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Yesterday, 09:52

Southwold-based Adnams today reported a 12% increase in first half profits to £962,000, with one-off gains on the sale of three pubs offsetting a dip in revenues.

Yesterday, 09:34
The Treasury has sold the first tranche of shares from the taxpayer-owned stake in the Royal Bank of Scotland Group.

The Treasury has sold the first tranche of shares in Royal Bank of Scotland for £2.1billion, but the taxpayer has made a loss of around £1bn on the sale.

Yesterday, 06:00
Stansted Airport, part of the Manchester Airports Group.

Independent management, design and construction consultancy Pick Everard is set to expand into the aviation sector.

Yesterday, 06:00
Natasha Davies, Tom Holloway, Ollie Prescott, Rachel Wilby and Omar Khattab, the five new appointments at Cloud Media Insight.

Ipswich-based media monitoring and analysis firm Cloud Media Insight has appointed five new executives.

Mon, 16:06
The new branding for Tarmac following its acquisition by CRH.

Iconic contruction brands Tarmac and Blue Circle have been combined to create a UK leader in the building materials sector.

Mon, 11:19
Millions have been paid to passengers since 2012

There was a £900,000 increase in the amount paid to delayed passengers in just one year – from £1.4m in 2013/14 to £2.3m in 2014/15.

Mon, 06:00
Anne Holt of Baker Tilly.

East Anglia’s many ports and logistics businesses are being advised to prepare for new European Union customs duty arrangements which come into force next year.

Sunday, August 2, 2015
Alan Cowie, communications and events officer at the| New Anglia Growth Hub.

New Anglia Growth Hub is to host a funding workshop, bringing together five providers of business support under one roof.

Sunday, August 2, 2015
The Birketts Tour de Wellbeing cycle team, from left, Matthew Potter, Ben Burt, Jolyon Berry (front) Greg Jones and Tom Shape.

Members of the employment team at regional law firm Birketts raised more than £1,000 for Breast Cancer Care by taking part in the Tour de Wellbeing virtual cycle race, held by EMCOR UK to coincide with the Tour de France.

Saturday, August 1, 2015
A plane in Flybe's latest purple livery.

Regional airline Flybe has confirmed its 2015-16 winter schedule to and from Stansted.

Saturday, August 1, 2015
The head office of BT, the BT Centre, in Newgate Street, central London.

Thousands of BT workers are to share in a £265million payout under share-related savings schemes which will see some employees making gains of more than £54,000.

Friday, July 31, 2015
Lloyds has added £1.4billion to its bill for compensating customers mis-sold payment protection insurance.

State-backed Lloyds Banking Group’s provision for payment protection insurance mis-selling has topped £13billion after it yesterday took another £1.4billion hit over the scandal.

Friday, July 31, 2015
A computer-generated image of how the Sizewell complex will look after construction of Sizewell C.

Development of Sizewell C took a huge step forward today as the companies were announced that will build its sister nuclear power station in Somerset.

Friday, July 31, 2015
Gary Allen, operations manager,  with Diane Allen and Graham Allen at Ipswich-based Ajax Domestic Spares which is celebratiing 40 years in business.

Ajax Domestic Spares has marked 40 years in business in style by launching a new showroom in Foxhall Road, Ipswich.

Thursday, July 30, 2015
The Great House restaurant with rooms in Lavenham.

An award-winning Suffolk restaurant has gained another accolade after being ranked the 26th best in the country.

Thursday, July 30, 2015
Gavin Patterson, chief executive of BT.

Photo: BT

BT is to pay out up to £129million to extend the Government-led roll-out of superfast broadband, after a bigger-than-expected take-up of the service.

Thursday, July 30, 2015
Centrica has reignited controversy over high energy bills by announcing a 44% increase in first half profits at its British Gas retail division.

Energy giants Royal Dutch Shell and Centrica today revealed plans to axe a total of more than 12,000 jobs.

Thursday, July 30, 2015
The Willis building in Ipswich.

Around 200 people are to lose their jobs at the Ipswich office of global insurance broker and risk management group Willis.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Christopher Hayman of Hayman Distillers with his children Miranda and James.

Essex gin maker Hayman Distillers is celebrating after winning a Gold award at this year’s International Wine and Spirits Competition (IWSC).

Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Bakery chain Greggs saw like-for-like sales rise 5.9% in the six months to July 4.

Higher breakfast sales and a bigger range of healthier products helped Greggs grow underlying profits by 51% in the first half of the year.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Barclays chairman 

John McFarlane.
Photo: VisMedia

Barclays boss John McFarlane today signalled plans to ramp up growth, squeeze costs and streamline the business after announcing a 25% rise in first half profits.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Uncertainty over Government policy is holding back potential investment in the offshore wind sector, according to East of England Energy Zone director James Gray.

The absence of a clear Government stategy is leaving the offshore wind industry “in limbo”, according to a leading figure within the sector in East Anglia.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015
The rate of growth in the UK economy rebounded during the second quarter of 2015, but the manufacturing sector continued to struggle, according to official figures.

UK growth bounced back in the second quarter of 2015 as gross domestic product (GDP) increased by 0.7%, according to official figures.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Ransomes Jacobsen operations director Simon Rainger addresses staff as the company's last Ransomes Commander mover leaves the production line.

Staff at Ipswich-based turf maintenance machinery maker Ransomes Jacobsen have marked the end of an era, with the last Ransomes Commander mower having rolled off the production line.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Barker Gotelee has welcomed Lucy Underwood, conveyancing assistant, Linda Crawford, solicitor, Nicky Sunderland. trust and estate planning practitioner, and Lisa Hobbs, junior secretary.

Ipswich-based law firm Barker Gotelee has welcomed four new employees across its expanding business.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Charles Manning on the new patio area at Bears Boutique Bar and Bowling in Star Lane, Ipswich

Businessman Charles Manning is pleased with the way his Bears bowling bar and grill is fitting into the entertainment offer in Ipswich – and with the business community.

Monday, July 27, 2015
A Ryanair aircraft atStansted Airport.

Budget airline Ryanair today reported a 25% jump in earnings for the first quarter of its new financial year.

Monday, July 27, 2015
Alton Towers in Staffordshire.

Alton Towers owner Merlin expects annual earnings for its theme parks business to drop by as much as £47million this year following last month’s rollercoaster crash.

Monday, July 27, 2015
Artist's impression of how an office development in Sheepen Road, Colchester, could look

A council has managed to secure tenants for a new office development before work has even begun on building it.

Monday, July 27, 2015
Manufacturers in the East of England are in confident mood, according to a new report.

Manufacturers in the East of England are helping to lead the way in exports and business confidence, according to a new report

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