East Anglia Future 50


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.

Jamie Brown explains how Digital Decoded can help SMEs navigate the mire of marketing products.

The first Norfolk Enterprise Festival will provide a forum for entrepreneurs to meet, mingle and celebrate the county's thriving business community.

Graham Jones, an associate with Roche, predicts a rosy future for dining out in Norwich.

Caroline Linsdell, partner at Cozens-Hardy solicitors, looks at the knotty problem of Japanese Knotweed.

Guy Gowing, managing partner at Arnolds Keys, sees positives in the Mike Ashley-House of Fraser deal.

A property opportunity for wine lovers has come on to the market in Norwich.

Ask for help, be ready to change direction and love what you do, says Lisa Angel, as she lays out 11 pieces of key advice for aspiring start-ups.

A Suffolk dairy farmer-cum-cheesemaker and an estate's retail diversification are among a host of rural businesses to have made it through to the regional finals of an awards event celebrating enterprise in the countryside.

Setting your own hours, choosing your own clients, no workplace relationships to navigate your way through - from the outside there seem to be plenty of upsides to self employment.

Are you proud of what you and your business have achieved this year?

The clichés around Norfolk and its business community are well-worn.

Eastern Enterprise Hub on Ipswich Waterfront is closing after a highly-productive seven-year run. Some of its graduates reflect on how it's helped them. Sarah Chambers reports

Norfolk is a county full of opportunity, innovation and dynamism - but it can and should do more to promote itself on bigger stages.

How can we work together to drive up the reputation of our county as a place to do business and create a compelling image of the new Norfolk?

When one thinks of property investors, it's inevitably around residential property and the 'buy to let' market. While this market has thrived over recent years, the 2016 Stamp Duty Land Tax changes have made investors look at other potential options. Here Dan Evans, principal at Cozens-Hardy LLP solicitors, and Robert Flint, divisional partner at Brown & Co, answer common questions about the commercial property investment market.

Our region has built a strong reputation for being at the forefront of developments in the agricultural and energy sectors, with technological advances that are setting the pace for these industries across the UK.

Financial advisory firm Almary Green explains when and why some pensions are taxable.

A few weeks ago, when I was thinking about writing this article, I asked Resolver's users to tell me about their holiday lettings nightmares.

Demand for property in the East of England's retail sector is continuing to fall, new research shows.

Opinion Pubs' challenges after World Cup summer

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Pubs and brewers still face challenges after the World Cup summer, says Jason Brown of NW Brown

The decline of the British pub has been headline news for years - but new figures suggest some entrepreneurial establishments are reversing the trend.

Summer is truly upon us, and East Anglia continues to bask in sunshine and high temperatures. But what does it mean for companies? With a trusty dictionary and a little poetic licence, our reporters have compiled a selective A to Z tour through the summer season in business.

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