Technology can make our lives easier, but sometimes the old ways are still the best, writes business editor Mark Shields.

A Norwich-based chocolate maker is doing its bit to improve the nation’s diets with a range of “healthy” chocolate bars.

Thunderbrook Equestrian won the Future50 One to Watch award at the EDP Business Awards 2017. The win capped a remarkable four years for the animal-feed company, as MARK SHIELDS reports.

A major energy industry contract has put a spring in the step of a small Norfolk marketing agency.

The most ambitious companies in the region were urged to hold on to their founding principles in the search for growth, as they gathered to hear inspirational stories of business success.

Leaving the European Union presents an opportunity to develop a new skills policy for East Anglia, says Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) area lead David Howell.

It has been a little over 27 months since Sarah Mintey founded Developing Experts.

For more than 18 months, Brexit has been the biggest issue in the business landscape – but what will it mean for small businesses? And how are they coping with it now?

Step into the emerging science of behavioural economics with a masterclass from a Norwich wealth management firm.

A Norwich-based company specialising in mobile payments is seeking to raise £300,000 to fund a move from the charity sector to general transactions.

Are your feet getting itchy under your work desk or on the shop floor? Think carefully before you get caught up in January’s moving mania, a recruitment specialist has warned.

A new distribution deal is helping a Norfolk spirits company take on the heavyweights of gin and Scotch, as it looks to get into bars and restaurants across the country.

A social enterprise is hoping to take a further step in tackling “terrible” social mobility in Norfolk and Suffolk by offering young adults in need access to opportunities which help their better-off peers progress socially and in employment.

A strong ethical code and scalability are among the most important factors for millennials starting up their own businesses.

They span sectors from tech to health, and tourism to manufacturing – but they are all united by an ​ambition to grow. Meet the Future50 Class of 2018.

A team of angel investors have injected more than £2m into innovative businesses across Norfolk and Suffolk just two years after making its first investment.

The hunt for the region’s most ambitious and inventive companies has concluded for another year with the unveiling of the Future50 Class of 2018.

A select group of the region’s most ambitious and inventive companies have been welcomed into the Future50 Class of 2018.

An energy consultancy powered its way to a record fundraising effort at its annual quiz.

Norwich-based cloud sales firm Epos Now has opened a third building at its Whiting Road headquarters following a £2.25m renovation.

The boss of a digital marketing agency which has doubled in size in the past year has no​ plans to slow down. Bethany Whymark reports.

The winner of the EDP Business Award for Breaking Boundaries is already making a positive contribution to schools and pupils in the county and further afield.

The sharing of ideas and skills is at the heart of many creative businesses which is why fears have been raised over limits to free movement.

Data can be useful but as anyone who runs a firm knows it is how you use it which is key.

East Anglia’s leading whisky distillery has toasted the opening of its new £400,000 restaurant and coffee house.

Nominations are still open to find the most innovative and ambitious businesses in Norfolk and Suffolk.

Two of Future50’s many success stories have urged the next generation of businesses not to miss out on a chance to accelerate their growth.

When you work behind the scenes it can be hard to get your name out there to attract new talent to the business.

Do you think your business is among the most innovative and ambitious in the region? If so, there are just days left to prove it.

A Norfolk construction company has opened an on-site factory at a development in Oxfordshire – which it hopes will be the first of many around the country.

A Norfolk spirits producer has named an award-winning chef from the county as its first brand ambassador.

They say two heads are better than one – and working together has always been an important part of business.

Two recent major contract wins are a mark of how far East Anglian firm Geopshere Environmental has come in establishing itself as a leading environmental and geotechnical consultancy in the region.

A city centre shop has opened its doors, selling recycled and improved furniture taken from a home clearance service.

The search is on for Norfolk and Suffolk’s brightest and boldest companies to join the new class of Future50. Could your firm be among them? Mark Shields reports.

The work of a Future50 tech company which connects prisoners and their families has been endorsed by academics, who found it helps to cut reoffending and strengthens relationships.

Scaling up is a challenge, but calling in help from those who have been there and done it can ease the way, as one Future50 firm told Mark Shields.

A removals and storage company is adding another string to its bow after launching an upcycling shop.

A Norwich software company has been named among the winners of a royal prize for training employees exceptionally.

Future50 insurance specialist One Broker Group has added to its stable with the acquisition of another East Anglian firm.

A mobile payments start-up has teamed up with an industry giant to integrate its technology.

A removals and storage company is adding another string to its bow after launching an upcycling shop.

When Andrew Nelstrop set up the English Whisky Company in 2006, his aim was to create world-class single malt.

A supplier of personal alarm systems for the elderly which signed up its 10,000th customer this month is preparing for a global expansion just three years after it was established.

Running your own company is very much an experience unique to you.

When Laura Morrison founded Your Telemarketing in 2011, the business was built on her vision of supporting small and medium sized businesses with flexible and affordable telemarketing solutions.

A long-awaited move into wholesale has been the catalyst for further growth at Lisa Angel, with a new shop and overseas ambitions for 2017.

Giving an employee a stake in the business can motivate them in a truly unique way, aligning their interests with those of shareholders in a way that can’t be replicated with salary.

A business which designs humanitarian shelters for areas hit by earthquakes, hurricanes, floods or war is in the running to win a trip to Sir Richard Branson’s Necker Island.

A fast-growing personal alarm business established two years ago in Norwich has launched into the Republic of Ireland - and is eyeing worldwide expansion.

Businesses in Norfolk and Suffolk are being urged to take advantage of lucrative contract opportunities within the UK space sector as part of an event championing the region’s top innovators.

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