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The value of Suffolk’s tourism industry has grown to £1.85billion a year, according to new figures, with the total, for the 2013 season, represents a rise of £50million over 2012.

Pigs Gone Wild campaign project leader  Norman Lloyd with the organisation's own pig sculpture.

Businesses are being urged to get behind a public art initiative which aims to raise £100,000 for the St Elizabeth Hospice in Ipswich.

The presentation of the Gold award in the Community Relations Campaign category to Essex County Council at the CIPR Anglia Thames & Chiltern Pride Awards 2015

Photo:  Steve Pope - FOTOWALES

Public relations professionals across East Anglia have received recognition in the regional round of the 2015 PRide Awards.

Yesterday, 13:15
New report on prosperity in seaside towns

New research has highlighted the importance of entrepreneurs in helping to revive seaside towns that have fallen into decline and unlock further potential in those already prospering.

Yesterday, 08:55
Dan Poulter with employees at B&Q

A Suffolk MP has said he will do what he can to try and prevent a B&Q store closing down with the potential loss of around 100 jobs.

Dr Aled Jones, Anglia Ruskin University.

The director of Anglia Ruskin University’s Global Sustainability Institute (GSI) is in the running to be named the greenest academic in the UK.

Yesterday, 08:00
Helen Drage,  co-founder of Drage & Tozer Opticians.

Sudbury opticians firm Drage and Tozer, founded in 1995 by Helen Drage and Sandra Tozer, has celebrated 20 years in business by expanding into new premises.

Yesterday, 06:00
Val Carrol, director of healthcare at Beckett Financial Services, receives the company’s Commendation at the Investment Life & Pensions Moneyfacts awards from comedian Tim Vine.

Bury St Edmunds-based Beckett Financial Services has been recognised by a national financial services publication for delivering outstanding levels of customer satisfaction to its healthcare clients.

Sunday, October 4, 2015
Meadows Montessori School pupils Spencer, Luke and Ben, aka the Flower Pot Men, with The Apprentice 2014 winner Mark Wright who presented their trophy for winning the Best Community Engagement category of the Fiver Challenge Awards , supported by Virgin Money.

Pupils from the Meadows Montessori school in Ipswich have been named among the winners in the Fiver Challenge, run by the Young Enterprise programme.

Sunday, October 4, 2015
From left, Michael Francis, store manager, Colchester, Robert Smith, dealer principle, Colchester and Norwich, and  Emmanuel Greffier, store manager, Norwich with the Bang & Olufsen UK Partner of the Year trophy.

The team at the Bang & Olufsen store in Colchester is celebrating after beating off competition from 60 other dealerships to be named as the audio equipment firm’s UK Partner of the Year.

Saturday, October 3, 2015
Kelly-Anne Byres of Poppy Nursing and Care Services.
Picture: Stephen Waller

Five businesses and organisations from Suffolk and north Essex have been named among the finalists in the 2015 East of England Business Champions awards.

Saturday, October 3, 2015
The Nestle Purina site in Sudbury

A Sudbury pet food factory is under increasing pressure to tackle foul odours as it is revealed an environmental regulator recorded 40 stench complaints since last month.

Saturday, October 3, 2015
Ipswich Building Society general sales manager Jo Leah and her friend Libby Smith, also from Ipswich,preparing for their charity challenge involving a 100km trip down the Zambezi River.

A executive from Ipswich Building Society will today be starting a challenge to travel 100km along Africa’s Zambezi River in aid of a local charity.

Friday, October 2, 2015

Fairline testing facility at Ipswich.

The new owner of Fairline Boats has expressed confidence in the business, despite laying off more than 100 of its production staff.

Friday, October 2, 2015
Mark and Tessa Riley, of Riley and Riley Jewellers in Ipswich, were runners-up in the Ipswich Independents business competition.

The finalists in the Ipswich Independents Award 2015 have been announced.

Friday, October 2, 2015
The Saints area in Ipswich town centre has been ranked as one of the best high streets in Britain as part of the Great British High Street Awards 2015.

Shopkeepers say the prestigious recognition means Ipswich can now rival Bury St Edmunds and Woodbridge as top shopping destinations.

Friday, October 2, 2015
Investigatory work ahead of the East Anglia ONE wind farm continues on the River Deben

Investigatory drilling work is continuing on the River Deben ahead of the construction of the East Anglia ONE offshore wind farm.

Friday, October 2, 2015
Alex Fairfull, managing director of Suffolk Installers in Needham Market.

More than 300 jobs in Suffolk and north Essex are at risk due to a proposed cut in Government support for solar energy, an industry organisation has claimed.

Thursday, October 1, 2015
An image of Orfordness from the Suffolk Coast Destination Marketing Organisation's

A new marketing campaign has been launched to attract more visitors to the Suffolk coast outside of the traditional holiday season.

Thursday, October 1, 2015
Treasury minister Harriet Baldwin, 2nd right, meets entrepreneurs Ali Clabburn, left, CEO Liftshare; Andrea Wake, COO FX home; and James Groves, head of client experience at Indigo Swan, during her visit to learn about the new Future50. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Entrepreneurs looking to grow their businesses are being urged to hurry to apply for places for a new business growth scheme aimed at creating 200 jobs across Norfolk and Suffolk.

Thursday, October 1, 2015
Anglia Picture Agency-Pic by Rob Howarth
Sparling & Fairers bakery in Lavenham, Suffolk being presented with the

A family of bakers who have been producing bread, cakes and pastries for more than half a century in their Suffolk village have won a prestigious award.

Thursday, October 1, 2015
The Briarbank brewery in Ipswich.

Breweries from across Suffolk and Essex have celebrated a string of medal successes in the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) eastern region awards.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Dogs at Suffolk Canine Creche in Martlesham enjoying the pool.

The Suffolk Canine Creche at Martlesham is making a bit of a splash.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Screwfix is to open a second branch in Ipswich.

Building products retailer Screwfix is creating 13 new jobs with the launch of a second store in Ipswich.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

A company based in a Suffolk town for more than 50 years has gone into liquidation, leaving 25 people needing to find new jobs.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015
The headquarters of FISITA at the M11 Business Link development near Stansted Airport.

FISITA, an international organisation for members of the automotive engineering profession, is to relocate its global headquarters to a new business park near Stansted Airport.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Sainsbury's said today that the rate of decline in its like-for-like sales eased during the most recent quarter.

Sainsbury’s delivered some welcome cheer from the under-pressure supermarket sector today as it increased its profit outlook for the year.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015
A library photo of a shop assistant reaching for a packet of cigarettes.

A scheme which aims to help independent retailers comply with the age restriction on tobacco sales is being rolled out across the East of England.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Phil Pethybridge and Nicole Larter of Menta  preparinig for the Menta Trade Fair.

Hundreds of people from the local business community are expected to visit the Menta Trade Fair today, the launch event of the 2015 Bury St Edmunds & West Suffolk Business Festival.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Essex and Suffolk Water's reservoir at Abberton, near Colchester.

Northumbrian Water Group has awarded a £75million contract to maintain the quality of tap water in its southern region, where it operates as Essex & Suffolk Water.

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