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Suffolk’s business sector has been striving to ensure its voice is heard at a series of hustings in the run-up to the General Election.

15:11
EE is building 4G base ahead of BT deal

EE, the UK’s biggest mobile operator, said it is on track to sign up 14 million 4G customers by the end of the year.

The CWT fears a trade deal with the US would undermine any future proposals to renationalise organisations like BT or Royal Mail.

Opposition to a controversial trade deal being negotiated between the European Union and the United States has intensified amid warnings of its “massive impact” on any future campaign to renationalise the Royal Mail or BT.

09:26
A colder than normal start to the year has boosted British Gas profits.

Profits at British Gas are set to rise after the energy supplier revealed a boost in consumption following a colder than normal start to the year.

Yesterday, 13:00
Matthew Embley,  RDC recycling services manager, left, and Gary Griffiths, RDC international partners compliance, with the company's gold Zero Waste award.

Information technology reuse and recycling company RDC has received a gold Zero Waste Award from the letsrecycle.com website.

Yesterday, 06:00
Angela Rushforth, managing director of Ridgeons, with the firm's Investors in People gold accreditation.

Regional timber and builders’ merchant chain Ridgeons has been awarded a “gold” rating under ther Investors in People (IiP) programme.

Saturday, April 25, 2015
Alex Till of Menta.

Suffolk-based Enterprise agency Menta and the county branch of the Institute of Directors (IoD) are working together to help Suffolk business owners as they strive for growth.

Saturday, April 25, 2015
The water unit from the Prince's Street fire station with Ipswich with officials from the Port of Ipswich and students from Suffolk New College at the water safety demostration hosted by the port.

The Port of Ipswich teamed up with Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service to stage a rescue simulation off Orwell Quay.

Friday, April 24, 2015
From left, Chris Chamberlain from HTK, Vicki Cole from Crafted and Helen Dodman from Ipswich Central, the three organisations behind the Destination Digital conference.

The company behind the delivery of the Ipswich town centre Business Improvement District project has teamed up with two local digital specialist to stage a conference on online marketing for the tourism and hospitality sectors.

Friday, April 24, 2015
French Connection has warned that it faces a substantial loss when it posts its annual results.

Fashion chain French Connection today warned that it now expects to make a big annual loss after seeing its recovery hopes dashed by a difficult spring trading period.

Thursday, April 23, 2015
Andrew Harrison, managing director of Stansted Airport.

Manchester Airports Group, parent company of Stansted Airport, scored a four-star rating in Business in the Community’s 2015 CR Index.

Thursday, April 23, 2015
Dominic Casserley, group chief executive of Willis.

Global risk advice and insurance broking firm Willis has launched a 550million euro (£393m) offer to take full control of the French broker Gras Savoye.

Thursday, April 23, 2015
Sainsbury's is to cut 800 jobs as part of a restructuring of its store operations.

Sainsbury’s is to cut 800 jobs as it becomes the latest supermarket to restructure its operations in the face of tough trading conditions.

Thursday, April 23, 2015
The CWind Sword offshore support vessel.

Colchester-based offshore service vessel manufacturer CTruk has won an order to supply two more of its MPC22 boats to sister company CWind.

Thursday, April 23, 2015
Kay Allen, founder of Trading for Good, and Paul Winter, chief executive of Ipswich Building Society.

Ipswich Building Society has been presented with a Responsible Business Award at a Trading for Good East of England event held in its home town.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Savills has agreed a deal to acquire Smiths Gore.

Property services group Savills has agreed the acquisition of residential and rural agency chain Smiths Gore for an undisclosed sum.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Signage outside the Birds Eye factory in Lowestoft.

The company behind the Birds Eye frozen foods factory in Lowestoft has been sold by private equity firm Permira to a acquisition specialist based in the United States.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Tesco has reported a loss of £6.4bn for 2014.

Supermarket giant Tesco has slumped to a £6.4billion annual loss after taking a massive writedown on the value of its property portfolio.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Essex & Suffolk water maintenance technicians monitoring equipment at a water treatment works, ensuring there is no disruption to the high quality drinking water supply

A water company which supplies 1.8million customers in eastern England has been recognised as one of the most responsible business in the country.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015
The reactor dome of Sizewell B nuclear power station.

Sizewell B power station is to receive the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) Order of Distinction to mark its outstanding safety record.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015
The new applications centre created by Treatt at its headquarters in Bury St Edmunds to assist customers in the development of new products.

Flavour and fragrance ingredients company Treatt has launched a new facility at its Bury St Edmunds headquarters to help it work more closely with its customers on new products.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015
A delivery of sugar beet arriving at the British Sugar factory in Bury St Edmunds.

Strong trading at retailer Primark failed to boost Associated British Foods today as the Silver Spoon-to-Ovaltine conglomerate warned that annual earnings will fall due to the strong pound and weak sugar sales.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015
David Halliday, managing director of Seafast Logistics.

A small but growing specialist logistics firm based in Suffolk is among a select group of companies celebrating today after scooping a prestigious national accolade.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Sarah Sharlott, chief executive of the Ipswich-based Realise Futures.

Sarah Sharlott, chief executive of Ipswich-based Realise Futures, has been giving budding social entrepreneurs “down under” the benefit of her experience of heading an award-winning social enterprise.

Monday, April 20, 2015
The Bernard Matthews processing plant at Great Witchingham.

Poultry company Bernard Matthews has revealed signs of recovery by posting a significantly reduced annual loss.

Monday, April 20, 2015
The price war between the UK's supermarkets is causing problems for their suppliers and for smaller food retailers, according to a new report.
Photo: Getty Images/Pixland

The supermarket price war is having a “devastating” effect on suppliers and smaller grocers after a report showed the number of food and drink manufacturers in “significant” financial distress jumped by 94% on a year ago.

Monday, April 20, 2015
Frank Brumby, eastern region chairman of R3.

A new website designed to guide the region’s creditors through the insolvency process has been launched by the eastern branch of insolvency trade body R3.

Sunday, April 19, 2015
Alex Till of Menta.

Enterprise agency Menta has launched a new Digital Enterprise Engagement Programme (DEEP), offering newly formed local businesses and those who are self-employed access to free digital training courses.

Sunday, April 19, 2015
Solar farm. Library image.

A proposed solar park in Wix has been tipped for approval by council planning officers.

Sunday, April 19, 2015
The headquarters of Realise Futures in Ipswich.

Ipswich-based social enterprise Realise Futures has won a contract to provide supported employment services for adults with disabilities across a wide area of Essex.

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