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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.

Ad Feature A customer-led approach to claims

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.

The team at Lovell is celebrating after its apprentices took two of the top three spots at a recent building competition.

Damian Pitts, litigation solicitor at Steeles Law, explores the issues around family business disputes.

Old Buckenham Airshow is loved as the family friendly weekend with the world's greatest pilots flying the rarest and most exciting aircraft. Discover what else is happening at this summer's extra special event.

Ian Mellor, a solicitor and head of office at DUAL Asset Underwriting explains the central role that Norwich plays in the national legal indemnity industry.

Ad Feature Taking a view on the right to renew

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Caroline Linsdell, partner at Cozens-Hardy, explains commercial leases and rights to renew.

If you've ever wondered if it's possible to turn a hobby into a career, just ask Laura Remblance. Thanks to a unique product and some free support and business advice, she's done just that.

Ruth Pyatt, a solicitor at Steeles Law, explains the process of probate following the death of a sole trader.

Investing in anaerobic digestion (AD) plants as a means of diversifying farm businesses should be approached with care, those involved in the sector have warned.

Ad Feature How to avoid the re-letting headache

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Dan Evans, partner at Cozens-Hardy solicitors, looks at the key areas for consideration when re-letting a property.

Ad Feature The rise in ethical investments

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Financial guru Peter Sharkey reports on why we're choosing to invest ethically.

Standing still should not be an option for Suffolk and Essex landowners and farmers who are tempted to hold out for a clear outcome from the UK's Brexit crisis, land agents say.

Demand for redundant farm buildings is on the rise in East Anglia after planning rules were relaxed by government, a land agent says.

The export opportunities for one of Suffolk's most prized brands is "huge", its boss believes.

A Suffolk farming family has scooped a top national accolade at a rural awards event.

Caroline Linsdell, a partner at Cozens-Hardy solicitors, offers her advice to commercial landlords who may be considering a sale.

The government has pledged to help employers to build a skilled workforce fit to "compete on the world stage", and the Apprenticeship Levy was established just under two years ago to achieve change. However, not everyone is making the most of the opportunity…

A north Norfolk department store has won another national award.

A controversial £2m business park proposal in north Norfolk may still be deliverable, after councillors met to discuss a new report.

The beer market is moving on apace, and John Hadingham, who took over the reins at Suffolk brewery St Peter's in 2018, is aware that his business needs to keep one step ahead.

Ad Feature Landlords - know your rights

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Cozens-Hardy partner Dan Evans considers the rights of landlords if a tenant wants to leave.

Tough times may be ahead for the farming industry, but farmland is often seen as a safe harbour in uncertain times, East Anglian land agents point out as the farming industry grapples with the fall-out from the current political uncertainty created by the Brexit impasse.

Last year's 'hugely successful' Suffolk Show enjoyed a 'very positive' financial surplus, new figures reveal.

A university-based apprenticeship programme is benefitting large employers and their senior staff.

A couple are settling in to their new surroundings in north Norfolk after taking over a village store and post office.

A publicly-funded team is working across Norfolk and Suffolk to drive economic growth and help the region's businesses to grow and create jobs.

An East Anglian farmers' leader is cautioning against creating a post-Brexit divide between those able to afford food reared and grown to a high standard in the UK and those who can't.

Land disposal deal could boost profits

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Dan Evans, a partner at Cozens-Hardy solicitors, considers whether Overage is a sensible option or an unnecessary complication.

At this time of year, many of us throw caution to the wind so we can ensure our loved ones have a good time over Christmas.

Our reader this week wants to know how to invest an inheritance in a personal pension - and which scheme to choose. Carl Lamb of Almary Green provides the answers.

Empty shops and offices receive a complete exemption from business rates for three months after they become vacant. But, what happens after that? asks Simon Button, of Steeles Law.

Even the brightest and best trained people can benefit from upskilling in new and highly relevant disciplines.

Like Henry VIII, modern-day politicians continually invent new ways of taxing their citizens.

Voting in South Norfolk Council's Business Awards, celebrating the economic success of the district, is now open.

As diesel car registrations drop, more and more motorists are becoming aware of the benefits of hybrid cars and how easy they are to drive. Toyota's pioneering role in hybrid technology means nearly half its total sales now combine petrol and electric power, says motoring editor Andy Russell.

This week, financial columnist Peter Sharkey looks at how equity release could solve your downsizing dilemma.

Ad Feature How to invest in clean energy

Friday, November 2, 2018

Many years ago, I was a first year student at Bristol University, living in Badock Hall, a modern hall of residence in a cluster of four small accommodation complexes situated on the edge of the beautiful Durdham Downs, around 30 minutes' walk from the main university precinct and the magnificent Wills Building.

Caroline Linsdell, a partner with Cozens-Hardy solicitors, asks businesses: how ESG-compliant are you?

Smithson investment trust recently broke the record for the largest initial public offer of an investment trust in the UK.

Jupiter European Opportunities is a £1bn investment trust which aims to achieve long-term capital growth through investing in economic trends and developing businesses across Europe.

Asbestos remains a real concern, says 
Dan Evans, partner at Cozens-Hardy

It's been a busy week in the business world, so we've rounded up some of our biggest and most interesting stories that may have gone under the radar - and you can test your knowledge of both national and East Anglian stories in this week's Biz Quiz.

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