Mark Shields

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.

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.

By anyone’s reckoning, 2018 has been a tough year for retail, writes business editor Mark Shields.

The long-awaited restaurant quarter at Norwich’s Castle Mall will finally come to fruition this autumn, says the centre’s boss.

Norwich gin distillery Bullards has kicked off a partnership with Norwich City FC.

The way in which businesses operate has dramatically changed.

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.

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.

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.

The latest developments in employment law will be examined at a series of seminars from a regional law firm.

Our reader has concerns over her husband’s army pension if he were to die before her. Carl Lamb of Almary Green explains.

Financial planner Warren Shute shares his top tips for raising money-smart children - what are yours?

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.

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 year 2018 has been a difficult one for the retail sector, with a succession of big names falling.

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.

How do you build loyalty in your customers, and keep them coming back to you, asks Jamie Brown of Archant’s Local Impact programme.

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.

Supermarket fruit and vegetables prices have risen as the effects of the heatwave and a cold spring flow through to shop shelves.

The rise of Norfolk’s offshore renewables sector has helped to power diversification at a coastal safety firm.

UK economic growth is expected to have rebounded in the second quarter, with analysts forecasting sunnier news from official figures released next week.

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