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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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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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