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Yesterday, 18:48

Supporters and staff from the New Anglia Growth Hub today celebrated its first year of work.

Yesterday, 18:52
B&Q parent Kingfisher said it was ploughing on with a shake-up plan

B&Q parent Kingfisher said today it was ploughing on with a shake-up plan “at pace” as it reported a first quarter slide in sales at the DIY chain.

Yesterday, 06:00
The new Escape lounge at Stansted Airport.

A new business lounge at Stansted Airport has been used by more than 9,000 visitors in its first month.

Wed, 19:31
Rooney Anand, chief executive of Greene King.

Proposals from pubs and brewing company Greene King designed to address concerns over its agreed acquisition of the Spirit Pub Company look set to be backed by the UK’s competition authority.

Wed, 19:27
Angus Berry, energy manager at Thames Water, and Richard Robey, sales and marketing director at Haven Power.

Haven Power, the specialist supplier of electricity to UK businesses, has signed a deal with Thames Water worth more than £500million over the next five years.

Tue, 15:09
Retail sales are

Retail sales are “bounding ahead” as falling prices and a boost to consumer spending power is giving retailers the most upbeat outlook for 27 years, according to new figures.

Tue, 08:54
A Ryanair passenger plane after take off from Stansted Airport.

Budget airline Ryanair saw profits growth take off last year as a revamp designed to improve its image and attract business customers sent earnings soaring by 66%.

Tue, 06:00
The New Anglia Growth Hub team, including its business growth advisers who offer free support to businesses in Suffolk and Norfolk.

New Anglia Growth Hub has beaten its target of providing support for 3,000 businesses in its first year.

Tue, 06:00
Andrew Rowe, managing director of Concertus.

Andrew Rowe, managing director at Ipswich based Concertus Design & Property Consultants, has been appointed as finance director for SPACES, the new society that has been formed from a merger between SCALA (Society for Construction and Architecture in Local Authorities) and SCEME (Society of Electrical and Mechanical Engineers serving Local Government).

Greene King apprentice Tamara-Leigh Kirkham.

Greene King has been named VQ Large Employer of the Year for 2015, in recognition of its support for members of its workforce undertaking vocational qualifications (VQs).

Saturday, May 23, 2015
Sizewell A and B

Staff at the redundant Sizewell A nuclear power station will have to wait to find out if their jobs are safe from planned redundancies.

Saturday, May 23, 2015
The opening of Precision Marketing's new headquarters in Bury St Edmunds.

An expanding marketing services firm celebrated the official opening of its new head office in Bury St Edmunds yesterday.

Friday, May 22, 2015
Abby Curtis who is opening Pump and Grind coffee shop in Great Colman Street with Tom Kerridge

The business team behind a new cafe have said they are disappointed they will not able to serve alcohol when opening for the first time on Saturday.

Friday, May 22, 2015
Arlingtons new art exhibition, Liz and Ken Ambler at the launch

Music, art, wine and a great deal more

Friday, May 22, 2015
Steven and Debbie Morgan pictured when they took over The Royal Oak earlier this year

Firefighters were called to a pub last night following a water leak which caused flooding.

Friday, May 22, 2015
Rachel Pearlman, Zoe Bradbury, Jack Northcott and Jordan Keeble of Ginger Nut Media team  at the OXO Tower in London, after being awarded as the best level of support during Advanced Apprenticeships.

A digital advertising firm is celebrating after scooping an award for its supportive training regime.

Thursday, May 21, 2015
Royal Mail has seen a rise in annual profits.

Royal Mail today reported a rise in underlying annual profits as a squeeze on costs helped offset a lower than expected performance from its parcel business.

Thursday, May 21, 2015
Bury Council Building Angel Hill.

The new chairman of Bury Town Council has said he intends to make the authority relevant after claiming it has done “almost nothing” for the last few years.

Thursday, May 21, 2015
Tesco  Group Chief Executive Dave Lewis

Tesco paid £4.1 million to new boss Dave Lewis in his first six months after he was brought in from consumer goods group Unilever to turn around the embattled supermarket.

Thursday, May 21, 2015
A branch of cash and carry chain Booker

The country’s largest cash and carry chain is to buy Londis and Budgens in a £40million deal to boost its scale amid the ongoing supermarket price war.

Thursday, May 21, 2015
Colchester High Street

An alliance of businesses in central Colchester have voiced opposition to out-of-town development proposals they say could deal a “fatal” blow to the town centre.

Thursday, May 21, 2015
Niall Dyer, managing director of Plinth 2000, which is flying the flag from Britain in export markets.

Suffolk treatment couch manufactuer Plinth 2000 has delivered its largest-ever export order.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Barclays has agreed a £1.53b fine with US and UK authorities over the rigging of foreign exchange markets.

Barclays has agreed a £1.53billion fine with US and UK authorities amid a raft of new settlements with banks over their involvement in the rigging of global currency markets in the latest scandal to engulf the industry.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Liz Dixon, group finance director at Tristel.

The finance chief at East Anglia-based infection and contamination control products company Tristel has received one of the top honours at a national awards ceremony.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Marks & Spencer has reported its first rise in profits for four years, with a 6.1% increase to £661.2m.

Marks & Spencer today reported its first rise in profits for four years.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Figures for the region show the construction industry is bouncing back but will need to recruit more to keep up with demand. Picture submitted

Construction leaders in East Anglia have said home building and major infrastructure projects are back underway post-recession with the sector set to grow again this year - so long as resources and recruitment can meet demand.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Henry Catchpole, founder of Inform Direct.

Suffolk-based records management company Inform Direct has formed an alliance with leading accountancy firm KPMG.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Clubbers enjoying a night out at one of Luminar's venues.

Nightclub and late bar operator Luminar today reported a third consecutive year of growth – and a change of name.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015
The CPI rate of inflation fell to minus 0.1% in April.

Inflation in the UK turned negative for the first time in more than half a century in April, official figures showed today.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Technical facilities at Treatt's headquarters in Bury St Edmunds.

Flavour and fragrance ingredients group Treatt today posted increased first half sales and profits as it continued to trade in line with expectations.

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