Mark Shields Business editor firstname.lastname@example.org @mark__shields Norfolk sports company Premier Education strikes trans-Atlantic deal Wednesday, September 13, 2017 Mark Shields A Norfolk company leading the way in sports education has scored a deal with a US group to get American youngsters using football to improve their health. Middletons Steakhouse & Grill launches its seventh and largest restaurant, just six years after opening Tuesday, September 12, 2017 Mark Shields A steakhouse chain established in west Norfolk has now opened a restaurant in Peterborough – its seventh and largest restaurant so far. CVS Group strengthens equine division with chain of vet practices in south-west Tuesday, September 12, 2017 Mark Shields Growing veterinary group CVS has snapped up another chain of practices in the south-west. Region’s coastal towns will be showcased to investors at national housing summit Tuesday, September 12, 2017 Mark Shields Coastal regeneration will be on the agenda as development sites across Norfolk and Suffolk are showcased for potential investors at a national housing conference this week. Fuel and clothing prices push inflation up to 2.9% in August Tuesday, September 12, 2017 Mark Shields Cash-strapped households felt the squeeze again last month as inflation rebounded with rising clothing and fuel prices racing ahead of wage growth. Ask the Expert: Are bonds and gilts the right investment for me? Friday, September 8, 2017 Mark Shields “I’ve been reading about bonds and gilts but am confused about what they are and how safe they would be.” Tell Us: James Walker: My top tips to beat those back-to-school costs – but what are yours? Thursday, September 7, 2017 Mark Shields These are James Walker’s top tips for keeping down those back-to-school costs – but we want to hear yours. New chairman of Norfolk Community Foundation wants to help those who ‘slip through the net’ Thursday, September 7, 2017 Mark Shields Norfolk Community Foundation’s new chairman Henry Cator says he wants to help small group and charities across the county “who might otherwise slip through the net”. Video: Future50: The search is on to find the most exciting and ambitious companies in Norfolk and Suffolk Thursday, September 7, 2017 Mark Shields The search is on for Norfolk and Suffolk’s brightest and boldest companies to join the new class of Future50. Could your firm be among them? Mark Shields reports. Catering contractor Edwards & Blake aims to double in size under new ownership Wednesday, September 6, 2017 Mark Shields A contract catering company has declared its appetite for growth after seeing the strongest start to a year in its 20-year history. Chris Sargisson of Norfolk Chamber: Take a look around - it’s still the best research tool out there Tuesday, September 5, 2017 Mark Shields Given my recent columns on talking and listening, it seems to me it’s worth pursuing the theme of our human senses. So now I’m taking a look - at ‘looking’. Facebook will join Microsoft and Aviva at Norfolk tech conference Monday, September 4, 2017 Mark Shields A small-business expert from Facebook is the latest speaker to be added to the line-up for Norfolk Chamber’s annual Talking Technology event. Millennials holidaying at home drive Hoseasons’ seventh record summer on the bounce Monday, September 4, 2017 Mark Shields A surge in millennials choosing to explore the UK on holiday has been pinpointed as the driver behind a seventh consecutive record summer for Lowestoft-based Hoseasons. Lowestoft-based Cefas wins contract from proposed wind farm off Norfolk coast Monday, September 4, 2017 Mark Shields The builders of what could be the world’s biggest wind farm have handed a contract to Lowestoft’s Centre for Environment Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas). Training centre invests £1.2m in simulators for building sites Thursday, August 31, 2017 Mark Shields State-of-the-art simulators will help train the heavy plant operators of the future after a £1.2m investment at a west Norfolk centre. Ask the Expert: How can I make sure I invest ethically? Thursday, August 31, 2017 Mark Shields I really want to make sure that my investments are with companies that are green and not in industries such as tobacco or weapons. What can you recommend? Norwich tech firm Prison Voicemail praised by academics for helping strengthen family ties Wednesday, August 30, 2017 Mark Shields The work of a Future50 tech company which connects prisoners and their families has been endorsed by academics, who found it helps to cut reoffending and strengthens relationships. East Anglian firms in line for millions in compensation from ‘truck cartel’ ruling Tuesday, August 29, 2017 Mark Shields Haulage and transport firms across East Anglia could be in line for a share of millions of pounds of compensation because of a landmark European ruling. The one-day-a-month appointment which breathed new life into Future50 firm Creative Sponge Monday, August 28, 2017 Mark Shields Scaling up is a challenge, but calling in help from those who have been there and done it can ease the way, as one Future50 firm told Mark Shields. Insurance broker Adrian Flux’s new offices could lead to 220 new jobs in west Norfolk Friday, August 25, 2017 Mark Shields A growing Norfolk insurance broker has expanded into new offices – a move which will free up capacity for it to create 220 new jobs over the next 18 months. James Walker of Resolver: The one rule to follow if you think you still have a PPI claim Friday, August 25, 2017 Mark Shields In two years’ time, it will all be over.