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Matt and Teri Legon of chocolate makers Gnaw in their new factory at the Livestock Market, Norwich.
PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY

Distribution deal tastes great for Norwich-based Gnaw

Norwich-based chocolatier Gnaw hopes to snap up greater market share after forging a new partnership with a UK-wide distributor.

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Dr Jerry Walker chief executive of Intelligent Fingerprinting

Investors detect global success with city firm Intelligent Fingerprinting

A Norfolk-based technology business has been handed a further cash boost to help drive forward its innovative product which can detect drug use through fingerprint sweat.

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Will Farnell with Scott Rozier from FOUR, the designer behind the new Farnell Clark corporate identity. Picture submitted

Brand revamp for Norwich accountants Farnell Clarke

Norwich-based accountancy firm Farnell Clarke has embarked on a new era after overhauling its image and doubling its turnover.

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EDP Business Awards 2013. Pictured: Future50 One to Watch - Eco Classrooms 
Lucy McKay, Mark Camidge, Kevin Horne. Photo: PAGEPIX LTD

Norwich firm Eco-Classrooms continues success story

One of the success stories from last year’s EDP Business Awards is continuing to be given top marks by schools across the country.

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Alex Morris, of Lambda Films

Norwich businesses left frustrated by claims broadband is better than in London or Birmingham

Innovative businesses in Norwich have dismissed claims the city has better superfast broadband coverage than both London and Birmingham, as they continue to struggle working with slow speeds.

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Tidal Transit's (L) Adam Wright and Leo Hambro at the Outer Harbour in Wells. Picture: Ian Burt

Firms put Norfolk at the heart of green economy

Norfolk’s growing role as an energy industry hot-spot has been underscored by fresh contract wins by firms at either side of the county.

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Karl Alderton Managing Director Comms Supply

Norwich businesses join forces to boost internet connection speeds

Joined-up thinking between companies on an edge-of-city business estate has led to faster access to the internet.

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Energy. Pictures by PA.

Community schemes could help to put the spark into the energy market, says Norwich-based Cornwall Energy

Ministers are being urged to act now to open the energy market to community groups – to make it easier for councils, businesses, and community groups to supply power to customers locally.

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The Thirtyone Fundraising team in Norwich has helped Greenpeace raise £1m for Greenpeace's Save the Arctic campaign

Fundraising agency helps Greenpeace achieve £1m milestone

Norwich-based Thirtyone Fundraising has said it has helped its client Greenpeace reach the £1m mark for its Save the Arctic campaign.

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Celebrating it's success, director Alex Tosh, centre front, of Creative Sponge, and his team. Picture: Denise Bradley

New client wins make it a fantastic year for Norwich-based Creative Sponge

The boss of Norwich-based Creative Sponge said its diversification strategy has paid dividends in the past 12 months as the firm looks at 25pc top line growth.

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Rosemary Beattie, corporate director of sustainable house builders Beattie Passive, with Jack Richards, assistant project manager, in their workshop at the new extension of Hethel Engineering Centre. Picture: Denise Bradley

Beattie Passive reveals training course to ensure skills future

A construction firm with a sustainable focus is launching a signature training programme to underpin its growth plans.

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Jonathon Barber at Wild Luxury in Thornham. Picture: Ian Burt

Future50 firm’s glamping expansion

EDP Future50 firm Wild Luxury has invested £100,000 in extending its glamping operation in north Norfolk.

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Samantha O'Hara, general manager Oilennium

Global demand fuelling the growth of Oilennium

A Loddon-based firm bought out by Scottish-based multinational Petrofac is expanding its UK and USA offices as demand for its services continues to fuel dramatic growth.

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Pippa and Mark Redmond of Norwich Print Solutions. 
Photo by Simon Finlay

Norwich Print Solutions invests in new machines to meet demand

A Norfolk-based design and print firm has invested in new machinery to meet a growing demand for its short-run products.

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Simon Gray of Credo Asset Finance

Norwich network group to inspire next generation of entrepreneurs

The boss of an EDP Future50 company is launching a network group for young people after being left frustrated by the lack of opportunities for budding entrepreneurs.

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Emily Groves, managing director of Indigo Swan, picking up the award. Pic submitted

Future 50 firm energised by prestigious industry award

Norwich-based energy consultancy Indigo Swan has scooped a prestigious energy-industry award.

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Future 50 breakfast at Centrum. Photo: Bill Smith

‘Its time Norfolk sold its green credentials’, Norfolk Future50 companies told

Small firms should seize the opportunities being presented by the greening of the economy - that was the message delivered to EDP Future50 businesses during a special event at the new Centrum Building at Norwich Research Park.

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James Griffiths. Future 50 breakfast at Centrum. Photo: Bill Smith

Norfolk businesses must wake up to new energy rules

Businesses and commercial landlords have been warned not to be caught cold by new rules which mean that all commercial buildings must be deemed energy efficient before they can be let out.

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Ben Taylor of Future50 firm Rainbird.
Photo by Simon Finlay.

New funding set to accelerate the growth plans of pioneering Norwich software development firm

A pioneering software development company is looking to accelerate its growth potential after securing £330,000 of business angel investment.

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Andrew McDowell, director of Wellton Energy

Energy sector growth boosting the ambitions of Norwich-based firm

Continuing growth in the region’s energy sector is helping to fuel the ambitions of a Norwich-based firm as it seeks to tap into new markets overseas.

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