Suffolk Chamber says it is "thrilled" to be relocating to new office space at the University of Suffolk in Ipswich.

The chamber - which has been located just across the water at Felaw Maltings for more than 20 years - will move to The Atrium Building in Long Street from May 20.

It has described the relocation as a "strategic move" which marks a "significant milestone" for both the chamber and the University of Suffolk.

It would forge "a powerful synergy between academia, business, and community that promises to drive innovation, collaboration, and economic growth across Suffolk", it added.

"The decision to co-locate with the University of Suffolk underscores Suffolk Chamber's commitment to developing an ecosystem where people, skills, and businesses thrive.

"By joining forces with one of the region's leading educational institutions, the Chamber aims to forge opportunities for knowledge exchange, talent development, and entrepreneurship within the local business community."

Chamber chief executive John Dugmore said they were delighted at the move.

"This move reflects our commitment to providing the highest quality services, support and advocacy for our members, while also positioning us for continued success in the years ahead," he said.

"Together, we will harness the power of collaboration to drive innovation, cultivate talent, and fuel economic prosperity across Suffolk."

Professor Gurpreet Jagpal - the university's pro vice-chancellor business and entrepreneurship - also expressed delight.

"This strategic partnership reflects our shared commitment to fostering a community of innovation, diversity, and collaboration. Together, we will leverage our collective strengths to drive positive change and create a brighter future for Suffolk."

The chamber said it was looking forward to welcoming visitors to its new office and continuing to serve as a catalyst for economic growth and prosperity in Suffolk.