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Another town has been left without a high street bank after Barclays announced they would be closing their branch in Halesworth.

Fewer than half (44%) of employees in the East of England think the public image of the company they work for matches the experience of working there, a new study reveals.

Norfolk gardeners are being offered the chance to give their flower beds a boost this summer, as a Compost Cafe has opened in Norwich’s Chapelfield shopping centre.

Turkey giant Bernard Matthews says it is “back on track” after securing a major supermarket contract which has underpinned the creation of 400 new jobs.

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.

A property opportunity for wine lovers has come on to the market in Norwich.

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.

Holt firm Thurlow Nunn has won a regional award recognising its work with the Motability car scheme.

A Norfolk company supporting employers of domestic staff with a dedicated payroll service has created job opportunities with a move to new premises.

Almost £300m of venture capital (VC) investment in East of England businesses in the second quarter of 2018 is helping firms push ahead with cutting-edge projects.

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.

With the holiday season in full swing the veterinary team at a Norfolk pet food producer is reminding dog owners to make preparations for the pet in trip planning.

A commentator on major TV networks like CNN, BBC and Bloomberg is offering his expertise to a Norwich educational technology company.

North Norfolk has been hit by a crab shortage as fishermen say they are struggling to keep up with demand.

From mobile data and streaming services to coffee pods, Brits are paying a host of bills they didn’t pay 10 years ago – and they don’t come cheap, according to new research.

A discount supermarket has once again received unanimous planning approval after overcoming objections from a nearby competitor.

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

A decorative and building supplies merchant has moved to new premises in Norwich as demand in the city continues to grow.

Global energy giant Shell has underlined its commitment to Norfolk, saying that the coastline remains “absolutely at the heart” of its North Sea plans.

The team behind East Anglia’s first productivity centre explain the key traits of a productive business.

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.

A centre for cutting-edge businesses to share productivity best practice is set to open in East Anglia.

The East of England saw one of the largest drops in unemployment of any UK region heading into the summer, according to new figures.

Flybe has made a U-turn to cancel a route between Norwich and the Channel Islands.

Poundland is launching its own £1 skincare range to help customers “inject some everyday luxury” into their beauty routines.

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

The Suffolk Chamber of Commerce in Lowestoft and Waveney Business Awards, which celebrate the best in the business world that the area has to offer, are now open for entries.

The recent raft of bank branch closures is hastening the loss of local shops on the high street, new research suggests.

A lawyer with a passion for mediation has chosen Norfolk as the place to start her new business.

Three minutes: that’s all the time you may have to find and use a defibrillator if you see someone having a heart attack.

A once-popular pub has come under fire amid concerns it is a blight on one of north Norfolk’s most picturesque villages - ahead of plans to reopen.

Staff from a Norwich legal firm have raised hundreds of pounds for charity after tackling a national cycling challenge.

As the gavel came down on the final lot Charles Reynolds was overcome with a mixture of emotions.

Members of property agency Savills’ rural teams in the East of England turned to pedal power for a fundraising challenge.

A change in the business rates system could be on the cards after the latest high street casualty, House of Fraser, was narrowly rescued from ruin.

Technologies developed in East Anglia to revolutionise energy and resource efficiency will be in the spotlight at a conference.

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.

A Suffolk holiday group is on the verge of another record summer, buoyed by the recent heatwave.

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.

Holidaymakers will be able to fly from Norwich to Spain next summer after a regional airline announced its full schedule.

House of Fraser has been rescued in a £90m deal by Sports Direct owner Mike Ashley, just hours after the failing chain was put into administration.

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

Trading on the high street has become a more cut-throat world in the past year.

Only a fraction of savings account providers have passed on last week’s interest rate rise to customers – dashing the hopes of savers for a boost to their investments.

Would you like a fridge which orders your groceries for you or cooking appliances which help you prepare food more healthily?

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.

A Suffolk dairy farmer-cum-cheesemaker and an estate’s retail diversification are among a host of rural businesses to have made it through to the regional finals of an awards event celebrating enterprise in the countryside.

A prominent business leader and disability advocate is encouraging people to realise the value of “the purple pound” ahead of a major diversity debate in the region.

Answering a few emails after you get home from work cannot be that bad – can it?
This week a European court awarded 7,500 euros to an Irish business executive who was required to answer out-of-hours work emails.

Traders in Great Yarmouth have warned that it is only a matter of time before there is a serious accident if cyclists continue to use the a row lane as a “racetrack”.

A household name in vegetarian food is growing its operations in Norfolk as part of a national investment plan.

The number of properties for rent coming on to the market in the East of England has seen a marked drop, according to new figures.

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.

A pet’s love for the seaside has caused two Norfolk entrepreneurs to relocate their business.

A Suffolk brewery has launched a new bottling line to keep up with soaring demand for its alcohol-free beers.

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

Two East Anglian construction companies have welcomed strong half-year results from their parent company.

Setting your own hours, choosing your own clients, no workplace relationships to navigate your way through – from the outside there seem to be plenty of upsides to self employment.

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