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Ad Feature LEGAL 500: Spire celebrates success

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Norfolk’s Spire Solicitors LLP achieves recommendations for eight service areas in this year’s Legal 500 guide.

Recognised for a record-breaking 13 practice areas, Norfolk’s Clapham & Collinge Solicitors ranks among top UK law firms.

East of England firm achieves top-tier ranking in 11 specialisms in Legal 500.

A campaign group fighting to raise funds to save their last village pub will hold a Halloween community event for the cause.

A planning application has been submitted to renovate and extend a historic Norfolk pub that has been empty for three years.

Decca famously rejected The Beatles, says finance expert Peter Sharkey, as he looks at some famous mis-calculations...

Colorifix is a biotechnology company based at Norwich Research Park developing a sustainable method of dying fabrics that is turning the textiles industry green. With designer Stella McCartney and brands like H&M already onboard, the exciting new technology has the potential to radically reduce the environmental impact of the fashion world. Charles Bliss reports.

Sales of publicly-marketed farmland have plummeted to an all-time low across Suffolk, Essex and Norfolk as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

An events company has received a special thanks for supporting its community during the pandemic.

The owner of a driving school has expressed her pride in expanding during the pandemic despite only setting up last year.

A Norfolk pub landlord is remaining hopeful his business will survive this period despite suffering a “dramatic” decrease in takings following the introduction of the 10pm curfew.

Norwich-based contract cleaning professionals Ashdown Cleaning is celebrating its 10th anniversary. Here, managing director Paul Heseltine discusses the secrets to success and why hygiene solutions are more important than ever in the time of coronavirus.

Arbuckles has announced it will be reopening this month after working “around the clock to rebuild” following flash flooding in June.

Rishi Sunak’s Winter Economy Plan is welcome, but won’t protect every job, says Shaun Davison of Lovewell Blake.

A barbers museum in Norfolk has reopened to visitors with an added 3D walk after its extended coronavirus closure.

A Norfolk tree surgery firm has seen business significantly grow during the pandemic following an increase in customer demand.

A team of “passionate horror lovers” have set up a new scare maze in the hopes of creating the “most realistic and intense horror attraction in Norfolk.”

Councillors have responded to ‘abuse’ and a petition which called for a vote of no confidence in a town council following months of ongoing market controversy.

Each puddle of water is teeming with life – though the lifeforms contained within cannot be seen with the naked eye. Postdoctoral scientist Dr Sally Warring is researching the genomes of microorganisms called protists at the Earlham Institute at Norwich Research Park. Here she explains why she decided to put protists under the microscope and how they can help broaden our understanding of the complexities of evolution.

The owner of a Norfolk pub has announced she will be permanently closing at the end of the month following an “appalling” trading period.

The owner of an entertainment company which has been hard hit by the pandemic says he has had to adapt the business in order to get by.

Post pandemic, many people intend buying a place in the sun, says Peter Sharkey.

Cazoo has witnessed record levels of online car sales over the past few months, says finance expert Peter Sharkey.

A “save our market” petition has called for a vote of no confidence in a Norfolk town council following months of controversy over the running of its market during the coronavirus crisis.

A family-run barber has moved into a bigger premises in a Norfolk town, now offering a coffee bar, tanning room and live music.

A Norfolk musician will release his first debut single on the “hardships” he has experienced during the coronavirus pandemic.

A host of specialist equipment from an animal and equine centre in Newmarket liquidated earlier this year is set to go under the hammer in October.

A Norfolk based printing business is offering a monthly chance to win a free print to celebrate its move into a larger premises.

Rail passengers have been promised more seats, extra space and longer trains after a £29m upgrade was completed.

Since lockdown eased, towns have put in place measures to keep people safe. But in Downham Market, they have created controversy among traders and the public. Sarah Hussain reports.

Ad Feature How to plan for retirement

Friday, August 28, 2020

The earlier you plan for retirement, the more enjoyable it’s likely to be, says finance expert Peter Sharkey.

A Norfolk MP will meet with traders and business owners to discuss ongoing concerns over their town’s market in the hopes of ‘moving forward.’

According to radical proposals currently being considered by the Government, the over-40s may soon have to pay £700 extra in tax each year to cover the costs of looking after the elderly.

A mum-of-two has made her dreams of owning a business a reality after taking over a funeral directors in a Norfolk village.

A new paddle board business which lets people explore the Norfolk Broads independently says it has been “crazy busy” as people look to make the most of summer.

A series of art projections will light up a Norfolk town’s landmark buildings and outdoor spaces to show off its creative ambitions.

People have embraced video conferencing as the technology has delivered enormous benefits, says Peter Sharkey.

A new wildlife reserve that has been described as “unique to East Anglia” has officially opened for its first guided tour.

A huge rise in homeworking is expected to lead to steep falls in office rents across the East of England.

Norfolk Day celebrates all that’s great about the county - including the world-leading research that’s done on Norwich Research Park.

Business owners have expressed their concern over the ‘detrimental’ impact mandatory face coverings could have on trade.

Foodbanks are always there in times of need - but who is there for the foodbanks when they need help?

The pension guarantee is under threat, says finance expert Peter Sharkey.

A market that was forced close over protest claims has reopened again with plans for it to be “bigger and better” than before.

A Norfolk restaurant owner has expressed his happiness at reopening for the first time in months but said his business needs more customers to survive.

A market that was closed over planned demonstration claims will now reopen following a ‘fruitful meeting’ between a town council and traders.

Many people have made a number of big life decisions during this enforced ‘time out’, says Peter Sharkey.

A Norfolk shop owner has said businesses have to work harder at providing a service and hopes customers will be encouraged to return to town after more stores reopen.

MHA Larking Gowen brings business leaders together to discuss the future for the sector in the region.

How can we inspire more women to consider careers in engineering? Reporter STUART ANDERSON spoke to one of Norfolk’s female engineers.

A member of the public tried to throw social distance barriers and remove markers when a town’s market reopened, councillors said.

Sign up for a free-to-attend webinar bringing five business leaders together to discuss how the leisure, tourism and hospitality sector can get through Covid-19.

Lessons from the lockdown

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Best Employers Eastern Region exists so businesses can share knowledge, inspire and learn from one another, with a focus on employee engagement. It’s shown time and again that companies with motivated, engaged staff are more successful and sustainable than their peers – but just as there has never been a tougher time for organisations to look after people, there has never been a greater need for it.

Bread-making demonstrations, pastry creations and insights into the region’s delicious delicacies took pride of place during Norfolk’s inaugural virtual food festival.

A Norfolk town is starting to see a return to ‘normal’ again as non-essential shops reopened for the first time in months.

A thriving bike shop in north Norfolk is for sale with the owners keen to take early retirement.

Equity release could help many people who have resolved to retire early once the lockdown finishes, says finance expert Peter Sharkey.

The imposition of lockdown changed the way we work – but how do we change it back? Best Employers explain the benefits of a smarter, people-led approach.

The boss of one of the region’s zoos has spoken of their disappointment at not being able to reopen sooner as part of the easing of lockdown.

A Norfolk town’s market reopened for the first time since lockdown despite a lack of traders turning up.

Covid-19 is placing unprecedent demands on executives. Here’s the Best Employers’ advice on being a good leader during the Pandemic.

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