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Concrete manufacturer Poundfield Products plans to expand after clinching £1m in funding.

A precast concrete firm has cemented a £1m investment deal to boost its manufacturing operation.

Grain handling at the Port of Ipswich.

The 2015 Port Freight statistics released by the Department for Transport (DfT) yesterday (Thursday, September 22) show that ABP’s Port of Ipswich is once again the UK’s leading export port for agricultural products.

Sports Direct of Dave Forsey, who has resigned as chief executive of Sports Direct with Mike Ashley replacing him, the retailer said.

Longstanding Sports Direct chief executive Dave Forsey has resigned from the retailer, with Mike Ashley replacing him.

iMarketing  team members Samantha Porter, HR manager, Rachel Manning, director, Ron Clint, technical director, Judy Geater, SEO executive, and Amanda Cresswell, office manager celebrate the firm's milestone.

‘Oldest’ SEO firm celebrates a milestone

hobbycraft new store opening at Bristol Imperial Park , A hobbycraft store is due to open at Martlesham early in October.

More than 263 applications for 20 jobs at new store

The view from Chilton Hall on the outskirts of Sudbury across farmland to Chilton Church. The proposed Prolog development would have backed onto the property.

Long standing plans for a £50million warehousing development which could have created up to 450 new jobs in Sudbury have been scrapped, the EADT can reveal.

Most young people find it challenging to look for a job, or even be invited to interview, new research reveals.

Most young people find it “challenging” to look for a job, or even be invited to interview, new research reveals.

Workers at Nissan's plant in Sunderland.

The number of cars built in the UK last month topped 109,000 - the highest August total in 14 years.

Mistrust of senior bosses by their own management staff is undermining business growth, according to a report.

Widespread mistrust of senior bosses by their own management staff is undermining business growth, a report has revealed.

Bernard Matthews lorry outside Great Witchingham Hall.

Smaller creditors could be left battling to survive because of the domino effect of the deal the save Bernard Matthews, industry experts have warned.

Lloyd's of London.

Insurance market Lloyd’s of London has said it is putting plans in place that will ensure it continues trading across Europe following Brexit, weeks after its chairman warned that the group could be forced to move parts of its business to the EU.

Empire cinema is due to open at the Buttermarket by Christmas.

Christmas shoppers in Ipswich this winter will be able to take time out from present hunting to enjoy a movie in a new Empire cinema.

Council leaders told the Star this proposal will be rejected at a cabinet meeting.

Councillors in Ipswich are set to give themselves an above-inflation pay rise to reward their “sacrifices” and help recruit more young mothers, the Star can reveal.

Joint winners of the Suffolk FA Sponsors’ Day Footgolf Challenge Dan Ferretti, left, and Ian Cornforth, centre, with Suffolk FA Chairman Phil Lawler, right, who presented the trophy.

There were joint winners of the Footgolf Challenge Trophy at the Suffolk FA Sponsors’ Golf Day.

The Bonmarché store, Lowestoft.

Shares in womenswear retailer Bonmarché have plummeted 24% after the firm issued a profit warning, saying “unseasonably hot weather” in September melted sales of its autumn ranges.

Bernard Matthews rebrand. New product packaging and logo. Pictures submitted.

Unions have given a “cautious welcome” to the long-awaited sale of Bernard Matthews to the owner of the 2 Sisters Food Group.

Philip and Richard Hall of Hall Brothers of Colchester Builder and Joiners are celebrating 50 years in business.

The Hall Brothers, a joinery and building company in Fingringhoe, celebrate 50 years in business this year. Ross Bentley reports.

Jason Hawkins-Row from  Aponic (right) talks to Ipswich MP Ben Gummer at the iExpo Show

Jason Hawkins-Row has won a number of awards for his innovative soil-less growing system. Ross Bentley met him to discuss the potential of his invention.

French Connection has seen sales fall.

French Connection has slumped to another loss for the first half of the year, flagging a “difficult retail environment”.

