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Events being run by ISSBA and ISSBA members.




Next Event


Wednesday 28th June, 6pm to 9pm at Dan's Meadow, Woodbridge Join us for our AGM in a lovely, country setting. Find out what ISSBA have been doing this year, hear plans for the coming year and enjoy some networking over delicious paella provided by the Paella and Tapas Company. We will also announce our new Charity of the Year. This event is FREE to attend for ISSBA members..

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Welcome to ISSBA

Ipswich & Suffolk Small Business Association (ISSBA) is the only business support organisation run by business owners for business owners. Established in 1986, ISSBA is non profit making and run by a committee of business owners who understand the ups and downs of being right at the coalface.

We are here to support you, by way of connecting you with other like minded business owners through our website, newsletters, full directory, annual exhibition and our lively and successful networking events. Let us help you make the most of this inspiring local business community.

Summer Networking Event July 2017

Summer Networking July 2017

Join us at our Summer Networking Event on 20th July at Field of Dreams, Thurston from 9.30am to 11am. This will be networking with added feel good factor! While we network with other businesses in a relaxed atmosphere, we will be potting, planting and feeding animals. There will be gazebos provided in case of bad weather but wellies and suitable clothing are advised. Get out of office and into the fresh air!

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Anglia Business Exhibition 2017

There are still a small number of stands available for ABE17 so book soon if you don't want to miss out! Find out more by clicking here.

Watch a short film montage of ABE16 below (by BoMoJo Productions).

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor or partner for ABE 2017, please click here or email us on contact@angliabusinessexhibition.com. There are a couple of sponsor opportunities available but these are very limited.


ISSBA Charity of the Year

Atrium Studios is ISSBA's Charity of the Year for 2016-17

This year we have taken our Charity of the Year in a slightly different direction and are proud to be supporting Atrium Studios as part of our commitment to supporting local businesses.

Atrium Studios is an innovative creative industries hub located at UCS, Ipswich and is adjacent to the stunning Waterfront Marina. It is the first of its kind in Ipswich, and offers affordable studio and desk space to start-ups, SME's, freelancers, artists, graduates and alumni. It’s a space to; work, meet, collaborate, network and grow.

To find out more please visit www.uos.ac.uk/atriumstudios.

Benefits to Members

Each member of ISSBA has the opportunity to reap tremendous benefits from their involvement in the Association and their gain will depend greatly on their reason for subscribing to the most influential small business association in East Anglia.

Key benefits have included:

  • Mutual Support
  • Networking
  • Monthly newsletter
  • Monthly events
  • Annual Exhibition
  • Members Directory
  • Website


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“connecting your business”