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...

Championing women in renewables

Under-representation of women in the renewable energy sector is down to a number of factors. But with the potential for 10-15 million jobs in the anaerobic digestion industry alone by 2030, opportunities are clearly...

Recipes-in-a-box: still just scratching the surface

Meal kit company Gousto, founded by Cambridge Judge Business School alumnus, has reached ‘unicorn’ $1bn valuation and says the boom in online food will continue after the pandemic. Founded by Timo Boldt, an alumus of the...

Smarter housebuilding tried and tested

The University of Suffolk has started construction on an ‘EcoLab’ at BT’s Adastral Park. The EcoLab is a collaborative, research facility that aims to demonstrate the regional capacity for the design, build and occupation of...

R&D Centre re-imagines manufacturing

New university ARU Peterborough and inventors of LCD 3D printing Photocentric have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to explore joint research projects, develop apprenticeships and continue professional development (CPD) routes. Photocentric is moving into the...

BDO advises on MBO of specialist management contractor

BDO East Anglia corporate finance and tax teams advise on MBO of Aspen Build (East Anglia) Limited Ipswich-based Aspen Build is a privately-owned management contractor, specialising in pre-construction services across the public and...

From Cambridge UK to Cambridge US: The Great Resignation bites deep

Workplace motivator Cassandra Andrews explains why firms are facing the ‘big quit’. The stats are eyewatering. A million job vacancies in the UK and a whopping 24 million resignations in the US since last spring as...