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The Inspirations shop in Wickham Market,owned by shareholders in the community, is now officially open. Nick Denny from the Co-op cut the ribbon.

The much anticipated transformation of a Suffolk village’s former supermarket into a new community retail venture was celebrated this week - four years after the site was last in use.

New-build utility connections specialist Brookfield Utilities has reported increased annual profits.
Photo: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Annual profits at Suffolk-based Brookfield Utilities have increased by more than one-third as it continues to add to the number of properties it connects.

Curtis Banks Group chief executive Rupert Curtis (left) with Will Self, managing director of Suffolk Life, outside the company's offices in Princes Street, Ipswich.

Self-invested personal pensions (SIPP) specialist Curtis Banks Group has completed the £45m acquisition of Ipswich-based Suffolk Life from Legal & General (L&G).

Dan Everitt, managing director of MSC UK.

Dan Everitt, managing director at the Mediterranean Shipping Company’s UK headquarters in Ipswich, has been named Multimodal Personality of the Year at a leading industry awards ceremony.

Celebrating the launch of British Airways flights from Stansted Airport are Luke Hayhoe of BA CityFlyer (left) and Andrew Cowan of Stansted Airport with British Airways’ cabin crew Paulina Stasiak (left) and Danielle Bellini.

The first British Airways flights from Stansted Airport will get off to a flying start this weekend with all the summer sun destinations fully booked.

Hawthorn Drive, Ipswich

An empty former care home in Ipswich could be turned into 23 apartments and four bungalows, if planners give the scheme the green light.

UCU National Executive Member Steve Sangwine of Essex picketing

University staff in Suffolk and Essex took part in the first of two planned days of strike action yesterday, in a dispute over pay.

The Keronite process in action.

Suffolk-based surface technology company Keronite has secured European Union funding to develop new wear resistant technologies for the automotive market.

Dave Muller speaking at the Ipswich Vision networking event hosted by the Greater Ipswich Chamber of Commerce.

Nearly 100 leaders of businesses and other organisations from in and around Ipswich have been challenged to act as ambassadors for for town.

The Bentley Fire Shop team with the company's International Gold Distributor Sales Achievement Award from Central Boiler, presented at the US company’s biennial dealer convention in Las Vegas.

An Essex-based stoves, fireplaces and heating specialist has received recognition as a leading distributor for a range of US-built outdoor wood furnaces.

From left, Monthind partner Simon Biggs, Paul Prime, managing director of Atkins Gregory, Greg Gregory, founder of Atkins Gregory, and Monthind partner Tony Felgate. shaking hands of Monthind's acquisition of Atkins Gregory.

East Anglia cleaning company Monthind has expanded with thea acquisition of Cambridge-based commercial cleaning contractor Atkins Gregory.

The new boss of Marks & Spencer has unveiled his strategy for reviving the fortunes of its fashion business.
Photo: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Marks & Spencer’s new boss Steve Rowe today pledged to slash prices and put more staff in stores to turn around its beleaguered clothing arm – but warned profits will take a hit.

Innovators, investors and entrepreneurs from the East of England at the Venturefest East event at Newmarket Racecourse.

More than 800 innovators, investors and entrepreneurs gathered in Newmarket to showcase what the region’s technology sector has to offer.

Some of the current apprentices at Ransomes Jacobsen in Ipswich.

Turf maintenance equipment manufacturer Ransomes Jacobsen will be taking its apprentice recruitment drive to the Suffolk Show at the start of next month.

Phil McEwan, Adrian Willings and Zhanna Askarova of Crafted.

Ipswich-based digital agency Crafted has appointed three new senior staff members.

EDF Chief Executive Vincent de Rivaz appears before the Energy and Climate Change Committee to answer questions over the delay in making a final investment decision on the Hinkley Point nuclear power project. Picture: PA Wire

MPs have been promised the sister project of a proposed third nuclear power plant on the Suffolk coast will go ahead despite a fresh delay in making a final investment decision.

Steam Punk Pig - Birketts entry for Pigs Gone Wild

Staff at Ipswich-based law firm Birketts are welcoming a new member to the team ahead of the Pigs Gone Wild art trail - Steam Punk Pig.

An artist's impression of what St James’ Business and Logistics Park will look like.

More than 600 jobs could be created if a major £72m business park planned for the outskirts of Ipswich gets the go-ahead.

File photo dated 06/10/11 of a trainee bricklayer. Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne delivers his Autumn Statement and Spending Review in the House of Commons today. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Wednesday November 25, 2015. See PA BUDGET stories. Photo credit should read: Ian Nicholson/PA Wire

Bricklayers are being paid up to £25 an hour as building firms struggle to recruit skilled workers, a new report has revealed.

Bids for Tata Steels UK business are being finalised.

Bids for Tata Steel’s UK business are being finalised ahead of a crucial week for the crisis-hit industry and the job prospects of thousands of workers.

Paul Evans, who has set up Boosty, an Ipswich-based start-up which aims to give people a faster and more reliable broadband service.

Much of northern Ipswich still receives speeds slower than 10 megabits per second, the speed that Ofcom has now ruled must be the minimum speed for broadband services across the UK, says Paul Evans:

Profits after tax at Ryanair are up 43%.

Ryanair said it plans to cut fares by 7% this year as annual profits at the budget airline soared by almost half.

Axa is to stop investing in the tobacco industry.

Axa, one of the largest insurance companies in the world, will stop investing in the tobacco industry, it has announced.

The Home Instead Ipswich team.

Home Instead Senior Care for Ipswich, Woodbridge & Felixstowe has scooped an industry accolade.

Nick Bishop, senior operations manager at the Papworth Trust, collecting the cheque from CLAAS staff.

A year-long fundraising campaign by an agricultural machinery firm has supported a farm which provides crucial respite for disabled people and their families.

The number of people working from home is on the rise.

The number of people working from home has increased by a fifth over the past decade, a new study has shown.

Moss Bros saw sales rise in the first quarter of this year.

Moss Bros has bucked the trend of its high street peers and posted strong sales growth for the first quarter.

Filming in Ipswich Waterfront

Michael Portillo films his Great British Railway Journeys

The Competition and Markets Authority says Ladbrokes and Coral may have to offload stores as a condition of their proposed merger.

Ladbrokes and Coral may have to offload 350 to 400 high street stores as a condition of their proposed £2.3bn merger, the Competition and Markets Authority has said.

Steve Magnall, chief executive at St Peter's Brewery.

Suffolk-based St Peter’s Brewery has launched a new range of craft beers, involving a new 330ml version of its distinctive oval bottle.

Claire Woodman of Poppy Nursing and Care Services.

Four business leaders from Suffolk and Essex have been named among the winners in the 2016 East of England Director of the Year Awards.

Royal Mail today reported annual profits for the year to March 27.
Photo: Philip Toscano/PA Wire

Royal Mail today posted a 33% fall in annual profits to £267m as it took a hit from reorganisation costs.

Essex Chambers of Commerce chief executive  Denise Rossiter.
Picture: Spencer Griffiths

There is still time to register to attend Discovering Business in Essex 2016, the county’s biggest business exhibition taking place at Chelmsford City Racecourse on June 2 from 10am to 3pm.

Workers protesting outsideTata Steel in Port Talbot, South Wales after the company announced plans to sell up its UK operations.

The Government is coming under fresh pressure to tackle the crisis in the steel industry after the United States doubled a tariff against steel imports from China.

Fashion retailer Burberry says adjusted full-year pre-tax profits crashed 10%.

Fashion retailer Burberry has said adjusted full-year pre-tax profits crashed 10% to £421m as the company flagged a challenging trading environment for its luxury products.

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