BDO advises on sale of Ipswich-based general insurance specialist

Accountancy and business advisory firm BDO LLP has advised on the sale of Ipswich-based general insurance broking specialist, WM Brokers Limited. The company, formerly the general insurance arm of Woodward Markwell Insurance Brokers Limited, was...

Clegg Construction re-appointed to Scape’s Regional Construction Framework (RCF)

Clegg Construction has been re-appointed to a leading construction framework designed to facilitate the delivery of high-quality construction services for public sector projects in the Midlands and East of England. The company has been selected...

Supply chain issues top East Anglia business concerns yet businesses continue to hire and...

Supply chain issues and the ongoing impact of Brexit are cited as the biggest threats facing East Anglia’s mid-sized businesses over the next six months, alongside record inflation and cost of living crisis ...

East Anglia companies face exposure to unpaid tax and penalties over Plastic Packaging Tax...

Nearly a third of affected East Anglia mid-sized businesses have yet to register for the newly-introduced Plastic Packaging Tax (PPT). One in ten regional businesses have placed sustainability as an immediate priority for...

Can your business claim Research and Development tax relief?

With the pandemic impacting on cash flows, this is a timely reminder to all businesses that a tax relief exists that could really help you in these challenging times. It rewards innovation and has...

New toolkit to boost your staff’s wellbeing

Employers can find out the potential financial benefits of increasing employee wellbeing with a new cost-effectiveness calculator. It’s part of a web-based toolkit of free, evidence-based workplace wellbeing resources, using research from the University of...

The growing threat of cyber warfare: a straightforward guide to protect your business

Anthony Green, CREST practitioner and CTO of FoxTech, has designed and implemented some of the most secure cybersecurity systems in the UK. Here he outlines how to protect your business from attack. Worried about cyber...

Let’s shatter the glass ceiling once and for all

It’s incredible to think that we’re discussing equal opportunities (or lack of) today. But a large imbalance in innovation still lingers between men and women. Award-winning scientist and company director, Dr Zoe Tolkien, talks...

East of England matches pre-pandemic overseas investment performance

The region has matched its pre-pandemic levels of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), with 40 projects hosted in the region in 2021. This is the same number of FDI-backed projects delivered in 2019, according to...

£500m Fund launched for businesses in Cambridge and Suffolk

HSBC UK has launched a £15bn lending fund for small and medium sized businesses, with £500m ring-fenced to support local economies across Cambridge and Suffolk. Whilst concerns about the broader market remain, customer feedback to...