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A record shipment for the Port of Ipswich has reaffirmed its ranking as Britain’s number one agricultural export centre.

A £5.5 million centre to encourage business growth, start-ups and innovative projects has celebrated its first anniversary – hosting dozens of events and sowing the seeds of new projects.

Bury St Edmunds Canine Creche was among four winners from Suffolk and north Essex in the East of England round of the National Apprenticeship Awards.

An organisation dedicated to promoting business Woodbridge has appointed a public relations agency to support it in a drive to boost tourism.

The Eastern Enterprise Hub has teamed up with Chuffed.org to host a workshop in crowdfunding for charities, social enterprises and individuals with a cause.

Thousands of young people converged on Trinity Park in Ipswich today for the fourth Suffolk Skills Show.

The Port of Ipswich has hosted a visit to the town by the Department for International Trade’s Export Hub truck, part of the Government’s Exporting is GREAT campaign to promote growth in the UK.

Suffolk-based energy retailer Haven Power contributed £488m to the UK economy last year, supporting 5,400 jobs, according to a report assessing the economic impact of its parent company, Drax Group.

Growth in pay has continued to fall behind the rise in prices, despite unemployment falling to a 12-year low, according to official data.

Businesses are making little progress in improving online security ahead of new data protection rules coming into effect next year, according to a Suffolk web development and digital marketing firm.

Southwold brewer and distiller Adnams has launched a new Rye Whisky – made using grain grown by company chairman Jonathan Adnams on his farm at nearby Reydon.

Stansted Airport has scaled-back its expansion plans with a pledge to achieve is growth ambitions without seeking any increase in the number of flights it is allowed to handle.

Further acquisitions by the parent group of Suffolk vehicle hire brand Trucks ‘R’ Us are on the cards following its latest diversification, into the demolition sector.

Business viewpoints

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

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.

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.

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