Mark Shields Business editor email@example.com @mark__shields ‘Landmark’ victory could mean the end of fees for taking bosses to employment tribunals Yesterday, 11:40 Mark Shields Controversial employment tribunal fees could be scrapped after the union Unison won a “landmark” court victory against the government. James Walker: Thinking of taking out a funeral plan? Don’t do it – these are better options Friday, July 21, 2017 Mark Shields If you’ve caught daytime TV recently, then you won’t have been able to miss ads for funeral plans. Next chairman chosen for New Anglia LEP Thursday, July 20, 2017 Mark Shields The chairman of Norfolk and Suffolk’s local enterprise partnership (LEP) will stand down this autumn, to be succeeded by the joint chief executive of the East of England Co-op. Suffolk firm Jackson Civil Engineering wins contract for £7m Beccles relief road Thursday, July 20, 2017 Mark Shields Suffolk construction firm Jackson Civil Engineering has been awarded the contract for the long-awaited £7m Beccles Southern Relief Road. The scientist-turned-entrepreneur who hopes his Norfolk-made invention can improve medical research worldwide Monday, July 17, 2017 Mark Shields The nucleus of the idea is simple – but it’s one that Dr Simon Stafford hopes he can sell around the world. Beccles firm designs goalposts for 15,000ft-high world record football match on Kilimanjaro Friday, July 14, 2017 Mark Shields A Beccles-based manufacturer has helped to net a world record after answering an unusual commission for a football match being played at 15,000 ft. James Walker of Resolver: How ‘harmless’ Facebook quizzes could be helping hackers guess your P4$sw0rd Friday, June 23, 2017 Mark Shields Picking a password is more important than ever - because hackers could pounce when you least expect it, warns James Walker of Resolver.co.uk Anglian Water chief wins national leadership award ahead of Google, Microsoft and Rolls Royce bosses Wednesday, June 21, 2017 Mark Shields The boss of one of the region’s biggest companies has beaten business leaders from the likes of Google, Microsoft and Rolls Royce to claim a national award. Swinton Insurance confirms fate of branches in Norwich, Ipswich, King’s Lynn, Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft Tuesday, June 20, 2017 Mark Shields The five Norfolk and Suffolk branches of Swinton Insurance have been spared from closure, following a company review. Small business confidence in East Anglia takes a hit amid political turmoil Monday, June 19, 2017 Mark Shields Small business confidence in East Anglia has fallen for the first time since the EU referendum, the latest Small Business Index from the Federation of Small Businesses shows. Norfolk and Suffolk leaders call for ‘new dialogue’ to bring business in from campaign sidelines Friday, June 9, 2017 Mark Shields Business leaders in East Anglia have called for “a new dialogue” to be opened between businesses and politicians as the country searches for direction in the wake of the general election. Construction sector voices fears over labour supply and consumer confidence in wake of Election 2017 result Friday, June 9, 2017 Mark Shields The political uncertainty in the wake of the general election result has shaken the foundations of the construction sector, with housebuilders’ shares taking a hit on the FTSE 100. Anglian Water joint venture being examined by Competition and Markets Authority Wednesday, June 7, 2017 Mark Shields A joint venture launched by Anglian Water Group is being probed by the Competition and Markets Authority. Insurance premium tax hike could lead businesses to take risks, warns FSB Thursday, June 1, 2017 Mark Shields Hikes to insurance premium tax (IPT) risk endangering small firms, the Federation of Small Businesses is warning, as it called on government to freeze the rate. East Anglian HR managers reveal their biggest concern - and it’s not Brexit Friday, May 26, 2017 Mark Shields East Anglian HR directors have named the issue that causes them the most concern. The Top 100: The power list of Norfolk and Suffolk’s biggest companies is revealed Wednesday, May 24, 2017 Mark Shields They are the powerhouses of our region – the companies which drive the local economy and employ tens of thousands of people across Norfolk and Suffolk. Andy Grimbly of PwC: Top 100 list showcases a resilient economy that can weather political uncertainty Tuesday, May 23, 2017 Mark Shields The Top 100 list is a snapshot of a resilient regional economy in Norfolk and Suffolk, writes Andy Grimbly, Norwich senior partner at PwC. Stock-market flotation fuels acquisitive year for Diss-based Top 100 member Midwich Tuesday, May 23, 2017 Mark Shields Few companies on the Top 100 list have had as eventful a year as Midwich. Food and drink industry would respond to sweet and chocolate tax ‘with innovation’ Friday, May 12, 2017 Mark Shields First it was the soft drinks - next, it could be chocolate and sweets in line for a sugar tax. East Anglia’s Dragons’ Den? The angel investors on the hunt for Norfolk and Suffolk’s most innovative companies Wednesday, May 10, 2017 Mark Shields firstname.lastname@example.org They style themselves as East Anglia’s answer to Dragons’ Den – and they are on the lookout for the region’s brightest businesses. Jobs at risk as Burger King franchisees enter administration Wednesday, April 19, 2017 Mark Shields Jobs have been put at risk at three fast-food franchises after the companies behind them went into administration. Former Bernard Matthews owners blame customers for deal which saw pensioners lose out Wednesday, April 19, 2017 Mark Shields The former owners of Bernard Matthews have hit back at suggestions they profited at the expense of pensioners, claiming that reluctant customers scuppered a better deal to save the turkey producer. Could a surge in solar power mean UK wind farms are put on pause this summer? Friday, April 7, 2017 Mark Shields The growing popularity of solar power for households and businesses is expected to lead to an energy surplus that could see UK wind farms asked to turn off their turbines this summer. Bernard Matthews workers ‘feel betrayed’ as job losses confirmed at Norfolk site Thursday, April 6, 2017 Mark Shields email@example.com Workers at Bernard Matthews “feel betrayed and let down” after confirmation that 128 jobs are to be lost, a union has claimed. CVS Group hails ‘strong base’ for growth as turnover and profits rise Friday, March 31, 2017 Mark Shields Veterinary group CVS saw revenue and profits rise in its interim results as its chairman pointed to a “strong financial base” for further growth. Installation of foundations at Galloper wind farm completed two months early Friday, March 31, 2017 Mark Shields The construction of the £1.5bn Galloper offshore wind farm has moved into the next phase after the installation of turbine foundations was completed two months ahead of schedule. Diss audio-visual distributor Midwich to buy Spanish firm for potential €11m Wednesday, March 29, 2017 Mark Shields Audio-visual distributor Midwich has delivered on the promise of its chief executive to pursue growth through acquisition after snapping up a European supplier. Suffolk manufacturer Wrightfield launches new brands after international link-up Tuesday, March 21, 2017 Mark Shields Eye-based manufacturer Wrightfield has launched two new brands after it secured a major contract with an international supplier. Don’t look down: BT Openreach launches virtual-reality videos to entice new recruits in East Anglia Monday, March 20, 2017 Mark Shields Virtual-reality videos give potential recruits an engineer’s-eye view of work for BT Openreach. Feeding the pipeline: Water companies team up to tap into future talent Friday, February 10, 2017 Mark Shields The region’s biggest water companies have revealed plans to come together to tap into the talent of the future.