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Two Colchester Institute students have created a Christmas window for town centre opticians, Bethell and Clark.

Ipswich-based shipping company MSC UK has raised a company-record £30,000 for its 2017-2018 nominated charity of the year, Suffolk Mind.

Some of the 3,000 people employed by BT at Adastral Park could be facing the prospect of looming redundancy this Christmas.

Two of Norfolk and Suffolk’s foremost tourism and hospitality businessmen have become the new president and chairman of the region’s tourism organisation.

Headway Suffolk is inviting businesses to support its building of a new brain injury rehabilitation hub and housing centre in Ipswich by using its Christmas E-Cards in return for a donation.

Airport group MAG, operator of Stansted and Manchester Airports, has reported a summer of growth.

Stowmarket-based wood chipper manufacturer Timberwolf is launching a campaign to help its industry prepare for the latest round of government engine emissions legislation, known as Stage V.

A Suffolk artist has launched a £150,000 fundraising drive to create jobs for those with disabilities, criminal pasts and mental health issues who are struggling to find employment.

A couple who took over a family farm six years ago so the wife’s parents could retire and they could bring up the family there is set to open a new shop.

Experts at cruise review website, Cruise Critic, have voted Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines Best for Itineraries in its ‘UK Editors’ Picks Awards 2018’, for a record fourth consecutive year.

The FBE, a forum for the property, development, construction and infrastructure industries, has raised £6,000 in memory of one of its fellow member Nick Fayers.

Essex-based housebuilder Weston Homes, in conjunction with landowner Columbia Threadneedle, has received a resolution to grant planning permission from Norwich City Council for their proposals to regenerate Anglia Square in Norwich into a £300 million mixed use urban quarter.

Primark owner Associated British Foods (ABF) has warned that trading at the budget retail chain in the run-up to Christmas has been “challenging”.

A chamber of commerce in Essex which turns 80 next year is merging together with its neighbouring town’s chamber.

A ‘community pub’ that hosts a library, post office, coffee shop, take away nights and even yoga sessions is getting recognised for its role in uniting a village community

Local mental health charity Mid and North East Essex Mind are offering a subsidised taster session of their new Wellbeing in the Workplace training to voluntary organisations in the area.

MENTA who were recently announced winners of the National Enterprise Network, ‘Enterprise Support Organisation of the Year 2018’ award, has launched its business skills training programme for 2019. Based in Bury St Edmunds MENTA’s masterclasses are designed to help business owners, their staff; self-employed people and freelancers.

A popular Christmas song inspires finance columnist, Peter Sharkey, to look at what investment has been like in 2018.

The British Heart Foundation (BHF) has opened a new store in Ipswich.

Content has become one of those buzz-wordy sounding things that it is trendy to bash.

A proposal to add £250,000 to Tendring District Council’s SME Growth Fund will go before senior councillors next week.

You might not think to associate hip hop with the art of cuisine, but according to Suffolk rapper Scott “Booda” French, “food and rap is a pairing as logical as bacon and eggs”.

Chairman of the Conservative Party, Brandon Lewis MP, spoke to 100 Suffolk business leaders as a guest of the Ipswich Suffolk Business Club held at Milsoms, Kesgrave Hall,

A workshop dedicated to understanding the challenges businesses face when it comes to employee retirement planning, and identifying simple solutions for supporting employees, will be held at the University of Essex on January 31.

To round off a successful year of export support to Essex businesses, Essex Chambers of Commerce took members to the House of Commons for their International Trade Forum with the Liam Fox, Secretary of State for international Trade.

A businessman accused of fraud in the United States over the sale of his company to technology giant Hewlett-Packard (HP) has stepped down from a number of public roles while fighting the charges.

Plans have been revealed to re-launch the Radio Orwell name as an online station for East Suffolk with hopes of winning a DAB licence in 2020.

Aldeburgh Business Association has responded to comments from town residents of the town who expressed disappointment that this year’s Christmas lights event was cancelled.

The managing directors of a freight firm claim to have been ‘shocked’ by what seems to be a ‘sluggish approach’ from some other companies when it comes to planning for Brexit.

Water and sewage firm Anglian Water, which operates across the East of England and Hartlepool, has been rated the best place to work in a survey of staff.

The airline regulator is taking enforcement action against budget airline Ryanair over its refusal to compensate passengers for flight disruption caused by staff taking strike action.

There is disappointment over how the traditional Christmas celebrations have been called off in one of Suffolk’s most exclusive seaside towns for the first time in at least 18 years.

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