Doug Faulkner Business writer email@example.com @DougFaulknerG Construction and waste services group Kier reports strong performance as turnover rises Thursday, September 21, 2017 Doug Faulkner Construction and waste services group Kier has announced a 5% rise in turnover with a strong performance in its East Anglian division. Ryanair pilots reject £12,000 bonuses to commit to beleaguered airline Thursday, September 21, 2017 Doug faulkner Ryanair bosses go head to head with shareholders today to address a crisis over pilot shortages and warnings that crews are rejecting cash bonuses to commit to the airline. Travel firm Fred Olsen Travel launches apprenticeship scheme Tuesday, September 19, 2017 Doug Faulkner A travel agency has offered youngsters a chance to train while on the job after launching an apprenticeship scheme. East Anglian recruitment agency Pure completes Papworth Trust care miles challenge Friday, September 15, 2017 Doug Faulkner Professional recruitment specialists Pure has completed an office cycling challenge to raise funds for the Papworth Trust. New programme aims to put the spotlight on region’s growing bio-economy Friday, September 1, 2017 Doug Faulkner A new programme aims to connect businesses and scientists to put Norfolk and Suffolk at the heart of advances in health, agriculture and material technology. Date set for business rates relief software to be completed as firms continue to wait Wednesday, August 9, 2017 Doug Faulkner Hopes have been raised that the “total shambles” of business rate relief owed to small firms could soon be at an end - after the government set a deadline for a software update. Coastal towns including Great Yarmouth and Ipswich dominate personal bankruptcy list Monday, August 7, 2017 Doug Faulkner Coastal towns have dominated a list of the top areas for personal bankruptcies with Ipswich and Great Yarmouth featuring in the top 10. Latitude Festival 2017: Reginald D Hunter at his offensive best as he headlined the Comedy stage Saturday, July 15, 2017 Doug Faulkner American comic Reginald D Hunter was at his offensive best despite having to perform his set from a wheelchair after breaking a leg. Latitude Festival 2017: From blistering to apocalyptic – Placebo rock the BBC 6 Music Stage Saturday, July 15, 2017 Doug Faulkner You would expect a band with more than 20 years experience to know what they are doing with a festival crowd. Car dealers Desira Group and Marriott Motor Group see turnover grow despite economic pressures Wednesday, July 12, 2017 Doug Faulkner Two of the biggest car dealers in the region have continued to grow their turnover despite pressure on margins brought about by the economic turbulence. Recruiter Cooper Lomaz finds number of candidates falling but job market remains stable Wednesday, July 12, 2017 Doug Faulkner Recruiters are reporting the number of available jobs across East Anglia remaining stable – but available candidates have decreased. Businesses could benefit from government vehicle scrappage scheme but drivers face uncertainty as consultation starts Friday, May 5, 2017 Doug Faulkner A scheme which could see drivers subsidised for trading in their old diesel vehicles would be welcomed by motor dealers – but campaigners have warned measures do not go far enough. BT receives record £42m Ofcom fine over cable delays – but will it make a difference? Monday, March 27, 2017 Doug Faulkner BT has been given a £42m fine by the telecoms watchdog and is expected to pay out £300m in compensation to rivals over delayed high-speed cable installations. BT reaches Ofcom agreement to separate Openreach Friday, March 10, 2017 Doug Faulkner BT has reached an agreement with Ofcom to legally separate its infrastructure arm Openreach. ‘Confident’ housing market behind healthy profit rise for Persimmon Monday, February 27, 2017 Doug Faulkner Housebuilding giant Persimmon has notched up a healthy rise in full-year profit as it pointed to a “confident” housing market, despite concerns over Brexit. Department store John Lewis to axe nearly 400 jobs Thursday, February 23, 2017 Doug Faulkner John Lewis is axing nearly 400 jobs across its restaurants and home fittings service as it grapples with the acute pressures facing the retail sector. Church tower broadband firm aims to spread its reach across the region Wednesday, February 22, 2017 Doug Faulkner A scheme which uses church towers to improve broadband signal in hard-to-reach areas is aiming to spread its service into Suffolk. East Anglian firms named and shamed in government underpayment list Thursday, February 16, 2017 Doug Faulkner Businesses have been warned to keep on top of their paperwork to avoid being named and shamed by the government as an example to others. Minimum wage name and shame: The full government list Thursday, February 16, 2017 Doug Faulkner Here are the 360 employers named by the government for underpaying workers are: Insolvency may hit more of region’s firms in 2017 Thursday, February 9, 2017 Doug Faulkner Increasing economic pressure could push struggling businesses over the edge in 2017, an expert has warned. Will the apprenticeship levy prove value for money? Tuesday, January 31, 2017 Doug Faulkner Fears have been raised the government’s imminent apprenticeship levy might not give value for money for businesses and may encourage firms to invest in the wrong skills. Scheme will see paramedics work on wind farms off Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth Friday, December 30, 2016 Doug Faulkner A lifesaving scheme which would see paramedics double as offshore technicians to help lower response times in emergencies will be coming to wind farms off the East Anglian coast. Broadland Sands and Suffolk Sands holiday park owner sold to Intermediate Capital Group in £362m Monday, December 19, 2016 Ravender Sembhy, Press Association A holiday park group which owns sites including Suffolk Sands, Broadland Sands and Felixstowe Beach has been bought in a £362m deal.