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The battle to engage more girls in technical subjects is beginning to bear fruit – but leading figures in the industry in East Anglia say engagement and outreach will be key to bringing up the numbers.

The impact of the government’s apprenticeship levy on employers has been “disastrous”, according to a business leader.

A mushroom grower, a cabinet maker and a specialist product manufacturer were among the winners of the first North Norfolk Business Awards.

Veterinary business CVS Group saw turnover soar in the latter half of 2017 after investing £30m in practices.

A funding scheme to aid the delivery of employment and skills support in rural areas has approved its first project.

The boss of one of the region’s best-know haulage firms has warned that a shortage of drivers after Brexit and the industry’s poor image will hit the bottom line.

Ambitious plans to safeguard Norfolk and Suffolk’s burgeoning life science sector and bio-economy have been revealed.

A majority of employers who pay the apprenticeship levy would like to see it replaced with a training alternative, a study has revealed.

Most managers are anticipating a tough 2018 due to a struggle to recruit skilled staff and continuing uncertainty over Brexit, according to a new study.

A marine environmental consultancy claims it could offer a boost to the East coast’s reputation as a hub for marine sciences if its expansion plans are given the green light.

Most young people do not know enough about apprenticeships as an alternative to higher education, a new study reveals.

An awards ceremony celebrating the best and brightest women in the region’s tech scene has welcomed its biggest collection of winners to date.

A Dereham man has celebrated a decade of sole trading, as his mechanics business reaches its tenth anniversary.

A group of new apprentices have joined the team at Great Yarmouth Borough Council, developing their professional skills and experience at a local authority which also has big plans for the future.

Workers who lost their jobs just weeks before Christmas have been offered a helping hand from a neighbouring manufacturer.

A new £54m chicken processing plant on the Norfolk/Suffolk border could create up to 400 jobs for the region.

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Plans for an equestrian business in north norfolk were refused despite the applicant claiming it would create two jobs and boost the economy.

The battle to engage more girls in technical subjects is beginning to bear fruit – but leading figures in the industry in East Anglia say engagement and outreach will be key to bringing up the numbers.

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