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Bernard Matthews is up for sale. Image: Bernard Matthews

Union Unite said it was a “worrying time” for Bernard Matthews employees, who were awaiting news of a possible sale of the company.

The main terminal building at Stansted Airport

The owner of Stansted Airport has called on the Government to prioritise schemes to make best use of the UK’s existing airport capacity, after a decision on building a new runway in the South-East was again postponed.

Metin Ozer, from Mr Chippys Fish and Seafood Restaurant, Simone McLean, from S&S Caribbean Cafe, Sharalyne Monk, from Zebra News, Jessica Schomberg, from Jes, Izabela Serwin, from Cardamon Cafe, and April Moodie, from Music Warehouse, are angry how a trade is being affected due to a portion of St John's Street in Colchester is blocked due to sewer repairs.

Businesses say they have been left counting the cost and struggling for survival after a collapsed sewer has closed a Colchester town centre road for six weeks.

Angela Saunders who was refused alcohol in Tescos beacause her 15 year old daughter was with her.

A single mother has vowed to boycott a Suffolk supermarket after being “humiliated” by staff refusing to serve her alcohol because she was with her teenage daughter.

Jenny Hill, systerms and administration manager at TA Hotel Collection, receives her Managing Director's Award from Grahame Tinnion, right, manager director of TA Hotel Collection, and Simon turner of award spnsor Sumaridge Estate Wines.

Suffolk-based hotels group TA Hotel Collection has announced the winners of its 2016 team awards during a celebratory evening held at its Thorpeness Country Club venue near Aldeburgh.

The Greene King name is set to appear on more pubs.

The Greene King name will be appearing on even more pubs as a result of streamlining in the enlarged group’s portfolio of brands.

Stock image. Despite road signs saying the road is shut, businesses along the B1113 are open for business. The road closure is not in affect for more than seven miles from the point of closure at the roundabout for the Old Neton Road between Stowupland and Stowmarket.

Business owners in mid Suffolk have claimed road works scheduled to run until September will affect trade numbers over the summer months.

Rooney Anand, chief executive of Greene King

Pubs and brewing group Greene King today reported a 60% increase in annual pre-tax profits after a “transformational” year which saw it become the UK’s largest operator of directly managed pubs.

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The vote to leave the European Union has posed fresh doubts over the likelihood of a new nuclear power plant in Suffolk.

James Dix, finance director at Stansted Airport.

Stansted Airport has announced a series to changes to its senior management team, following the recent appointment of new chief executive Andrew Cowan.

Sam Martin and her team from Angels Beauty Clinic with their awards at the Businesses of Saxmundham Customer Service Awards.

Angels Beauty Clinic carried off the top prize at the Businesses of Saxmundham (Bos) Customer Service Awards.

Ian Milne, managing director of Ipswich Town FC,  and Ian Surtees, managing director of  Vertas Group.

East Anglian multi-service facilities management provider Vertas Group has signed a three-year partnership deal with Ipswich Town Football Club.

The QD store in St Mathews Street, Ipswich has closed down.

Discount store QD has closed down its last remaining store in Ipswich after a fall in sales, the company has announced.

The new Greene King beer café, which stands alongside the company's Bury St Edmunds brewery.

Suffolk-based pubs and brewing group Greene King has received its fifth consecutive Certificate of Excellence from travel review website TripAdvisor for the quality of its Westgate Brewery tours in Bury St Edmunds.

Keith Senior is pictured at Jacobs Allen in Bury St Edmunds

Concerns have been raised about how Thursday’s decision to quit the EU will affect mortgage rates and foreign travel.

Food & farming news

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Adam Scott, Essex county adviser for the National Farmers' Union.

Adam Scott, NFU county adviser for Essex and secretary to the NFU’s regional livestock board, highlights the risk of bluetonge disease returning to England this summer.

Friday, June 24, 2016
Robert Sheasby, East Anglia regional director at the Natinoal Farmers' Union.

The Government must ensure that British agriculture is not disadvantaged following the UK’s vote to leave the European Union, the National Farmers’ Union’s leader in East Anglia said today.

European Union
Thursday, June 23, 2016
Student James Huscroft with Bob Craddock, innovation manager at Edme.

North Essex-based ingredients company Edme has underlined its commitment to encouraging young people into the food science sector.

Movers and Shakers

Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Chris Smith of Norse Commercial Services

Chris Smith has joined Norse Commercial Services as business development manager for three of the group’s joint venture partnerships.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016
Nigel Farthing and James Austin of Birketts.

East of England law firm Birketts senior partner Nigel Farthing has stepped down from the role after 10 years, handing over the reins to James Austin.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Jo Perrins of Birkett Long.

Jo Perrins has returned to Essex law firm Birkett Long, which has offices in Chelmsford, Colchester and Basildon, as a chartered legal executive after a 23-year absence.

Business features

Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Phil Carpenter performs the ribbon cutting to officially open the Anglia Business Exhibition.

The 20th Anglia Business Exhibition (ABE), staged at Trinity Park, Ipswich, last week, has been hailed by organisers as a great success, with representatives from more than 1,500 businesses attending.

Monday, June 20, 2016
Tesco chief executive Dave Lewis talking to store staff.

The retail sector will dominate company reporting this week, with Tesco and Debenhams both providing trading updates ahead of Thursday’s vote on Britain’s membership of the European Union.

Thursday, June 16, 2016
Local film professionals shooting the film From Suffolk With Love which is designed to attract film units to Suffolk and to make Suffolk a better place for film companies to work.

We could soon be seeing more of Suffolk’s big skies on the big screen if efforts to promote the county as a destination for filmmakers come to fruition.

Expert advice

Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Lee Pearce, head of disputer esolution at Ellisons.

With the referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union almost on us, local firms which trade with EU partners should consider the impact a vote to leave might have on their business.

Thursday, June 16, 2016
Peter Harrup, BDO LLP.

The Government has issued draft legislation and is consulting on the Apprenticeship Levy to be introduced in 2017. Now is the time to assess how it may affect your organisation.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016
Andrew West of Gotelee Solicitors.

If you employ senior staff in key senior positions where they have the ability to form influential relationships with your customers and suppliers, the likelihood is that you will try to protect your business by making sure their contract of employment contains restrictions to protect your goodwill and client base.


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