Mark Shields Business editor firstname.lastname@example.org @mark__shields CLA meets with East Anglian MPs to call for crackdown on hare coursing Yesterday, 14:16 Mark Shields Suffolk MPs heard first hand about the destructive impact of illegal hare coursing during a meeting with a rural lobby group - which is calling for stiffer penalties. Martin Lewis: We’re all going to die – so make sure your finances are ready Yesterday, 10:45 Mark Shields None of like to talk about it - but making preparations for your finances after death is essential, writes Martin Lewis of Moneysavingexpert.com. LEP opens £19m warchest for projects to boost Norfolk and Suffolk’s skills Yesterday, 10:05 Mark Shields A new £19m pot has been unveiled for projects which will boost skills and productivity across Norfolk and Suffolk. Two new partners appointed at East Anglian business advisers Thu, 15:19 Mark Shields Two new partners have been appointed at regional accountants Lovewell Blake. Pukka! East Anglian brewery signs deal to flavour new pies Wed, 17:15 Mark Shields Suffolk-based St Peter’s Brewery has signed a deal to supply beer to one of the country’s best-known pie-makers. Norfolk and Suffolk bid to woo global investors at international showcase Wed, 15:22 Mark Shields Norfolk and Suffolk’s biggest development opportunities are being presented to global investors at an international event this week. Builders merchant Ridgeons is bought by Huws Gray Tue, 14:32 Mark Shields East Anglian builders merchant Ridgeons has been bought in a multi-million pound deal. How local food producers’ passion could serve as inspiration to us all Sunday, October 14, 2018 Mark Shields Norfolk and Suffolk are renowned for their local food producers the recent Local Flavours event was a chance for Ed Savory, head of food sector at law firm Birketts, to get a taste. James Walker of Resolver: Your rights if your boiler packs up this winter Sunday, October 14, 2018 Mark Shields James Walker of Resolver on what to do when your boiler breaks down. Patisserie Valerie ‘needs major cash injection’ to survive Thursday, October 11, 2018 Mark Shields Cake chain Patisserie Valerie will cease trading without an “immediate” cash injection after discovering a major black hole in its finances. Martin Lewis of MoneySavingExpert: The best savings accounts for children Saturday, October 6, 2018 Mark Shields Martin Lewis of MoneySavingExpert.com picks out the top savings accounts for children. ‘We will do all we can to assist’ - Pledges of support for Banham Poultry from business and council leaders Thursday, October 4, 2018 Mark Shields Business and council leaders have pledged their support to Norfolk’s Banham Poultry as the struggling firm searches for a buyer. Exclusive: Banham Poultry boss confirms company is up for sale – but wants to avoid move out of Norfolk Wednesday, October 3, 2018 Mark Shields Crucial talks to secure the future of one of Norfolk’s biggest employers begin on Wednesday morning, as doubts hang over the jobs of 1,000 workers. More than 1,000 Norfolk jobs at risk as Banham Poultry put up for sale Wednesday, October 3, 2018 Mark Shields One of Norfolk’s biggest employers is reportedly on the brink of administration, putting the jobs of more than 1,000 workers at risk, according to an MP. From culture to community work: Five things we learned from the Best Employers 2018 survey Wednesday, October 3, 2018 Mark Shields The key trends from the Best Employers Eastern Region survey 2018 were discussed at a conference event in Newmarket today - here are five of the key lessons we learned. No-deal prospects hit confidence levels among East’s smaller businesses Sunday, September 30, 2018 Mark Shields The Brexit negotiations stumble on but in the meantime small firms are losing confidence, according to a major new survey. Opinion: Jamie Brown of Archant’s Digital Decoded: Has your marketing changed to keep pace with your customers? Wednesday, September 26, 2018 Mark Shields Jamie Brown of Archant’s free Digital Decoded workshops explains how customer habits are changing – and businesses must keep up to survive. Tech company Purple Tuesday to expand team after winning major contracts Saturday, September 22, 2018 Mark Shields Contract wins with big-name clients have led to growth at Future50 member Purple Tuesday. Mark Shields reports. The verdict from shoppers as Tesco’s new Jack’s discount store opens its doors Thursday, September 20, 2018 Mark Shields Hundreds of shoppers queued up as Tesco’s first new Jack’s discount stores opened for business. ‘I want to land a game-changer’ – New Anglia LEP chairman Doug Field on his big hope for 2019 Wednesday, September 19, 2018 Mark Shields As New Anglia LEP prepares for its annual general meeting today, its chairman Doug Field still feels he has unfinished business, he told business editor Mark Shields. Birketts unveils class of 2018 with 13 new trainee solicitors Monday, September 17, 2018 Mark Shields Regional law firm Birketts has announced the appointment of 13 new trainee solicitors across its four offices in the East of England. Norwich scientific leaders sign open letter to Michael Gove over genetically modified crops Friday, September 14, 2018 Mark Shields Leading plant science institutions in Norfolk have joined calls for government to address the implications of a European Union ruling over genetic modifications. The East Anglian breweries making their debut in the Good Beer Guide 2019 Thursday, September 13, 2018 Mark Shields Norfolk and Suffolk’s thriving beer scene has been recognised in the latest industry bible, with eight new breweries making the cut for 2019. Lloyds Bank reveals where it will close another 15 branches Wednesday, September 12, 2018 Mark Shields Lloyds Banking Group is to axe another 15 branches as is presses ahead with efforts to restructure the business. Free Digital Decoded workshops will give businesses inside track on SEO Wednesday, September 12, 2018 Mark Shields A series of free workshops aims to give businesses across Norfolk and Suffolk the skills they need to survive and thrive in the online world. Opinion: Jamie Brown of Archant’s Digital Decoded: What you’ll learn at our free workshops (translated for humans) Tuesday, September 11, 2018 Mark Shields Archant’s Digital Decoded workshops offer a no-nonsense guide to SEO and more. Jamie Brown explains what you’ll learn at the free sessions. Debenhams shares plunge as rumours swirl of KPMG emergency meetings Monday, September 10, 2018 Mark Shields Debenhams shares plunged 17% after KPMG was called in to help draft emergency plans to save the troubled retailer. ‘Too little, too late’ – East Anglian farmers sceptical over new seasonal work scheme for non-EU labour Friday, September 7, 2018 Mark Shields East Anglian farmers have given a lukewarm reception to a government pilot scheme to allow more non-EU workers into the country to fill anticipated labour shortages. Martin Lewis of Moneysavingexpert.com: Can you claim back hundreds of pounds for a delayed or cancelled flight? Friday, September 7, 2018 Mark Shields These simple guidelines from Moneysavingexpert’s Martin Lewis could help you claim back hundreds of pounds from cancelled or delayed flights. New NFU regional director in East Anglia is ready for the challenge of “seismic change” Thursday, September 6, 2018 Mark Shields The NFU in East Anglia has named its new regional director, who takes over at what he calls a time of “seismic change” in the industry.