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A joinery business is set to close unless a buyer can be found.

An audio-visual equipment distributor has said it expects to be ahead of its full year predictions after a strong first six months.

A ban on payment card transaction fees may be welcome news for customers – but some small businesses fear it could add to their costs.

Tourists jetting to the UK “in their droves” to take advantage of the weak pound could spend up to £2.4bn on our high streets this summer.

If you’ve caught daytime TV recently, then you won’t have been able to miss ads for funeral plans.

Nottingham Building Society has secured the future of 50 jobs by announcing it is to open seven branches in towns where its rival Norwich and Peterborough Building Society (N&P) is withdrawing.

An independent luxury lingerie shop has closed its doors after sales failed to materialise to turn the business around.

Nearly two-thirds of workers in the region claim tiredness impacts their productivity, research has found.

The chairman of Norfolk and Suffolk’s local enterprise partnership (LEP) will stand down this autumn, to be succeeded by the joint chief executive of the East of England Co-op.

Suffolk construction firm Jackson Civil Engineering has been awarded the contract for the long-awaited £7m Beccles Southern Relief Road.

One of the region’s foremost tech groups celebrates five years of supporting the digital community and driving innovation this week.

Colman’s Mustard owner Unilever has cheered a “substantial step up in profitability” after fighting off a takeover bid.

Making a more concerted effort to connect with the public will be crucial to solving the image crisis of business in the UK, a lobbying group director has claimed.

WH Smith has plans to open a shop in Dereham.

Cefas has delayed filing its application for the redevelopment of its premises until this Friday, July 21.

A surge in infrastructure projects has boosted construction workloads in the region, an industry body has said.

A leisure park in Suffolk has changed hands for the second time in less than three months, in a deal valued at more than £13m.

A struggling air conditioning maintenance firm was sold for £295,000 by its administrators – leaving creditors £4.7m out of pocket, newly filed documents reveal.

Millions of workers in their 40s face waiting an extra year before picking up their state pension after the government accelerated plans to raise the qualifying age.

Treatment of and engagement with employees are two of the most influential factors on respect for business among the East of England public, according to a new report.

The fate of a chain of specialist dry cleaners is up in the air after the company brought in administrators following difficult trading.

Insurance giant Aviva has sold an Asian subsidiary for £340m after a strategic review of its business.

Here are the latest people moves and promotions from across the region.

Trade mission delegates will jet into Norwich next week as the region seeks to capitalise on new air routes by forging links with the south-west and opening up new markets for Norfolk and Suffolk’s powerhouse sectors.

A Norfolk engineering firm is aiming to be top of the pops in the snacking industry as it targets overseas growth.

An energy consultancy has been named the most trusted in the UK at an industry awards ceremony.

Law firm Mills & Reeve outperformed its peers in the last financial year with revenue rising at almost double the average rate.

It could be an action, a suggestion or a passing comment in the canteen – career inspiration can strike in myriad situations. As a new government programme seeks to give children in social mobility “cold spots” more interaction with the business world, East Anglian business leaders share the most inspiring moments in their careers.

“People want to be treated like people – but they’re being treated like dirt,” says researcher behind the findings.

The advertising watchdog has signalled tougher regulation of campaigns that feature potentially harmful gender stereotypes, such as women cleaning up the family’s mess and men failing to carry out simple household tasks.

Summer sunshine gave a welcome boost to retailers in June as shoppers updated their wardrobes for the fine weather.

The falling price of fuel contributed to lower-than-expected inflation figures for June, in a silver lining for household spending power.

With workplace mental health rising up the corporate agenda, an HR company is aiming to help businesses to support their employees.

A Norfolk firm which make protective coatings has been awarded a £10,000 grant for new equipment it says will help it win more contracts.

A grocer and florist has attracted blue chip clients after finding a fruitful way to diversify her business.

Stephen Wilkinson, president of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI), visited the town to find out how the borough council is working with partners across the public and private sectors to support growth and job creation.

Key indicators for Norfolk’s services and manufacturing sectors have weakened in the past three months, a major survey of the county’s businesses has shown.

A major milestone has been reached in a project to build a landmark headquarters for the energy sector in Gorleston.

The nucleus of the idea is simple – but it’s one that Dr Simon Stafford hopes he can sell around the world.

A Norwich firm has built a platform to gather data from millions of customers’ rail journeys after agreeing a deal with the owner of National Rail.

Norfolk’s countryside is now home to more so-called ‘mega-farms’ than anywhere else in the country thanks to a boom in intensive poultry production, we can reveal today.

Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct is expected to reveal a slump in profits this week after an eventful year for the scandal-hit retailer and following the tycoon’s high-profile court battle.

Physical and financial growth are firmly in the sight line of an air rifle shooting range near Dereham.

East Anglia Transport Museum has laid out plans for a million pound expansion project that would see its premises almost double in size.

A holiday resort on the Norfolk/Suffolk border has invested £20m as it seeks to attract a wider range of guests – and cater to a growing number of “3G” holidaymakers.

Charities across East Anglia have a short time left to submit nominations for an annual awards show with £10,000 of grants up for grabs.

A funeral director has raised more than £10,000 for charity after completing a 166-mile cycle challenge.

Organisers of a seminar series on digital marketing for small and medium-sized businesses have hailed the events as a “great success”.

A Beccles-based manufacturer has helped to net a world record after answering an unusual commission for a football match being played at 15,000 ft.

A project to get Norwich’s young people into work has stated its aim to reduce the number on employment-related benefits by half by the end of 2018.

A delay to the phasing-in of a digital tax system has been welcomed by campaigners who hailed the measures as a “lifeline” for small firms.

One of East Anglia’s best-known car dealerships has left family ownership after nearly a century, following a seven-figure acquisition by a Sussex counterpart.

Every summer millions of Brits sit behind the wheel on far flung destinations across the world.

Are government-backed National Savings Investment Bonds the safest option for my money to grow? Carl Lamb from Almary Green responds.

The process of making a will could be brought into the digital age after a legal organisation launched a consultation on how the documents are composed.

Community businesses and social entrepreneurs can apply for support from a new grant and training scheme.

Champagne and smiles greeted the first day’s trading for Angling Direct, the newest member of the London Stock Exchange.

The news that East Anglian car dealer Dingles has been bought by a Sussex-based motor group brings to an end nearly a century of family ownership.

East Anglian business leaders are lending a hand to young people in two of the region’s biggest urban centres to inspire and prepare them for the world of work.

TechVelocity Norwich will bring people building businesses together with those who have been there and done it – but who are they?

Community-based businesses in the East of England are being offered grants and training support to help them achieve their growth objectives.

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