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Supermarket Tesco looks set to report an improved sales trend amid continued tough trading in the grocery market this week while the City will also see an update from bakery chain Greggs.

Saturday, October 3, 2015
Fenella Eddell, Property Team Solicitor at Barker Gotelee

New regulations have been introduced under which it will become unlawful to rent out commercial properties that do not meet a minimum Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of “E”.

Thursday, October 1, 2015
Richard Noble with the Bloodhound SSC (super-sonic car) during its display at Canary Wharf, London. 
Photo: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

Thousands of visitors flocked to see the Bloodhound SSC (super-sonic car) – which is aimed at setting a new land speed record of more than 1,000mph – when it went on display at Canary Wharf in London last week.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015
The Coes store in Ipswich..

Earlier this month, veteran retailer David Coe received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2015 Drapers Independents Awards. In an article reproduced with permission from Drapers magazine, which stages the awards, Jill Geoghegan talks to the Suffolk-born entrepreneur about his career.

Sunday, September 27, 2015
Sainsbury's chief executive Mike Coupe.

Supermarket Sainsbury’s looks set to report another slide in sales this week while the City will also see updates from transport operator FirstGroup and retailer Topps Tiles.

Friday, September 25, 2015
Perry Perrott, who has been appointed as Suffolk New College’s first ever business development director.

Suffolk New College has signalled a new era with the appointment of a director of business development. The role, created by the Ipswich-based college’s new principal, Viv Gillespie, has gone to Perry Perrott, who has relocated to Suffolk from Gloucestershire.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Fiona Hope, SodaStream UK managing director.

Fiona Hope first came to live in Suffolk when she took at job at Greene King in 2006 and, although she left the Bury St Edmunds-based company five years ago – for a new challenge in a rather different sector of the drinks industry, with Sodastream – she and her family still live in the area. DUNCAN BRODIE met up with her back in Bury.

Sunday, September 20, 2015
A Thomas Cook Airlines Airbus A321 aircraft at Stansted Airport.

Britons booking sunshine breaks to escape from a rain-soaked end to the summer look set to provide a boost to Thomas Cook when it delivers a trading update this week while the City will also digest figures from the AA motoring organisation and drinks maker AG Barr.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Steve Oliver of MLM.

The chairman of engineering and environmental consultancy MLM, Steve Oliver, has been instrumental in building the business’s operations overseas. But, he tells Ross Bentley, the company is as committed as ever to its Ipswich roots.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Business ambassadors for Suffolk: 

Left to right, Brendan Keaney, Rosa Dos Santos and David Redhead.

Around 100 business ambassadors are being recruited to champion Suffolk and promote the county to investors who may be interested in putting money into the region or setting up a business in the area. Ross Bentley reports.

Friday, September 11, 2015
Ben Underwood of the Country Land and Business Association.

Suffolk and Essex have both been ranked among England’s most challenging business environments for rural companies in a table compiled by a landowners’ lobby group.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015
A chili plant of the Basket of Fire variety.

With more and more people trying their hand a growing their own chilies and peppers, horticultural mail order company Thompson & Morgan has developed its own heat scale.

Sunday, September 6, 2015
Morissons is due to report half-year results on Thursday this week.

Troubled supermarket Morrisons will this week unveil half-year results for the first time under new boss David Potts on a “super Thursday” for the retail sector which will also see the latest figures from Next, Dixons Carphone and Argos owner Home Retail Group.

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