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Winbirri Vineyards, in Surlingham, run by Steve and Lee Dyer(pictured) celebrates an array of medals in regional and National wine awards.
Photo by Simon Finlay.

A Broads vineyard is toasting gold medal success at the industry’s annual national wine awards.

Carly Stroud has cut the ribbon on her new business venture - The Tulip Room.

Picture: James Bass

Going to work is a pleasure for busy mum-of-three Carly Stroud since she flicked the switch on a promising electronics career to open her own beauty and holistic therapy business.

New trainees at Grant Thornton accountants, which has said its new recruitment strategy is bringing more young people from different backgrounds to the firm. Picture: submitted

GCSE results, A level grades and degree class do not matter - it doesn’t sound like the average job description of a financial profession.

Wine-tasters gather around the Broadland Wineries stall at the Norfolk Show

A Norfolk wine supplier which was bought out of administration 10 years ago has rolled out an international expansion plan on the back of 20pc year-on-year growth.

First day of the Royal Norfolk Show 2015. Proxama' s Neil Garner showing the Loka app. Photo: Steve Adams

App-savvy showgoers can have information and offers beamed straight to their mobile phone by walking past hotspots scattered throughout the showground.

Clarke Willis, of Anglia Farmers, and Mark Pendlington, of New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership. The pair marked the first year anniversary of the Growth Hub at the Norfolk Show. Picture Kieron Tovell.

A Norfolk housing development which fell foul of the economic recession has been jump-started following a cash-injection from the LEP.

Beacon Park Enterprise Zone on the edge of Gorleston next to the A12.

Picture: James Bass

A new road that opened this week is being hailed as an important catalyst to the further expansion of a Gorleston business park - potentially generating hundreds of jobs.

The Thatcher's Needle on Park Road in Diss. Picture: Kate Royall

Plans for four retail units on land off a busy Diss road have been submitted.

Jon Clemo, chief executive of the Norfolk Rural Community Council. Photo: Bill Smith

A councillor has expressed dismay at the planned closure of a Long Stratton bank and is urging bosses to rethink their decision.

Greene King chief executive Rooney Anand.

Pubs and brewing group Greene King today posted another year of record revenues, with sales within its key Retail division topping £1billion for the first time.

CLS  site in Gorleston

A Gorleston offshore firm that had been battling debts of about £5m went into administration after HM Revenue and Customs vetoed a proposed company voluntary arrangement (CVA).

Drayton Old Lodge

The company operating a Norfolk weddings and events venue has gone into liquidation following a meeting of creditors yesterday.

3sun apprentices using their skills to refurbish machinery at wind energy museum in Repps.
Chris Boyce helping to restore a piece of machinery.

Picture: James Bass

Apprentices at offshore energy services company 3sun would normally be working close up with the most up-to-date wind energy technology.

Maids Head Hotel have invested in iPads for guests to use in their rooms. Linzi Rawson, sales manager.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

It has laid a claim to being the oldest hotel in Britain with a proud history stretching back to the early part of the 12th century.

The Globe Inn at Wells. Pictured is Stephen Bournes. Picture: Ian Burt

Quirky, quality, small-scale tourism are words that spring to mind when you conjure up a vision of what Stephen and Antonia Bournes achieved during their time as the owners of Southwold Pier.

Lloyds has brought back the bank's black horse in a foal-to-stallion advertising tale. Picture: submitted

Beautiful black stallions pulling a horse-drawn lifeboat out of a sparkling sea - it looks like north Norfolk is yet again the stunning backdrop for the latest period drama.

Ben Stocks, chief executive of Porvair Filtration Group. Picture: submitted

Porvair, the filtration and technology specialist, said market demand was “encouraging” as profits climbed 10pc.

Revamped charity HQ

The Norwich-based staff of two firms have come to the aid of a charity that had outgrown its premises in the city.

Mark Pendlington

A new taskforce is being established by New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership to support businesses and employees who are being affected by the current downturn in the oil and gas sector.

The new Hughes plus store on Pasteur Road, Great Yarmouth.

Picture: James Bass

Two stone bear statues have been named by a Norfolk schoolgirl to mark the opening of a new store on the east coast.

A North Sea platform

Oil and gas supply chain leaders need to drive “transformational change” to bring down costs before the multi-billion North Sea decommissioning programme will start, a leading industry figure has said.

