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A team from Anglian Water joined chief executive Peter Simpson at the London Stock Exchange this week at a market opening ceremony to mark the launch of its Green Bond – the first ever sterling bond from a UK utility.

British holidaymakers should brace themselves for more Brexit pain when they change their pounds into euros, after Morgan Stanley forecast the currencies are on the way to parity.

A group of unemployed young people from the Ipswich area have become the latest recruits to complete Greene King and The Prince’s Trust’s Get into Hospitality programme to help them find work in the hospitality sector.

A team of colleagues at ABP’s Port of Ipswich are preparing to get into the saddle to take part in East Anglia’s Crafted Classique Race next Saturday (August 12) to raise funds for the CHAPS (Colchester Has Active Prostate Support) Men’s Health Charity.

Royal Bank of Scotland has reported a half-year profit for the first time since 2014 as the lender outlined plans to use Amsterdam as a post-Brexit EU hub.

Increasingly, employers from the region are reaching out to young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) to help them get a start on the employment ladder.

Regional law firm Birketts raised £750 for the Riding for the Disabled charity after organising a charity tennis tournament.

A long-term sciatica sufferer who mastered his own recovery has launched a new soft tissue therapy service in Suffolk.

Managing director of East Anglian company the Hearing Care Centre, Karen Finch, is on a mission to get people in the region to take care of their hearing, especially as they get on in years.

A total of 31 care providers have been selected as finalists for this year’s Suffolk Care Awards.

All business success stories are about a journey – and it’s been quite a trip for specialist recruitment group Sanctuary Personnel, which earlier this month was named Business of the Year at the EADT Business Awards.

Increasingly, employers from the region are reaching out to young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) to help them get a start on the employment ladder.

Over 130 people working in Ipswich town centre were yesterday told they would be losing their jobs.

The Suffolk economy has a “great opportunity” to reap the benefits from an expected technology boom, according to one of the region’s most successful entrepreneurs.

Marks and Spencer is set to reveal an improvement in its under-pressure clothing arm next week after the recent heatwave and late Easter helped it narrow recent sales falls.

A team from Suffolk-based PR agency Genesis PR stepped up to the 14-mile challenge and completed the Orwell Walk last week, raising vital funds to support the work of Ipswich-based charity Families in Need (FIND).

Funky, open plan offices that allow people to work both flexibly and collaboratively can help in transforming the way businesses work, but a state-of-the-art workplace won’t necessarily suit all companies.

An Ipswich-based youth employment service has helped over 150 young people find work in the town’s retail and leisure sector.

Roger Grosvenor is joint chief executive at the East of England Co-op, which this year is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its Sourced Locally initiative, which brings local produce direct to customers. Here he offers some thoughts based on his 45 years in the Co-operative movement.

The new head of the Suffolk Business School at the University of Suffolk, Professor David Collins describes himself as “an academic’s academic”.

A former nurse has turned her hobby into a business and started a florists based in Copdock just outside Ipswich.

Anniversaries are as good a time as ever to look back, and then forward, and so it is at Ufford Park Woodbridge Hotel, Golf & Spa where managing director Tarnia Robertson has recently overseen celebrations marking 25 years since the property opened to the public.

Warehousing and transport firm GMA has continued its fleet upgrade programme with the delivery of four new lorry cabs.

Tesco has reported rising first quarter sales as the supermarket said it was reaping the rewards of offering customers lower prices in the face of rising inflation.

The look and feel of Suffolk is intrinsically linked to the many rivers that criss-cross the county.

The East of England’s energy sector is hopeful of continuity and solid parliamentary support following the general election.

The executive director at the region’s tourism lead organisation Visit East Anglia has called for “a quick and mutually-advantageous withdrawal from the EU” and “a resolution to the issue of migrant workers” following the election result.

Business leaders in Suffolk and Essex say the uncertainty caused by the hung parliament delivered by Thursday’s General Election could harm businesses in the short term but there are some hopes the new political landscape may ultimately result in a Brexit outcome that is beneficial to the business community.

Natural flavourings business Omega Ingredients officially opened new facilities in Great Blakenham near Ipswich on Friday.

Export, export, export has been a common mantra for the UK business community since last year’s Brexit vote put the country on course to leave the European Union.

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