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Peter Funnell, left, and Mark Pendlington in discussion before the recent Suffolk Chamber dinner  at Ipswich Town Football Club.

East Anglia: New Anglia chairman Mark Pendlington sets out his ambitions for LEP

Mark Pendlington, director of corporate affairs at Anglian Water, was elected in April as chairman of the New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) while Peter Funnel has just completed his term as president of Suffolk Chamber of Commerce. During Dr Funnell’s last engagement before standing down, a chamber dinner at Ipswich Town Football Club, he found to quiest corner of the stadium to talke to Mr Pendlington about his new role.

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A GlaxoSmithKline building in Shanghai, China.

The Week Ahead: Updates due from GlaxoSmithKline, BShyB and Premier Foods

BSkyB and GlaxoSmithKline dominate the corporate diary for this week, with the blue-chip pair due to report annual and half-year results respectively.

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Members of the board at Leading Lives.

East Anglia: Workers who are ‘all in it together’ celebrate Employee Ownership Day

Employee Ownership Day, which took place earlier this month, is an initiative designed to promote the benefits of employee-owned businesses. ROSS BENTLEY talks to some of the people championing the model in East Anglia.

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Chris Newenham, the farm director at Wilkin & Sons.

Triptree: Jam today and more tomorrow for Wilkin & Sons

ROSS BENTLEY visits the farm of jam producer Wilkin & Sons to find out about its £15million plans for a new factory.

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Mothercare has rejected a £266m takeover approach.

The Week Ahead: Sports Direct to deliver annual results with updates due from Mothercare and SSE

The latest milestone for Sports Direct staff hoping for another shares windfall will be reached this week when the company presents its annual results.

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