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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.

How can you bring new skills into your business when staff turnover is low and money may be tight? SHAUN LOWTHORPE talks to the Future50 businesses swapping ideas as part of an informal work shadowing programme.

It has been quite a year for Alex Redston and Kieran Ball, founders of Prison Voicemail.

Two schools have celebrated a successful week which has seen pupils challenged by local businesses to create new products to inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs.

Two schools have teamed up to hold an innovation week in the hope it will inspire the next generation of inventors and entrepreneurs.

Giving an employee a stake in the business can motivate them in a truly unique way, aligning their interests with those of shareholders in a way that can’t be replicated with salary.

Norwich-based designer, Emma Watson, tells us why she decided to start her own business and reveals the special meaning behind the company’s unique name, Little Hotdog Watson.

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