Harrison Smith in the buggy designed by Polar Manufacturing.

A Wymondham manufacturing company has helped a father brave an Ironman triathlon, while carrying his eight-year-old son, to raise awareness of a fatal disease.

Chris Payne of GlassGuard in Thetford.

The government must invest in manufacturing and support access to non-EU markets to bolster the region’s export potential, according to exporters in Norfolk.

More wind power on East coast

Dong Energy has announced it is to construct the Race Bank Offshore Wind Farm, in the Greater Wash area, about 27 kilometres off the East Coast.

Kettle Foods factory. crisps being made at the Norwich factory.
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Snack producer Kettle Foods boosted its market share to 4.5pc last year as it continued its strategy of selling crisps on promotion to combat rising cost pressures.

Nigel Cushion from nelsonspirit with his intern James Maas.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Norfolk’s business leaders have rallied around a programme for the region’s young people to try “home first” when seeking their first job.

The Fent shop have been awarded a Royal Warrant. LtoR - Lucy James, Trudy Fenables, Pam Fisher, Christine Ewing, June Keeling, Anita Senter, Rose Day, John Day, Mary Houghton, Rose Hicks, Julie Royale, Linda Garner, Sue Tidd, Louise Day. 
Not present - Erica Allen.

A family fabric firm in King’s Lynn whose cloth is worn by the Queen has said a resurgence in sewing is helping make ends meet - despite the rise of eBay and decline of UK manufacturers.

Carl West and Steve Perry, founders of No Desire to Retire.
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

A Norwich company tackling the looming recruitment crisis among the over 50-year-olds has received formal backing from the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) as it looks to return a “missing million” to work.

Martin Kellett

The new CEO of Anglian Home Improvements insists the EDP Top 100 company has put a troubled six months of machinery breakdowns behind it.

Richardson's new boat. Chief executive Greg Munford, left, and MD Simon Altham.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

In just a few weeks she has attracted the kind of envious glances and whispered comments that a celebrity might expect.

Beeston Brewery has now brewed over 1 million pints of beer. Pictured are (L) James Boston and Mark Riches. Picture: Ian Burt

Something special has been brewed up on a little farm tucked away in the heart of Norfolk.

Andrew Goodchild

Pilots made redundant when Great Yarmouth’s North Denes heliport ceased operating were left stunned when their employer, CHC Helicopter, announced it was opening a new base in Norwich just days later.

Jack in the Box nursery director Annabelle Conway with Andy Cutting of RBS, and Harriet and James. Picture: Doug Blanks

A children’s nursery in Norwich has received funds from a British bank after its founder proved she could provide high-quality childcare with two other successful branches.

Norfolk Hideaways'  new home

The booming holiday cottage market has prompted a move into new premises by one of the region’s fastest growing operators.

Craig Hodgson is partner and head of Food and Beverage Sector, Mills & Reeve.

Businesses working in food, drink and agriculture now represent the largest sector in the 100 leading companies in Suffolk and Norfolk, according to the Top 100 list.

EDP BIZ Naked Wines in Norwich
  Owner of Naked Wines Rowan Gormley who sell their wine in advance from the Vineyards.
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Businesses working in food, farming and agriculture now represent the largest sector in the Top 100 leading companies in Norfolk and Suffolk.

John French, chief executive of the Adapt Low Carbon Group and Project Director of the Enterprise Centre, cutting the last strands of thatch. Picutre: Darren Carter.

A Norfolk business hub with an ambition to be one of the UK’s greenest buildings has finally opened its doors.

Muntons' Stowmarket headquarters

An East Anglian malt firm is celebrating after securing a £53.4million loan to help fund future growth.

East Anglian Wine of The Year Awards at West Street Vineyard, coggeshall. 
Winner of wine of the year with his Winbirri Bacchus 2014, Lee dyer

A Norfolk vineyard has won five trophies in wine awards hosted by the East Anglian Vineyards Association (EAVA).

Late afternoon light brings highlights some of Norfolk's sites seen from the air. Great Yarmouth, Southtown and the port.
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A major offshore company has slumped into administration on a dark day for the region’s energy sector, putting as many as 280 people out of work.

