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Ian Milne, managing director of Ipswich Town FC,  and Ian Surtees, managing director of  Vertas Group.

East Anglian multi-service facilities management provider Vertas Group has signed a three-year partnership deal with Ipswich Town Football Club.

Keith Senior is pictured at Jacobs Allen in Bury St Edmunds

Concerns have been raised about how Thursday’s decision to quit the EU will affect mortgage rates and foreign travel.

Suffolk Chamber chief executive John Dugmore

The Government must press head with its commitment to major infrastructure projects in the East of England, despite uncertainty created by the UK’s vote to leave the European Union, leaders at Suffolk Chamber of Commerce said today.

The QD store in St Mathews Street, Ipswich has closed down.

Discount store QD has closed down its last remaining store in Ipswich after a fall in sales, the company has announced.

The new Greene King beer café, which stands alongside the company's Bury St Edmunds brewery.

Suffolk-based pubs and brewing group Greene King has received its fifth consecutive Certificate of Excellence from travel review website TripAdvisor for the quality of its Westgate Brewery tours in Bury St Edmunds.

Starbucks in the Buttermarket which is set to close on March 19th.

A third Starbucks coffee shop is set to open in Ipswich, it has been announced – just a year after the chain pulled out of its store in the Buttermarket.

Chancellor George Osborne leaves his press conference at The Treasury, London, where he moved to try to calm market turmoil triggered by the pro-Brexit vote. 
Photo: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

An emergency budget to deal with the fallout from the referendum vote to leave the EU looks unlikely to take place until the autumn, with Chancellor George Osborne saying today it was better to delay action to shore up the public finances until a new prime minister is in place.

Carolyn Fairbairn, director-general of the CBI.
Photo: Ben Watkins

Industry leaders have stepped up their calls for the Government to make sure the economy remains stable in the wake of the EU referendum result.

A Jacobsen Tri-king ride-on triple mower at Spain’s Euro 2016  training camp in Toulouse.

Mowers made and marketed by Ipswich-based Ransomes Jacobsen are helping to deliver quality playing surfaces for teams at the Euro 2016 football tournament in France.

John Dugmore

Campaigners from the business community on both sides of the EU membership debate were agreed yesterday on the need for the Government to make stability its top priority in the wake of the vote for Brexit.

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Barry Chevalier Guild of Aspall Cyder

One of Suffolk’s oldest and most successful family businesses has been given permission to expand its operations – despite community concerns it has already outgrown the hamlet from which it takes its name.

Building work at Beardmore Park, Martlesham Heath.

Major plans for a new £8million retail estate in Martlesham Heath, including DIY store Wickes, and scores of new jobs have been confirmed.

Carolyn Fairbairn, director-general of the CBI.
Photo: Ben Watkins

Financial stability and neglected election promises should be the main focus for the Government following Britain’s vote to leave the Eurpean Union, business groups said today.

Robert Sheasby, East Anglia regional director at the Natinoal Farmers' Union.

The Government must ensure that British agriculture is not disadvantaged following the UK’s vote to leave the European Union, the National Farmers’ Union’s leader in East Anglia said today.

The London Stock Exchange.
Photo: Tim Ireland/PA

Suffolk shareholders are today watching in fear as more than £100bn was wiped off London’s FTSE 100 index within minutes of markets opening after Britain’s decision to leave the European Union.

Security gates at the EU Referendum in Manchester Town Hall. Photo: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

There is much uncertainty this morning as Britain wakes to news we will be quitting Europe, here Annabelle Dickson addresses the biggest questions right now.

The mayor of Ipswich, Roger Fern, opens the new look, refurbished restaurant in Debenhams department store, in Ipswich

Second floor restaurant re-opens after refurbishment

From left, Rachel Skells, Tim Moriarty and Michael Greene, partners at Whittles Chartered Accountants in Colchester.

Colchester chartered accountants firm Whittles has marked its 25th anniversary year by relocating to new offices closer to the centre of town.

The Oyster Inn at Butley will be re opening next year.
L-R Tracy and Rob Butcher,Judi Newman.

A Suffolk village is celebrating after its historic pub was taken on by new owners seeking to revive its role at “the heart of the community”.

Thetford Academy students with Sizewell B visitor centre co-ordinator Sarah Osborne at the National Women in Engineering Day event.

The science exhibition based at EDF Energy’s Sizewell B visitor centre has taken to the road in support of a nation-wide campaign to promote women in engineering.

Australian group Wesfarmers, which acquired Homebase in February for £340m, is reversing up to 18 store closures planned by the previous management.	
Photo: David Parry/PA

Up to 700 jobs could be saved at DIY chain Homebase after the retailer’s new owner said it was scrapping plans to close a number of stores.

Tesco has reported a second consecutive quarter of sales growth.

Tesco’s recovery under chief executive Dave Lewis has continued to gain momentum, with the supermarket notching up its second consecutive quarter of UK sales growth.

Stephen Britt of Anchor Storage, who is voting for Britain to leave the EU.

With just hours left before EU referendum polls open, both campaigns have been making their final pitches to business. Here, Stephen Britt, managing director of Anchor Storage near Debenham in Suffolk, explains his choice.

Daya Thayan, CEO of Kingsley Healthcare based in Lowestoft.

Picture: James Bass

With just hours left before EU referendum polls open, both campaigns have been making their final pitches to business. Here, Daya Thayan, chief executive of Kingsley Healthcare in Lowestoft, explains his choice.

Sir Richard Branson.
Photo: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

More than 1,200 business leaders, including more than 40 from the East of England, today backed the campaign for Britain to remain in the European Union, in a letter published in The Times.

Adam Marshall of British Chambers of Commerce.

Britain’s businesses are “very disappointed” at how both sides in the EU referendum debate have conducted their campaigns, the acting leader of the UK’s chamber of commerce movement said during a visit to Suffolk.

Chris Smith of Norse Commercial Services

Chris Smith has joined Norse Commercial Services as business development manager for three of the group’s joint venture partnerships.

Sales growth has rebounded at coffee chain Costa.
Photo: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

Whitbread today reported a rebound in sales growth at Costa Coffee but said conditions remained difficult for its Premier Inn hotels and its restaurant brands.

Boris Johnson gets surrounded by leave protestors during his visit to Ipswich for the leave campaign.

THE EU debate has dominated headlines in recent days, but as the referendum draws closer it is proving harder and harder to make a decision.


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RAF Mildenhall has an opportunity to become a “business powerhouse” generating hundreds of jobs and should not just be sold for housing, business and council leaders have claimed.

The Mayor of Ipswich, Roger Fern, cuts a ribbon to open Ipswich Mortgage Centre’s new offic, accompanied by branch director Rana Miah (to the left of Mayor) and the rest of his team.

A Suffolk-based mortgage broker has celebrated its move into larger premises.

Former bakery site, Old Norwich Road, Ipswich. It is now being turned into a 45-home development with planning permission set to be submitted this summer after executive approved it.

A derelict former bakery site which has been empty for the last 15 years has moved a step closer to development.

Shane Aldridge and Annie Cronin have taken on 14 apprentices over the last 14 years.

A restaurant owner has revealed that apprentices are helping plug the skills gap in Suffolk’s hospitality sector.

Tesco chief executive Dave Lewis talking to store staff.

The retail sector will dominate company reporting this week, with Tesco and Debenhams both providing trading updates ahead of Thursday’s vote on Britain’s membership of the European Union.

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