The productivity puzzle

Even within the region, there are big disparities in economic performance. Owen Garling, of the Regional Productivity Forum for East Anglia, examines the root causes and possible solutions. The UK government, like that of many...

Agile thinking key to growth in East Anglia

Optimism is high among local businesses who are planning a recruitment drive this year, despite ongoing challenges. Forty per cent of medium-sized companies say they intend to increase their workforce, and more than a quarter...

Contract win for East Anglia ONE

Marex Risk and Marine Consultancy (Marex) has been awarded the marine services contract for the East Anglia ONE windfarm off the Suffolk coast. East Anglia ONE is the first operational offshore windfarm in a joint...

Need help with your exports?

The Government has launched a new 12-point export strategy to help the region’s businesses sell their products around the world. ‘Made in the UK, Sold to the World’ is backed by the Department for International...

Boomtime for East of England exports

Exports in the East of England boomed last year, with manufacturing sales reaching nearly £18bn. In fact, the region was one of the UK’s top exporters, according to Export Dividend report from Barclays Bank. UK exports...

Freeport East vision taking shape

Earlier this year, Freeport East was unveiled as one of eight new Freeports in England, with plans to become a hub of global trade and national regeneration and innovation. While talks are still underway on...

Green light for Gateway 14

Plans for a huge new business park in Suffolk have moved a step closer to reality. Initial plans for Gateway 14 were conditionally approved by Mid Suffolk District Council in August. The 2.45 million square...

NEW PROJECT TO INCREASE RESILIENCE OF WATER STRESSED AREAS IN ENGLAND AND FRANCE

A new €4m cross-border project between England and France will help to improve how local areas mitigate and adapt to the threats of increased future water scarcity and drought in England and France. Water for...

Free wi-fi helps people connect digitally in Great Yarmouth’s Market Place

Visitors to Great Yarmouth’s Market Place can now access free public wi-fi as part of the cross-Channel Go Trade project that’s helping to revitalise historic markets. Great Yarmouth Borough Council is launching the new service...

Landmark development in Felixstowe enters final phase

As part of ongoing investment in Felixstowe’s South Seafront, the development of a new iconic café is entering the final phase. Barnes Construction started work on the landmark building in August last year and are...