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High expectations among younger job seekers in the East of England in terms of pay and flexibility are making it hard for them to find suitable roles, according to a new survey.

A town centre café in Ipswich is the latest business to achieve the New Anglia Youth Pledge Marque.

Suffolk concrete products company Poundfield has made a substantial investment in a fleet of 10 new forklist trucks.

Stansted Airport has reported a strong start to its winter flying season following its busiest-ever November.

Suffolk brewer Adnams has announced it is using 100% renewable energy across its entire business.

The Eastern Enterprise Hub in Ipswich has been awarded a £22,435 share of NatWest Bank’s Skills and Opportunities Fund.

East Anglian accountancy firm Ensors has been named a finalist in the Pensions Age Awards for the second year running.

A pioneering link between a sixth form in Ipswich and the Institute of Directors (IoD) is celebrating its fifth anniversary.

Six rural businesses from Suffolk and North Essex have been named among the regional finalists in the 2017 Countryside Alliance Awards.

Plans to divide the former BHS store in Ipswich into smaller units containing a gym, shops and restaurants are set to be given the green light this week.

Dixons Carphone is expected to report a slump in half-year profits next week as the retailer counts the cost of falling consumer confidence and a weaker mobile phone market.

A Suffolk father whose son has type 1 diabetes has set up an online business selling consumables, equipment and fashion accessories for diabetes sufferers.

Ipswich market’s move to Queen Street and Princes Street will go ahead in the New Year it has been confirmed, as the council is set to agree which contractor to use on Tuesday.

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Two brothers from Suffolk have launched a business with the aim of designing and selling premium electronics at an affordable price.

The death of her brother in 1998 was a life-affirming moment for Kate Higgs, director of fundraising and marketing at Ormiston Families.

Professional recruitment specialists Pure has completed an office cycling challenge to raise funds for the Papworth Trust.

Take a first look at the new waterside accommodation which will be opening at a holiday village on the Norfolk/Suffolk border next year.

Outgoing chair of New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) Mark Pendlington is set to become the new chair of governors at Easton and Otley College.

Residents at retirement housing in Ipswich have been ‘trapped in their homes’ four times in six months due to the lifts in the building breaking down.

The man who masterminded Tolly Cobbold’s merger with a national brewery company has died after a battle with cancer.

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.

A Suffolk silk weaver has joined the backlash prompted by relaxing of rules requiring male MPs to wear a tie in the House of Commons.

Simon Milton is leaving Ipswich Town after 30 years, having decided to join Ghana-based shipping company OMA Group.

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”.

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.

An award-winning Suffolk businessman is hoping to share his experiences of mentoring young people in the county with the wider business community at a major conference event later this month.

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