First Climate Accelerator for start-ups launches in Cambridge

The UK’s first Climate Accelerator is working with start-ups on innovative solutions to address climate change. Allia Future Business Centre runs free support programmes, and is the first UK partner of EIT Climate-KIC to offer...

What a difference one edition makes!

Since the last edition of East Anglia in Business two significant things have happened. Firstly, HMRC and the Office for National Statistics have published their review of the R&D Tax Credits Scheme for the...

Recovery Loan Scheme extended

A vital lifeline has been thrown to smaller businesses with the extension of the Recovery Loan Scheme (RLS). Over £1bn has already been offered through the Scheme, which now runs until 30 June 2022. The...

DigiTech Centre open for learning

Suffolk hopes to become a recognised centre for ICT and digital technologies in industry, with the opening of a £9.6m facility dedicated to research and engineering. T he DigiTech Centre at BT’s Adastral Park in Martlesham,...

New owner for Prism Electronics

Contract electronics manufacturers Prism Electronics have been acquired by FC Group Invest Ltd. The Swedish-UK investors aim to continue the Cambridge manufacturer’s sustained growth, following the co-founders’ retirement. “As part of our succession planning, we...

EpiCentre definitely means business

Co-working space The EpiCentre has celebrated its first year as a hub for entrepreneurs. