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The Fiveways development near MIldenhall and Barton Mills on the A11 is officially opened by Matthew Hancock MP.

A roundabout which stands at the gateway of Norfolk and Suffolk has seen the official opening of a new service area.

Sync DevelopHER awards at the King's Centre in Norwich. Picture: Tim Stephenson Photography

A bid to raise the profile of women in the tech industry saw the region’s best developers, designers and coders honoured in the first annual DevelopHER awards.

Robert Hughes at the Bennetts electrical store Hall Road Norwich.
Photo by Simon Finlay

The boss of a leading independent retailer has labelled Black Friday a “necessary evil”, despite seeing it deliver bumper sales.

A tour around the Kinnertons Factory in Fakenham - On the production line. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Christmas may be gathering pace for retailers, but for chocolate producer Kinnerton, the festive period is already over and Easter bunnies are beginning to fill the production line.

Norwich butcher Nigel Harvey who knows the importance of the provenance of the meat he sells. Photo: Steve Adams

When third-generation butcher Nigel Harvey began his career in the 1960s, families ordered chicken for special occasions such as Christmas.

Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne. Photo: Tim Ireland/PA Wire

Chancellor George Osborne made a huge number of announcements in yesterday’s Spending Review which outlined where government cash will go between now and 2020.

Flegg High School principal Dr Simon Fox. Picture: Paul Harrison

Business leaders should work with schools to help better prepare students for a future of work, according to an education chief.

Shoppers at the Asda store in Wembley, north west London, taking advantage of the store's Black Friday offers. The supermarket announced it will not be part of Black Friday this year. Photo: David Parry/PA Wire

As Black Friday approaches on November 27, we look at five ways to get the best deals from the comfort of your own home.

Artist impression of the proposed Centre for Advanced Knowledge Engineering at Downham Market. Picture: Submitted

Work on an ambitious new engineering centre bringing thousands of jobs to west Norfolk is expected to begin early next year.

Lakeside Country Club in Lyng, where a children's adventure centre could open. Photo: Steve Adams

A new outdoor children’s adventure centre could be built in a village near Dereham.

Sync the City 2015. Dr Ross Coomber.

An app to save the NHS millions of pounds and a virtual Christmas list are among the ideas featured in a 54-hour technology start-up event ending tonight.

Howes Percival topping out ceremony. Left to right in the foreground: Andrew Barnes, senior partner Howes Percival; Tessa Haskey, Chairman Howes Percival and The Dean of Norwich, The Very Reverend Jane Hedges. Picture: submitted

Leading law firm Howes Percival is on track to open its new £3m three-story office by the spring.

Factory worker at Kettle Foods in Bowthorpe. Picture submitted.

It is business as usual for Kettle Foods despite a billion-dollar merger between its parent company and a rival snack maker.

Future50 launch. Left to right, Hollie Lambert from Progress Recruitment, Laura Rycroft from Progress Recruitment and Sally Harding from Liquid11.

Members of the new look Future50 were revealed at a launch meeting held at Redwell Brewery in Norwich on Wednesday.

Peter Hawes, managing director of Norse Commercial Services. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Services group Norse has driven nearly £130m into the Norfolk economy, according to new research revealing the scale of the company’s contribution to the region.

Victory Park off London Road, Attlebrough.

An industrial space in Attleborough which has been empty for 11 years has been bought by one of the region’s largest construction companies.

Sarah Hartridge of Petrofac. Picture submitted

A pilot project has been launched to ensure the region’s military veterans have a bright future in the world of business.

A view over Norwich from Britannia Road. 

The number of start-ups in the East of England grew by 7pc in the year to March 2015, reaching a total of 243,000, according to research.

Late summer sunshine brings the crowds to Cromer beach with  weather forecasters predicting in Norfolk and Suffolk it will be dry until Sunday afternoon with temperatures reaching 26C, 27C, 28C.


Tourism bosses have set their sights on overseas visitors in a bid to make the industry a year-round affair while boosting the £4.79bn economy. Tourism and Broads correspondent ROSA MCMAHON reports.

The new offices of WiSpire at Rackheath which were officially opened by the Bishop of Norwich who was given a tour by chief executive Steve Maine(centre).

A Norfolk-based internet service provider that uses church spires to improve connectivity has officially opened its new head office.

Ray Andrews of Crop Systems with the firm's new web-based potato store controller called SmartStor. Picture: MARK BULLIMORE

A Norfolk crop store manufacturer has launched a software innovation which allows remote access to control systems – and improves safety for lone farm-workers.