The team at the Suffolk FA HQ in Stowmarket.
L-R Laura Smith,Chief Executive, Phil Lawler.Chairman, Nathan French,Footbal Deveopment Manager.

The team at the Suffolk Football Association are working to help clubs in the county improve their business acumen. Ross Bentley reports.

Bernard Matthews at Great Witchingham Hall.  Picture: Keiron Tovell .

The chair of parliament’s work and pensions committee has hit out at a potential deal for Bernard Matthews which would see the turkey producer’s pension scheme transferred to the government’s safety net.

Sports Direct majority shareholder Mike Ashley.

Sports Direct is to undertake an independent review of working practices and corporate governance, following concerns raised by shareholders.

GlaxoSmithKline chief executive Emma Walmsley.

Drugs giant GlaxoSmithKline has named its consumer healthcare boss Emma Walmsley as chief executive to replace Sir Andrew Witty when he retires next March.

B & Q has seen profits rise.

B&Q owner Kingfisher has reported a rise in first-half profits following a “productive” six months, adding that there has been no clear evidence of a Brexit-induced slowdown in demand.

Bernard Matthews at Great Witchingham Hall.  Picture: Keiron Tovell .

Union leaders are seeking an urgent meeting with bosses at Bernard Matthews as it emerged a second buyer may be in the running for the troubled turkey producer.

From left, Nada Marinovic, sales director for The HazChem Network, Pete Holden network director of Anglia Freight, and Amy Liston (Head of Commercial Development for Palletline plc), performing the opening of the cross dock facility.

A family-owned logistics firm has celebrated the opening of a new half a million pound facility.

Outsourcing group Mitie has warned that full-year profits will come in “materially below” expectations.

Outsourcing group Mitie has warned that full-year profits will come in “materially below” expectations as uncertainty caused by the EU referendum, lower growth and higher staff costs hit the firm.

Throwing open the water market to competition could be worth £2.9bn.

Ofwat has said that the financial benefits of throwing open the water market to competition could be worth £2.9bn over 30 years, saving customers £8 per year.

Cool 8 Graduation at the Eastern Enterprise Hub, Suffolk University
from left to right: Chanel Olding (Learning Manager), Adam Vaughan, John Taylor, Oliver Ingwall-King, Jo Salter, Nick Denny (above), Lucy Elkin (below), Digby Chacksfield (CEO)

Going Green – Eight new social entrepreneurs graduate from the Eastern Enterprise Hub

usiness confidence has been dragged to a four-year low amid rising concerns over economic uncertainty.

Business confidence has been dragged to a four-year low amid rising concerns over economic uncertainty and a slowdown in demand following the EU referendum result.

Dan Poulter MP in the House of Commons.

A Suffolk MP has arranged a summit to be held next month on the county’s broadband internet speeds in recognition of the “frustrations and inconvenience” still faced by those with slower connections.

New offices planned for Princes Street, Ipswich

A tenant is being sought for the latest new landmark building planned for Princes Street in Ipswich.

Lee Williams of Jumpstart.

Businesses around East Anglia could be missing out on support worth thousands of pounds, with new figures showing the region may be falling behind when it comes to making Research and Development (R&D) tax credit claims.

Lee Ryan and Simon Webbe of Blue join Alastair Thomann, centre, global managing director of pentahotels, at the opening of  its newly refurbished hotel in Ipswich yesterday. 
Picture:Paul Nixon Photography

The boss of the company behind a £2m hotel refubishment project in Ipswich says he believes other operators within the sector will also invest in the “up-and-coming” town in the next few years.

File photo dated 06/03/14 of the Bank of England in London. Interest rates are expected to be kept on hold tomorrow after last month's emergency cut and amid signs of a post-Brexit vote bounce-back in the economy. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Wednesday September 14, 2016. But experts believe further action is still on the cards before the end of the year, despite data signalling the initial shock of the referendum decision may have passed. See PA story ECOMONY Rates. Photo credit should read: Gareth Fuller/PA Wire

The Bank of England left interest rates unchanged at 0.25% today.

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