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As the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) approaches, Bethany Whymark speaks to East Anglian experts about the facts – and myths – around the biggest data protection shake-up in two decades.

Simon Brown, Managing Director of Cooper Lomaz Recruitment, seeks a ‘one-click’ solution to the modern job search.

Changing one person’s mind about something can require significant effort – but how do you change the attitudes of an entire workforce?

In 2012, it was uncertain whether Lintott Control Systems would make it through the year.

While many landlords manage to have a good relationship with their tenants, unfortunately all too often there are cases where tenants do not hold up their end of the deal.

Like many aspects of business, the direction of modern consumerism is changing.

Gender pay gap reporting has uncovered the inequality in top jobs across the UK – but the We Can scheme in Norfolk is hoping to coach ambitious women to help their journey up the career ladder. Bethany Whymark met its first two mentees.

The collapse of engineering giant Carillion contributed to a 4% fall in lending to the commercial property sector in January, a study has found.

The team at Enlight has some bright ideas about how smart lighting could revolutionise our urban areas. Bethany Whymark went to find out more about their innovative technologies.

Simon Medler has climbed from beginnings as a carpentry apprentice to the managing director of Lovell Partnerships’ East Anglian operations. BETHANY WHYMARK went to find out more about the housebuilder and developer, winner of the Investing in Future Growth award at the EDP Business Awards 2017.

A scheme to help businesses to grow and innovate has delivered nearly 250 jobs and £9m of investment in just two years.

The Richard Nash Group pioneered the nearly new car market in Norfolk and it’s one that has earned the family-owned business a loyal customer base. Motoring editor Andy Russell finds out the advantages of buying a nearly new car.

A commercial space management company is helping burgeoning businesses in West Norfolk to get off the ground with the opening of a new co-working space.

Freight forwarding firm Dap UK has chosen Beacon Park as the site for its new state-of-the-art warehouse.

Switch on the news, or open the papers, and you cannot fail to see the number of big high street names entering into administration or considering Company Voluntary Arrangements (CVAs).

With a family feel running right through its business, Hilltop Outdoor Centre, winner of the Customer Care award at the EDP Business Awards 2017, is transferring management to the next generation. 
Doug Faulkner met the Read family.

Winning an EDP Business Award completed a remarkable turnaround for the team at Kickstart Norfolk. In the first of a series on our 2017 winners, MARK SHIELDS found out how they did it.

Amid competition from social media, how do you keep businesspeople interested in meeting each other face to face? Bethany Whymark reports on the new trends in networking.

Leaving the European Union presents an opportunity to develop a new skills policy for East Anglia, says Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) area lead David Howell.

Plenty of football fans will still be heading for Russia this summer, despite recent events. But what should you watch out for if you are travelling to potentially risky destinations? James Walker of Resolver.co.uk explains.

Rolls-Royce’s annual results have come as more good news for investors, following its decision in January to restructure its five divisions into three core operating units.

For families forced to cease farming or seeking a way to retire and enable the next generation to take on the farm business, access to housing is crucial, argues Country Land and Business Association (CLA) East regional director Ben Underwood

The government has released the latest name-and-shame list of companies which have been underpaying staff – browse the full list here.

Emma Raspin, commercial property solicitor at Cozens-Hardy, explains how ignoring liability for dilapidations can be a costly oversight.

Paul Mackman, vice chair of the Eastern Board Chartered Institute of Marketing, gives his top tips on how to prevent and, if necessary, mitigate a PR crisis in your business.

As the energy industry’s biggest conference in the East of England gets underway, some of the sector’s leading lights express their views on the opportunities and challenges 2018 will bring.

Industrial property remains the standout performer for the commercial property market in the East, according to a sector survey.

Plans for an equestrian business in north norfolk were refused despite the applicant claiming it would create two jobs and boost the economy.

The battle to engage more girls in technical subjects is beginning to bear fruit – but leading figures in the industry in East Anglia say engagement and outreach will be key to bringing up the numbers.

As public consciousness of health and wellbeing grows, more and more people are choosing to cut down on or shun alcohol. But what is driving this trend away from drink? Bethany Whymark reports.

East Anglia’s land agents see farming evolving further into a highly professionalised industry with a high degree of technical expertise. Sarah Chambers reports on their predictions for farming in 
the mid-2020s and beyond

A logistics unit in Thetford is among three to have been offloaded by a London property developer in a multimillion pound deal.

Could a focused six-hour working day be the key to keeping staff energised, efficient and productive? Bethany Whymark spoke to a Norwich company which has embraced the Swedish concept of lagom – doing “just the right amount”.

Business heavyweight Mark Pendlington is no stranger to crises, having at one time headed up the communications team for the late Conservative politician Cecil Parkinson, during his stormy reign as a cabinet minister under Margaret Thatcher.

Ad Feature: New faces at Norwich Research Park

Monday, February 5, 2018

Top researchers keep Norwich in the top 10 cities in the UK

Why go it alone when you could work in a collaborative, creative and social space?

Ad Feature: Co-working space – join the community

Monday, February 5, 2018

Sharing office space is much more than sharing a photocopier and a meeting room, it’s all about openness and good ideas too.

Ad Feature: Cozens-Hardy introduce solicitor Emma Raspin

Monday, February 5, 2018

We are really pleased to welcome Emma Raspin to Cozens-Hardy. Emma brings with her a wealth of experience from the construction sector to our well-established commercial property team.

Is allowing offices to be turned into residential homes a good idea, or is it creating problems for businesses seeking homes? Sam Kingston, partner with Roche Chartered Surveyors, considers the effects of ‘permitted development’.

Guy Gowing, managing partner at Arnolds Keys, paints an upbeat picture.

Centuries ago, Norfolk was renowned for its shoe-making​. But while much of that world has vanished, one brand has endured. Mark Shields reports.

Iconic carmaker Lotus will create 300 new jobs as it plans to design and build the next generation of sportscars in Norfolk, we can today reveal.

2018 is set to be another strong year for the commercial property market providing confidence is not undermined by the Brexit negotiations, according to a Norfolk property expert.

Major retailer B&M is set to move into a proposed new retail park - despite fears it would lead to a major loss of land for high-skilled employment.

With the search for the region’s best companies to work for under way, Bethany Whymark looks at what benefits and perks today’s candidates are being offered.

As the owner of recently closed restaurant Woolf & Bird warns people to support independent businesses for fear Norwich could become “beige”, we take a look at some of the brilliant independent eateries that help keep the city colourful.

Is your company one of the best employers in the region? A new initiative aims to find the top businesses to work for in East Anglia – and how to improve your workplace.

Here are 12 of our photographic highlights from the East Anglian business world in 2017.

While 2017 was a year rocked by sexual harassment scandals, the tide was also beginning to turn against a less obvious type of sexual discrimination.

John Balch, Nwes strategic director, on new demands for quality workspace with flexible access.

It’s been a year of change for local businesses, 2017, with many looking at ways they can improve and grow through efficiency, product development and supporting and evolving their workforce.

Kevin Horne, chief executive of enterprise agency Nwes, ponders the upheavals of the past 12 months and their effects on local business.

Steve Rudd, Larking Gowen partner for Farms and Landed Estates, finds a sector that never fails in its entrepreneurial drive.

For a number of reasons 2017 will prove to have been a mixed year for the tourism and leisure sector in our region, says Chris Scargill, a partner in Larking Gowen, chartered accountants and business advisors.

Tim Robinson, chief operating officer of TechEast, looks back on a hugely successful year for the digital sector in East Anglia.

It is a word which has dominated financial markets for the past year, as famous as it is infamous: bitcoin.

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.

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