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Welcome to the Top 100, East Anglia’s foremost business guide detailing how our leading companies have fared in terms of turnover and profitability.

Our updated list features businesses with revenues ranging from £44m to nearly £4bn. Combined turnover topped £20bn for the first time in the five-year history of the Top 100, while total pre-tax profits rose from £1.4bn to £1.6bn, with food, drink and agriculture once again the dominant sector. There are nine new entrants to the list in 2017.

Entry is based upon being a business located in Norfolk or Suffolk with a significant operating or trading facility in the area, which can be identified through a separate set of accounts filed at Companies House.

You can explore more about the Top 100 on this site through the listings, analysis and our interactive map, and also keep up to date with the latest news from Top 100 businesses.

We produce the Top 100 jointly with our sponsor partners Mills & Reeve, PwC, and Roche Chartered Surveyors, without whose support the guide would not be possible.

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The East of England Co-op has beefed up its security services to launch a new arm of the business.

Fears have been raised that small firms will be hit the hardest by a hike in auto-enrolment contributions which came into effect last week.

The gender pay gap figures are in – and some of them aren’t pretty. The main finding is the gender inequality which persists at senior and board level. Bethany Whymark reports.

A Norfolk-based outsourcing group has added nearly £100m in forward orders in the last year, helped by public sector contracts.

Becoming a “simpler, stronger” group will allow Aviva to give more back to its shareholders this year, according to new figures.

East Anglian facilities giant Servest is expected to pass the £1bn turnover mark following an acquisition.

Speakers from diverse backgrounds explained how they built happy, healthy workforces, as the Best Employers scheme kicked off. Mark Shields reports.

Insurance giant Aviva has sold its remaining stakes in two Spanish businesses for 202m euro (£178m).

An electrical goods supplier has expanded its Midlands base with a substantial investment in a new premises.

Veterinary practice firm CVS Group has raised £60m through a share placing as it prepares to launch a £40m spending spree.

As public consciousness of health and wellbeing grows, more and more people are choosing to cut down on or shun alcohol. But what is driving this trend away from drink? Bethany Whymark reports.

More than two-thirds (68%) of the East of England’s mid-market businesses are looking to increase exports beyond Europe because of Brexit, according to research.

Trading in the run-up to Christmas exceeded expectations at a regional meat processor.

Insurance giant Aviva has become one of the first companies in the region to reveal its gender pay gap under new legislation.

Brewing and pub giant Greene King says it saw record sales on Christmas Day, but took a hit to trading in the weeks surrounding it.

Norfolk’s biggest facilities group is in discussions to step into the breach left by the collapse of outsourcing giant Carillion.

Three of Norfolk’s top business minds have been recognised in this year’s list of the UK’s most inspiring and innovative leaders.

A tech company based in Woodbridge has been named in a ‘Top 100 fastest growing businesses in the UK’ report.

WED2B, a wedding dress retailer which has a store in Castle Mall, has been named as the 32nd fastest growing company in the UK in the Fast Track 100 league tables.

The first episode of the new East Anglian Daily Times business podcast show, with me, resident business writer Jessica Hill, is now launched!

Beacon Wealth Management has been nominated as one of the top one hundred financial advisors in the UK for the sixth consecutive year.

Now in its 17th year, Suffolk Limited is one of the key events in the region’s business calender.

A new study revealing the true state of Suffolk’s leading businesses since the Brexit referendum shows that although turnover of the top 100 companies has increased, profit before tax remains flat.

Barnes Construction has had some success in encouraging young women to consider a career in the construction sector.

Here is a chart of the top 100 companies in the county. Find out which sectors have fared best and worst.

‘There is a tendency to talk Essex down - London looks down on our ability to prosper. But we should be hugely proud of our county.’ That’s the message from Adam Jones, a partner at Birketts law firm and one of the masterminds behind a new report showing profits at Essex’s top 100 firms have shot up by 14.3% in the last year.

Grant Thornton and Mills & Reeve’s Cambridgeshire Ltd study shows Brexit uncertainty hasn’t prevented encouraging performance

A Norwich wine merchant is looking to further improve the welfare of its staff, as it announces its intention to open an in-house bar.

Theresa May says off-grid solar system firm embodies Cambridge’s ‘pioneering spirit’

Head of office says law firm wants to help sell the city

Dr Nigel Davies, Muntons technical and sustainability director has been appointed as honorary associate professor at Nottingham University, School of Biosciences.

Independent games studio behind Elite Dangerous and Planet Coaster has new games on the way

A diversity advocate and leading figure on East Anglia’s tourism scene is encouraging more businesses to engage with Norwich Pride.

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