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Farmers urged Suffolk shoppers to back British farming yesterday at a series of events around the county to mark the first anniversary of the EU referendum.

Eager customers gathered at Anglia Retail Park in Ipswich on Friday morning in a bid to be one of the first few through the doors at the new B&M store.

A year on from the shock Brexit referendum result, Suffolk and Essex businesses are still bracing themselves for the fall-out from the UK electorate’s momentous decision, chamber chiefs say.

A ground-breaking project to deliver 10 new care homes for Suffolk people has scooped the top award at a prestigious health and social care event.

Questions have been raised over the support for small coffee shops after construction work on a new Costa – Ipswich’s eighth – gets underway just 200 metres from an existing Costa store.

A regional chartered accountants said the future “looks bright” after acquiring an Ipswich business with a similar ethos.

Around 75 local firms attended a “very positive” business breakfast on Tuesday, June 20, in Harwich showcasing the £1.5bn Galloper wind farm project under construction off the Suffolk coast.

Shipspotters gathered along the approach to the Port of Felixstowe to welcome the arrival of the world’s biggest container ship, which can carry more than 21,000 20ft containers.

The boss of a call centre services business has become the new president of Suffolk Chamber,

An Ipswich-based marketing agency is celebrating after scooping an award for its digital marketing efforts.

More than 200 young women from across Suffolk and Norfolk took part in an inspirational event aimed at encouraging them into a career in engineering today.

Down she goes - demolition work at the former newspaper offices and print works in Lower Brook Street, Ipswich got under way in earnest this week.

Businesses are set to get in on the act today as residents across the county celebrate the first-ever Suffolk Day.

Business viewpoints

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

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.

The manager at business centre Basepoint Ipswich, Alison Morrissey, is planning to jump out of a plane for a charity that supports the elderly.

A popular Suffolk wedding venue and hotel has mysteriously shut up shop overnight, allegedly leaving couples and customers in the dark.

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.

Crews from ABP’s ports of Lowestoft and Ipswich took part in this year’s East Anglia Dragon Boat Festival to raise funds for the East Coast Hospice.

The new Go Outdoors store being fitted out on the Anglia Retail Park on Bury Road will open its doors to the public on June 10.

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

The chairman of international farming and marketing business, G’s Fresh, will be guest speaker at an Ipswich Suffolk Business Club lunch at Milsoms Kesgrave Hall, Ipswich, on May 11.

On Sir Bobby Robson Day, as Ipswich Town prepare to take on Newcastle United, we look back to the former manager’s time with the Blues and the achievements he led the club to.

Business leaders in parts of Suffolk hit hardest by changes in rate payments say they are a “kick in the teeth” and threaten the diversity of rural towns.

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).

A celebration of apprenticeships held by a Suffolk training company alongside hundreds of national events has been hailed as a “fantastic success”.

Young adults are being offered further opportunities to gain hands on experience at Suffolk businesses as part of a holiday activity programme.

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