Norfolk business news

The Aviva flag. Picture: Denise Bradley

Aviva takeover would spark Friends Life jobs losses, analysts say

Aviva’s share price dropped yesterday as it failed to convince investors of the benefits of snapping up insurance and pensions provider Friends Life.

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1. ROV technician Keith Colborn works on one of Red7Marine Offshore's new ROV fleet at one of its Great Yarmouth base at Gapton Hall.

Great Yarmouth-based offshore firm invests in fleet of new remotely operated vehicles

Fast-growing offshore company Red7Marine Offshore has expanded its subsea services to North Sea clients by investing in a fleet of remotely operated vehicles (ROVs).

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Bacton gas terminal from the air. Picture; MIKE PAGE

Important talks to protect Bacton Gas Terminal Complex on north Norfolk coast from erosion

High-level talks are under way to protect one of Britain’s main gas terminals on the Norfolk coast from cliff erosion.

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Aviva's Marble Hall at their Norwich headquarters. Photo: Steve Adams

Aviva share price falls as investors digest Friends Life merger

Friends Life shot to the top of the FTSE 100 risers’ board today with a 7pc climb after the disclosure that it was involved in advance merger talks with Aviva.

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Mark Wilson the CEO of Aviva. Picture PA.

Echoes of past Norwich Union merger for uncertain Aviva staff

EDP Business editor Ben Woods analyses the implications for Aviva staff following Friday’s announcement of a potential merger with Friends Life

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