September 23 2014 Latest news:
Stowmarket is the global base for German manufacturer Bosch’s lawn and garden business. This has been a year of transition for the site, which has launched a robotic mower using technology from its hi-tech automotive arm and is about to unveil a ‘pro’ battery-powered mower for the professional and commercial market while transferring its cheap-end mower operations to Hungary and China. SARAH CHAMBERS visited the factory.
The first set of results from the AA since its summer flotation will be the main highlight for investors during a quiet week for company updates.
Insurance brokers The Pound Gates Group runs two successful businesses from its offices in Ipswich. Ross Bentley talks to managing director Kevin Collins about why the town is an ideal location to base his company.
The latest snapshots from the retail sector will come from JD Sports and French Connection when they present half-year figures this week.
CHRIS SOULE, Suffolk chairman of the Federation of Small Businesses, reflects on the Government’s plans to reform the local authority procurement process, and how councils can be held to the promises made.