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Two district councils are celebrating the impact of young talent after taking on a record amount of apprentices this summer.

Suffolk tent hire company Events Under Canvas has received one of is most unusual commissions − to set up camp for a corporate event at the foot of a volcano.

The UK’s political climate is not doing any favours for employers’ confidence in the economy, which has fallen to the lowest level since the EU referendum, according to a new report.

Some Ryanair passengers have reported having to pay again to pick seats or take hold luggage when re-booking flights after the airline announced mass cancellations.

A fast-growing consultancy which helps businesses claim research and development (R&D) tax credits is to open another new office.

Leisure airline Jet2.com is to operate its first ski programme from Stansted Airport his winter.

After three-and-a-half years helping the region’s economy to grow as chairman of the New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership, Mark Pendlington will step down from the role today. Doug Faulkner spoke to him about his reflections on his tenure.

Ipswich-based law firm Prettys is celebrating a series of promotions in five departments following positive business growth in the first six months of the year.

A travel agency has offered youngsters a chance to train while on the job after launching an apprenticeship scheme.

Corporate employee fraud cost businesses in the East of England more than £6.3m last year, according to data.

Toys and games retailer Toys’R’Us says it is “business as usual” for its UK stores - including in Ipswich - despite the chain’s North American arm filing for bankruptcy protection in the United States and Canada.

Members of the team leading a campaign for Government investment in improvements to the A14 in Suffolk have met with officials from Highways England the Department for Transport to highlight the impact of delays on local businesses.

A popular cake-making company has expanded into larger premises.

A Suffolk-based music entrepreneur is spearheading an ambitious fund-raising event that will see over a 1,000 concerts take place across the world, including Ed Sheeran playing in a living room in Washington DC.

A boom in manufacturing which saw the UK named the eighth largest industrial nation is expected to level off as it prepares to leave the European Union – a significant market for East Anglian exporters.

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More than 100 classic and vintage tractors are set to go under the hammer as the Gary Cooper Collection goes on the hammer at Risby, near Bury St Edmunds, on September 20.

Field trials taking place in Suffolk have revealed some “significant findings” on maximising returns for energy maize, according to agronomy experts.

Yesterday, 06:12

Tax legislation should be overhauled to enable the farming sector to increase productivity post-Brexit, a professional body says.

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Yesterday, 17:07

In recent months, there has been a spate of cyber-crime stemming from ransomware infiltrating large businesses on a global scale.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

HMRC has adopted EU proposals to extend distance selling rules to online or mail order sellers of goods who promote a separate delivery service to their customers.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

There is a sea change coming for all businesses operating in e-commerce fulfilment, and ignoring the effect of this new scheme is not an option for any business that wants to trade within the law.

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Ipswich-based law firm Prettys is celebrating a series of promotions in five departments following positive business growth in the first six months of the year.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Southwold-based brewer, distiller and hotelier Adnams has appointed Lyndon Barrett-Scott as general manager of The Swan Hotel in Southwold.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

John Niland, Provide’s chief executive, is working with the Essex Business School (EBS) at the University of Essex as an honorary professor.

Suffolk Chamber of Commerce

Yesterday, 15:17

Members of the team leading a campaign for Government investment in improvements to the A14 in Suffolk have met with officials from Highways England the Department for Transport to highlight the impact of delays on local businesses.