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Ben Taylor and James Duez of Future50 firm Rainbird.
Photo by Simon Finlay.

Norwich software company Rainbird invited to 10 Downing Street

A Norwich-based software company has been invited to showcase its business to a group of high-profile venture capitalists (VC) at 10 Downing Street.

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Ed Davey MP at Norwich Enterprise Centre to launch a regional growth fund project to create new jobs.
Picture: ANTONY KELLY

East Anglia can help rebalance ‘London-centric’ UK economy, says Ed Davey

East Anglia must continue to play a key role in the government’s efforts to rebalance a “London-centric” UK economy, a cabinet minister has said.

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Kevin Horne, NWES chief executive, at Rouen House in Norwich. Photo: Bill Smith

Region to receive £8.6m in boost to job creation

Entrepreneurs in Norfolk and Suffolk looking to grow their businesses are set to receive a funding boost today after the government said it was awarding £8.6m to support the creation of jobs in the region.

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Josh Davies, CEO and founder of FXHOME, with their new product for the film maker, HITFILM 3 Pro. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Special effects firm sees benefits of collaboration

A Norwich-based film software company has reaped the rewards of a collaboration with electronics giant Sony - set to bring it even closer to competing with major corporations Apple and Adobe.

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Shopping trolley of healthy food. Picture: PA

Retail suppliers under threat from ‘brutal’ supermarket price war

Small food producers are at risk of being squeezed towards extinction by a brutal supermarket price war, a report has found.

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Karl Alderton of Comms Supply. Submitted.

Norwich telecoms firm makes major data investment

Norwich-based telecoms and internet connectivity business Comms Supply hopes to drive down costs to its customers after making a major investment in two London data centres.

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Ryan Stone of Lambda Films. Picture: submitted

Video: Lambda Films produce YouTube videos to help Norfolk’s future workforce

A Norwich-based film company has finished a major project for Norfolk County Council aimed at helping young people find their first job.

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England captain Wayne Rooney  talks to Steve Roberts from STR Skill School, and also passes on coaching tips to Leo Roberts (left)

Video: Wayne Rooney video is online hit for Norwich-based Lambda Films

A fast-growing Norwich business helped mark Wayne Rooney’s 100th England cap by producing a special video where the footballer details some of his best goals and coaching tips.

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Standing before the countdown clock to Demo Day - (Left to Right) Ben Taylor (CEO & Co-Founder), James Duez (Chairman & Co-founder), Barry Mears, Dom Davis, Chris Wilkinson, Nathan Roberts

Rainbird set to soar at Techstars event

Norwich-based software company Rainbird Technologies has received a major vote of confidence after being accepted onto a prestigious growth accelerator programme.

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Epos Now's new Norwich offices on Whiting Road. The chill out zone.
Picture by SIMON FINLAY.

Picture gallery: Norwich Future 50 business Epos Now puts creativity at the heart of expansion plans

The boss of a rapidly-growing technology business has revealed his ambitious plans to expand overseas after unveiling state-of-the-art new offices.

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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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Making bicycles out of old newspapers at the Future 50 event. Photo: Bill Smith

Norfolk’s Future 50 get creative at bike-inspired networking event

Some of Norfolk’s fastest-growing small businesses put their ingenuity into action during a networking event with a creative twist.

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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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