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