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Shoppers at the Ipswich branch of Waitrose and John Lewis At Home could risk racking up parking fines for lingering on site if an application for ANPR cameras is given the thumbs up by council officers.

The East of England Co-op has reported a 33% rise in underlying trading profits to £5.6m during the year it celebrated its 150th anniversary.

A charity has opened a new free bookshop in Ipswich town centre, to help promote literacy and love of reading,

Why is this firm one of the region’s ‘Best Employers?’ CAROLINE CULOT spoke to Felicity French at Aramar Solutions Ltd which uses analytics to help other businesses improve their performance.

High Street retailer Primark, which has stores across East Anglia, has announced a surge in half-year profits as shoppers continue to indulge in fast fashion.

A new scheme designed to boost the knowledge of the region’s business advisers and in turn help bolster the local economy has been launched.

A Suffolk-based marina is doing its bit for the environment by installing a bin to suck in river debris and two electric vehicle (EV) charging points.

Are you struggling to cope with rapidly-changing technology at work?

A former football chairman has shared his wealth of knowledge about building businesses and being involved with the Football Association (FA) with Suffolk entrepreneurs.

Are you looking for a pub to run? If so, a popular venue in Ipswich is holding an open day tomorrow, Wednesday, April 24, to find new tenants.

Every modern office has a complex range of systems including power supply, telephones and computer technology.

A Colchester chemical cleaning manufacturer has won the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in recognition of its excellence in international trade.

Campaigners claim the proposals for a new nuclear power station on the Suffolk coast have been “exposed as entirely inadequate” – and believe it cannot be built.

Business viewpoints

Thursday, April 4, 2019

The latest instalment in our series on multicultural Ipswich takes a look at the Destination Norwich Road project, which aims to transform perceptions about this diverse part of the town.

Former Stowmarket Strider and ex-Young Farmer Robert Tomlinson died of cancer at 61. This week his friends have told how he cared for people and wanted to bring a smile to everyone,

It’s one of the contradictions of Brexit Britain that while the numbers of international students at the University of Essex has increased significantly since the EU referendum, the numbers of British students choosing to learn a modern foreign language there has fallen sharply.

The owner of a leading Suffolk hotel and restaurant group has won a landmark case in his battle against excessive business rates.

A man who faces losing his £135,000 investment after a holiday park operator went bust is now struggling with severe anxiety after receiving a demand for site fees on lodges he cannot use, or rent out.

Essex and Suffolk-based law firm Ellisons Solicitors has welcomed a new partner to its commercial property team.

A former employee has spoken out about what it was like to work for Stephen Long, the alleged fraudster accused of ripping off hundreds of pensioners, who is currently in jail for contempt after failing to help former clients track down £25m of missing funds.

A dad-of-four who battled an addiction to drug and alcohol that brought him to the “gates of death” is now a successful entrepreneur who used 65% of the profits of one of his companies to help fund the charity that saved him.

Ipswich-based recruitment firm Tennial Personnel is expanding its team as well as its remit.

A scheme that brought pay-to-ride bicycles to Ipswich’s waterfront has mysteriously disappeared.

A new tomato growing operation on the outskirts of Ipswich has appointed a managing director.

The boss at regional civil engineering firm Jackson Civil Engineering has taken a step back to focus on parent company One Group Construction.

A new “super-budget” hotel is opening its doors in Ipswich this week – here’s a sneak peek of what customers can expect.

A Suffolk suffragist who became the UK’s first female mayor and doctor has been tipped as the new face for the £50 note.

A married couple in Raydon have invested their pension into growing 8,000 Christmas trees in their back garden.

Ipswich-based law firm Ashtons Legal now has four aspiring young lawyers training under its Six Year Solicitors Apprenticeship.

One in three Britons have suffered from mental health problems in the workplace, but companies are often reluctant to admit it’s an issue in their company.

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David Vincent

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