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From left, CJ Green, Andrew Sugars, Rob Legge and Phil Morris at the Servest offices at Fornham All Saints near Bury St Edmunds.

Servest aims to clean up in facilities management sector

With a head office just outside Bury St Edmunds, facilities management company Servest has developed an impressive national network of contracts offering services such as cleaning, catering, security and pest control. Now chief executive Rob Legge has plans to build the group up into a £1billion business, as Ross Bentley found out.

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Philips Avent general manager Walter Mattis,left, and former general manager John Morris.

Avent: The firm that revolutionised the baby bottle

It’s 30 years since production of Avent’s revolutionary baby bottle started in Glemsford. Ross Bentley meets general managers past and present to talk about the firm’s story en route to this significant milestone.

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Currys and PC World owner Dixons Carphone will this week post its first results since its creation through a merger with Carphone Warehouse.

The Week Ahead: Results due from Dixons Carphone and Carpetright

FTSE 100 newcomer Dixons Carphone will take centre stage this week when the telecoms-to-washing machines group posts maiden half-year results.

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Felixstowe Coastwatch, the voluntary organisation dedicated to improving safety for all users of the beach and sea areas in Felixstowe and Harwich, was recently awarded £1,000 by the Port Community Fund. The grant will help with day-to-day running costs, as its 50 volunteers continue to provide monitoring and coordinating services throughout the year. Pictured are Alan Peck, senior watchkeeper, with Shaun Allen, chief operating officer of Pentalver, one of the Port Community Fund partners.

Alan Long, Maritime Cargo Processing.

‘Strength in numbers’ as Felixstowe port companies support the community

The Felixstowe-based Port Community Fund recently passed a milestone as its partners announced that £250,000 has now been awarded by the fund since it was set up in 2008. This unique way of supporting local causes has also been attracting the attention of other ports around the UK, so how does it work? FELICITY LANDON reports.

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From left, Tracey Dickens of Birkett Long, guest speaker David Wernick of the Wernick Group and James Brown of Grant Thornton at the Essex Limited event.

Essex Limited report reveals solid year for county’s leading independent firms

Essex’s leadinig independent businesses have put in another solid performance over the last 12 months, driven by a particularly buoyant Property & Construction sector, according to a new report.

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