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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Jamie Brown explains how Digital Decoded can help SMEs navigate the mire of marketing products.

The Donalds Group has shown its confidence in the Volvo and Mazda car brands and Ipswich itself with a £6m relocation to two new state-of-the-art dealerships.

On November 1, 2017, Brian Barker’s farm at Westhorpe, near Stowmarket, became the Agricultural Horticultural Development Board’s (AHDB) first Strategic Farm for Cereals and Oilseeds in the UK. This month he looks at the decision-making process

A treasure trove of horse artefacts and vehicles from a bygone age, which have been collected by an Essex father and son over many years, are set to go under hammer.

The Mitsubishi brand is back in Ipswich after more than a decade’s absence with the opening of EMG Motor Group’s new dealership in West End Road.

Chief executive of farming charity the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (RABI) Paul Burrows on a challenging season for those in the sector

Sid and Scrat, along with the Ice Queen, characters from the movie Ice Age, paid a visit to the Arc Shopping Centre, in Bury St Edmunds, this week, as part of the centre’s Awesome August campaign.

The National Rural Crime Survey makes stark reading, says Ben Underwood, CLA East regional director

A Suffolk dairy farmer-cum-cheesemaker and an estate’s retail diversification are among a host of rural businesses to have made it through to the regional finals of an awards event celebrating enterprise in the countryside.

Setting your own hours, choosing your own clients, no workplace relationships to navigate your way through – from the outside there seem to be plenty of upsides to self employment.

Eastern Enterprise Hub on Ipswich Waterfront is closing after a highly-productive seven-year run. Some of its graduates reflect on how it’s helped them. Sarah Chambers reports

Newmarket-based National Farmers’ Union’s (NFU) national water resources specialist Paul Hammett, who was at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) National Drought Group meeting on July 23, said they discussed the rapidly changing situation in the agricultural sector. In July, the UK received just 16% of its long term average rainfull for the month, and in June, 49%.

Orwell Motorcycles in Ipswich prides itself on the right bike, the right gear, the right service. Whether new to riding or a ‘born-again biker’, its customer-friendly advice and expertise are key to building its biker community as motoring editor Andy Russell finds out.

Demand for property in the East of England’s retail sector is continuing to fall, new research shows.

As the American president declares that a trade deal with the UK is “absolutely possible”, there’s a lot at stake for East Anglian business leaders who export their products across the pond.

Although football didn’t end up ‘coming home’ for England, Gareth Southgate’s management techniques did score highly, and could offer lessons to anyone managing teams in the corporate world too.

The decline of the British pub has been headline news for years – but new figures suggest some entrepreneurial establishments are reversing the trend.

Glasses will be raised for one of the stalwarts of the Tendring Show when the annual event gets under way on Saturday, July 14.

Summer is truly upon us, and East Anglia continues to bask in sunshine and high temperatures. But what does it mean for companies? With a trusty dictionary and a little poetic licence, our reporters have compiled a selective A to Z tour through the summer season in business.

No one who has been listening carefully to the many speeches made by environment secretary Michael Gove, who has just passed his first anniversary in the role, or taken the time to read the Health and Harmony Command Paper, can be in any doubt that our exit from the European Union next March will usher in major change in policy for domestic agriculture.

An agricultural pioneer is set to offer up a slice of Suffolk history as he scales back his extensive operations.

I remember a friend telling me once that the saddest words in the English language were ‘if only’. I often reflect on the truth of this.

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.

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