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Falling foul of new data protection rules and risks relating to unfair dismissal, redundancy and discrimination are among the legal issues most worrying firms in Suffolk, according to Gotelee Solicitors.

Self-invested personal pension (SIPP) specialist Curtis Banks, which includes Ipswich-based Suffolk Life, has announced increased annual revenues and profits.

Anglian Water Group (AWG) has unveiled a series of financial and structural initiatives which it says are designed “to improve transparency, trust and customer confidence”.

The University of Essex and Chelmsford-based software company Objective IT have launched a second Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) to create new products incorporating Artificial Intelligence (AI).

All 100 Toys R Us stores in the UK are to close, with the loss of around 3,000 jobs, after administrators admitted defeat in their efforts to find a buyer for the collapsed retailer.

Business leaders and politicians from the East of England have been given an insight into the potential boost to the region’s economy if proposals for new nuclear power stations in Suffolk and Essex go ahead.

Business leaders in Suffolk and Essex today welcomed the Chancellor’s spring statement, offering a brighter outlook for the UK economy compared with the Budget last November.

Scottish airline Loganair is to launch flights between Southend and Carlisle this summer, offering a new option for holidaymakers heading to the Lake District.

Law firm Ellisons Solicitors has opened a new office in Chelmsford, bringing its network of locations to six.

A record February has seen annual passenger numbers at London Stansted Airport top 26m for the first time.

London Stansted has maintained its position as the UK’s leading airport for public transport use, delegates at its annual transport forum heard.

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Ipswich have one of the highest levels of borrowing in the UK, according to a new study.

Ryanair has unveiled its 2018-19 winter schedule from London Stansted, including the return of flights to Edinburgh which was among the routes suspended last year when the airline’s current winter schedule was to cut back due to pilot shortages.

Ipswich-based social enterprise Realise Futures has won a five-year contract to deliver the Government-funded Work and Health Programme in Suffolk on behalf of national charity Shaw Trust.

The Aldeburgh team of holiday lettings firm Suffolk Secrets have a new “home” of their own, following a move to larger premises in the town’s High Street.

Sudbury-based agency Mackman has been honoured for marketing work carried out on behalf of local charities over the past year.

The planned opening of 20 new hotels, including one in East Anglia, is part of a drive by budget brand Travelodge to target growing demand from business customers.

Long-established Suffolk packaging products company H Erben Ltd has been sold for an undisclosed sum to the United States-based group Berlin Packaging.

Pubs and brewing group Greene King has marked National Apprenticeship Week by announcing that the number of trainees to have joined its own in-house scheme has now passed 10,000.

A University of Essex PhD student whose pioneering work in artificial intelligence (AI) has transformed the way Britain’s biggest telecoms business deploys engineers is to present his research to Parliament.

Holiday lets company Best of Suffolk has received the Feefo Gold Trusted Service award, an independent seal of excellence based on customer ratings.

An Essex-based photographer who specialises in images of new-borns has been awarded Master Craftsman status by the Guild of Photographers.

Essex-based Healthcare Homes has completed the purchase of another property, The Old Vicarage residential care home at Leigh, near Sherbourne in Dorset.

The organisers of a software developer conference to be held in Ipswich later this month are hoping to attract up to 250 delegates.

The future of a west Suffolk manufacturing company is back in the balance following the appointment of administrators for the second time in less than six months.

France-based insurance multinational AXA, whose UK arm includes a major presence in Ipswich, has agreed a 15.3bn US dollars (£11bn) deal to acquire XL Group, a specialist in property and casualty claims.

East Anglian accountancy firm Ensors is celebrating after picking up a top title at the Pensions Age Awards in London.

Management and leadership training worth thousands of pounds is being offered on a heavily discounted basis to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Suffolk.

The retail and logistics sectors are continuing to bear the brunt of the impact on business from the big freeze.

Initiatives designed to improve the competitiveness of the oil and gas industry through increasing efficiency will be shared with delegates at the biggest energy event in the East of England this week.

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