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Three public relations agencies in Suffolk and north Essex have received multiple nominations in the regional CIPR PRide Awards, organised by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations.

The Port of Felixstowe has ordered two new gantry cranes for its Number 8 and 9 berths, which handle some of the world’s largest container ships.

Suffolk technology firm two10degrees has again honoured a top-performing computer science student at the University of Essex.

Airline Ryanair has posted a jump in first-quarter profits, but repeated a warning that Brexit could cause disruption unless an aviation deal is struck between the UK and the European Union.

Food producer Cranswick says it has made a “positive start” to the financial year.

Shares in B&M rose sharply today following weekend reports that supermarket giant Asda is mulling over a £4.4bn takeover of the discount retailer.

A weaker-than-expected economic performance in the UK has led the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to downgrade its growth forecast.

Household borrowing will be in sharp focus this week when lending giants Lloyds Banking Group and Barclays report following Bank of England warnings over ballooning consumer debt.

The orders are stacking up for smaller housebuilders in the East of England as they record the fastest rate of growth of any English region.

Major exporting success is a step closer for East of England firms which have benefited from a multi-million pound government funding pot to help businesses gain an international foothold.

The senior team at award-winning Suffolk rooflight company, Sunsquare, showed Bury St Edmunds MP Jo Churchill around their factory last week.

Drinks group Konings has unveiled plans to expand capacity at the Copella fruit juice site near Sudbury, potentially creating more than 100 new jobs.

A total of 31 care providers have been selected as finalists for this year’s Suffolk Care Awards.

Tourists jetting to the UK “in their droves” to take advantage of the weak pound could spend up to £2.4bn on our high streets this summer.

If you’ve caught daytime TV recently, then you won’t have been able to miss ads for funeral plans.

Food & farming news


Comedian Al Murray has revealed how he once helped save a young Suffolk farm worker’s life after a horrifying farm accident – in the hope of preventing future tragedies.

Food producer Cranswick says it has made a “positive start” to the financial year.


Thirty people were killed in UK agriculture in 2016/17 including a child, a report reveals.

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Thursday, July 13, 2017

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Digital marketing agency Crafted, based in Ipswich, has bolstered its senior management team with the appointment of Andrew Lee as strategy director.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Manningtree-based food ingredients company EDME has appointed a new operations and technical director. Metin Fevzi will oversee the production of tens of thousands of tonnes of flour and flakes to ensure the highest standards of product and service.

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Specialist recruitment group Sanctuary Personnel has claimed the top honour at the 2017 East Anglian Daily Times Business Awards.