Business Insight

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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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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Could The Wizard of Oz hold the key to success for Norfolk’s businesses?

President of Norfolk Chamber of Commerce Ian Hacon is to launch a new-style leadership development business - Yellow Brick Road - focusing on mind, body and soul.

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Flexible hours could include working from home on some days.

Flexible working hours apply to everyone now

Another milestone in the changing face of the modern work place was reached yesterday with the introduction of new rules giving all employees the right to request flexible working.

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