The owners of a gin and honey shop in a Norfolk town have expressed their heartfelt gratitude for the warm welcome they have received and have said they aim to be part of the fabric of the community.

A charity shop providing services for people that are deaf is set to close this month.

It takes unique determination to launch a business while studying for a degree. But for Coral Eyewear's George Bailey, distress over plastic pollution in our oceans was a catalyst for change.

A Norfolk town could be one step closer to getting a McDonald's and Starbucks following plans that received no objections from highways officers.

Faced with the huge task of modernising a newspaper archive, chatbot builder ubisend had to teach robots how to read the news - and sound like humans. The latest in The Disruptors series, chief technology officer Joe Dixon explains how they did it.

Groups of business women across East Anglia will come together for an event to mark International Women's Day.

A five-bedroom guest house is enjoying a new chapter as a boutique hotel after a quarter of a million pound renovation.

AI chatbots are revolutionising customer service, with an easy solution that bypasses pesky out-of-hours hotlines. The latest in The Disruptors series, Dean Withey, CEO of chatbot builder Ubisend, tells us more.

One of the longest running businesses in a Norfolk town is set to shut.

What gets in the way of successful succession on farms and successful collaboration between farmers?

Winning the Norfolk Business Awards' Small & Medium Business category for the second time, Norfolk-based energy consultancy Indigo Swan is ready for a roaring 2020

'Mindless' criminals broke into a number of independent shops in a Norfolk town stealing a range of peculiar items.

A plan to build a new McDonald's and Starbucks on the outskirts of a town has been given the thumbs down by councillors and slammed as "ludicrous" by residents.

When everyone working in a business is happy, engaged and motivated, great things start to happen. Taking charge of that process starts with the 2020 Best Employers Eastern Region survey.

"Everything we do [is about] challenging norms," says Russell Carr, head of design at Lotus — and the electric hypercar Evija sums up that philosophy.

East Anglian farmers wanting to buy or sell land should "proceed with confidence" this year, land experts suggest.

Drinkers in King's Lynn are getting a new watering hole.

Poplar Farm House in East Ruston comes with four acres of land, an annexe, holiday cottage, stables and its very own vineyard and could be your new family home or a potential business.

But does it sound like a Lotus? The latest in The Disruptors video series, meet the man whose job it is to know.

More discussions will be held over a much wished-for JD Wetherspoon in a Norfolk town after a meeting was held between the two main parties.

In a new video, Matt Windle, executive director of sports car engineering at Lotus, discusses what it takes to keep the automotive industry on its toes.

The owner of a Norfolk bakery is encouraging the public to support their local shops warning people that "once they're gone, they're gone."

A businessman has come forward with a vision of saving a Norfolk village pub.

A long-running saga of a much wished-for JD Wetherspoon in a Norfolk town has taken another twist - with a meeting set to be held next week.

The key to good business advice is 'working with someone you can connect with and who understands your business' according to Aston Shaw, an accountancy firm dedicated to developing close, friendly relationships with its clients to deliver straightforward, first-class accountancy and advisory services. 

The new landowners' leader for the East of England believes the untapped potential of the rural economy is a "huge opportunity" for the UK as we move into a new era.

From the Formula 1 Type 49 to the new Evija electric hypercar, Lotus' design director reflects on the brand's innovation legacy in the latest video in The Disruptors series.

A charity that supports vulnerable children and young people will be opening up a new shop in a west Norfolk town.

A Norfolk town could be getting a Starbucks and McDonald's if plans are given the go ahead.

Rapid advances in IT technology require expert input to stay ahead of the game - but how many small and medium-sized businesses can really cope inhouse? Increasingly, outsourcing IT is becoming the smart solution.

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Adrian Fennell from Roche Chartered Surveyors considers the impact of Christmas sales days on local shops.

You've got your hat, scarf and gloves - what else could you possibly need to prepare for the winter ahead?

A store supermarket has revealed its new shop layout and improvements after a multi- million pound refurbishment.

East Anglia must be ready to seize opportunities in the wake of Brexit - and begin to help the whole country to heal.

If Thomas Cook failed why would another travel firm make it work?

Opinion Are people who hate KFC just snobs?

Friday, September 20, 2019

Why are people upset about new fast food restaurants opening? Are they really concerned about public health and pollution or are they just snobs?

A farm conservation group which promotes the benefits of encouraging a threatened UK game bird says efforts by East Anglian farmers and landowners are having an impact on their numbers.

East Anglia looks set for a promising bean harvest this year - but most of the crop is destined for overseas markets.

You may know your industry inside and out but when it comes to HR admin and recruitment, are you like a fish out water?

Seeking the advice of a human resources outsource company like Ashtons HR Consulting will help you manage your business efficiently.

Senior HR consultant, Lucy Pakes, explains how an outsourcing service will free up your time, solves those pesky business issues and creates a place your staff will want to work.

A discount retailer has a new look as it celebrates its 10th birthday in a north Norfolk town.

It's been a "rocky road" but 16 months after a shop was wrecked in a ram-raid it's been officially reopened.

Norwich Research Park has already built a global reputation for conducting world-leading research in the food and health sectors. Its science is focused on delivering real-life applications that change people's lives, so it has created an environment for businesses to develop the research into commercial ventures. Here we take a look at three of them.

Basic mistakes made when negotiating commercial leases can lead to complicated disputes and big costs further down the line, says Nick Williams, partner of Arnolds Keys LLP.

As promised in June's article, this month I am highlighting the costs that tenants will be responsible for when renting their first commercial premises.

A team from Loddon-based Panel Graphic is planning an epic journey across Europe, driving through 10 countries in five days to raise money for Prostate Cancer UK.

Alistair Ponder, who recently joined the commercial team at Steeles Law, explains why technology is the key to improving service levels.

DUAL Asset underwriter Josh Astbury-Dennis explains the benefits of search insurance policies.

Suffolk-based Chorus builds software to help law enforcement connect data used in criminal investigations - 80pc of the UK's police force is now using it. We spoke to Chorus founder and CEO Boyd Mulvey about what it takes to shake up the market.

If you want your business to reach students then Norwich is a great place to be because of its large university student population. It's home to the University of East Anglia, where 6,000 students join every year, and Norwich University of the Arts, which has more than 2,000 students.

East Anglian farmers are faced with a prolonged period of political and economic uncertainty, but that shouldn't stop them from unlocking the full potential of their farms, experts say.

Well established commercial surveyors join forces to create new professional practice

Lloyd Perry from Roche Chartered Surveyors explains the benefits of flexible working spaces.

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Thursday, June 27, 2019

Naomi Hare, claims manager at DUAL Asset, does some insurance mythbusting with an example of its customer-led approach to claims.

Mark Mayhew, senior commercial surveyor and an associate at Arnolds Keys LLP, explains why 'net zero' should be concentrating commercial property occupiers' and inverstors' minds right now.

Juliet Farrington-Breeze, a trainee solicitor at Cozens-Hardy, offers advice to tenants who are considering renting their first commercial premises.

Public relations has changed - and not every firm will survive. But in East Anglia PR agencies are leading an industry-wide revolution - Sarah Chambers investigates

Irrigated farmland and productive pasture near Thetford has come on the market with a guide price in excess of £2.2m.

Dan Evans, partner at Cozens-Hardy solicitors, considers the options open to tenants if they want to leave their lease before the end of the contractual period.

Businesses with high levels of employee engagement are more efficient and effective - that's the message from Engaging Norfolk, a movement of like-minded business people sharing best practice across the county.

Lowestoft has been given a retail boost thanks to the development of an out-of-town shopping destination featuring big name brands.

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