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A team member at a chartered accountancy firm has created a buzz by having her head shaved for charity.

A pipe and steelwork fabrication firm has joined the businesses supporting a children’s charity.

Holiday giant Hoseasons has underlined its commitment to Lowestoft once more as they look to recruit talented youngsters from the area.

A buyer has been found for a Norfolk carmaker which went into administration - but it has been confirmed that 25 jobs have been lost in the process.

A restauranteur is hoping to get a bigger slice of the £9bn veggie food market by launching a vegan pizza brand.

The business arms of two of the region’s leading water companies have announced they are joining forces to create a new water and wastewater retailer.

Using his Italian heritage to open his own unit on the Norwich Market was a proud moment for Paolo Grazzini.

Customers who receive a poor service from their landline or broadband provider could be in line for automatic compensation as part of new proposals.

Jobs will change rather than disappear over the next decade as robots are increasingly used in the world of work, a study says.

While pensions may be a priority for those who have already embarked on a career, today’s teenagers have no shortage of other things to worry about.

Calls have been made for an increase to the pension age to be brought forward - meaning workers may have to put their retirement back another year or two... or five.

A north Norfolk arts charity is set to close just six months after its chief executive quit.

Construction and services firm Kier Group has reported “solid” half-year results, in line with expectations.

Jobs are at risk at a shoe retailer with stores and concessions in Norwich, Thetford, Lowestoft and Wisbech after tough trading conditions forced it to enter administration.

Businesses across Norfolk and Suffolk are among those poised to lose out on £4.67m after a potato supplier went under.

Traditionally, an appointment with your accountant is about as eagerly anticipated as a visit to the dentist – but that may not be true at Norwich firm Farnell Clarke.

Brewing, distilling and leisure retail company Adnams today reported record annual sales and strong growth in bottom-line profits.

A Norfolk firm is hoping to put the county “firmly on the whisky map” with its launch of a new bottle range.

A Suffolk brewery is cashing in on the non-alcoholic beverage market after securing a deal with Tesco.

A national business network will be launching its latest branch on the Norfolk coast next month.

A East Anglian marine services company has the wind in its sails following its purchase of a renewable energy services firm.

Norwich and Peterborough Building Society says it will “remain flexible” on the deadline for its current account holders to find new banks, after concerns were raised that other providers could not cope with the influx of new customers.

Norfolk women interested in becoming their own boss can take part in an upcoming workshop.

Do you know what MFW stands for? How about AMC? And could you tell which was financial and which was popular?

A catering company is cooking up a storm in its new kitchen, which it hopes will be the recipe for turnover to rise.

A group set up to kick start economic growth in the region has accused an MP, who reported them to a government spending watchdog, of making “wholly inaccurate and defamatory” suggestions about it.

The burgeoning strength of Norfolk and Suffolk’s technology industry has been underlined by a report which values its contribution at more than £320m.

Training providers have been put on alert to ensure young people can take advantage of the jobs being created in the renewable energy industry over the next generation.

More than one in four small businesses in the UK could cut their trading ties with the EU if any tariffs are imposed as a result of Brexit negotiations, new research suggests.

A construction firm has linked up with a college to show students what a £3.1m restoration project looks like.

A piece of Great Yarmouth’s aviation history which has been out of use for two years has been put up for sale.

An MP has questioned the role of a Suffolk council leader in securing £500,000 of taxpayers’ money to develop the Fiveways roundabout on the A11.

A north Norfolk brewery is celebrating winning double silver at a prestigious national brewing competition.

Eye-based manufacturer Wrightfield has launched two new brands after it secured a major contract with an international supplier.

Inflation hit its highest level in more than three years in February after food and fuel prices pushed it over the Bank of England’s 2% target.

Small companies will be “disproportionately” hit if tariffs are imposed on European Union imports and exports after Brexit, with one in four prepared to cut their trading ties with the bloc, the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has warned.

Fears have been raised that public authorities could lose more contractors to the private sector when changes in how they tax their freelancers are implemented.

A spirits producer which named its newest product after Norfolk’s most famous seafaring son is settings its sights on the global market.

For years, it was a tradition of the British breakfast table, a tangy amber goo which was famously Paddington Bear’s favourite spread.

A 22-year-old is hoping to create a “vital lifeline” for East Anglian food and drink producers and save a local farmers’ market.

A Norfolk boatbuilder is weathering the storm of rising production costs in the UK by joining forces with another firm.

The government must commit to spending more on encouraging innovative businesses in the East of England, a report has said.

Virtual-reality videos give potential recruits an engineer’s-eye view of work for BT Openreach.

A photographic firm saw its profits and turnover rise in the year leading up to its sale to a private equity firm.

The government is to crack down on companies using self-employed workers to avoid paying sickness pay, pensions contributions and maternity benefits, it has been reported.

“No win, no fee” is not a phrase you would ordinarily associate with an events management company.

An East Anglian recruitment agency is aiming to put its best foot forward when a team of staff take on the Three Peaks challenge in aid of charity.

It has been a long road to Norfolk for Rai Bukulu, including starvation, guerilla warfare and the Ugandan bush. After being given a fresh start he has used his hunger for life to launch his own food business. Doug Faulkner spoke to him about his journey.

Small rural firms who still keep old-fashioned paper records could struggle to adapt to government changes to make the tax system digital, it has been warned.

People in the so-called gig economy need more clarification on their status and rights as workers – for the good of their health.

Leaders and businesses in life sciences, ICT, advanced manufacturing and agri-tech have been called on to outline the region’s world-leading strengths to the government.

A popular restaurant known for its ‘fab’ selection of groovy food is celebrating a landmark anniversary.

A supplier of personal alarm systems for the elderly which signed up its 10,000th customer this month is preparing for a global expansion just three years after it was established.

A global boom in the use of smart meters is set to fuel the growth of a pioneering East Anglian engineering company after it struck a major production deal with a leading Indian manufacturer.

Young business brains are poised to take part in a challenge to shape the future of their home town.

A scaled-down world created especially for children is proving a hit with customers large and small.

The high profile of companies like Deliveroo and Uber has thrust the so-called gig economy into the spotlight.

A report has claimed thousands of nursery workers in England are being paid below the national living wage, despite their employers receiving government funding through childcare vouchers and subsidies for parents.

A majority of people working in the so-called gig economy want the government to take action to ensure them basic employment rights, new research suggests.

Farming businesses say they are struggling to recruit vital European seasonal workers for this summer’s harvest, as a result of the Brexit vote.

Services giant Servest is anticipating its strong growth to continue in 2017, after posting results which showed turnover soared by almost one-fifth last year.

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