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.

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.

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