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This summer, a Suffolk pub became the first in the UK to go cashless. But the Boot in Freston, isn’t the first company in the county to do away with cash - several other local business people are finding that more and more, its card - not cash - that’s king.

A traditional pub in Suffolk has become the first in Britain to go cashless, its landlord has said.

The classic car restoration, racing and sales specialist JD Classics has been sold, and all 60 jobs in the Essex area have been safeguarded.

As the fourth industrial revolution commences and more and more jobs become replaced by machines, a tube driver from Essex, Daniel Rees, decided it was time to reskill now, in the belief that his own job will soon become obsolete.

Father Christmas might not be able to visit his garden centre grotto in Clacton this Christmas, because the centre has been told to stop trading.

Increased demand for superyacht deck equipment has led an Ipswich-based superyachts specialist to launch a new company specialising in just that.

Three of Suffolk’s most picturesque village pubs have all been put on the market recently by Suffolk Country Inns.

A couple facing redundancy from their jobs at Delphi Diesel Systems are now embarking on a fresh challenge - running a country pub, the Swan Inn, in the picturesque village of Monks Eleigh.

Two rare film props from Thunderbirds creator Gerry Anderson’s ‘The Investigator’ are to go under the hammer in Essex.

One of Suffolk’s most successful businesswomen speaks out about the pressures that career women put on themselves

Stansted Airport is embroiled in a dispute over flight delays caused by air traffic control.

In the next five years, London Stansted is aiming to secure direct services to at least 25 new long-haul destinations around the world, including the Far East, India, North America and the Middle East.

The cream of Suffolk’s business community attended an event last night, which was intended to encourage local companies to apply for royal status.

People on low incomes are being given a financial incentive to help them save money.

Companies have shown their determination to boost social mobility in Ipswich by committing to boost connections with local schools and colleges.

A chain of pubs across Suffolk and Norfolk is now offering up vegan ‘fish and chips’ – which looks almost identical to the real thing.

Stansted Airport has passed the rolling 27 million passengers a year milestone for the first time in the airport’s history, following its busiest ever month and a record breaking summer.

Rod Stewart furniture clear out

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Sir Rod Stewart sold his unwanted furniture and ornaments in Essex yesterday evening for just under £90,000.

As speculation abounds as to the fate of Debenhams, the largest store in Ipswich centre, there are growing concerns that business rates have been set up in a way that is pushing Suffolk’s urban retailers to breaking point.

An Essex company offering an ‘Airbnb’ style platform for boat hires is now about to embark on a new marine venture - offering its platform to sailing dinghies, kayaks, canoes and stand up paddleboards, as well as yachts.

While the advance of AI, automation and robotics sometimes evokes fears of mechanised armies and widespread unemployment, according to the TUC, there should be a sunny upside for us mere mortals – a shorter working week and higher pay.

The Essex-based firm ‘Borrow a Boat’ is the brainchild of Matt Ovenden, a Brit who’s keen to dispel the myth that boating is for the privileged elite only. He’s rounded-up a fleet of more than 17,000 sumptuous yachts, available to hire in 60 countries around the world. These ‘Airbnb’ style boats will have you holidaying like an A-lister…for just £125-a-week.


A team of six Year 12 pupils from the Royal Hospital School in Suffolk were runners-up in the national enterprise competition, Tycoon in Schools.

British machinery manufactured by Ipswich company SCH is helping to maintain the historical De Haar Castle, which is the second most visited castle in the Netherlands. The gothic fairy-tale castle, which was rebuilt from ruins in 1892 until 1912, is surrounded by a 135 acre park containing 7,000 40-year-old trees.

Age UK Suffolk is turning 70 this year – a significant birthday for a charity which works for and with older people across the county.

Here are the five business stories that you don’t want to miss this weekend

Greene King is to call time on more than 100 pubs this year, another sign that the days of some boozy neighbourhood pubs may be numbered. But the chain’s latest offerings, including its new pub in Ipswich, cater to a different kind of customer.

Mothercare will be closing down its store in Clacton-on-Sea.

A campaign is being launched across Suffolk to encourage businesses to apply to the Queen’s Awards for Enterprise, to give entrepreneurs a chance of gaining royal recognition of their business success.

The former chairman of one of Suffolk’s best known brands, Aspall Cyder, revealed the reason why he decided to sell the company that had been in his family since 1728.

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