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Businesses in the East of England are feeling more confident but still lag behind rivals in other regions, a study found.

An innovative approach to solving a skills shortage in the construction industry could see homeless people helped back in to work.

A city centre running shop will be closing this summer.

The new owner of Norfolk car-maker Lotus has opened the door to the famous marque being produced overseas, as it targets greater sales in the Asian market.

Supermarket chain Tesco said it is making its biggest investment in store pay for a decade, by handing around a quarter of a million staff a 10.5% pay rise.

Bridging the gap between volunteering and work is the aim of a new project which is linking businesses with unemployed people.

Two East Anglian companies, which together operate more than 30 Burger King outlets across the UK, are likely to have left unsecured creditors short by almost £20m, documents have revealed.

First teepees, then yurts, now shepherds huts – glamping options are getting ever more weird and wonderful.

A Norwich city centre bar has returned to its roots by being renamed in honour of a famous figure.

Solicitors at a Norwich law firm have put their professional skills to use for charity, raising more than £4,000.

A property consultancy firm reached for the skies in its fundraising efforts for a high-flying medical charity.

With the rising popularity of gin, a distiller is aiming to hit the right spot by launching a ready mixed G&T.

One of Europe’s most eco-friendly buildings in Norwich has added to its impressive tally of awards.

Farmers urged Suffolk shoppers to back British farming yesterday at a series of events around the county to mark the first anniversary of the EU referendum.

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Chinese car giant Geely has finalised the purchase of a controlling stake in sportscar maker Group Lotus for a reported £100m.

To mark the one-year anniversary of the EU referendum, the Office for National Statistics has been crunching some numbers to decide how much better or worse off Britain has become since the vote for Brexit.

One year after Britain’s vote to leave the European Union, we ask businesses how the intervening year has affected the long road to Brexit.

Aggressive tactics by large corporations to swallow up independent stores will not be tolerated in Cromer, local business leaders have warned.

Eight jobs have been saved after a heating and air conditioning firm was bought out of administration – but creditors could be left £4.7m out of pocket.

Media company Archant is helping small businesses to wrap their heads around the ever-changing digital world.

The price of strawberries and other British summer fruit will “soar” if Brexit negotiations fail to allow for seasonal labourers from Europe to cultivate and harvest the crops, according to a report.

Estate agents paid a record amount in compensation to buyers, sellers and tenants in 2016, according to the Property Ombudsman.

A new strategy has been revealed to better exploit gas fields in the Southern North Sea (SNS) – with the hope it could provide a boost to the industry on the East Anglian coast.

Japanese and the Chinese languages are the most lucrative for UK jobseekers, offering average salaries of more than £31,000 for speakers, according to a study.

Investing in social mobility presents a way for businesses to “make a difference” in their communities, according to a director at an accountancy firm which has received national praise for its social policies.

Building contractors can find out about opportunities to work with a retirement home developer.

More than 200 young women from across Suffolk and Norfolk took part in an inspirational event aimed at encouraging them into a career in engineering today.

Plans to cut whiplash insurance claims announced in the Queen’s Speech have been greeted by an industry giant.

Businesses and lobbying groups are renewing their call for clarity on Brexit following the much-anticipated Queen’s Speech.

Accountancy firm Grant Thornton has topped a national list of employers taking the most action to improve social mobility in the workplace.

A “groundswell” in favour of companies who wear their heart of their sleeve is boosting the momentum of co-operatives in the East of England.

Here are the latest moves and appointments across the region.

A reputation takes years to build, but only a second to destroy.

The boss of one of the region’s biggest companies has beaten business leaders from the likes of Google, Microsoft and Rolls Royce to claim a national award.

Businesses need to ensure they are offering a fair deal to skilled employees to fill workforce gaps, according to two Norwich recruitment experts.

A Norwich-based firm of commercial property consultants has retained its title as the most active in the county for the fifth year on the bounce, with one of its partners picked out for individual recognition.

Customers left hundreds of pounds out of pocket by a Norwich shop selling discounted white goods say they are at a loss about what to do.

A local MP is urging people to focus on “positive measures” that can be taken to ensure Sudbury remains commercially competitive, if one of the town’s biggest manufacturers shuts down.

Southwold-based communications agency Spring has renewed its contract to handle tourism marketing for the Moroccan National Tourist Office.

Cars made in Britain are becoming more British, according to a new report into automotive manufacturing.

The five Norfolk and Suffolk branches of Swinton Insurance have been spared from closure, following a company review.

A team of food law experts hopes to tackle “misleading” food packaging with its own range of labels.

Companies targeted by cyber criminals could be labelled as both victims and offenders, the solicitor who defended the teenaged Talk Talk hacker has warned.

Your company’s telephone system could be providing a “back door” for hackers to access internal networks, according to a telecoms expert.

Norwich-based Aquaterra Energy has won a multi-million pound contract for work in the central North Sea.

Workplace teams from across the county are being encouraged to register their interest for next year’s Fit4Work Corporate Games, following another successful event at the UEA Sportspark.

A Great Yarmouth engineering company has been awarded a contract to decommission seven wells in the North Sea.

Small business confidence in East Anglia has fallen for the first time since the EU referendum, the latest Small Business Index from the Federation of Small Businesses shows.

A talk titled ‘The Benefits of Employing Psychopaths in your Business’ by a former Met police detective will kick off a Norfolk market town’s new business network group.

A charity-run skills and activities centre in Great Yarmouth has teamed up with a local technology firm.

The cities and towns of the future could be very different place with a nervous system of data flowing through them.

Furious homebuyers have expressed their frustration after a developer failed to deliver on the house of their dreams.

Shareholders will have their say on Standard Life’s merger with Aberdeen Asset Management today amid governance concerns over the £11 billion tie-up.

A Norwich insurance company is showing its support for two regional medical charities.

A former NHS nurse who retrained as a therapist is hoping to soothe hearts and minds in Norwich after setting up her own clinic.

A Norwich appliances shop has left a trail of angry customers wondering if they will ever get their money back.

A new alliance has been formed in Lowestoft in an attempt to revitalise the town’s fishing economy.

An ambitious project to tackle youth unemployment in Norwich is launching a fresh drive to get more businesses in the city involved.

Energy leaders hailed the prospect of jobs for generations to come as the turf was cut for an £11.4m energy skills centre.

More than 500 jobs are at risk after one of the region’s biggest employers announced it was entering into talks over its future in East Anglia.

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