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A printing company which has operated from the centre of Ipswich for 25 years has relocated – to a purpose-built log cabin in the owner’s garden.

Elaine and Nigel Bowen of Vanguard Communications.

Two businesses which receive support from Suffolk enterprise agency Menta have received Small Business Sunday awards from entrepreneur and former BBC Dragons’ Den star Theo Paphitis.

Wayne Seddon from The Bridge House in London receives his Adnams Pub of the Year award from chief operating officer Karen Hester.

Southwold-based Adnams has named The Bridge House, near London’s Tower Bridge, as its Pub of the Year.

A file picture of the Sanofi factory in Haverhill.

More than 50 jobs are to be axed at the Haverhill site of pharmaceutical group Sanofi.

Georgi Rollings, left, and Emma Lawrence of Starfish Accounting.

An Ipswich based provider of online company secretarial software has reached the landmark milestone of having 10,000 users.

Robert Hughes, managing director of Hughes Electrical, and Andy Yallop, store manager, at the company's new branch in Bury St Edmunds.

Hughes Electrical has opened the doors of its new store in Bury St Edmunds following a £200,000 investment which has also created six new jobs, doubling the size of its workforce in the town.

Barclays has been fined £72m by the Financial Conduct Authority.
Photo: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Banking giant Barclays has been fined £72million by the City watchdog for failing to handle potential financial crime risks relating to a £1.88billion transaction for ultra high-net-worth clients.

Ipswich council leader David Ellesmere at the former sugar beet factory site off Sproughton Road.

A new Enterprize Zone involving 10 development sites across East Anglia, with the potential to create 18,500 jobs, was announced by Chancellor George Osborne today.

Natalie Moloney, of Woodbridge events firm Pink Lemonade Productions.

An entrepreneur is up for a fifth business award since her event planning company launched last year.

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, delivering his joint Autumn Statement and Spending Review to MPs in the House of Commons
Photo: PA Wire

The Chancellor’s Autumn Statement and Comprehensive Spending Review today divided opinion between unions employers.

Tony Willson, managing director of Helmsman Services.

Colchester-based training specialist Helmsman Services has secured the largest contract in its 17 year history, for its construction-specific e-learning health and safety courses.

Thomas Cook has reported its first annual profit for five years.

The boss of holiday firm Thomas Cook said yesterday that disruption experience since the deadly terrorist attacks in Tunisia, Egypt and Paris was “unprecedented” in his 30-year career.

The Buttermarket Centre will become a £35m entertainment complex

Cinema giant Empire has signed up for a new £35m leisure complex being created in the Buttermarket Shopping Centre, Ipswich.

Households with children led an increase in leisure spending during October, according to Greene King.

Greene King has reported a boost to leisure spending during October from the Rugby World Cup and the release of the new James Bond film, Spectre.

Hopkins Homes' Bure Place development.

Suffolk-based housebuilder Hopkins Homes has now achieved a hat-trick of national awards for its restoration and conversion of a Victorian listed building in Norfolk.

Andy Fisk and Ian Tooke are the new  joint managing directors at JR Executive Travel.

Suffolk-based JR Executive Travel has been acquired in a buy-out deal valuing the business at £1.8million.

R3 Eastern chairman Frank Brumby.

Businesses in the East of England are the least likely in the UK to be victims of late payment, research by insolvency trade body R3 shows.

Fork Rent is one of three Suffolk firms in the new Investec Mid-Market 100 listing.

Three Suffolk firms have broken into a bi-annual listing of the UK’s 100 fastest-growing mid-market private companies.

Samantha Ellis of Essex law firm Birkett Long.

Solicitor Samantha Ellis has joined the family team at Essex law firm Birkett Long.

Ice Watch chairman Paul Bowling.

Suffolk-based winter maintenance specialist Ice Watch has won a contract worth £500,000 to carry out gritting and snow clearing services for Yorkshire Water.


Potato crisp maker Fairfields has teamed up with yet another food and drink producer from the region, with the launch of Adnams Ghost Ship-flavoured crisps.

The Cliff Quay brewery is going to be developed.

An historic Ipswich building which only months ago was considered ‘at risk’ has been boosted by plans for a major redevelopment project which could see it become a thriving hub of the community.

The components being made by CMG Technologies for Somnowell using mental injection moulding technology.

Metal injection moulding (MIM) specialist CMG Technologies, based at Rendlesham, near Woodbridge, has won a contract to supply parts for oral appliances designed to alleviate the dangerous condition of sleep apnoea, which interrupts breathing.

Helen Reeves, MSC UK, Rachael Miller, MSC UK, David Garnham-Weaver, MSC UK, Jude Rouse, MSC UK, Diana Porter, Fresh Start – new beginnings, Ali Phillips, MSC UK, Anne Gordon, MSC UK, Nicky Fishwick, MSC UK, Natalie Chaplin, Fresh Start – new beginnings, Sonya Wells, MSC UK, and Paula Watts, MSC UK.

Ipswich-based Mediterranean Shipping Company UK has presented a cheque for more than £26,600 to the Fresh Start – new beginnings, charity which supports children in Suffolk and Norfolk who have reported being sexually abused.

The Barbers Inc Parlor in Mildenhall has been recognised by the Good Barbers Guide.

The Barbers Inc Parlor in High Street, Mildenhall, has been recognised by the Good Barbers Guide, an independent scheme for assessing professional standards and service within the men’s hairdressing industry.

Part of the John Woods Nurseries site at Pettistree, near Woodbridge.

Nearly 20 people are understood to have been made redundant when John Woods Nurseries went into administration earlier this month.

Eleven gardens will be open for Cratfield Open Weekend.

Proposals have been put forward to convert a Suffolk village’s only pub into a home.

Dan Swain at Delphi Diesel Systems

Apprentices and employers from Suffolk have been named among the winners of the East of England regional final of the National Apprenticeship Awards 2015.

Some of the brides who attended the Wear Your Wedding Dress Again Charity Party held by Abigail's Collection and The Groom's Room.

Colchester bridal shop Abigail’s Collection & The Groom’s Room has raised £4,000 at a Wear Your Wedding Dress Again Charity Party.

Nationwide Building  Society has reported a 34% increase in pre-tax profits.

Nationwide, the UK’s largest building society, has posted a 34% increase in first half profits after benefiting from the continued boom in mortgage lending.

Simon Smith, East of England regional director at Barclays Wealth and Investment Management.

The number of businesses in the East of England is growing at nearly twice the national average rate, a new report has revealed.

Charlie Jordan, project manager for the East Anglia One windfarm.

Lowestoft is to benefit from thousands of new jobs and millions of pounds of economic investment following confirmation that the town will be the long-term operational base for the East Anglia One offshore windfarm.

Future50 launch. Left to right, Hollie Lambert from Progress Recruitment, Laura Rycroft from Progress Recruitment and Sally Harding from Liquid11.

Members of the new look Future50 were revealed at a launch meeting held at Redwell Brewery in Norwich on Wednesday.

Rhys Richardson, development chef at Servest Catering, with his Blue Arrow Chef of the Year trophy.

Rhys Richardson, development chef at Servest Catering, par of Bury St Edmunds-based facilities management group Servest, has been named Blue Arrow Chef of the Year.

Roger Hawkins, executive dean for faculty of social sciences, joins teaching staff in the department of language and linguistics at the University of Essex to launch the interpreting lab.

A new interpreting lab allowing conferences to be instantly translated has opened at the University of Essex.

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