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Since being declared as the makers of the best white wine in the world the phone has been ringing off the hook for Winbirri Vineyards. Doug Faulkner visited the Surlingham firm to find out their secret.

Have you ever wished for a more luxurious way to travel between meetings, or wondered how to make use of down time on the way to visit clients?

Car pool tech firm Liftshare has received a grant to research how it could help tackle social isolation and rural loneliness.

East Anglian HR directors have named the issue that causes them the most concern.

A row has broken out between Gorleston’s most famous hotel and the council after the firm behind the hotel went into liquidation.

Ignorance will not be bliss for small firms if they find themselves falling foul of new data protection rules, businesses have been warned.

Students from a Norfolk vocational college enjoyed a look behind the scenes at carmaker Lotus after excelling in two engineering challenges.

A Chinese takeover of a Norfolk sports car maker is a sign of confidence in the UK’s manufacturing sector, an industry expert has said.

The new owner of Norfolk carmaker Group Lotus says it will “unleash the full potential” of the famous brand.

They say football is more than a game – and two entrepreneurs hope the same can be said for fantasy football as they launch a print magazine.

The outlook for the car manufacturing industry is still positive despite production falling by almost a fifth last month compared with a year earlier, a report says.

Winter flights from Norwich Airport to two Spanish destinations have been confirmed, nearly a month after they were left off airline Flybe’s schedule.

Soft drinks giant Britvic has revealed it is welcoming a new chairman after reporting an 11% boost in revenue in its half-year results.

Lotus Engineering was founded by engineers Colin Chapman and Colin Dare in 1952 and by 1958 an off-shoot Team Lotus had become active in Formula One racing.

The news of Lotus being bought by Chinese motoring company Geely could be a lucrative deal to benefit both sides.

A new trail linking ale, wine and cider producers in the Waveney Valley is being launched.

Last year was the East of England’s most successful in terms of securing investment from overseas since 2008, according to figures compiled by professional services firm EY.

They are the powerhouses of our region – the companies which drive the local economy and employ tens of thousands of people across Norfolk and Suffolk.

Britons are turning away from brands in favour of supermarket own label groceries, spurred on by the success of discounters such as Aldi and Lidl, figures show.

Retail giant Marks & Spencer has seen annual profits tumble by nearly two thirds and revealed sales across its under-pressure clothing arm have plunged back into reverse.

A tenfold increase in home deliveries has prompted a Norfolk haulier to instil a stronger customer service ethos in its drivers.

Few companies on the Top 100 list have had as eventful a year as Midwich.

The East of England Co-op, the region’s largest independent retailer, has consolidated its status as a Top 100 company by posting revenue of £347.709m for the year to January 28, 2017, an increase 2.7% on the previous 12 months.

Pubs and brewing group Greene King, the second-largest member of the Top 100, last year reported a 58% jump in annual turnover following its “transformational” acquisition of the Spirit Pub Company.

The property maintenance arm of Flagship Group, RFT, is reaching for greater commercial growth after securing two new contracts.

A travel company’s volunteering efforts have earned it a place as a finalist in a national travel awards.

A brewery has joined forces with the Norwich Business School at the University of East Anglia (UEA) to encourage undergraduates to gain skills to enhance their future employability.

Gin has taken the spirit world by storm over the past few years, and now two Wymondham companies have carved their niche on the bandwagon with a refillable product.

Speciality coffee brewer Kofra has opened a new café at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts.

The East Anglian facilities of a national meat processing company will be “pivotal” in its continued expansion, according to its chief executive.

The nine-to-five is becoming old hat as record numbers of people turn to more flexible and independent ways of working, a study has found.

Better promotion of social care jobs and providing more opportunities for career progression in the industry will be key to continued growth for a regional care home operator.

As high street banks cut back on bricks-and-mortar branches it is not just getting hold of cash which is becoming harder.

Gin has taken the spirit world by storm over the past few years, and now two Wymondham companies have carved their niche on the bandwagon with a refillable product.

A Suffolk brewery is celebrating record sales after a turnaround strategy was launched two years ago.

The new government must do more to help small businesses hurt by the UK’s “culture of late payments”, a lobbying group has warned.

Long commutes are hitting the health and productivity of workers, leading to stress and depression, a report suggests.

Three social enterprises have received £25,000 to boost their work helping hundreds of people get into work.

Although you can apply for a job through a mobile phone app, many businesses still prefer to meet potential recruits face to face.

Scores of Norfolk businesses are owed tens of thousands of pounds after the company behind one of Norfolk’s most iconic hotels brought in liquidators.

An entrepreneur is on steady ground in the temporary flooring business after learning his trade on the battlefield, and the Olympic field.

Norfolk housebuilder Abel Homes chose not to sit on the fence but to build one after a request for help from a local primary school.

A Lowestoft guesthouse has been honoured with a national accolade.

Medical device developer and manufacturer Bespak has named Norfolk’s cancer charity, Big C, as its charity of the year for 2017.

A Norfolk winemaker will be raising a glass after becoming the first English vineyard in history to win a major international award for a still wine.

Young women are shaving pounds of their spending as health-conscious shoppers try to shave pounds off their waistlines, according to a new consumer spending report.

Balfour Beatty shareholders have flexed their muscles against the construction company’s board after rejecting its remuneration policy.

Summer’s coming, and sadly shorts often have smaller pockets than trousers, says Money Saving Expert founder Martin Lewis.

Business leaders have raised concerns about a Tory pledge to double a levy on businesses which employ skilled migrant workers.

A project which was due to kick start the regeneration of a former civic site in Lowestoft has ground to a halt, after the company behind it went into administration.

The closure dates for the East Anglian branches of Norwich and Peterborough Building Society have been confirmed.

A cyber attack which brought organisations in 150 countries to their knees was a poor example of what such software is capable of, according to a police cyber security adviser.

Closing gaps in education will be key to tackling skills shortages in the science sector, industry leaders have said.

The closure dates for the East Anglian branches of Norwich and Peterborough Building Society have been confirmed.

Charges on firms employing migrant workers will be doubled under proposals unveiled today by the Conservatives.

While cutting edge tech firms such as Google might appeal to many employees, a list of the companies people most want to work for has been topped by retailers.

Tech firm Proxama has scrapped plans to sell its digital payments division and will instead carry out a million-pound restructure.

Expansion and acquisition across the country will strengthen the position of Hoseasons’ staff in Lowestoft rather than weaken it, says the firm’s boss.

Companies keen to support the multi-million-pound overhaul of a power station at King’s Lynn are being invited to a ‘meet the buyer’ event.

The percentage of women in senior management roles has dropped to 19% across the country, new research shows.

Is administration your business’s biggest burden? Have you ever wished for a simple way to collate your paperwork in one place, or – even better – go completely paperless?

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One of Lowestoft’s biggest employers has converted spare work space into a badminton court so staff can play their favourite sport at lunchtime.

Firms which breach data protection rules are getting off lightly and could soon face multimillion pound fines, according to a Norfolk cyber security expert.

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