Mark Shields Business editor email@example.com @mark__shields Norfolk events company wins Twickenham backing for team-building Yesterday, 12:14 Mark Shields A team-building events company from Norfolk has been given the seal of approval by a venue which knows a thing or two about the subject – Twickenham Stadium. Video: Castle Mall boss says long-awaited restaurant quarter can start new era at Norwich centre Yesterday, 10:18 Mark Shields After a spate of high-profile shop closures, Norwich’s Castle Mall has had a difficult few months. But its centre manager is upbeat about the future and believes it is on the verge of a breakthrough, as Mark Shields reports. Video: Analysis: Change at Castle Mall is needed – as it is in all retail Yesterday, 05:00 Mark Shields By anyone’s reckoning, 2018 has been a tough year for retail, writes business editor Mark Shields. Video: Finally! Castle Mall reveals when three new restaurants will open Yesterday, 05:00 Mark Shields The long-awaited restaurant quarter at Norwich’s Castle Mall will finally come to fruition this autumn, says the centre’s boss. A new signing that’s worth a shot: Bullards gin teams up with Norwich City FC Wed, 09:29 Mark Shields Norwich gin distillery Bullards has kicked off a partnership with Norwich City FC. Opinion: Sarah Elms of BDO: The five habits of highly effective companies Wed, 05:30 Mark Shields The way in which businesses operate has dramatically changed. Take a virtual tour of the gas rig off the Norfolk coast which heats 1.5 million homes Tue, 15:04 Mark Shields Nearly 100 miles from the Norfolk coast, in the unforgiving Southern North Sea, the Cygnus gas field is a place that only a few hundred hardy souls have seen up close. 1,500 jobs at risk as Homebase reveals the 42 stores it wants to close - including Ipswich Tue, 14:12 Mark Shields Homebase has confirmed the 42 stores it wants to close as part of a restructure that puts 1,500 jobs at risk - and it includes the Ipswich branch. Lisa Angel: 11 things you need to know to build a successful business Tue, 12:28 Mark Shields Ask for help, be ready to change direction and love what you do, says Lisa Angel, as she lays out 11 pieces of key advice for aspiring start-ups. Learn the latest on whistleblowing, GDPR, and discrimination at law sessions Mon, 18:07 Mark Shields The latest developments in employment law will be examined at a series of seminars from a regional law firm. Opinion: Ask the Expert: Will I still get an army pension if my husband dies before me? Saturday, August 11, 2018 Mark Shields Our reader has concerns over her husband’s army pension if he were to die before her. Carl Lamb of Almary Green explains. Opinion: Warren Shute: How to raise children who know the value of money Friday, August 10, 2018 Mark Shields Financial planner Warren Shute shares his top tips for raising money-smart children - what are yours? Is Lotus about to get £1.5bn investment to rival Porsche and Ferrari? Friday, August 10, 2018 Mark Shields The owners of Group Lotus are preparing to pump nearly £1.5bn into building the Norfolk manufacturer into a global sportscar heavyweight, according to reports. House of Fraser: A high-street jewel which has lost its shine Friday, August 10, 2018 Mark Shields The House of Fraser name was once a jewel of high streets across the country – a department store steeped in history, which typified style and variety. The biggest retail casualties of 2018 – from Toys R Us to Homebase Friday, August 10, 2018 Mark Shields The year 2018 has been a difficult one for the retail sector, with a succession of big names falling. New flavoured gins and alcohol-free beers: Five things we learned from the Adnams half-year results Thursday, August 9, 2018 Mark Shields Southwold brewer and distiller Adnams has released its results for the six months to the end of June 2018. Business editor Mark Shields looks at the key points to emerge from the numbers. Opinion: Jamie Brown of Local Impact: How do you keep customers coming back for more? Thursday, August 9, 2018 Mark Shields How do you build loyalty in your customers, and keep them coming back to you, asks Jamie Brown of Archant’s Local Impact programme. Homebase ‘to close a quarter of stores’ in move that threatens 1,000 jobs Wednesday, August 8, 2018 Mark Shields Troubled DIY chain Homebase is set to reveal plans which will close around a quarter of its stores and threaten more than 1,000 jobs, according to reports. How supermarket fruit and veg prices have risen because of the summer heatwave Wednesday, August 8, 2018 Mark Shields Supermarket fruit and vegetables prices have risen as the effects of the heatwave and a cold spring flow through to shop shelves. Offshore firm Flameskill reaping benefits of branching out after oil and gas downturn Tuesday, August 7, 2018 Mark Shields The rise of Norfolk’s offshore renewables sector has helped to power diversification at a coastal safety firm. Outlook is brighter as economists expect growth to rebound Sunday, August 5, 2018 Mark Shields UK economic growth is expected to have rebounded in the second quarter, with analysts forecasting sunnier news from official figures released next week.