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Wednesday, February 19, 2014
The needs of small businesses were placed under the microscope tonight when promising Norfolk firms quizzed a panel of local policymakers.
During a Question Time-style event at the Norwich Forum, fast-growth companies from the EDP Future50 put their views to a panel experts, which included chairman of New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership Andy Wood, and regional MPs Chloe Smith, George Freeman and Simon Wright.
Hosted by EDP business publishing editor Shaun Lowthorpe, the topics ranged from access to funding for small businesses, 4G broadband coverage in Norwich, and whether a referendum on Europe is damaging to small firms.
Sponsored by NWES, Birketts, Lovewell Blake and Norwich University of the Arts, the EDP Future 50 features a crop of 50 fast-growth companies that are on course to create new jobs.
• For further coverage of the event, see the EDP Business Supplement published this Wednesday.
Around 2,000 Tesco workers discovered their jobs were at risk after the supermarket giant disclosed the locations of 43 store closures including two in Essex - a Homeplus store at Chelmsford and a smaller store in Heybridge.