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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.

A former nurse has set up a skin treatment clinic near Ipswich and hopes to attract both men and women with her treatments.

Staff at regional accounting firm Larking Gowen have raised an impressive £6,294.90 during a year supporting charities CLIC Sargent and Alzheimer’s Society.

The Ipswich Hotel has kicked off a year of fundraising for Papworth Trust by hosting a grand dinner and dance which raised £5,700.

The University of Suffolk has hosted a delegation from China who came to the county to talk about the business and employment opportunities that exist in the high tech zone in the city of Suzhou.

Suffolk Chamber of Commerce has partnered with Age UK Suffolk to support an initiative that aims to reach out to older people who feel lonely or who are living in isolation.

It comes as no surprise that managing director of Future 50 business Poppy Nursing, Claire Woodman, is a champion for nurses and the role they perform in the community.

In June, BT’s Adastral Park in Martlesham will play host to over 4,000 visitors for Innovation Week 2017, a technology trade fair created by BT and led by 100 Adastral Park tech experts with the aim of showcasing the research and innovations created in Suffolk at BT’s global R&D campus.

On first impressions things were decidedly undoggy (if that’s a word?) when I visited Suffolk Canine Crèche in Martlesham. There were no barking noises for a start – everything was calm and relaxed.

Graham McGregor has been general manager at Suffolk’s Hintlesham Hall Hotel for almost a year.

The business arms of two of the region’s leading water companies have announced they are joining forces to create a new water and wastewater retailer.

I meet Jonathan Dyke, managing director of Suffolk Yacht Harbour, on a beautiful, sunny February morning – the kind of day that shows off this idyllic corner of the county to perfection.

Details of the latest products and services from the world’s leading technology companies will be streamed live on a big screen to the Suffolk tech community this spring as they are announced.

Suffolk County Council has launched a campaign to find high quality workplace opportunities for young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

Enterprise agency Nwes is backing an international project to support entrepreneurship in developing countries.

A group of apprentices are celebrating after completing their year-long apprenticeship scheme with local train operator Greater Anglia.

The region’s largest independent retailer, the East of England Co-op, has announced it is launching an apprenticeship scheme across East Anglia to help develop and retain local talent.

A young man who has kick-started a fulfilling career after joining Suffolk Housing as an apprentice has encouraged others to follow his lead and earn while they learn.

PR agency Buffalo launches

Friday, February 24, 2017

A new public relations agency whose specialities include technology, finance, and startups has been launched in East Anglia.

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