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Liliya Serazetdinova, centre, programme manager for InCrops who support low carbon companies for the Adapt Group, who has been working with the University of Palermo, which involved client Haley Farley, left, of Uniborder. With them is John French, CEO Adapt Group, and some of the low carbon goods. Picture: Denise Bradley

Adapt is bridging the gap for Norfolk’s green firms

Going green maybe more of an aspiration than a reality for many local firms. But Ben Woods has met one organisation that is helping companies – both large and small – to reach for a low carbon future.

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Chris Pilling chief executive of Yorkshire Building Society

Analysis: Penalised Yorkshire Building Society sets aside £12.7m for fine and compensation

Yorkshire Building Society (YBS) has set aside £12.7m to pay compensation claims and fines after it was rapped over the knuckles for misleading customers.

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Peter Ayliffe, president of the CM

Are region’s firms falling short in preparing managers for the job?

Myopic management is acting as a millstone around the neck of the economy according to a new report urging employers in the East of England to focus on their “purpose, people and potential” to improve their long-term prospects.

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Bennetts electrical store early VAT discount sale.
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Hughes Electrical pulls plug on iconic Norwich brand Bennetts

Electrical retail group Hughes is to close three stores and pull the plug on its Bennetts brand as part of a bold new strategy that will put internet shopping at the heart of the business.

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Business booming: The Hoste in Burnham Market. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Sunny outlook for Norfolk tourism businesses

Norfolk’s £2.7bn tourism industry is on the threshhold of a bumper summer - realising the predictions of an influential quarterly survey.

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