Action on labour shortages is vital to protect East Anglia’s recovery prospects

Richard Tunnicliffe. CBI, East of England Director cbi.org.uk Time is running out to consolidate a sustainable and solid economic recovery in the region. The Government needs to act now to head off the rapidly growing skills crisis.  We’ve...

Farming advances the health and wealth of the nation

The NFU has published a report, entitled Levelling up Rural Britain, which outlines a vision for maximising the contribution farming can make to job creation, exports and the green economy. Here, Gary Ford, the...

FAMILY OF SWANS PRIZE STRONG BONDS WITH CLIENTS

Over the past four years, Indigo Swan has doubled turnover and continued to add steadily to its impressive collection of awards. Recognised last year as the ‘Most Trusted UK Energy Consultancy (SME)’ at The Energy...

Looking to the future – 2020 Vision

What does business in East Anglia look like in 2020, HELEN COMPSON asked the recently-appointed head of the New Anglia Growth Hub. And, importantly, where does he believe the growth will come from? Richard Glinn...

SWIMMING AGAINST THE TIDE

There’s a Dutch saying that posits the theory swimming against the tide creates bigger champions, as Emile Stuy tells HELEN COMPSON. It’s a rough translation and doesn’t rhyme in English the way it does in...

Forging a bright future

“Today is the great age of engineering and talent. East Anglia’s manufacturing and engineering sector has a bright future” observes Jamie Thums, Chairman of New Anglia Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering (NAAME) A “Top 100 Manufacturing Figure”, Chair of the...

Talking shop

Quite a few of us have considered founding a business, but not all of us take the plunge. In this issue, business owner Mandy Errington, reveals the steps she took in founding her concern...

Building a circular economy

Dr Khaled Soufani Director of the Circular Economy Centre (CEC), Cambridge Judge Business School Few days go by without references in the media to sustainable business and the circular economy, but what’s meant by these concepts,...

Working in customers’ interests

In this issue, Peter Simpson, Chief Executive Officer of Anglian Water, reveals how the company is tackling the challenges ahead, affirms their public interest commitment and pays tribute to his team. Peter has been Chief...

Developing capable leaders – What business can learn from the army

Colonel Adam Fraser-Hitchen served as a regular soldier for 30 years having begun his career as a Private soldier in 1986. He has served on multiple operational tours in Northern Ireland, Bosnia, Iraq and...