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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.

Holden is a name associated with the motor trade in Norfolk for 90 years. Motoring editor Andy Russell chats to current CEO Tim Holden, third generation in the family motor group, about how it has become a nationally-recognised driving force.

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.

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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.

No one who has been listening carefully to the many speeches made by environment secretary Michael Gove, who has just passed his first anniversary in the role, or taken the time to read the Health and Harmony Command Paper, can be in any doubt that our exit from the European Union next March will usher in major change in policy for domestic agriculture.

Guy Gowing, managing partner at Arnolds Keys, reveals how growth forecasts for Norwich is set to boost demand for industrial and office property.

Chloe Green, of Roche Chartered Surveyors, considers fast-paced developments in the built environment.

Urban planning in the region’s towns and cities will have to fundamentally change to help them weather the storm which changing shopping habits has caused.

First quarter commercial property reports, released this month by RICS, reveal a growing divide between a struggling retail sector and a still healthy industrial sector.

Caroline Linsdell, a principal in the Cozens-Hardy solicitors business team, explains how all professionals involved in a building development need to talk to each other.

Seven steps to award success

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

The Norfolk Business Awards are open for entries and, as any local business knows, becoming a winner, or even a finalist, can be a real boost for your business among peers and customers across the region, says 
Laura Marfell-Williams, of Reflection PR.

What are Apprenticeship Standards?

Wellbeing through working life

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

UEA academics discuss some of the key research at the university which will be demonstrated at the Royal Norfolk Show next week.

The exercise of break in a commercial lease is a fertile source of litigation as there is much which can go wrong with the apparently simple task of serving a break notice.

Pubs are struggling and a different major retailer seems to be announcing store closures each week. A supermarket boss has pointed the finger at business rates – but have changes made last year really had a destructive impact? Doug Faulkner reports.

James Allen, senior partner at Roche Chartered Surveyors, considers the effects of reduced supply of commercial property in Norwich.

Ad Feature Location, location, location... it’s key

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Looking to rent office or studio space? Ensuring you’re in the best possible location for your business should be a top priority.

Dan Evans, of Cozens-Hardy LLP, and Graham Jones, of Roche Chartered Surveyors, look at a few common areas of disagreement between landlord and tenant. For the purposes of this article, Graham is giving his views as if acting for the landlord and Dan is acting for the tenant.

As the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) approaches, Bethany Whymark speaks to East Anglian experts about the facts – and myths – around the biggest data protection shake-up in two decades.

Simon Brown, Managing Director of Cooper Lomaz Recruitment, seeks a ‘one-click’ solution to the modern job search.

Changing one person’s mind about something can require significant effort – but how do you change the attitudes of an entire workforce?

In 2012, it was uncertain whether Lintott Control Systems would make it through the year.

While many landlords manage to have a good relationship with their tenants, unfortunately all too often there are cases where tenants do not hold up their end of the deal.

Like many aspects of business, the direction of modern consumerism is changing.

Gender pay gap reporting has uncovered the inequality in top jobs across the UK – but the We Can scheme in Norfolk is hoping to coach ambitious women to help their journey up the career ladder. Bethany Whymark met its first two mentees.

The collapse of engineering giant Carillion contributed to a 4% fall in lending to the commercial property sector in January, a study has found.

The team at Enlight has some bright ideas about how smart lighting could revolutionise our urban areas. Bethany Whymark went to find out more about their innovative technologies.

Simon Medler has climbed from beginnings as a carpentry apprentice to the managing director of Lovell Partnerships’ East Anglian operations. BETHANY WHYMARK went to find out more about the housebuilder and developer, winner of the Investing in Future Growth award at the EDP Business Awards 2017.

A scheme to help businesses to grow and innovate has delivered nearly 250 jobs and £9m of investment in just two years.

The Richard Nash Group pioneered the nearly new car market in Norfolk and it’s one that has earned the family-owned business a loyal customer base. Motoring editor Andy Russell finds out the advantages of buying a nearly new car.

A commercial space management company is helping burgeoning businesses in West Norfolk to get off the ground with the opening of a new co-working space.

Freight forwarding firm Dap UK has chosen Beacon Park as the site for its new state-of-the-art warehouse.

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