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Chapelfield Shopping Centre owner Intu Properties has agreed a multi-billion pound merger with the company behind Birmingham’s Bullring.

The long-running saga over the future of the former BHS store in Norwich is at an end, after a deal was struck with a new retailer.

It has been a tough week for high street banks in Norfolk and Suffolk.

A Norfolk-based property consultancy has bolstered its team with an acquisition.

Ad Feature: Student housing in Norwich proves popular with investors

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Graham Jones, of Roche Chartered Surveyors, considers the market for student housing in Norwich.

Ad Feature: Find the perfect workspace solution

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Every business needs a hub, a place of operations, a workspace to facilitate the daily activities – and Nwes can help.

Christmas lights are being switched on around the county and, with them, pop-up shops appear in the high streets and shopping malls, rammed to the rafters with Christmas decorations, cards and gifts. These traders want the ability to do business during the critical retail period running up to Christmas, and aren’t looking for anything longer term.

A glance around the business landscape in Norfolk and Suffolk will tell you that the scene – regardless of sector – is still male-dominated.

Christmas party season is fast approaching – but do you know how to handle the occasion without making a show of yourself?

Norfolk and Suffolk’s retailers are preparing for the Black Friday and festive rush amid challenging times for the high street. Doug Faulkner finds out how they are feeling ahead of this key season.

The brightest stars in our business community were recognised last night as the winners of the EDP Business Awards 2017 were revealed.

Consumer borrowing is growing at 10% a year and inflation has hit 3%, meaning that the Bank of England’s decision on interest rates was the most eagerly-anticipated for years. BETHANY WHYMARK explores the potential impact on savers and borrowers.

The retail market in Norwich has been going about its business in a confident way over the last two years and is now ranked 13th in Javelin Group’s Venuescore 2017, which evaluates shopping destinations around the UK in areas such as their scale of offer and fashionability.

Whether it’s your first or your 50th, taking on new leased premises can be a daunting time.

Norfolk companies are facing a collective hike in business rates of almost £3m next year as inflationary pressures push up rates.

As he takes the reins at New Anglia LEP, chairman Doug Field says building better links with businesses must be the top priority. Mark Shields reports.

The owner of a historic Norwich golf club is putting the site on the market after 20 years in charge.

Will the cost of living continue to outstrip the rise in my pension, asks our reader. Carl Lamb of Almary Green responds.

After laying derelict for more than a decade, an RAF base in north Norfolk is now a growing business hub. BETHANY WHYMARK went to meet some of its tenants.

East Anglia has recently seen high-profile manufacturing casualties including Delphi and, potentially, Colman’s Mustard. So where does the region’s manufacturing industry stand now, and where is it going? BETHANY WHYMARK reports.

Working mothers are playing an increasingly important role in the modern workforce - but employers must offer them the flexibility to balance a career with family life. Doug Faulkner reports.

A former American-style diner on the A11 is to be transformed into Norfolk’s latest coffee outlet.

Competition has rarely been fiercer in retail, with challenges facing businesses on all sides. 
But new research suggests Norwich is faring well.

The industrial and warehouse market in Norwich, and elsewhere in Norfolk, has seen strong demand in the last two years with the availability of larger buildings halving over an 18-month period.

As part of the wider Cozens-Hardy business team, our commercial property department is able to offer a highly personal service with all the support

and experience you would expect from one of the region’s most respected legal firms.

Investment in the popular Castle Mall shopping centre is set to bring Norwich a new restaurant quarter.

Anthony Baker didn’t choose the director’s life – the director’s life chose him.

The search is on for Norfolk and Suffolk’s brightest and boldest companies to join the new class of Future50. Could your firm be among them? Mark Shields reports.

In the face of an ageing population leaders in East Anglia are focused on increasing the skill level of the region’s workforce. But what is the best educational route to take? Bethany Whymark reports.

Beautiful rural scenery, a rugged coastline... and super-fast broadband? Prof John Last, chairman of the Digital Creative Industries group of New Anglia LEP, explains how a project from across the country could offer a pointer to Norfolk and Suffolk’s shared digital future.

