Norfolk business news

John Fagan of Sync Norwich

Build a start-up business in 54 hours – Norwich event throws down gauntlet to region’s entrepreneurs

Norfolk’s entrepreneurs are being challenged to create a start-up business in 54 hours as part of a new event designed to put Norwich’s digital creative sector on the map.

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Sembmarine SLP Managing Director Paul Thomson has welcomed the Lowestoft Conference initiative. Picture: SUPPLIED

Windfarm contract secures 300 jobs at Lowestoft firm SLP

The award of a major offshore windfarm contract has secured nearly two years employment for up to 300 staff at Lowestoft-based Sembmarine SLP Limited (SLP).

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The College of West Anglia is running a scheme with Freebridge to have foreign apprentices. Pictured are (L) Norweigan 3rd year carpentry apprentice David Stensland and first year apprentice joiner Shane Denton. Picture: Ian Burt

East Anglia employers back 76 new apprenticeships

Scores of new apprenticeships in jobs ranging from boatbuilding to policing are to be designed by employers, the government has announced.

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Basil Todd with Palmers on Norwich Street in Dereham. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Palmers in Dereham is sold to well-known businessman with a £2m plan to rejuvenate town

A £2m plan to transform Palmers department store in Dereham and a neighbouring eyesore into an upmarket supermarket and clothing shop has been confirmed.

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Siam Kidd

Financial career soars for Norwich’s ex-RAF pilot Siam Kidd

We live in a world where the retirement age is creeping up and up but you do not have to be one of those workers toiling away past your three score years and 10. That’s the promise of EDP Future 50 entrepreneur Siam Kidd. Stephen Pullinger reports.

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