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Friday, June 1, 2018

Take a look inside this modern four bedroom Saxmundham residence.

Today, the Suffolk Show opens its gates to town and country as a celebration of everything the county has to offer gets underway.

Take a look inside this delightful two bedroom Aldeburgh home.

As the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) approaches, Bethany Whymark speaks to East Anglian experts about the facts – and myths – around the biggest data protection shake-up in two decades.

Changing one person’s mind about something can require significant effort – but how do you change the attitudes of an entire workforce?

Around 40 farm office workers were in Framlingham this week for a joint event hosted by farm co-op Fram Farmers and the Institute of Agricultural Secretaries and Administrators (IAgSA) to bring them up to speed with a host of important changes for those in charge of the paperwork. Sarah Chambers reports

Like many aspects of business, the direction of modern consumerism is changing.

From an office in Halesworth, a computer screen is displaying exactly what is happening at a series of pig units thousands of miles away in America.

The team at Enlight has some bright ideas about how smart lighting could revolutionise our urban areas. Bethany Whymark went to find out more about their innovative technologies.

Rendham dairy farmers James and Emma Strachan launched Birds & Bees Campsite last year, but this year will be their first full season. They spoke to Sarah Chambers

A scheme to help businesses to grow and innovate has delivered nearly 250 jobs and £9m of investment in just two years.

Suffolk farmers Emma and James Strachan were left devastated by the death of their second child as a result of complications during childbirth. Eventually, they got help and say the couples counselling they received was invaluable. But the traumatic experience caused them to reassess everything,including how they farmed. Sarah Chambers reports

Amid competition from social media, how do you keep businesspeople interested in meeting each other face to face? Bethany Whymark reports on the new trends in networking.

Plenty of football fans will still be heading for Russia this summer, despite recent events. But what should you watch out for if you are travelling to potentially risky destinations? James Walker of Resolver.co.uk explains.

For families forced to cease farming or seeking a way to retire and enable the next generation to take on the farm business, access to housing is crucial, argues Country Land and Business Association (CLA) East regional director Ben Underwood

All these properties are in walking distance to the town centre, perfect for a hassle free commute.

Paul Mackman, vice chair of the Eastern Board Chartered Institute of Marketing, gives his top tips on how to prevent and, if necessary, mitigate a PR crisis in your business.

As the energy industry’s biggest conference in the East of England gets underway, some of the sector’s leading lights express their views on the opportunities and challenges 2018 will bring.

Suffolk entrepreneurs are being reminded of a major networking event at which Dragons Den star Levi Roots will be offering delegates advice on how to maximise their opportunities.

The battle to engage more girls in technical subjects is beginning to bear fruit – but leading figures in the industry in East Anglia say engagement and outreach will be key to bringing up the numbers.

Offices let

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

A Grade A office building in Chelmsford is now fully let, says agents Savills.

Babycare brand Mamas & Papas is closing its store at Anglia Retail Park in Ipswich but will be replaced by a “flagship retailer”, it emerged today.

As public consciousness of health and wellbeing grows, more and more people are choosing to cut down on or shun alcohol. But what is driving this trend away from drink? Bethany Whymark reports.

Fly-tipping is a menace that is blighting the countryside and the lives of those who live and work in it. The CLA launched a campaign last August to highlight this often-ignored problem. Statistics have shown that it isn’t a small issue, with more than a million incidents of fly-tipping in 2016-2017.

East Anglia’s land agents see farming evolving further into a highly professionalised industry with a high degree of technical expertise. Sarah Chambers reports on their predictions for farming in 
the mid-2020s and beyond

Could a focused six-hour working day be the key to keeping staff energised, efficient and productive? Bethany Whymark spoke to a Norwich company which has embraced the Swedish concept of lagom – doing “just the right amount”.

Business heavyweight Mark Pendlington is no stranger to crises, having at one time headed up the communications team for the late Conservative politician Cecil Parkinson, during his stormy reign as a cabinet minister under Margaret Thatcher.

Ad Feature: New faces at Norwich Research Park

Monday, February 5, 2018

Top researchers keep Norwich in the top 10 cities in the UK

Ad Feature: Co-working space – join the community

Monday, February 5, 2018

Sharing office space is much more than sharing a photocopier and a meeting room, it’s all about openness and good ideas too.

Ad Feature: Cozens-Hardy introduce solicitor Emma Raspin

Monday, February 5, 2018

We are really pleased to welcome Emma Raspin to Cozens-Hardy. Emma brings with her a wealth of experience from the construction sector to our well-established commercial property team.

Is allowing offices to be turned into residential homes a good idea, or is it creating problems for businesses seeking homes? Sam Kingston, partner with Roche Chartered Surveyors, considers the effects of ‘permitted development’.

Guy Gowing, managing partner at Arnolds Keys, paints an upbeat picture.

Bury St Edmunds pig consultant looks at what the future may hold for East Anglia’s pig farmers from the mid 2020s

‘Going to market’ has become more complex for farmers over recent years and the margins squeezed. The future prosperity of UK agriculture lies in better utilisation of its resources to manage and meet market needs profitably. Dr Belinda Clarke, director of Agri-Tech East, looks at current trends to predict the near future for agri-tech

I have been asked to gaze into my crystal ball – to try and imagine where agriculture may be in the mid 2020s and where I would like it to be. Being an arable farmer I will focus on combinable cropping and the environment rather than looking into the livestock, poultry and horticultural sectors.

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