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Southwold-based Adnams has named The Bridge House, near London’s Tower Bridge, as its Pub of the Year.

A file picture of the Sanofi factory in Haverhill.

More than 50 jobs are to be axed at the Haverhill site of pharmaceutical group Sanofi.

Georgi Rollings, left, and Emma Lawrence of Starfish Accounting.

An Ipswich based provider of online company secretarial software has reached the landmark milestone of having 10,000 users.

Robert Hughes, managing director of Hughes Electrical, and Andy Yallop, store manager, at the company's new branch in Bury St Edmunds.

Hughes Electrical has opened the doors of its new store in Bury St Edmunds following a £200,000 investment which has also created six new jobs, doubling the size of its workforce in the town.

Barclays has been fined £72m by the Financial Conduct Authority.
Photo: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Banking giant Barclays has been fined £72million by the City watchdog for failing to handle potential financial crime risks relating to a £1.88billion transaction for ultra high-net-worth clients.

Ipswich council leader David Ellesmere at the former sugar beet factory site off Sproughton Road.

A new Enterprize Zone involving 10 development sites across East Anglia, with the potential to create 18,500 jobs, was announced by Chancellor George Osborne today.

Natalie Moloney, of Woodbridge events firm Pink Lemonade Productions.

An entrepreneur is up for a fifth business award since her event planning company launched last year.

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, delivering his joint Autumn Statement and Spending Review to MPs in the House of Commons
Photo: PA Wire

The Chancellor’s Autumn Statement and Comprehensive Spending Review today divided opinion between unions employers.

Tony Willson, managing director of Helmsman Services.

Colchester-based training specialist Helmsman Services has secured the largest contract in its 17 year history, for its construction-specific e-learning health and safety courses.

Thomas Cook has reported its first annual profit for five years.

The boss of holiday firm Thomas Cook said yesterday that disruption experience since the deadly terrorist attacks in Tunisia, Egypt and Paris was “unprecedented” in his 30-year career.

The Buttermarket Centre will become a £35m entertainment complex

Cinema giant Empire has signed up for a new £35m leisure complex being created in the Buttermarket Shopping Centre, Ipswich.

Households with children led an increase in leisure spending during October, according to Greene King.

Greene King has reported a boost to leisure spending during October from the Rugby World Cup and the release of the new James Bond film, Spectre.

Hopkins Homes' Bure Place development.

Suffolk-based housebuilder Hopkins Homes has now achieved a hat-trick of national awards for its restoration and conversion of a Victorian listed building in Norfolk.

Andy Fisk and Ian Tooke are the new  joint managing directors at JR Executive Travel.

Suffolk-based JR Executive Travel has been acquired in a buy-out deal valuing the business at £1.8million.

R3 Eastern chairman Frank Brumby.

Businesses in the East of England are the least likely in the UK to be victims of late payment, research by insolvency trade body R3 shows.

Food & farming news

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A major grain, seed and fertiliser firm based at Ipswich is about to add a grain trading business in the north to its operations.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Father and son team Derek and Paul Kelly of Kelly Bronze Turkeys in Danbury.

A new turkey processing plant is set to be launched on Sunday - five months after a fire destroyed the original factory.

United States
Monday, November 16, 2015
Steve Dunstan has returned to the pig industry and joined Suffolk-based pig breeding and genetics company Rattlerow Farms as Sales Development Manager.

Stradbroke-based pig breeding and genetics company Rattlerow Farms has welcomed a new sales development manager. Steve Dunstan takes over from David Arrand who will retire at the end of this year after 23 years with the company.

Movers and Shakers

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

East Anglian law firm Ashton KCJ has welcomed a new solicitor, Sarah Duncan. She is based at Ashton KCJ’s Waterfront House office in Ipswich and will be working alongside the firm’s commercial property and litigation teams across all of the its seven offices.

Monday, November 9, 2015
Law firm Ashton KCJ has welcomed a new solicitor, Sophie McCadney, to its commercial property team.

Ipswich-based law firm Ashton KCJ has welcomed a new solicitor, Sophie McCadney, to its commercial property team.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015
From left,– Mark Amis, area director for Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking in East Anglia, and Steve Harley, Ryan King, Nick Clowe, Matt Campbell and Andrew Henning.

Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking has appointed Nick Clowe as the new head of its growing mid-cap mid-markets team in East Anglia, providing further support for the ambitions of local businesses.

Business features

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This Christmas, Maureen Ling, 67, will be hanging up her bed-and-breakfast apron after 12 busy years. But she will take with her some happy memories of cooking up sumptuous breakfasts in her farm kitchen for the steady stream of guests who have beaten a path to the door of her Grade II listed Georgian farmhouse.

Yesterday, 11:20
Jonathan Agar of Birketts. left, with Ian Thoroughgood of Grant Thornton.

Suffolk’s leading companies have together recorded solid growth in sales and profits over the past year, according to the new Suffolk Limited report from Grant Thornton.

Tue, 06:00
John Dugmore, Martin Kent, Colin Noble, Deborah Cadman, Sarah Howard,  Andy Wood and Ashleigh Seymour-Rutherford at the Inward Investment Ambassadors' Launch Lunch held at Bruisyard Hall.

Business leaders from across the county attended the official launch of the Suffolk Inward Investment Ambassadors (IIA) network which encourages leading figures within the local economy to play their part in encouraging businesses from elsewhere to invest in the county.

Expert advice

Thursday, November 19, 2015

There’s a really good test on whether or not an economy is competitive on the world stage which is basically whether or not it can earn enough money from exporting to buy the goods that consumers want to import.

Friday, November 13, 2015
Louise Cardwell of Ashton KCJ.

None of us like to think that one day we may not be capable of dealing with our affairs. However, mental incapacity is something that can affect any of us and whilst for some it may be as a result of a degenerative illness, it could affect you without warning, perhaps as the result of an accident.

Friday, November 6, 2015
Peter Harrup of BDO

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has recently published a consultation document entitled “Improving Large Business Tax Compliance”.

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