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After 10 highly successful programmes, the Future 50 business scheme is ready to recruit for the next edition - with updates and new partners to ensure it will be better than ever. Find out how to take part.

Simon Weir and his girlfriend Ali went to the north Suffolk gastro-pub to discover how dining-out has changed (spoiler alert: it’s still excellent).

Public vote opens for special award to thank the businesses that made a difference to our communnities at the height of the coronavirus lockdown.

The Changing Lives Special Recognition Award gives everyone a chance to vote for businesses that stepped forward to help the pandemic response – businesses like Bosch Lawn and Garden in Stowmarket.

Expert advice helped participating East Anglian businesses get through a tough year. Now preparations are under way for the next Future 50 programme to help high-growth companies in Norfolk and Suffolk.

As customers begin returning to pubs and holiday destinations, how can leisure, tourism and hospitality businesses ensure a sustainable recovery?

Six stunning sandy British beaches to visit after the lockdown ends for your bucket (and spade) list.

MHA Larking Gowen brings business leaders together to discuss the future for the sector in the region.

The Changing Lives Special Recognition Award is your chance to reward the businesses who made a difference during the Covid-19 response.

Six stunning churches to visit after the Covid-19 lockdown

The schedule for the Suffolk Business Awards has changed, giving more time for businesses more occupied with responding to the coronavirus in the early part of the year to enter. You now have until July 26 to submit your entry, as the awards provide a great platform to get your business noticed and an opportunity to learn from and share experiences with other successful businesses in the county.

Ten tips for getting the best from remote workers, from Best Employers Eastern Region

Plan the perfect post-pandemic getaway with a trip-of-a-lifetime driving holiday

Sign up for a free-to-attend webinar bringing five business leaders together to discuss how the leisure, tourism and hospitality sector can get through Covid-19.

Lessons from the lockdown

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Best Employers Eastern Region exists so businesses can share knowledge, inspire and learn from one another, with a focus on employee engagement. It’s shown time and again that companies with motivated, engaged staff are more successful and sustainable than their peers – but just as there has never been a tougher time for organisations to look after people, there has never been a greater need for it.

Here’s our pic of our Island Nation’s offshore offerings - add one to your bucket list for your post-Covid lockdown trip of a lifetime.

The imposition of lockdown changed the way we work – but how do we change it back? Best Employers explain the benefits of a smarter, people-led approach.

Entries extended to allow businesses overcoming Covid-19 to enter and earn recognition for their achievements.

Future 50 partners explain how they can support the region’s up-and-coming businesses through the continuing coronavirus pandemic.

Brilliant breweries to visit when lockdown is lifted.

Covid-19 is placing unprecedent demands on executives. Here’s the Best Employers’ advice on being a good leader during the Pandemic.

Suffolk Business Awards: what it takes to deliver award-winning customer care

Adapting to Covid-19 has brought out the best in business – and the Best Employers are using people power to survive.

Professor Gurpreet Jagpal, pro vice-chancellor for Business and Entrepreneurship at the University of Suffolk, is looking for innovative businesses.

When working on your post-Covid lockdown bucket list, ask yourself what have the Romans ever done for us? Inspired some amazing trips, for a start. Then there’s the aqueduct...

Are you a young entrepreneur? The judges from Suffolk New College and West Suffolk College explain what it takes to become Young Business Person of the Year at the Suffolk Business Awards.

While we’re all adapting to video conferencing within our teams and with external contacts, bringing someone into the business can feel different – as though it needs the personal touch, to measure the firmness of the handshake and pick up on a whole range of non-verbal cues. Yet when handled correctly it is possible to manage an interview process without meeting the candidates, even reading body language on screen without that hands-on sense of getting to know them.

With work forces scattered, communication within a business has never been so important. Best Employers share the secrets of effective engagement.

Great caverns to add to your post-pandemic bucket list.

Coronavirus and lockdown have altered how we work - but for Best Employers, remote working is an opportunity as much as a change.

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