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A former town betting shop is set to be turned into a dry cleaner’s.

Many people have made a number of big life decisions during this enforced ‘time out’, says Peter Sharkey.

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.

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.

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.

Equity release could help many people who have resolved to retire early once the lockdown finishes, says finance expert Peter Sharkey.

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.

If you’re a business preparing to reopen, your top priority will be the safety of your staff and customers.

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.

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.

Starting a new business might be a hair-raising experience for anyone - but Oli Norman is opening his first barbershop in Elmswell at just 18 years old.

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.

Since the lockdown began, enquiries for wills and lasting power of attorneys have increased dramatically as we try to plan for the future during this uncertain time.

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

This Bury St. Edmunds-based business is helping local restaurants, cafes and pubs to keep running with its online ordering and payment system

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

Getting through the coronavirus crisis will take good leadership. Emma Proctor King of Churchmanor Estates explains what it will take to become an award-winning director.

Furlough: the leaders

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Covid-19 has changed not only how we work but also who is working. According to the British Chambers of Commerce, since the job-retention scheme was introduced on March 20, 71pc of companies have placed staff on furlough – a term virtually unused in British business before the coronavirus outbreak.

We’ve been told by the government to maintain the cleanliness of our surfaces to prevent the spread of coronavirus, but are our normal cleaning products effective enough to do the job?

Coronavirus isn’t stopping water flowing and toilets flushing.

How the free Best Employers Eastern Region survey can help take care of employees during the Covid-19 crisis.

Applewood acres is producing vegan goodies and sustainable local produce in an all-natural approach to farming

Farms earmarked for sale before the coronavirus lockdown may benefit from a surge in pent-up interest and an investor boost similar to the one after the credit crunch of 2008/9, land agents believe.

Online pharmacy e-Surgery was created by Thuria Wenbar and Oskar Wendowski, a doctor and pharmacist respectively, when they encountered prescription systems they believed were outdated. The latest in The Disruptors series, they explain how they did it.

Many people let their properties via platforms like Airbnb without proper insurance. Louise Birritteri, founder and chief executive at Pikl, explains how she got the insurance industry to move with the times.

Right now, cutting-edge driver safety technology is prohibitively expensive – but a Cambridge startup is working to make it accessible to everybody. In the latest in The Disruptors series, Hao Zheng, co-founder and chief executive at RoboK, explains all.

Those with complex healthcare needs are used to taking multiple pills every day. But what if you could combine these drugs into a bespoke 3D printed alternative? In the latest The Disruptors video, Sheng Qi explains how her team at the University of East Anglia is working towards the solution.

A derelict nightclub which has been transformed into a modern office complex has welcomed its first tenant.

The Best Employers Eastern Region survey helps businesses transform their culture. MHA Larking Gowen explain how it was part of their journey to award-winning employer status.

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