Business stories not to miss this weekend

Milo Williams, Managing Director of Rubix Personnel Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Milo Williams, Managing Director of Rubix Personnel Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

Here are the five business stories that you don’t want to miss this weekend

The RBS branch in Princes Street, Ipswich which is to close

The RBS branch in Princes Street, Ipswich which is to close - Credit: Archant

RBS Closure

As Ipswich was reeling from the news that Homebase is definitely leaving town, it was then announced that the Ipswich branch of Royal Bank of Scotland would also close, which will sadly leaving another empty unit in the town centre.

File photo dated 31/07/2008 of a general view of shoppers walking past a Mothercare store on Oxford

File photo dated 31/07/2008 of a general view of shoppers walking past a Mothercare store on Oxford Street - Credit: PA

Clacton Mothercare

Ipswich Waterfront Picture: KEITH HUDSON

Ipswich Waterfront Picture: KEITH HUDSON - Credit: keith hudson

And in Clacton, staff at Mothercare - which was the only children’s clothing store in the town - were informed that they will lose their jobs, as the chain will be closing down its only store in North Essex.

Queen's Award launch, Clare, Countess of Euston the lord-lieutenant of Suffolk, with Claire and Josh

Queen's Award launch, Clare, Countess of Euston the lord-lieutenant of Suffolk, with Claire and Josh Richardson of Superyacht Tenders and Toys - Credit: Archant

Suffolk success

But while retail may be in the doldrums, thankfully, that doesn’t mean that the local economy isn’t booming. It turns out that more businesses are calling Suffolk their home than ever before.

Milo Williams, Managing Director of Rubix Personnel Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Milo Williams, Managing Director of Rubix Personnel Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN - Credit: Archant

Royal recognition

If you’re a go-getting Suffolk businessperson who feels they deserve more recognition, why not apply for a Queen’s Award for Enterprise?

In fact, none of last year’s 230 winners were from Suffolk, so we think this year its our county’s chance to shine.

An Ipswich inspiration

Finally, we celebrate the story of an ambitious young Ipswich entrepreneur, who went from college dropout at 17 to being head of his own £1.8m company at 25. Now, Milo Williams has his sights set on conquering Manchester, where he’s setting up new offices.