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Eight charities in East Anglia have shared a £10,000 windfall thanks to Norwich-based financial advisers Almary Green.

Council bosses say they have plans in place to protect people in Norfolk being cared for by government contractor Interserve, which is trying to finalise a rescue package.

Two leading figures in Norfolk and Suffolk’s tourism and hospitality scene have been appointed to head up a body promoting the region on the national and international stage.

Major government contractor Interserve has seen its shares plummet this morning after shareholders were told their stakes are likely to be diluted in a plan to cut the firm’s debt.

Would you like to play a major part in restoring one of Great Yarmouth’s most historic tourist attractions to its former glory?

James Walker of Resolver talks trusting your tech when you’ve bought home the Christmas gifts.

Has an outstanding UEA student worked for you?

This week Carl Lamb, managing director of Almary Green, answers questions on employing carers or domestic help.

The team at Norfolk hotel Dunston Hall have taken part in Operation Christmas Child to give children across the world a gift this festive season.

Norwich-based independent insurance broker Alan Boswell Group has been crowned Best Landlord Insurance Provider at the 2018 National Landlord Investment Show (LIS) Awards.

It’s been a busy week in the Norfolk business world, with companies ramping up the energy in time for Christmas.

The team at Bullards Spirits have revealed they plan to add an open-kitchen restaurant and bar to their Crystal House distillery in Norwich.

New research published by Historic England has revealed the vital contribution of heritage to the East of England economy - generating £950m for the economy in 2016.

Fantasy miniatures maker Games Workshop has pencilled in a healthy rise in first-half sales and profit as it hailed the performance of a key product.

A handful of Norfolk’s most promising tech companies have taken to the road to promote and forge new partnerships with like-minded businesses and investors in Cambridge.

A popular Christmas song inspires finance columnist, Peter Sharkey, to look at what investment has been like in 2018.

A creative co-working space in the heart of Norwich will be seeking tenants next year.

The managing director of Norfolk County Council has discussed how the organisation is working with developers and investors to bring quality homes and enterprise zones to the region.

Pupils at a Norwich school have been solving the real life problems businesses need to cater to in a Dragons’ Den competition organised by the Norfolk School Business Enterprise department.

Norfolk boat builder Goodchild Marine Services is looking to improve efficiency and speed up growth having invested in a computer numerical control (CNC) router.

Content has become one of those buzz-wordy sounding things that it is trendy to bash.

Norwich’s Eco-Classrooms has created an entirely new design thanks to a collaboration with Norfolk City Football Clubs’ Community Sports Foundation.

Midwich, a Diss-based global distributor of specialist
audio visual products, has purchased Australian brand Blonde Robot.

A senior associate at Norwich’s Birketts has come up with an unusual way to raise money for a brain injury charity: by filling a shoe with pennies.

WED2B, a wedding dress retailer which has a store in Castle Mall, has been named as the 32nd fastest growing company in the UK in the Fast Track 100 league tables.

A businessman who invested millions to bring the boatyards of the Norfolk Broads into the modern day has sold his last remaining major site to focus on other projects.

Ryanair is facing enforcement action by the airline regulator over its refusal to compensate passengers for delayed or cancelled flights.

Aviva, the UK’s largest insurer and a major Norfolk employer, is launching an industry first with a subscription-style insurance policy.

Major retailers are ramping up contingency plans ahead of Brexit, as Joules announces it is setting up an EU distribution hub and ordering products early to protect against a possible hard deal.

Water and sewage firm Anglian Water, which operates across the East of England and Hartlepool, has been rated the best place to work in a survey of staff.

Employers’ increasing efforts to stamp out drink-driving after Christmas parties has been illustrated by a seasonal surge in self-test breathalyser sales, said a Norfolk manufacturer.

A business born out of a resourceful hobby will put a twist in the tail of Christmas decorations across Norfolk homes this December.

The fire is burning, Christmas presents have been opened and the turkey dinner is served - all sounds like a traditional family Christmas meal.

The parents of Premier League footballing twins Josh and Jacob Murphy have scored a dream goal for staff, by giving away a £7.5m restaurant business to the workers who made it a success.

Launching a new business venture at Christmas is a big ask of any entrepreneur – but taking the concept from idea to launch in just three weeks is near-impossible.

A pub and two new Costa cafes will be coming to Norwich Airport, thanks in part to a new partnership with The Restaurant Group.

Convenience store chain McColl has issued a profits warning today, linked with the collapse of wholesaler Palmer & Harvey.

A young Norfolk woman with a troubled past has turned her life around, thanks to an apprenticeship scheme run by the county’s Police and Crime Commissioner and the Department for Work and Pensions.

One of Norfolk’s major employers, Unilever, has announced it is buying drinks chain Horlicks and a host of other drinks brands for £3.3bn.

The founders of a tech-start up have spoken of their delight after their crowd funding campaign was fully funded only 23 minutes after launching.

Hundreds more wind turbines could be built off the Norfolk and Suffolk coast, potentially bringing thousands of skilled jobs to the region.

The Christmas season is well underway in a small Suffolk town which drew thousands of visitors to its annual festive market.

A popular vegan diner is saying goodbye to its Norwich Market home in search of pastures new in the city.

A festive beer which is exclusively available during the month of December has been given the seal of approval to spread Christmas joy across Norfolk by a town’s Reverend.

Staff at a doomed Norwich department store have written a letter pleading with its owner to reconsider the “devastating” decision to close it.

North Norfolk’s C T Baker Group continues to be nominated and win awards.

It’s been a year of growth and success for Gnaw Chocolate, which has won a major national award. Mark Shields caught up with the company founder.

With the most critical time of the year for retailers looming, consumers have been implored to “think of the little shop” as they begin their gift buying.

Our reader this week is keen to take a little more of a risk with her investments. But where should she put her money? Carl Lamb from Almary Green has words of advice.

Consumer guru Martin Lewis of offers his top tips for getting the best deal on your home insurance.

The personal information of more than 500 million guests of the hotel chain Marriott may have been exposed by breaches of a reservation database that began in 2014, the company has said.

Oyster Yachts has marked the opening of its new in-house facility for moulding hulls, which has created 23 new jobs.

A Norfolk travel company has picked up a national travel award for the fifth year running.

Ten researchers at Norwich Research Park (NRP) have been named in a list identifying the world’s top 1%.

A Suffolk brewery’s alcohol-free beer is set to be served on tap outside its own pub for the first time.

Living for today doesn’t pay the bills, says Peter Sharkey – but you can make your money work for you.

A Suffolk software entrepreneur has been charged with fraud in the US.

A University of East Anglia masters student has seen her thesis awarded a distinction, and put into practice at the firm where she gathered her data.

A woman from Norfolk has been named the ‘Best Brand Builder’ at an awards ceremony held by a national franchise.

A new vibrant bar which specialises in cocktails and encourages people to express themselves will open in Norfolk on Friday.

Being at the helm of one of the giants of the UK’s pubs and brewing industry has been “a great journey and an adventure” said its chief as he enters his final few months in post.

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