Broadland Wineries, managing director Mark Lansley at their bottling plant in Cawston. PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY

Chocolate wines, easy-open bottles and fruit infusions are key to a Norfolk wine producer’s ambitious strategy to grow sales to £250m by 2025.

The former Chambers newsagents in Dereham. Picture: Matthew Usher.

The news an town centre empty shop will soon become an Italian restaurant has been greeted by councillors.

Naked Wines, founder Rowan Gormley (left), managing director Eamon Fitzgerald. Picture submitted.

Majestic Wine saw its profits plunge by half today after its earlier acquisition of an online rival.

The site of the proposed QD Store on Cadogan Road in Cromer which was the former Brammalls Furniture Store. 


Plans to see a new QD store open in north Norfolk have been approved, despite concerns from smaller businesses in the town.

Kier sign outside the company's offices, Trowse. Photo: Steve Adams

Services giant Kier is on course to deliver £4m of savings next year as it puts the finishing touches to a tie-up with Mouchel.

Aviva, formerly Norwich Union, Surrey Street, Norwich. Photo: Steve Adams

Insurer LV= is set to appoint Aviva’s Steve Treloar as its new managing director for general insurance.

General manger Andrew Hird of Woodland Holiday Park in Trimingham in the 7 acre arable field which is being developed into a site for 50 luxury holiday homes at a cost of £1.5m.


A north Norfolk holiday park is embarking on a major investment programme after an industry-wide boost from A11 dualling.

The Sync the City event at the King's Centre. Team Trip Roulette, at work creating last minute travel arrangements where the destination and accommodation are unknown. From front left clockwise, Paul Sparkes, Dan Crowe, Dan Banks, Kevin Smith, Maxine Green, Rebecca Rylott, Jane Botcherby, and Elizabeth Scholefield. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Norwich’s technology sector has challenged a band of entrepreneurs to create start-up businesses in 54 hours.

Job Centre Plus in Kent. Picture date: PA Archive

Unemployment has fallen by more than 100,000 to its lowest level in over seven years while the number of people in work continues to break records.

Christmas lights on at Jarrolds. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

The owner of independent department store Jarrold bolstered its profits and turnover after returning strength in the local economy drove home a “good year”.

Norwich shops look set to enjoy a bumper Christmas period.

Norwich’s retail economy is going from strength to strength, according to research underscoring the city’s reputation as a shopping hotspot.

The Oaksmere, in Brome, has opened four new bedrooms.

A hotel in north Suffolk has opened four new bedrooms as part of a programme of works which will see new facilities added to the venue.

Redwell Brewery's Patrick Fisher and Amy Hancock and Kofra Coffee's Jose De Leon Guzman(centre) launch their new collaboration

A Norwich brewer has joined forces with a local barista to launch an innovative new stout with a caffeine kick.

From left: Hopkins Homes staff: Lee Barnard, sales and marketing director; Melvyn Cursons, site manager; David Wytchard, head of design;  Michael Cox, managing director. Picture: SUBMITTED

A Victorian building which was once a place of misery for thousands has earned a top national award for the 21st-century restorers who turned it into luxury homes.

Anna Mudeka. Picture Chris Hill

Entrepreneurs from across the region will be extolling the virtues of launching a business as part of a series of events celebrating Global Entrepreneurship Week.

Easton College. Steve Adams

A new £3.75m centre - designed to provide training to a new generation of builders and tradesmen - will be officially opened today.

Jayne-Anne Gadhia, Chief Executive Officer at Virgin Money during a panel discussion on Women in finance held at number 11 Downing Street London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday November 4, 2015. See PA story CITY Gender. Photo credit should read: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

The bonuses of City executives should be pegged to the number of women in senior positions at their firms, according to new proposals for a Government report.

Dave Hughes, BT’s regional director for the East of England. Photo by Jason Bye/VisualMedia

Telecoms giant BT has driven £84m into the Norfolk economy in the past year, according to a new report underscoring the company’s value to the eastern region.

The signing of the deal by Lakehouse to acquire Aaron Heating Services. Front row, Stuart Black, left, executive chairman of Lakehouse and Allan Wright, founder of Aaron; back row, from left, David Lummis, managing director, Aaron, Sean Birrane, chief executive, Lakehouse, and Jon Posey, commercial director, Aaron.

East of England-based Aaron Heating Services is to be acquired by asset and energy support services group Lakehouse in a deal valued at up to £10m.

