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Rob and Abil Neill of Abigail's Collection and The Groom's Room received the Menswear Retailer of the Year trophy at The Wedding Industry Awards.

Colchester-based wedding attire business Abigail’s Collection and The Grooms Room has brought its trophy collection since its formation 11 years ago to 23.

Lynn Walters, left, director at Pure, and Margaret Burnside, director of people development at eras.

More than 100 business leaders from across East Anglia took part in a Best Employers Eastern Region employee engagement seminar which also raised more than £2,000 for two local charities.

Cuts to defence budgets and the impact of falling oil prices on the marine sector are expected to have hit annual profits at engine maker Rolls-Royce.
Photo: Rolls-Royce/PA

The City will look for an update this week on how Rolls-Royce plans to turn around its troubled business, and will study the effect of recent terror attacks on holiday firms Thomas Cook and TUI.

Josh and Claire Richardson who run Superyacht Tenders & Toys, which supplies accessories and watersports equipment to yacht owners.

Managing superyachts in the south of France might like sound like living the dream but it was a lifestyle which husband and wife Josh and Claire Richardson have exchanged for starting a business and a family in Suffolk.

Steve Magnall, chief executive of St Peter's Brewery.

After three years away from Suffolk, Steve Magnall, who was a director at Greene King’s brewing business for nearly nine years, returned to the county last May as chief executive of St Peter’s Brewery. He talks to Duncan Brodie about his plans for the business which, unusually for a British ale brewer, has a major focus on export markets.

BT chief executive Gavin Patterson.
Photo: PA

The city will this week expect to hear BT’s plans for its newly-acquired mobile telecoms arm EE and investors will also look for further details on how oil giant Royal Dutch Shell will make its BG Group mega-merger pay off.

Essex Business School.

Essex Business School has celebrated the official launch of its new landmark home, which is claimed to be the first zero-carbon business school building in the UK.

Chris Starkie of New Anglia LEP.

George Osborne is vastly expanding the Enterprise Zone scheme, but what will it mean for Suffolk and Norfolk? Ben Woods reports.

Melissa Abbott and Mary Narey of Muntons receive the EADT Business of the Year trophy from Sarah Howard of Suffolk Chamber of Commerce (right)  and Amber Brinkley of EDF Energy.       .

In the second of a two-part review of 2015, Sarah Chambers takes a look at some of the stories which made headlines in the EADT’s business pages between July and December last year.

Detective Chief Inspector Tonya Antonis from the Cyber and Serious Crime Department in Suffolk.

Cyber crime is a growing problem and a constant threat for businesses today. Detective Chief Inspector Tonya Antonis, who has been involved in the formation of the Norfolk and Suffolk Cyber Crime Unit, talks about the extent of the problem and what businesses can do to protect themselves.

Chris Scargill, partner at Larking Gowen

Tumbling oil and commodity prices could transform the balance of the region’s economy in 2016 and underscore the importance of the region’s tourism industry, according to one industry expert.

The CLA stand at last year's LAMMA show.

As if anyone needed reminding of the importance of diversification projects, a recently-published report showed they are providing farm businesses with income totalling £530million, writes CLA East communications manager Martin Betts.

June: Greene King chief executive Rooney Anand, left, with Mike Tye, chief executive of the Spirit Pub Company, outside Spirit's headquarters in Burton uponTrent on the day Greene King's acquisition of Spirit was completed.

In the first of a two-part review of 2015, Duncan Brodie takes a look at some of the stories which made headlines in the EADT’s business pages between January and June last year.

Miles Vartan, managing director of MVC, and Holly Tonge, senior consultant, MVC.

The new Union Customs Code (UCC) will significantly change what is allowed, and what is not allowed, potentially creating some real challenges for importers, exporters, shipping lines, hauliers, freight forwarders, manufacturers, ship agents … and so on.

Anglia Ruskin University’s Dr Rosie Robison, who is heading up the Balance Network.

East Anglian academics will be researching the work-life balance challenges we face in the digital age.

Jo Salter of Where Does It Come From? with her new collection of animal print Fairtrade scarves.

Reindeer and robins are among the creatures more readily associated with Christmas – but what about ants?

The Angel Hotel in Bury St Edmunds.

Gough Hotels, a family-owned business which runs two of Suffolk’s top hotels and one of the county’s best-known visitor attractions, has just celebrated its 50th anniversary. Duncan Brodie went to talk to managing director Robert Gough about how the business started by his parents has developed over the years - and about his plans for a third hotel.

The Groundwork Suffolk team: Jamie Murphy, Louise Sinnott, Debbie Cowley, Aimee Clark and operations manager Anna Martin.

