Doug Faulkner Business writer firstname.lastname@example.org @DougFaulknerG Engineering business hires its 500th apprentice Friday, June 15, 2018 Doug Faulkner An engineering firm has recruited the 500th apprentice into its programme. Britvic workers to strike over redundancy pay at drinks factory Friday, June 15, 2018 Doug Faulkner Workers at Britvic’s Norwich factory are set to go on strike over the redundancy package offered to them ahead of the site’s closure. This is how many bank branches have closed in the last three years Friday, June 15, 2018 Doug Faulkner Bank and building society branches are closing at an “alarming” rate of nearly 60 per month, according to an consumer group. Retailer Mattressman to close more than half its stores with 136 jobs lost Thursday, June 14, 2018 Doug Faulkner More than 130 jobs are at risk after a Norfolk retailer became the latest to announce plans to close stores due to a slump in sales. From a Royal boost to a rosé drought: Five things we learnt from Majestic Wine’s results Thursday, June 14, 2018 Doug Faulkner The wine market is ever evolving with tastes and fashions changing each year. Sales up at wine seller as customers venture off the beaten track Thursday, June 14, 2018 Doug Faulkner The Royal Wedding and drinkers’ experimental tastes have helped drive sales at a wine retailer but the group has warned the bubble might burst with difficult times ahead. City’s commercial potential to be focus of conference Thursday, June 14, 2018 Doug Faulkner Norwich’s commercial needs will be the focus of a conference bringing together local and national experts. Landmark workers’ rights case ‘won’t spell end for gig economy’ Wednesday, June 13, 2018 Doug Faulkner The death of the gig economy has been exaggerated despite a landmark ruling over worker status, an employment expert has said. Wetherspoon pubs to stop selling Champagne in bid to “broaden horizons” after Brexit Wednesday, June 13, 2018 Doug Faulkner Pub chain Wetherspoon is to sell more drinks from the UK and non-EU brewers in the run up to Brexit. Businesses and schools left in the lurch as Swaffham’s Green Britain Centre closes suddenly Wednesday, June 13, 2018 Doug Faulkner A landmark environmental centre, which helped to educate school children across the Norfolk about food, energy and transport, has suddenly announce it will close after nearly 20 years. Are business rates changes to blame for the struggles of our high streets? Wednesday, June 13, 2018 Doug Faulkner Pubs are struggling and a different major retailer seems to be announcing store closures each week. A supermarket boss has pointed the finger at business rates – but have changes made last year really had a destructive impact? Doug Faulkner reports. Group outlines its vision to grow into major firm Wednesday, June 13, 2018 Doug Faulkner Regional facilities management group Norse has revealed ambitious growth plans to reach half a billion pounds in turnover. Change of management for power distribution equipment maker Monday, June 11, 2018 Doug Faulkner An electrical equipment maker is under new leadership after its founder decided to retire. Aviva rewarded for helping young people into work Monday, June 11, 2018 Doug Faulkner One of the region’s largest employers has been recognised for helping bring hundreds of young people into employment. More than 5,000 jobs at risk as budget retailer Poundworld enters administration Monday, June 11, 2018 DOug Faulkner Discount retailer Poundworld has gone into administration after last ditch talks failed – putting 5,100 jobs at risk Advertising giant set for fiery annual meeting as Sorrell fallout continues Sunday, June 10, 2018 Doug Faulkner WPP is bracing for a fiery annual meeting next week as investors vote on key appointments and the advertising giant’s pay report following Sir Martin Sorrell’s shock departure. Ask the Expert: What should I know to set up a stocks and shares ISA? Friday, June 8, 2018 Doug Faulkner Q I’ve always invested in ISAs and have normally put my money into deposit accounts with banks. I’d like to start investing in stocks and shares in my ISA but how do I choose what to put in it? New recruitment venture to focus on city’s tech scene Friday, June 8, 2018 Doug Faulkner A former director of an East Anglian recruitment business has launched his own agency focusing on Norwich’s growing technology sector. Barclays quiz night raises funds for Norfolk and Norwich Association of the Blind Friday, June 8, 2018 Doug Faulkner A bank has raised more than £2,000 for a local charity through a quiz night. EACH reward Johnston Logistics for support of Ride for Life Friday, June 8, 2018 Doug Faulkner A company has been presented with a special award to recognise its fundraising efforts for a regional charity. Warhammer maker Games Workshop to give staff £5m bonus Friday, June 8, 2018 Doug Faulkner Employees at Warhammer maker Games Workshop are set to land a £5m windfall after the company announced it would pay a bonus following sales and profit growth.