Strong overseas demand for British products has given manufacturers in the East of England reason for festive cheer, according to a survey published by EEF, the manufacturers’ organisation and accountancy and business advisory firm BDO.
Nick Burrows is CEO of Notcutts, a Woodbridge-based business that operates 18 garden centres throughout the UK. The family-owned firm celebrates 120 years in business in 2017, so we asked Nick to offer us some words of wisdom from his time in the world of work.
East Anglian recruitment business, Just Recruitment, has announced its intention to launch a new employee ownership trust where future company profits will be placed into a trust fund for the benefit of employees.
Achieving impressive double-digit growth over time is what most businesses dream of. But expansion of this kind brings with it new challenges around managing workloads, recruiting new staff and ensuring access to the relevant skills.
It it widely predicted that over the coming decades we will see more robots enter the workplace, as developments in areas such as artificial intelligence and automation make these technologies increasingly commonplace.
No-frills airline easyJet will confirm a boost from the demise of rivals and recent woes at Ryanair when it reports results on Tuesday, but a £100 million hit from the weak pound will still see profits tumble.