October 24 2014 Latest news:
Ben Woods, Business writer
Friday, January 10, 2014
Regional banking chiefs and local MPs are being quizzed by small firms at the Federation of Small Businesses’ banking forum.
Follow live coverage from the event in the window below, or take part in the conversation by tweeting your views to #fsbforum.
The event is being held at The World Horse Welfare centre at Anne Colvin House, Snetterton, from 10.30am to 12.30pm today.
The panel of speakers include: Peter Ibbetson of RBS; James Howlett, HSBC commercial director for Norfolk; Mark Suthern of Barclays; Steve Elsom, Lloyds/TSB commercial area director for East Anglia; Martyn Dawson, Santander regional director for Anglia. The MPs attending the event will include: Elizabeth Truss MP for South West Norfolk, Therese Coffey MP for Suffolk Coastal, Richard Bacon MP for South Norfolk, Henry Bellingham MP for North West Norfolk and David Ruffley MP for Bury St Edmunds.
One of East Anglia’s largest crane hire companies, Quinto Crane & Plant Ltd, has been bought out in a multi-million pound deal, with the new owner promising to safeguard the jobs for its 125 employees and guaranteeing future investment.