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Pier PR & Marketing has been awarded a grant from the New Anglia LEP’s Growing Business Fund to support its ambitious expansion plans.

Some men are quite partial to pottering around in their shed with drills and spanners, but Kenneth Mockford has taken his shed-tinkering to another level. The 54 year-old engineer has been shutting himself away inside his garden shed “from dawn until dusk” since April 25 in order to build the world’s first F-35B Lightning jet simulator for public use.

Colchester traders could be getting much more of a say on the future of their town, if they vote in favour of proposals to give their town business improvement district (BID) status.

A new networking meeting launching in North Suffolk next week will offer local businesses tips on making better use of video marketing.

A start up is getting women of all ages up on the dancefloor for a spin, but not in a nightclub.

Education charity Inspire Suffolk, which supports local young people onto a positive future, is partnering with hotel group TA Hotel Collection and facilities management company Vertas to provide hospitality training and job opportunities.

Marmite can be loved or hated, but adding it to cheddar cheese and sausage meat turned out to be a winning combination for Thurston Butcher Harvey Francis.

Suffolk Chamber of Commerce is urging local businesses to be more aware of their role in preventing suicide among their staff, and signposting support for those who may have suicidal thoughts.

A couple are celebrating the first anniversary of their tax and accountancy advice firm TaxAssist Accountants in Bury Saint Edmunds.

Ryanair has announced it will open a new base at Southend Airport with three aircraft at an investment of $300million.

As the tide turns away from plastic use, a growing number of Suffolk businesses are ditching their reliance on single-use plastic items altogether.

The radio station Town 102 has lost its licence to broadcast, with the regulator handing it over to a new service, Ipswich FM.

When Mark Lister decided take the plunge and set up his company Ribbon and Label Supplies seven years ago, he could never have anticipated the impact – good and bad – that the UK’s decision to leave the European Union would have on his business.

A collaboration between University of Essex and a Colchester electronics firm aims to revolutionise the way that sporting events like the FIFA World Cup and the Formula One Grand Prix are broadcast in the future.

Wyevale Garden Centres (WGC), the UK’s biggest garden centre operator, has been put up for sale.

Shoppers have expressed sadness at hearing that budget retailer Poundworld is the latest chain to enter administration.

Poundworld is set to become the latest retail casualty on the British high street as it calls in administrators, putting 5,100 jobs at risk.

AXA’s Ipswich team scooped four major honours at this year’s UK National Call Centre Awards.

Poundworld, which has a store in Ipswich, expected to become latest retailer to collapse

Stansted Airport today celebrated the first flight by an international Middle Eastern airline from its runways.

Deborah Tullett, Group Training Manager at the TA Hotel Collection said; “As runners-up in a national competition, it was a great experience for them and Hannah, at just 16 years of age, is already talking about what dish she is going to make at next year’s competition.”

Millionaire jeweller Gerald Ratner, Keane bassist Jesse Quin, and Hoax clothing founder Jason Carter are the big names announced to speak at this year’s MENTA business show in Bury St Edmunds.

More than 100 Essex businesses got the chance to tout their trade to potential clients at Discovering Business in Essex, an exhibition held in Chelmsford on Wednesday.

The East Anglian Daily Times has appointed Jessica Hill as its new business writer.

Proposals to build the Sizewell C nuclear power station have received a significant boost after the business secretary Greg Clarke reaffirmed the government’s commitment to new nuclear projects.

The sunshine brought more shoppers out onto the streets last month, helping to make up for trade lost due to snow and wet weather in April.

Former England rugby captain Mike Tindall will be speaking at one of the biggest B2B exhibitions in the county, Discovering Business in Essex, on Wednesday.

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