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Thursday, July 2, 2015

One of the longest-established venues in Bury St Edmunds is launching a new business centre.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015
The Great House restaurant with rooms in Lavenham

French-born restaurateur Regis Crepy is celebrating 30 years of ownership at The Great House at Lavenham. As one of relatively few chef/owners to have successfully operated the same venue for so long, Mr Crepy met with DUNCAN BRODIE to talk about how the food scene has changed over the past three decades.

Sunday, June 28, 2015
Carpetright reports its annual results on Tuesday.

Full-year figures from Greene King will put the pubs and brewing group back in the spotlight this week after its recent takeover of the Spirit Pub Company while updates from the retail sector will include confirmation of a return to profit for Carpetright.

Friday, June 26, 2015
The ichiban sushi factory at Earl Stonham, near Stowmarket.

June 18 was International Sushi Day. FRANCES HOPEWELL-SMITH visited the ichiban factory near Stowmarket to find out more about the Japanese cuisine, and how the UK’s largest producer in the sector comes to be located in Suffolk.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Billy Ball,  who, along with his brother, owns Clacton Pier.

When Billy Ball became executive director of Clacton Pier six years ago it was a dream come true. But running the country’s largest pier and one of the region’s best-known landmarks does not come without its stresses, as Ross Bentley found out.

Sunday, June 21, 2015
Tescos new chief executive Dave Lewis, pictured, right, talking to staff, faced his first annual general meeting since taking up his role last September

Blue chip giants Tesco and Royal Bank of Scotland will be in sharp focus as they hold their annual general meetings this week, with the supermarket’s latest sales figures also under scrutiny.

Friday, June 19, 2015
Jeremy Goulding, chief executive of Wheatley Associates.

Suffolk-based software company Wheatley recently won the inaugural Innovation Martlesham competition. Ross Bentley visited the company and found that the business is full of good ideas.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Stuart Gruber, director of flight operations at Thomson Airways, left, with Andrew Harrison, managing director at Stansted Airport.

Managing director of Stansted Airport Andrew Harrison says attracting long-haul carriers is an essential element of his growth strategy. Ross Bentley met him on the latest jetliner to arrive at the Essex terminal.

Rowan Gormley founder of Naked Wines, who is now at the helm of Majestic Wine.

Budget hotels to coffee shops group Whitbread is expected to post rising sales again this week while elsewhere the City will watch to see if a new boss can put some fizz back into wine merchant Majestic.

Friday, June 12, 2015
Bruce Kerr of Kerr Farms, (L to R) Jim Wayman of 3M's, Rob Paul of the Food Enterprise Zone and Edward Blanchard of 3M's at Wantisden where the potato  harvest has started.

Suffolk potato growers are aiming to bag a share of the local produce market as they promote the benefits of eating a crop which is fresh, locally-grown and packed with potassium.

Tuesday, June 9, 2015
Shirley Aldous, director, with daughter,Tarnia Robertson, director, and Tarnia's father, Colin Aldous, chairman of Ufford Park Woodbridge Hotel, Golf and Spa

Entrepreneurial hoteliers Colin and Shirley Aldous are set to officially retire on June 14 after 23 years at Ufford Park Woodbridge Hotel, Golf and Spa, a £4.5million turnover business supporting 200 jobs on site, 150 of which are directly-employed staff. SARAH CHAMBERS met up with the couple, and their daughter and successor Tarnia Robertson, as they prepared to hand over the reins.

Sunday, June 7, 2015
The head office of HSBC at Canary Wharf, London.

Thousands of expected job cuts at HSBC and more falling sales at Sainsbury’s are among the major City updates lined up for the coming week.

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