Groundwork Suffolk picked up the Environment and Sustainability Award at this year’s EADT Business Awards for its work towards a vision of a society of sustainable communities that are vibrant, healthy and safe. Ross Bentley met operations manager Anna Martin who told him that working in partnership with other organisations is at the heart of everything they do.

Roger Grosvenor, executive officer  retail at the East of England Co-op.

Roger Grosvenor, executive officer for retail at the East of England Co-operative Society, has overseen a strategy of working with local food and drink suppliers. He told Ross Bentley the story of how the company has become a leading retailer in the UK for local sourcing.

Leading businesses in Essex have achieved average growth in turnover of 5.3% during their most recent financial year, according an annual survey by business advisers Grant Thornton and law firm Birkett Long.

Stephen Singleton, chief executive of the Suffolk Community Foundation.

Around 300 charity supporters attended an Annual Review celebration held by the Suffolk Community Foundation to mark 10 years of support for local good causes.

Conor Willmot receives Skillbuild award

A trainee from West Suffolk College has been named one of the country’s most talented apprentices at Skillbuild, a national construction competition organised by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB).

Centrica's head office in Windsor. 
Photo: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

The City will look for early signs of a turnaround at British Gas owner Centrica this week while online grocer Ocado will update investors on how the supermarket sector’s fierce price war is impacting sales.

Stuart McBurney and Matthew Pennock (left) of Filing Fortress.

Stuart McBurney and Matthew Pennock of Filing Fortress are taking storage and document management services to new heights at their old airfield site at Horham, near Eye. SARAH CHAMBERS paid them a visit.

Jonathan Adnams at the Adnams distillery in Southwold.
Photo: Anthony Cullen

On November 26, 1975, the day after his 19th birthday, Jonathan Adnams started work with the family firm, of which he is now chairman. Business editor DUNCAN BRODIE went to Southwold to talk to him about his 40 years with the Adnams brewing, pubs and hotels company, and its diversification into retailing and distilling.

A British Airways aircraft takes off behind a number of British Airways tail fins at Heathrow Airport.
Photo: Tim Ockenden/PA Wire

The City will this week study the effect of the Paris and Egypt terror attacks on November passenger traffic at British Airways and easyJet, and will assess the recovery of Merlin Entertainments since the summer rollercoaster crash at its Alton Towers theme park.

Farmer's wife and B&B owner, Maureen Ling in her farmhouse kitchen at The Rookery in Wortham with her favourite kitchen things.

This Christmas, Maureen Ling, 67, will be hanging up her bed-and-breakfast apron after 12 busy years. But she will take with her some happy memories of cooking up sumptuous breakfasts in her farm kitchen for the steady stream of guests who have beaten a path to the door of her Grade II listed Georgian farmhouse.

Jonathan Agar of Birketts. left, with Ian Thoroughgood of Grant Thornton.

Suffolk’s leading companies have together recorded solid growth in sales and profits over the past year, according to the new Suffolk Limited report from Grant Thornton.

John Dugmore, Martin Kent, Colin Noble, Deborah Cadman, Sarah Howard,  Andy Wood and Ashleigh Seymour-Rutherford at the Inward Investment Ambassadors' Launch Lunch held at Bruisyard Hall.

Business leaders from across the county attended the official launch of the Suffolk Inward Investment Ambassadors (IIA) network which encourages leading figures within the local economy to play their part in encouraging businesses from elsewhere to invest in the county.

Thomas Cook reports its annual results on Wednesday.

Thomas Cook will this week detail the costs of a series of terror attacks in the Middle East and Europe across its business while the City will study annual results from pub groups Mitchells & Butlers and Marston’s.

Andrew Eaton, left, and Mike O'Connor of Heritage F1.

The team behind Heritage F1 buy and sell Formula One cars to clients around the world. Ross Bentley went down to their base near Rendlesham to find out what drives them.

Neil Ovenden of DJB Instruments in Mildenhall.

It becomes clear shortly after meeting Neill Ovenden that he has incredible passion for the industry he works in.

Royal Mail is expected to report a 5.5% fall in first half profits this week.

The City will study letter volumes at Royal Mail this week while profits at budget airline easyJet are expected to soar.

Prime Minister David Cameron drinks a pint with Chinese President Xi Jinping. Photo credit: Kirsty Wigglesworth/PA Wire

Sales of a Suffolk beer have soared in China after President Xi Jinping was treated to a pint of Greene King IPA by David Cameron.

Ipswich Independent Busines of the Year Winner Sophia Norris of Pocketwatch & Petticoats receives her award from Fiona Wright of Ipswich Central, Ipswich Central board member Cathy Frost and last year's winner, Semra Avcikaya of Alaturka Restaurant.

A day out with her mum shopping and exploring the town of Ipswich in April changed Sophia Norris’ life.

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