The British Sugar beet sugar factory next the the River Yare at Cantley.

Picture: James Bass

Primark owner Associated British Foods saw annual profits come under pressure as woes in its sugar business and a currency hit offset another strong performance from its high street fashion chain.

Bus in North Walsham.

A bus fares increase has been announced by an operator - just as a rival stops running one of its north Norfolk services.

GreenComp directors, Simon Stearn, left, and Ian Thurtle, at their Hethel site where their machinery shreds and sifts green waste to make agricultural compost. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Hethel-based firm Greencomp is enjoying a rapid growth in demand for its services, recycling domestic garden waste into agricultural compost.

Martin Lake(centre) and business owners at the Forum when they urged the region's business to complete a survey, The Big Q, was taken to Westminster.

Small businesses want to take on young people – but the barriers remain, entrepreneurs said as they brought views from the coal face to Westminster lawmakers.

Four rigs in the outer harbour, Great Yarmouth. Picture: Mike Page

Standing tall on the horizon during the day, and lighting up the skies at night, offshore vessels in Great Yarmouth’s outer harbour show off the town’s energy and offshore wind industry.

Official opening of Chattels in Dereham. Pictured are (from left) Bridgette Hall, Christine Todd and Debbie Bennington. Picture: Ian Burt

The wait was finally over as a new department store nearly a year after its predecessor closed.

Official opening of Chattels in Dereham. Pictured are (from left) Debbie Bennington, Danielle Bennington (11), Christine Todd, Olivia Hall (9) and Bridgette Hall. Picture: Ian Burt

The wait was finally over as a new department store opened nearly a year after its predecessor closed.

Climate Energy Ltd

Fenland residents who paid deposits – there are 133 of them - to have solid wall insulation under a Cambridgeshire-wide ‘green deal’ initiative look likely to lose their deposits.

MUHAARAR (Dane O'Neill) wins The Commonwealth Cup Royal Ascot 19 Jun 2015 - Pic Steven Cargill /

Owned by the ruling family of Dubai, the Shadwell Estate in Thetford is a breeding ground for champion racehorses. SABAH MEDDINGS reports.

Greater Gabbard Windfarm

A giant windfarm will be built off the Suffolk coast creating nearly 800 jobs after four companies joined forces to jump start the project.

2 Sisters Food Group.

The owner of the 2 Sisters Food Group is to bolster its UK poultry business with a £150m investment, as it reported falling sales and profits.

Mike Jones, managing director of Red 7 Marine. Picture: James Bass.

Directors of an energy sector company which fell into administration when the oil price collapsed have started new businesses.

Natures Menu in Watton. From left, MD Craig Taylor and business development director Peter Roy. Picture: Matthew Usher.

A leading pet food manufacturer has announced plans to build a £7m factory in a bid to boost production sixfold.

Aviva flag on the company's heaquarters on Surrey Street, Norwich.
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Aviva said its integration with Friends Life was “ahead of schedule” as it revealed 25pc growth in its life insurance business.

House of Hobbies at North Walsham with owners Julie Cameron and Sharon Humphrey. Picture: CHRIS TIMMS, PHOTOWORX

A planning bid to save a prominent high street shop and keep its historic frontage has been resubmitted.

Kate Southerland, of 2posh2pitch. Picture: Cat Robson from Seahaze photography

A mother-of-two who launched a tent-hire business on her credit card four years ago is now debt free and turning a healthy profit.

Alfred G. Pearce vegetable growers, based in Setchey - Simon Pearce in front of a process line. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Farmers have been warned of the hidden costs facing the agricultural industry as the government introduces the National Living Wage.

APR Telcoms unveil their new expansion to the business in Wymondham, extending their headquaters and renovating the existing offices. Pictured is George Freeman MP cutting the ribbon with Andy Rackham founder and MD.

The spread of superfast broadband has given a south Norfolk telecoms company a boost and led to its £500,000 expansion, according to the firm’s chief.

David Lawrence, former principal of Easton and Otley College is the winner of the 2015 EDP Business Awards Outstanding Achievement Award, sponsored by Anglian Water. Picture: Denise Bradley

Former Easton and Otley College principal David Lawrence is to be presented with an Outstanding Achievement Award at this year’s EDP Business Awards.

George Elliott the new owner of Ludham Bridge Boatyard.

A former Saturday boy at a rural boat yard has risen through the ranks to become owner of the business.


Veterinary group CVS has expanded its network of surgeries through the acquisition of a smaller rival.

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