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A record number of East Anglian food and drink firms will pitch their products to major retail buyers as an annual industry showcase returns to Norwich.

Subway has confirmed they will be opening a store in North Walsham next month.

A self-confessed “veg nerd” has marked a successful first year since he gave up a high-flying marketing job to found an organic produce business.

Snack-maker Kettle Foods has strengthened its hand in the growing popcorn sector with the purchase of another UK producer.

The owner of Norwich Airport has reported record revenues as passenger numbers rose above the half-million mark.

The cost of a major fire at a paper factory in west Norfolk topped £11m, it has been revealed.

Retail workers and teachers top a list of people unhappy with their pay.

An ambitious plan to boost Norfolk and Suffolk’s economy by £17.5bn is one step closer after a Norfolk County Council debate.

The AA will release half-year results on Tuesday, with investors set to scour for any clues on the future direction for the business following the sacking of executive chairman Bob Mackenzie last month.

An idea to capitalise on the “sports luxe” craze sweeping the female fashion market led a Norfolk science writer to launch her own range of skin care products for active women.

An intrepid team of staff from two Norfolk companies battled an inflatable obstacle course to raise £9,000 for the East Anglia Children’s Hospices (EACH) Nook Appeal.

A project to build a ground-breaking scientific facility has generated an estimated £12.5m for Norfolk and Suffolk’s economy.

A new degree apprenticeship course in Norwich aimed at improving managerial skills has seen an enthusiastic response from the business community.

More than one million pounds in rate relief is being released to North Norfolk businesses, following an announcement from the North Norfolk District Council.

Money Saving Expert founder Martin Lewis talks you through how to get your finances ready for Christmas.

The future of some jobs at one of Fakenham’s biggest employers is uncertain after the factory’s American owner confirmed a restructure was being considered.

A senior partner at Norfolk law firm Hansells has left the firm amid an investigation into “financial irregularities”.

A park home and lodge manufacturer near Thetford has been named in a list of influential companies, compiled by the London Stock Exchange Group, for the second consecutive year.

Business owners in east Suffolk are being encouraged to take advantage of a free energy support initiative which increases efficiency and reduces running costs.

A Lowestoft-based holiday company is celebrating after winning two coveted industry awards.

Flybe has agreed to continue its franchise deal with a fellow regional airline to provide flights from Norwich to Aberdeen.

Business leaders in North Norfolk will be discussing the district’s commercial future at a meeting in Sheringham next week.

Construction and waste services group Kier has announced a 5% rise in turnover with a strong performance in its East Anglian division.

A Norfolk construction company has opened an on-site factory at a development in Oxfordshire – which it hopes will be the first of many around the country.

An independent ship repairer is riding a wave of prosperity in East Anglia’s maritime sector with further investment in its regional operations.

An East Anglian insurance broker has two reasons to be cheerful after being shortlisted for a duo of industry awards.

A wealth management firm in Norwich has strengthened its base of graduate recruits after taking on two new trainees.

The value of business support provided by the New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has now passed £20m, guests at the organisation’s annual general meeting were told today.

Outsourcing giant Mitie has confirmed around 480 jobs are being axed as part of its turnaround plan and warned over higher-than-expected costs of its overhaul.

More than 1,000 people have already signed the petition launched last week to keep Costa Coffee off Cromer’s high street.

An Attleborough-based renewable heating company has been shortlisted in a national awards scheme for an installation for housing association Flagship Group.

Two district councils are celebrating the impact of young talent after taking on a record amount of apprentices this summer.

Corporate employee fraud cost businesses in the East of England more than £6.3m last year, according to new data.

After three-and-a-half years helping the region’s economy to grow as chairman of the New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership, Mark Pendlington will step down from the role today. Doug Faulkner spoke to him about his reflections on his tenure.

With each new generation more tech-savvy than the last, could firms in East Anglia being doing more to utilise the skills of younger workers to drive technological development?

A supplier to the hospitality industry is helping pubs and bars around Norwich to call time on plastic straws after stocking up with an eco-friendly alternative.

A digital marketing agency will go up against companies from around the world in an awards ceremony organised by Google.

A travel agency has offered youngsters a chance to train while on the job after launching an apprenticeship scheme.

Corporate employee fraud cost businesses in the East of England more than £6.3m last year, according to data.

A Norfolk spirits producer has named an award-winning chef from the county as its first brand ambassador.

Toys’R’Us stores will remain open despite the business filing for bankruptcy protection in the US and Canada ahead of the crucial festive season amid mammoth debts and increasing online competition.

A bakery which supplies cakes to the royal palaces is hoping to present a sweet offering to its regular customers with a new rewards club.

A boom in manufacturing which saw the UK named the eighth largest industrial nation is expected to level off as it prepares to leave the European Union – a significant market for East Anglian exporters.

Firms are under-estimating the demand for flexible working amid growing popularity of part-time, home-based or remote jobs, research shows.

Retail giant Toys’R’Us has filed for bankruptcy protection in the US and Canada after struggling amid mammoth debts and online competition.

Anglian Water Business has struck lucky after securing a contract with Betfred.

A tech firm has said it is “fit for growth” after completing a restructure as it posted reduced losses in its latest results.

Britain is now the eighth largest industrial nation, after manufacturing returned to growth last year, according to a new report.

An ambitious vision to create 88,000 jobs, boost the Norfolk and Suffolk’s economy by £17.5bn and encourage 30,000 new businesses has been unveiled.

Garden centre group Notcutts, has announced a healthy performance with sales up 5.3% to £71.3m and operating profits up 57.7% in the year ending February 2017.

They say two heads are better than one – and working together has always been an important part of business.

Two recent major contract wins are a mark of how far East Anglian firm Geopshere Environmental has come in establishing itself as a leading environmental and geotechnical consultancy in the region.

A lack of available land for development is holding back East Anglian builders from filling the demand for housing, according to research by a trade body.

A youth football team will look the part when they take to the pitch for the new season – thanks to a new shirt sponsor.

An insurance manager from Norwich took part in an overnight cycling challenge in aid of the East Anglian Air Ambulance.

Professional recruitment specialists Pure has completed an office cycling challenge to raise funds for the Papworth Trust.

Norfolk landowners could pull out of agreements to host mobile phone masts on their property due to concerns over new telecoms legislation, according to land agents.

Norwich City footballers and their children will be playing a different kind of game after a Norfolk company agreed a deal to decorate their Carrow Road crèche.

JD Wetherspoon has posted rising full year sales and profit, while the pub chain’s Brexit-backing chairman took aim at EU “oligarchs” in yet another rant.

Changes to the process of making a will could “provide a treasure trove for dissatisfied relatives” , according to an East Anglian law firm.

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