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From its ‘Go Bananas’ HQ in Bury St Edmunds, this forest advanture company now employs more than 1,000 people across the UK and the US.

Staff at Tendring District Council-run leisure centres have rowed, swum and hiked hundreds of miles in aid of Children in Need, with more than £2,700 raised.

Colchester Council employees look set to benefit from a rise in the Living Wage, after the Living Wage Foundation recommended an increase on November 5, 2018.

Award-winning Ipswich-based KLH Architects have expanded their service by merging with another local architectural practice.

East Anglian politicians, accountants and business leaders are calling for a clampdown on late payments which put smaller firms at risk as the government looks at what measures can be taken to ease their pain.

With Black Friday fast approaching, shoppers are stepping up their Christmas gift searches and it is gin that seems to be top of the pops in Ipswich.

A ground-breaking tech company that recently relocated from Cambridge to Suffolk has been working with University of Essex researchers on technology designed to make our online data safer.

Here is a chart of the top 100 companies in the county. Find out which sectors have fared best and worst.

Colchester Business Enterprise Agency has been announced as the winner of the Enterprise Engagement Award at the National Enterprise Network (NEN) Annual Conference.

Savills says political uncertainty is doing little to dampen the Suffolk property market - with changes in lifestyle driving increased demand for town centre homes.

The campaign to improve communications for business, by tackling mobile not-spots, came to Suffolk

More than 100 people could be facing the prospect of losing their jobs this Christmas in one Suffolk town.

Suffolk-based Galloway School Tours was a finalist in the National School Travel awards last week.

Business viewpoints

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

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.

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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.

Although from today, medicinal cannabis products can now be legally prescribed to some patients in the UK for the first time, one Suffolk mum claims she will still have to commit a crime to get her daughter’s life-changing cannabis medicine.

Although from today, medicinal cannabis products can now be legally prescribed to some patients in the UK for the first time, one Suffolk mum claims she will still have to commit a crime to get her daughter’s life-changing cannabis medicine.

Halloween is the busiest time of year when you’re a horror special effects make up artist. We speak to the woman behind horrormakeupfx to find out what the most popular bloodcurdling looks are this year.

A motorbike with a wartime history is to be auctioned off at the Armistice Ball in The Hangar at Milsoms Kesgrave next month to mark Armistice Day.

Ipswich Town Football Club is one of 11 employers to pledge commitment to improving future opportunities for young people in the town, regardless of their background.

Although most of the 93,000 passengers passing through Stansted’s doors tomorrow for the start of their half term holidays will be blissfully unaware of it, the next few weeks will be a crucially defining moment in the history of Stansted Airport.

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