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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.

The founder and managing director of one of East Anglia’s leading hearing care companies has been honoured with a lifetime achievement award by one of the UK’s leading health governing bodies.

Leaders from industry in Suffolk paid a visit to a school in Ipswich last week to help students with their future career paths.

Suffolk’s Kingsfleet Wealth appear as one of the experts in The Parliamentary Review 2018, featuring alongside Prime Minister Theresa May, journalist and broadcaster Andrew Neil, plus a group of ministers and leading officials from a variety of organisations and industry.

Construction boss Marc Quilton has been honoured for his long service after celebrating a quarter of a century with Bloor Homes.

Suffolk construction contractor Mixbrow has donated a defibrillator to the group where three-year-old Annabel Brightwell suffered a sudden cardiac arrest.

The latest research by Historic England shows that tourism is booming in the East of England, with the number of day visits almost doubling from 10m in 2012 to 18m in 2016.

A project which is thought to be the first of its kind in the UK will see students get first hand experience of the construction industry, without having to leave the comfort of their college campus.

A charity Christmas Craft Fayre and Cake Bake by staff from Fred. Olsen in Ipswich raised nearly £200 for three local causes.

A village shop which closed suddenly, leaving employees jobless and residents without a village store is to re-open in time for Christmas.

Pet accessories are all the rage this festive season.

And a couple from Chelmsford, have come up with a range of circus-themed accessories for guinea pigs through their company Haypigs! that tap into the trend for the movie the Greatest Showman too.

Business and retail students from West Suffolk College joined forces with local Bury St Edmunds business Planet Laser to host a special night for students.

A specially designed Christmas card is now on sale to support regional estate agent Durrants’ charity of the year, Clinks Care Farm at Toft Monks near Beccles.

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

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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A Suffolk artist has launched a £150,000 fundraising drive to create jobs for those with disabilities, criminal pasts and mental health issues who are struggling to find employment.

Mike Lynch has been charged with fraud in relation to the sale of a company to computer giant Hewlett-Packard (HP) - charges he strenuously denies. But who is he, and how did he become one of the biggest names in the world of business?

A Suffolk business owner has expressed anger after his shop was broken into and ransacked.

Running a business can be stressful at the best of times, but it’s particularly so when you’re a single mum of five who is recovering from a traumatic marriage breakdown - and especially when that business is also your home.

From a Georgian nipple shield to a diamond dustpan - The former presenter of the popular BBC show Bargain Hunt is flogging his exotic collection of antiques in Essex.

An Ipswich-based law firm operating across the East of England has promoted 35 of its most talented lawyers.

Restoring a village pub that was once John Peel’s favourite watering hole has been a labour of love for two families in Rattlesden, who couldn’t bear to see their local pub falling into a state of disrepair.

Samuel Shutlar, the director of the building firm Samuel David Construction, which went under this summer with debts of more than £1m, has been declared bankrupt.

Spending Remembrance Sunday with the crowds in Colchester was poignant for me, not only because of what it was – a remembrance of the fallen – but also because it was so moving to be united in shared sentiment with members of my town’s community.

While we commemorate those who were involved in the war effort this weekend, Alan Evers has particular reason to feel proud of his own great grandfather, Thomas James Evers.

Jo Johnson has resigned as transport minister over Brexit, saying the deal being finalised “will be a terrible mistake.”

Rollerworld in Colchester has been snapped up by the UK’s largest family-run extreme sports company.

Like a growing number of professionals, Megan Whiting knows what ‘nomophobia’ - the irrational fear of being without your phone - feels like.

The boss of pub group Greene King is to call time on a near 14-year tenure at the helm after announcing plans to step down next spring.

Veronika Marinova, a 15 year-old Stoke High School student who works as a waitress at Bella Napoli on Saturdays, says her job is a fun way to meet new people and makes her think harder about the sort of career path she wants to take when she finishes her schooling. But it turns out that she’s in a shrinking minority.

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