffolk Produce- The Director's Dinner





ForFarmers UK Limited- The Farm Discovery Zone





HSBC UK- Hereford Cattle, Commercial Sheep and the Fleece Competition

Agriculture is proud to say we were the first ever banking team to be specifically focused on Agriculture. Our national network of specialist agriculture managers are dedicated to you and your industry.  We are focussed on helping your business to take advantage of opportunities, however challenging the environment.  So whatever your agriculture enterprise we look forward to working with you and helping you achieve your business ambitions with our range of credit and lending facilities.




Gotelee Solicitors- The Cocktail Party




Greene & Greene- the Director's Dinner





Gressingham Foods- Roadside Boards


Healeys Printers Ltd- Show Tickets and Stewards Notes

Healeys are a printing company that focuses on quality. We have a passion for delivering superior outcomes for our clients by both fully understanding their business and requirements and by applying creativity and service.  Our accreditations confirm our determination to be one of the most environmentally aware printers in the UK.


Hopkins Homes- Art Exhibition

Hopkins Homes is East Anglia’s largest independent residential developer renown for creating award winning developments of unrivalled excellence that fuse innovative design, superior quality and the latest technology to craft classic homes for modern living. There are currently over 30 highly desirable developments across the Hopkins Group set in beautiful locations throughout East Anglia offering the very best of town, coast or country living. Full details are available at hopkinshomes.co.uk or call 01394 446860

  Scutton Bland- Car Park Passes


Smart NE- Show App




Deben Private Wealth, Senior Partner Practice of St. James’s Place Wealth Management

Deben Private Wealth, a Senior Partner Practice of St. James’s Place, provides wealth management advice to individuals, trustees and businesses specifically designed around their individual circumstances.

The solutions we offer focus on investment planning, retirement planning and protecting wealth and we strongly believe that the best wealth management service is provided through personal, face-to-face advice. For further details, please telephone 01394 389369, email debenprivatewealth@sjpp.co.uk or visit www.sjpp.co.uk/debenprivatewealth

 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 'St. James's Place Partnership' and the titles 'Partner' and 'Partner Practice' are marketing terms used to describe St. James's Place representatives.”


Stourgarden- Agricultural Machinery Area





Survey Solutions- Visitors Site Maps








Allglass- Commentary Tower

Barker Gotelee Solicitors- The Grand Parade

Birkett Long- Stewards Briefing


Blocks Solicitors- Suffolk Sheep

Part of the Suffolk landscape for over 100 years, Blocks Solicitors have very close links to the agricultural community. Many farming clients, with whom strong and helpful relationships are built, benefit from particular understanding of the issues faced by those in that sector. Partners provide practical and economic business advice. If interested in agricultural, commercial, employment or other legal services please contact Gerry Field on 01473 230033, or visit www.blockslegal.co.uk


Bolton Recycling and Waste- The Mascot Derby

Chapelfield Veterinary Partnership- Livestock Vehicle Pass

Charles Stanley & Co Ltd- The Luxurious Lifestyle Pavilion

A member of the London Stock Exchange since 1852, Charles Stanley is one of the most respected Wealth Management firms in the UK, offering a personal investment service to over 40,000 clients. For further details about their products and services - which include Private client stockbroking, Investment management, Financial planning, ISA’s and SIPP’s -  please contact Nick Green at Charles Stanley’s Ipswich office on 01473 297709 or visit  www.charles-stanley.co.uk/ipswich


Curle Electrical- The Luxurious Lifestyle Pavilion 

Curle Electrical are pleased to have been the nominated electrical contractor to The Suffolk Show for the past 35 years. We provide electrical services to domestic,  commercial and industrial clients including power and lighting for events, shows and weddings. We are full NICEIC accredited and offer full electrical test and inspection reports complete with portable appliance testing. Tel: 01728 688444 or e-mail info@curle.co.uk or www.curle.co.uk


Dummett Copp LLP- Inventive Farmer Competition

 Dummett Copp LLP is a firm of International Patent and Trade Mark attorneys based in Suffolk.  Whether you are experienced or new to the world of patents and trade marks, find out how our friendly yet professional staff can help you to protect your brand name and identity, ideas and inventions.  Telephone us on 01473 660600 or contact us via our website www.dummett.com.”



 ED & F Man- Dairy Cattle Classes




Ellisons- The Suffolk Horse Classes

Ensors- Texel Sheep Calsses and Heavy Horse Ridden Class

Germains- Goat Section

Headland Agrochemicals- The Working Hunter Ring

Howes Percival Solicitors- Heavy Horse Turnouts

Hugh Pulham Farms Ltd- The Heavy Horse Turnout Championship

Lavenham- Championship Sheets

Netcomm Wireless- Show Sponsor

Notcutts- Model Gardens

Openfield- Showground Signange


Osborne Refrigerators- Double Harness Scurry





Paul Rackham Ltd- Show Fund and Ring Guard


Phillip Liverton Limited - Showground maintenance

Philip Liverton Limited was established over 25 years ago as an agricultural contracting firm. Other services include Specialist Plant Hire, Specialist Haulage and Highway and Winter Maintenance Service.


 The Skinner family have been making animal foods for seven generations. Records show that the Mill in Stradbroke, Suffolk was in existence as far back as 1688. However, their long history does not mean that they are trapped in the past; their Mill at Stradbroke is amongst the most sophisticated manufacturing plants in the country. They manufacture all their products on site, enabling them to monitor the quality of ingredients and finished product very carefully.

 Skinner’s offer a wide range of dog foods which are tried, tested and trusted by a wide variety of professionals and enthusiasts alike, with many of the country’s top show dogs, agility and obedience dogs, field trial champions, security dogs and racing husky teams benefitting from the quality that Skinner’s foods provide. This continues to date, with many of the country’s top breeders, handlers and trainers feeding and recommending Skinner’s foods.

 All diets have been carefully formulated by expert nutritionists to provide the correct balance of protein, carbohydrate, vitamins and minerals required for all dogs. Whatever the age, type or activity level of your dog, there is a Skinner’s food to suit.



Stephen Cobbald- Interbreed Sheep and YFC Stockpersons Competition

Stokes Sauces- Stockmen's

Suffolk New College- Suffolk Skills Zone


Thompson Smith and Pruxon- The Shetland Pony Grand National




Tippers and trucks 'R' Us- Boldog Lings Display

 Established in 1927, we have grown to become one of East Anglia’s leading suppliers of new and used commercial vehicles for both sale and hire. We also offer high quality recycled aggregates, muckaway, earthmoving equipment hire and sweeper services. We operate the most modern, low-emission, environmentally friendly fleet available.



West Suffolk College- Show App





Ace Communications- Show Jumping Special Award

Ames Nissan Ltd- The Open working Hunter Class

Mrs David Barham- Side Saddle Classes

Chadacre Agricultural Trust- Young Handlers Pig Competition

Clarke & Simpson- Pure Beef Classes

Farmacy plc- South Devon Cattle

Glemham Hall estate- Jacobs Sheep Classes

Greencomp- Showjumping Flowers

Mrs D Herron- In-hand Arab Class

Lawrie Farm Eggs- Stockmen's


Stanfords, Colchester Livestock Market- Commercial Beef Classes






Suffolk Chamber of Commerce- Tea in the President's Enclosure

Swiss Farm- Stockmen's

Tomlinson Groundacre- Machinery

Thurlow Nunn Standen Limited- Loan of Tractors

Trident Feeds- Dairy Young Handlers

Diamond Sponsors

Suffolk Show 2018

Suffolk Life