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The future of HSBC as a UK-based bank will come into renewed focus when it reports half-year results this week while Standard Life and More Than owner RSA are among a clutch of major insurers publishing their latest figures.

Thu, 09:19
Kev Foster of MLM and Roger Gilles of Barefoot and Gilles in MLM's new offices at Felaw Maltings in Ipswich.

After 18 months of planning, MLM Group plc finally moved into its new offices at Felaw Street, Ipswich, earlier this month. However, the journey has been an interesting one with a focus on the need to not only provide an environment that both suits and fits into the local landscape but that also demonstrates the scale of this international business which now operates throughout the UK and internationally. Ross Bentley reports.

Tue, 06:00
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment managing director Richard Mould, left, and operations director Mark Fletcher.

Cooper Lomez Recruitment
Photography by Jason Bye
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Independent recruitment company Cooper Lomaz, which operates across East Anglia, looks set to celebrate its 25th anniversary with another record-breaking year.

Sunday, July 26, 2015
The Smiler ride at Alton Towers in Staffordshire, part of the Merlin Entertainment group.

The half-year bank results season gets into full swing this week with figures from Barclays, Royal Bank of Scotland and Lloyds Banking Group, while the owner of Alton Towers will lay bare the impact of last month’s rollercoaster crash that left five people seriously injured.

Thursday, July 23, 2015
Abellio Greater Anglia train on the main line from London Liverpool Street to Norwich.

Ross Bentley talks to Jamie Burles, managing director of regional train operator Abellio Greater Anglia.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Alan Ridealgh of Muntons  in Stowmarket.

Earlier this month, Stowmarket-based malt and malted ingredients firm Muntons was named Business of the Year at the 2015 EADT Business Awards. Ross Bentley met managing director Alan Ridealgh to find out how the good news has been received.

Saturday, July 18, 2015
David Henley, principal of Easton and Otley College.

David Henley is the new principal at Easton and Otley College, a land college which has been at the sharp end of the Government’s austerity policies. SARAH CHAMBERS met up with him shortly after he took up post.

Friday, July 17, 2015
Royal Mail is due to deliver a trading update tomorrow, ahead of its annual general meeting on Thursday this week.	
Photo: Andrew Milligan/PA

Royal Mail will update on trading this week, ahead of shareholders gathering for its annual general meeting, while mobile phone giant Vodafone and Kingfisher owner B&Q will also provide their latest figures.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Shirley Mills and Rob Thacker of Pound Gates visit the community playbus.

If you imagined the corporate world was motivated only by money you’d be wrong. In Suffolk many employees are encouraged to do voluntary work with their employers’ blessing, a number of them through Suffolk Community Foundation.

Saturday, July 11, 2015
Guy Smith, National Farmers' Union Vice President, has written a book about the Tendring Show in time for its centenary show on July 11

Today’s 100th Tendring Show will be a double celebration for vice president of the National Farmers’ Union (NFU) Guy Smith, who is launching a history of the event.

Friday, July 10, 2015
Peter Hawes, managing director of Norse Commercial Services. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Launched on a wing and a prayer in an earlier cost-cutting era, facilities management company Norse’s business model has made a major impression in the market, bridging the gap between directly-run council services and full privatisation. Jessica Staufenberg reports on how current spending cuts are bringing customers to the group once again.

Monday, July 6, 2015
Dedham, as seen from the church tower.

Today sees the start of the summer Dedham Vale Hopper bus service for tourists visiting “Constable Country”. EADT business editor Duncan Brodie, who was guest speaker at last week’s official launch of this season’s Hopper timetable, reports on how the service contributes to the local economy and helps to protect the environment.

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