Norfolk business news

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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David Attridge , James Denny (front left) , Lee Bennett -  of Wellington Construction Ltd, Dave Howlett, Tony Mansfield (front right) of SMS Ltd, Jon Harper – of Allman Woodcock Ltd

Specialised Management Services unveils Beacon Park expansion

An oil and gas company has revealed bold plans to build a new £3m premises and create 50 jobs.

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The Sync the City event at the King's Centre. Organisers, Fiona Lettice, professor of innovation management at the Norwich Business School, UEA, and John Fagan, founder. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Entrepreneurs build businesses in 54 hours at Norwich Sync the City event

A new event in Norwich has challenged entrepreneurs to create a company in three days. Business editor Ben Woods found out how it was helping to put the city’s digital industry on the map.

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Norwich-based Aviva in advanced talks with Friends Life about a merger deal

Norwich-based Aviva is in advanced talks with Friends Life about a merger deal, it was confirmed last night.

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