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Industry leaders have given Suffolk engineering students an insight into careers in the renewables sector.

A Suffolk brewery is celebrating record sales after a turnaround strategy was launched two years ago.

Stansted Airport is set to host an event this week showcasing hundreds of career opportunities at the site.

The new government must do more to help small businesses hurt by the UK’s “culture of late payments”, a lobbying group has warned.

A new Aviation Training International Limited (ATIL) facility has been completed at Wattisham Flying Station, near Stowmarket.

Long commutes are hitting the health and productivity of workers, leading to stress and depression, a report suggests.

Ford will part company with chief executive Mark Fields amid questions about the car giant’s performance and future strategy, it was reported.

Mercedes-Benz dealer Orwell Truck & Van has opened a new £1m sales centre in Ipswich.

Retail giant Marks & Spencer is expected to post lower annual profits and reveal its clothing sales revival came to an abrupt halt at the start of the year when it reports on Wednesday.

Almost half of company managers want the new government to prioritise access to the single market and freedom of movement of people during the Brexit talks, a study has found.

Spitfires are at the centre of plans for a `walking trail’ set to take over Martlesham Heath this summer.

The University of Suffolk has hosted a delegation from China who came to the county to talk about the business and employment opportunities that exist in the high tech zone in the city of Suzhou.

More than three-quarters of British consumers believe that retailers should not sell plants grown with pesticides that are harmful to bees, a poll suggests.

A Suffolk-based recruitment expert has launched a business designed to make life easier for companies searching for new employees.

Young women are shaving pounds of their spending as health-conscious shoppers try to shave pounds off their waistlines, according to a new consumer spending report.

Balfour Beatty shareholders have flexed their muscles against the construction company’s board after rejecting its remuneration policy.

Suffolk Chamber of Commerce has partnered with Age UK Suffolk to support an initiative that aims to reach out to older people who feel lonely or who are living in isolation.

Four in five British consumers fear prises rises for goods and services once Britain has left the European Union, a survey has found.

Restaurant with rooms The Crown at Woodbridge is to join in celebrating the first “Suffolk Day” on June 21, with dishes featuring the best of the county’s produce.

Ipswich Building Society is encouraging its staff to learn sign language in a move to enhance its face-to-face customer service capabilities.

Businesses in Fore Street have voiced fears over the future of the historic street’s shops – and cited expensive car parking as the reason.

Specflue is celebrating 25 years in business, during which it has grown from a team of just five into a business employing more than 120 people, with an annual turnover of more than £20m.

Closing gaps in education will be key to tackling skills shortages in the science sector, industry leaders have said.

It comes as no surprise that managing director of Future 50 business Poppy Nursing, Claire Woodman, is a champion for nurses and the role they perform in the community.

Crews from ABP’s ports of Lowestoft and Ipswich took part in this year’s East Anglia Dragon Boat Festival to raise funds for the East Coast Hospice.

A long-established dental practice in west Suffolk has been sold for an undisclosed sum to multiple operator Gensmile.

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is to add river boat cruises to its programme next year, with the holidays due to go on sale later this month.

More than 50 colleagues at beverage ingredients specialist Treatt have taken part in a spring cleaning project in Northern Way, Bury St Edmunds, close to the company’s headquarters.

A Colchester businesswoman and author has been invited by WH Smith to speak at its annual staff conferences following the success of her latest book.

In June, BT’s Adastral Park in Martlesham will play host to over 4,000 visitors for Innovation Week 2017, a technology trade fair created by BT and led by 100 Adastral Park tech experts with the aim of showcasing the research and innovations created in Suffolk at BT’s global R&D campus.

With a history that goes back to 1980, when architects Mark Wincer and Paul Kievenaar started the business in Hadleigh, most of the projects taken on by Wincer Kievenaar have been in East Anglia, allowing the firm to draw on their local knowledge and affinity with the understated character of this part of the world.

The percentage of women in senior management roles has dropped to 19% across the country, new research shows.

Unemployment-related benefit claims edged higher in many parts of Suffolk and north Essex last month – despite the UK-wide jobless total hitting a 42-year low.

The first turbine has been installed at the Galloper Wind Farm site off the coast of East Anglia – one of three major construction milestones reached by the project.

As the general election looms, the major parties are trying to woo the worker. But does that come at a price for businesses? BETHANY WHYMARK reports.

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