Mark Shields Share Email this article to a friend To send a link to this page you must be logged in. Business editor email@example.com @mark__shields Students discover career opportunities in East Anglia’s energy sector Friday, December 14, 2018 Mark Shields Young people were brought together with firms from across the energy sector to learn about the jobs available to them now and in the future. Martin Lewis of MoneySavingExpert: It’s time to stop the debt threats Friday, December 14, 2018 Mark Shields Laws around debt are out of date and in need of modernisation, argues Martin Lewis of MoneySavingExpert.com. These jobs have had some of the biggest pay rises in 2018 Thursday, December 13, 2018 Mark Shields Workers in pubs and catering have received some of the biggest pay rises this year, a new study suggests. Dixons Carphone staff have just been given a bonus worth £1,000 Wednesday, December 12, 2018 Mark Shields More than 30,000 staff at Dixons Carphone are in line for a bonus of at least £1,000 under a share scheme announced today by the struggling retailer. Carpetright announces more changes at East Anglian branches Tuesday, December 11, 2018 Mark Shields Carpetright is considering further changes to its store portfolio across East Anglia as it handles stinging losses. Jamie Brown of Archant Local Impact: This is the secret to the best content marketing Thursday, December 6, 2018 Mark Shields Content has become one of those buzz-wordy sounding things that it is trendy to bash. These jobs have seen the biggest pay rises in 2018 Wednesday, November 28, 2018 Mark Shields The demand for digital skills has pushed up wages for software developers in the past year, new research shows. Cranswick insists it remains on track despite slowing profit growth Tuesday, November 27, 2018 Mark Shields Meat product maker Cranswick has reported near-flat profit growth of 1%, against a tougher background for the meat market. Insolvency risk of East of England firms falls for first time in 18 months Monday, November 19, 2018 Mark Shields The proportion of East of England businesses at an increased risk of insolvency has fallen dramatically for the first time in 18 months, new figures show. James Walker of Resolver.co.uk: How to save money and get in shape Saturday, November 10, 2018 Mark Shields James Walker of Resolver.co.uk offers his top tips for getting in shape before the New Year rush - and saving a few pounds as you drop a few pounds. Energy industry calls for Eastern promise at Westminster reception Tuesday, November 6, 2018 Mark Shields East Anglia’s energy industry has taken its ambition to be recognised as a centre of excellence straight to the heart of government. Christmas ‘golden quarter’ for retailers kicks off – but sales stay flat Tuesday, November 6, 2018 Mark Shields The “all-important golden quarter” for retail sales has got off to a fairly flat start as cautious consumer spending continues into the final three months of 2018, a report has found. Preview: Everything you need to know about today’s Budget Monday, October 29, 2018 Mark Shields Pressure has been growing on the chancellor to take action on business rates, beer duty and fuel prices - but what will Philip Hammond be able to deliver in this afternoon’s Budget? CLA meets with East Anglian MPs to call for crackdown on hare coursing Friday, October 19, 2018 Mark Shields Suffolk MPs heard first hand about the destructive impact of illegal hare coursing during a meeting with a rural lobby group - which is calling for stiffer penalties. Martin Lewis: We’re all going to die – so make sure your finances are ready Friday, October 19, 2018 Mark Shields None of like to talk about it - but making preparations for your finances after death is essential, writes Martin Lewis of Moneysavingexpert.com. LEP opens £19m warchest for projects to boost Norfolk and Suffolk’s skills Friday, October 19, 2018 Mark Shields A new £19m pot has been unveiled for projects which will boost skills and productivity across Norfolk and Suffolk. Two new partners appointed at East Anglian business advisers Thursday, October 18, 2018 Mark Shields Two new partners have been appointed at regional accountants Lovewell Blake. Pukka! East Anglian brewery signs deal to flavour new pies Wednesday, October 17, 2018 Mark Shields Suffolk-based St Peter’s Brewery has signed a deal to supply beer to one of the country’s best-known pie-makers. Norfolk and Suffolk bid to woo global investors at international showcase Wednesday, October 17, 2018 Mark Shields Norfolk and Suffolk’s biggest development opportunities are being presented to global investors at an international event this week. Builders merchant Ridgeons is bought by Huws Gray Tuesday, October 16, 2018 Mark Shields East Anglian builders merchant Ridgeons has been bought in a multi-million pound deal. How local food producers’ passion could serve as inspiration to us all Sunday, October 14, 2018 Mark Shields Norfolk and Suffolk are renowned for their local food producers the recent Local Flavours event was a chance for Ed Savory, head of food sector at law firm Birketts, to get a taste. James Walker of Resolver: Your rights if your boiler packs up this winter Sunday, October 14, 2018 Mark Shields James Walker of Resolver on what to do when your boiler breaks down. Patisserie Valerie ‘needs major cash injection’ to survive Thursday, October 11, 2018 Mark Shields Cake chain Patisserie Valerie will cease trading without an “immediate” cash injection after discovering a major black hole in its finances. Martin Lewis of MoneySavingExpert: The best savings accounts for children Saturday, October 6, 2018 Mark Shields Martin Lewis of MoneySavingExpert.com picks out the top savings accounts for children. ‘We will do all we can to assist’ - Pledges of support for Banham Poultry from business and council leaders Thursday, October 4, 2018 Mark Shields Business and council leaders have pledged their support to Norfolk’s Banham Poultry as the struggling firm searches for a buyer. Exclusive Banham Poultry boss confirms company is up for sale – but wants to avoid move out of Norfolk Wednesday, October 3, 2018 Mark Shields Crucial talks to secure the future of one of Norfolk’s biggest employers begin on Wednesday morning, as doubts hang over the jobs of 1,000 workers. More than 1,000 Norfolk jobs at risk as Banham Poultry put up for sale Wednesday, October 3, 2018 Mark Shields One of Norfolk’s biggest employers is reportedly on the brink of administration, putting the jobs of more than 1,000 workers at risk, according to an MP. From culture to community work: Five things we learned from the Best Employers 2018 survey Wednesday, October 3, 2018 Mark Shields The key trends from the Best Employers Eastern Region survey 2018 were discussed at a conference event in Newmarket today - here are five of the key lessons we learned. No-deal prospects hit confidence levels among East’s smaller businesses Sunday, September 30, 2018 Mark Shields The Brexit negotiations stumble on but in the meantime small firms are losing confidence, according to a major new survey. Opinion Jamie Brown of Archant’s Digital Decoded: Has your marketing changed to keep pace with your customers? Wednesday, September 26, 2018 Mark Shields Jamie Brown of Archant’s free Digital Decoded workshops explains how customer habits are changing – and businesses must keep up to survive.