Suffolk Small Business Spotlight: April

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It’s that time again for the Suffolk Small Business Spotlight. We’re back shining the spotlight on 5 small businesses in Suffolk. If you run a Suffolk business and would like to be featured in a future spotlight, then please send us an email.

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DJV Boutique

Ipswich based DJV Boutique sells inspirational fashion lines, bags and accessories from leading brands including FRENCH CONNECTION and other exciting niche labels.

Since the brand launched in 2012, DJV has grown in popularity online and in-store, attracting fashion lovers both locally and further afield who seek unique fashion items. DJV was selected as one of the UK’s SmallBiz100 in 2020 – Small Business Britain. Shop online,, or instore from 12th April.

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The Milk Shed

Clare and Scott Forrest will be opening the Milk Shed Café just outside of Sproughton on the 12th April. The couple were both made redundant in lockdown 1 and so decided to follow their dream of opening a café. The Milk Shed will be based around the Swedish tradition of Fika and is set in a former cow shed. Scott had previously worked in Scandinavia and had been inspired by their pace of life. The Milk Shed will serve up speciality coffee and award winning tea, freshly prepared bakes and a seasonal menu. Get ready for squidgy cinnamon rolls, carrot cake, brownies and smorgasbords!

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Curse Clothing

Mother and daughter team, Siobahn and Jane, hand-make these gorgeous garments from their home studio in Suffolk. If you love romantic looks with big sleeves and even bigger collars, then you will definitely want to check out Curse. The pair are inspired by vintage silhouettes, in particular the Edwardian style. By investing in these pieces you’ll know exactly who, where and when your clothes were made.

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Lipstick and Locks

The popular salon in Sudbury will be opening a second location in Bury St Edmunds! Visit for hair styling, make up, beauty treatment and cocktails. The salon also offers a membership for those that love a regular pamper – pop in for hairstyling, makeup and a cocktail before a night out.

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Glamping Pods at Mill Hill Farm Campsite

Mill Hill Farm Campsite have introduced 2 glamping pods ready for the upcoming staycation season. The luxurious pods have been set next to a beautiful lake so guests can wake up surrounded by nature and wildlife. The campsite is just a short drive from Dunwich, Aldeburgh and Walberswick making it the ideal spot for coastal exploring this summer.

Read our previous Suffolk Small Business Spotlight by clicking here.