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There are many things which can keep business owners awake at night – but finding ways of paying more tax is not likely to be one of them.

The past year will be remembered for economic uncertainty, but it was a good time for entrepreneurs, writes Barclays’ Simon Smith.

Wednesday’s annual Sentry farming conference at Newmarket brought together six diverse speakers to examine what may be one of UK farming’s toughest periods as we prepare for Brexit. SARAH CHAMBERS reports.

Hopes of restoring a Suffolk pub into “the heart of the community” have taken another positive stride after owners were granted permission for a village shop and micro-brewery.

After hitting all-time highs, UK farmland prices are coming under pressure. SARAH CHAMBERS asks the experts why this is happening, how much they think they will fall and whether East Anglia’s landowners and farmers should be worried.

It’s cold, wet, and miserable, so no wonder this is the peak summer holiday booking period.

An East Anglian ingredients firm has put itself at the forefront of a revolution taking place in the British diet by creating a more ‘edible’ wholegrain.

You would be forgiven for thinking Kenny and Keith Meekins are the same person.

Farm business income fell across most farm types in 2015/16, according to the latest Government figures.

East Anglian farmers enjoyed a night of celebration on Thursday as they vied for some of Suffolk’s and the region’s most coveted sector awards. SARAH CHAMBERS was at Trinity Park in Ipswich as the gongs were handed out to their delighted recipients at Suffolk Agricultural Association’s glittering annual Awards Dinner event.

Founder of Suffolk Market Events, Justine Paul, has spent the past eight years organising farmers markets predominantly across West Suffolk.

She has been the driving force behind the growth of these events that support scores of producers and small businesses, and attract thousands of visitors each month.

There has been a lot of positive news coming from BDO over the past few weeks.

The accountancy, tax and business advisory firm, which saw new managing partner Paul Eagland take up position earlier this month, also announced a double digit growth in profits, citing its investment in talent and technology as key drivers.

Retailers Burberry and ASOS will report from opposite ends of the fashion spectrum this week, but both are expected to benefit from the Brexit-hit pound.

Back in the days when Fisons was a major international company, it was also a substantial employer in and around Ipswich.

Hotel’s rebranding more than skin deep

Saturday, September 24, 2016

The pentahotel in Ipswich last week celebrated the completion of a £2m refurbishment with a party featuring stars from the worlds of music and television. Before the partying started, 
DUNCAN BRODIE went along to speak to pentahotels global managing director Alastair Thomann about the chain’s approach and why it has chosen to invest in Ipswich

An Ipswich town centre retailer is celebrating a major milestone this autumn when it will be 20 years since it first opened its doors to customers.

Two anglers dedicated to the restoration of the River Lark in west Suffolk have together brought nine million insect eggs to the site.

It’s been a busy year for Hektor Rous, who apart from the challenging role of managing the numerous businesses involved with the 3,500 acre Henham Park estate near Southwold has had several other ‘projects’ to contend with.

Annual figures from recruitment firm Hays will be watched closely this week for any signs of how the British job market is holding up following the country’s vote to quit the European Union, while gaming company 888 Holdings will report its first set of results since abandoning a three-way merger with Rank Group and William Hill.

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