Mental health is a top cause of workplace absence so why don’t we treat it like a physical injury?

Tom Oxley, of workplace mental health consultancy Bamboo Mental Health, has his say.

Strong new rules to force companies to protect personal information and control the way it is used are set to be introduced in the UK.

One of the county’s smallest pubs has been hailed as a tremendous investment for the local community, as it was officially opened in North Walsham by Mary Seward, the town’s Deputy Mayor.

Take a tour of the new home of Royal Norwich Golf Club, as our photographer was given exclusive access to see work under way on the two-year construction project.

After the BBC published the salaries of its highest earners, the issue of pay transparency has come to the fore. But whether a more open discussion about wages will bring benefits to businesses is not a clear-cut issue. BETHANY WHYMARK reports.

Tipples, treats and take-downs: jump into a virtual world inside Norwich gaming café One Life Left.

Matthew Taylor’s review of UK employment practices is intended to help inform legislation changes to accommodate new employment models. Bethany Whymark gauges the business reaction.

Houses, whether it’s about building, buying or renting them, are a hot topic.

A reputation takes years to build, but only a second to destroy.

One of Lowestoft’s biggest employers has converted spare work space into a badminton court so staff can play their favourite sport at lunchtime.

Firms which breach data protection rules are getting off lightly and could soon face multimillion pound fines, according to a Norfolk cyber security expert.

Are you the best in the business? Now’s the time to prove it.

All Lisa Angel wanted to do was make jewellery. Just over a decade after starting out, she has a global company, a booming wholesale business and an EDP Business Award. BETHANY WHYMARK went to her warehouse to discover the woman behind the brand.

It was a speculative Facebook post less than two years ago that convinced the founders of Prison Voicemail the technology they had developed might have potential.

For a team aiming to spread its influence not only throughout Norfolk, but down the generations, Inspired Youth has a modest headquarters.

East Anglia’s coastline has been eroding for centuries. Sarah Chambers spoke to a farmer whose land is falling into the 
sea to get his perspective on an age-old problem.

The biggest winner at last year’s EDP Business Awards was Epos Now, which took home three awards, including the overall Business of the Year title. Founder Jacyn Heavens told MARK SHIELDS what lies behind the success.

Dr Belinda Clarke wants to be a “catalyst” to turn science and technology innovations into useful tools for the food and farming industries. She told CHRIS HILL how this drove her leadership of Agri-Tech East, winner of an EDP Business Award.

Simon Innes had more than 15 years of retail management experience when he joined CVS Group in 2004 and has since steered the company
to national success and an EDP Business Award. He told BETHANY WHYMARK about the company’s growing dominance in the animal care sector.

For many the most thrilling part of starting a business comes in the early days, buoyed by those first sales when you might be running your fledgling enterprise from the kitchen table.

A global boom in the use of smart meters is set to fuel the growth of a pioneering East Anglian engineering company after it struck a major production deal with a leading Indian manufacturer.

I’ve seen and heard quite a lot over the years, so it takes quite a bit to shock me.

When you walk into the White Horse at Upton there is one face you cannot help but spot.

As the nerve centre for a creative tech company, Immersive VR’s HQ certainly looks the part.

There are many things which can keep business owners awake at night – but finding ways of paying more tax is not likely to be one of them.

The past year will be remembered for economic uncertainty, but it was a good time for entrepreneurs, writes Barclays’ Simon Smith.

It’s cold, wet, and miserable, so no wonder this is the peak summer holiday booking period.

At first glance Charlotte James Photography and Events in Beccles may look like the standard shop of its type.

Future50 member TRACKIT Solutions has big plans which could transform the business in 2017, as SHAUN LOWTHORPE reports.

The East Anglian coastline is becoming a world leader for the offshore wind industry – but the lessons are being imported from abroad. Business editor MARK SHIELDS visited Germany’s Wikinger wind farm to find out more.

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