Saturday, September 26, 2020

Each puddle of water is teeming with life – though the lifeforms contained within cannot be seen with the naked eye. Postdoctoral scientist Dr Sally Warring is researching the genomes of microorganisms called protists at the Earlham Institute at Norwich Research Park. Here she explains why she decided to put protists under the microscope and how they can help broaden our understanding of the complexities of evolution.

Post pandemic, many people intend buying a place in the sun, says Peter Sharkey.

Cazoo has witnessed record levels of online car sales over the past few months, says finance expert Peter Sharkey.

A host of specialist equipment from an animal and equine centre in Newmarket liquidated earlier this year is set to go under the hammer in October.

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Friday, August 28, 2020

The earlier you plan for retirement, the more enjoyable it’s likely to be, says finance expert Peter Sharkey.

According to radical proposals currently being considered by the Government, the over-40s may soon have to pay £700 extra in tax each year to cover the costs of looking after the elderly.

The owners of a huge tomato glasshouse complex in Ipswich were close to signing a contract which would have doubled its size when the coronavirus pandemic erupted.

People have embraced video conferencing as the technology has delivered enormous benefits, says Peter Sharkey.

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

New plans for a huge leisure complex for Colchester including a Cineworld cinema have been unveiled.

A well-known restaurant building in the heart of a popular coastal town has gone on the market.

A huge rise in homeworking is expected to lead to steep falls in office rents across the East of England.

Foodbanks are always there in times of need - but who is there for the foodbanks when they need help?

A new restaurant could replace the M&Co store in Sudbury town centre, it has been revealed.

The pension guarantee is under threat, says finance expert Peter Sharkey.

The Barbershop has been working hard keeping customers and staff safe with its new PPE and social distancing measures.

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.

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

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

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.

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