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Homebase has confirmed the 42 stores it wants to close as part of a restructure that puts 1,500 jobs at risk - and it includes the Ipswich branch.

How do you build loyalty in your customers, and keep them coming back to you, asks Jamie Brown of Archant’s Local Impact programme.

Troubled DIY chain Homebase is set to reveal plans which will close around a quarter of its stores and threaten more than 1,000 jobs, according to reports.

Jamie Brown of Archant’s Local Impact programme examines how you can make your business stand out from the crowd.

Jamie Brown of Archant’s Local Impact explains why search engine optimisation could be the tool you didn’t know you needed.

Administrators to collapsed discount retailer Poundworld are to close 25 stores, resulting in 242 job losses.

These 10 tips will keep you cool as a cucumber in the office this summer – do you know any better ones?

Criminals aren’t always thugs with meaty arms and little between the ears.

Crumpets have become the latest casualty of the carbon dioxide (CO2) shortage hitting the UK’s food and drink industry - with retailers warning that stocks may dwindle this weekend.

As a business owner, your ultimate goal is highly likely to be to have more people spending money with you – this means you need to start by building a customer base.

Pubs, breweries and drinks makers in East Anglia say they are “monitoring the situation” after warnings that CO2 shortages could see the UK run out of beer and fizzy drinks ahead of a weekend of World Cup festivities and summer barbecues.

Prime minister Theresa May heard from an East Anglian business leader about how the government could work more closely with the region to drive growth.

A scheme to cut supermarket food waste is to be rolled out across Norfolk and Suffolk after a successful pilot.

Firms are being urged not to score an “own goal” during the World Cup by refusing to be flexible with requests from staff to watch football matches over the coming weeks.

Jamie Brown of Archant Local Impact explains how you can access help to make your business stand out online.

Jamie Brown, head of knowledge and development at Archant, introduces Local Impact.

A venture capital fund backing some of the region’s high-growth business prospects has received a million-pound top-up to invest in more start-ups.

Television and radio comic Miles Jupp has been announced as the after-dinner speaker at the Suffolk Business Awards, which will celebrate the inspiring people and companies across the region.

Around a third of Poundworld’s stores could be shut under a restructuring plan which would put more than 1,500 jobs at risk.

The latest moves and appointments in businesses across Suffolk and north Essex.

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.

The second Future50 Live! event aims to combine inspiration and education to help your business grow. Mark Shields reports.

BT Openreach has launched its biggest recruitment drive ever, which will include 220 engineers to speed the roll-out of faster broadband in the region.

Do you want to learn how to make your company a better place to work, improve its productivity, and help it become more appealing to new recruits?

The owners of a well-known East Anglian family firm have been honoured at an industry awards ceremony.

Administrators have been appointed at Oyster Marine Holdings Ltd, the holding company of the Oyster Yacht group of boat builders.

Workers at a boat-building yard in Norfolk have been sent home after being told their employer “has run out of cash”.

Learning more about how East Anglian companies can become better places to work stands to benefit us all, writes Mark Shields.

Is your company one of the best employers in the region? A new initiative aims to find the top businesses to work for in East Anglia – and how to improve your workplace.

The experience and expertise of East Anglian business has helped to shape a new platform which hopes to shake up start-up support for new companies.

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