Poultec apprenticeship award winner Ashley Hunt and Yaxham Waters administration and HR manager Sue Bateman. Picture: Ian Burt

Putting in the extra elbow grease was the main theme at the apprenticeship awards for one of Norfolk’s biggest training providers in work-based learning.

The number of job benefit claimants in Norwich has fallen by almost 1,000 since May last year, figures show.

King's Lynn Train Station. Picture: Ian Burt

Businesses leaders have voiced their concerns about the possible delays in rail improvements between King’s Lynn and London, and the impact it could have on the local economy.

Job Centre Plus in Kent. Photo credit: Gareth Fuller/PA Archive.

Wage rises have reached their highest rate for nearly four years, official figures showed today.

A woman stirs cups of tea and coffee, London PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo.  Anthony Devlin/PA wire

Workers are taking fewer tea breaks, often fearing their bosses will think they are slacking, according to new research.

Goodchild's 16m catamaran

Marine firms from across the region are pitching for business this week at Seawork International, Europe’s largest commercial workboat exhibition.

Graham Newman, front and centre, with members of the team at Pruce Newman

Norfolk engineering construction firm Pruce Newman has pledged to further improve the skill level of its 120-strong workforce as it looks to build on a record year.

Julie Bishop, founder of recruiting company Jobhop.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

Norfolk’s digital talent is likely to get on a train and leave the region if employers don’t get up to speed with how to attract the millenial generation on social media.

Regina Leung, first lady of Hong Kong, Robert Dale, managing director of Frank Dale Foods, and Claire Carter, international business development executive. Picture: submitted

A taste for the English “afternoon tea” half-way around the globe has sweetened the deal for a Norfolk food company establishing its presence in China.

The golden mile in Great Yarmouth

Great Yarmouth has topped the list of the UK’s most popular holiday destinations in 2015, according to the data of domestic holiday giant Hoseasons.

Daya Thayan, CEO of Kingsley Healthcare based in Lowestoft.

Picture: James Bass

East Anglian care provider Kingsley Healthcare has launched an ambitious youth recruitment drive to fuel its rapid expansion.

Outer harbour

Industry leaders hope that a £1m port investment will put Great Yarmouth in pole position to win lucrative work in the decommissioning of North Sea oil and gas platforms.

Grant Thornton hold their Norfolk Ltd event at Norwich City Football Club(l to r) Nigel Savory of Grant Thornton, Peter Hawes, managing director of Norse Commercial Services, Mark Pendlington, group director of Anglian Water and chairman of the New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership and James Dunning, chief executive of Syrinix.
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

Norfolk companies must bolster their presence on the global stage to achieve continued economic success for the region, a panel of influential business leaders has said.

Toby Wilson of Grant Thornton. Pic Submitted

Norfolk’s businesses have mounted a rate of growth four times higher than that of the UK economy, research has found.

Aviva flag on the company's heaquarters on Surrey Street, Norwich.
 Steve Adams
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Aviva could move hundreds of jobs to Norwich as part of a major shake-up sparked by its mega-merger with Friends Life, it is understood.

The Great Yarmouth Outer Harbour operated by Eastport.

The company running Great Yarmouth’s outer harbour is being put up for sale, it has emerged.

Ms Davina Tanner has won an OBE for her social enterprise with Norwich Prison, Cafe Britannia. Picture: PA

A Norfolk businesswoman who opened a café employing ex-offenders has celebrated being made an OBE at her medal collection ceremony last week.

Gem Misa, co-founder/director of Cauli Rice Ltd

An unusual food product manufactured in Norfolk, which sees rice being made from cauliflowers, is currently a step away from pitching to Sir Richard Branson – but only if the public vote for it.

Rowan Gormley. Photo: Jerry Daws
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Majestic Wine reported a slide in annual profits today as its new boss pledged to scale back new store openings and warned that earnings would take a further hit as he tries to inject some fizz into the business.

CLS Offshore Great Yarmouth

The future of a Gorleston energy services company and its 150 staff still hangs in the balance following a creditors’ meeting in London.

West Lexham Manor. Pictured is Edmund Colville. Picture: Ian Burt

A rural retreat has risen from the ashes to offer city dwellers somewhere to escape to the country and yoga-lovers a place to enjoy their pastime in peace and quiet.

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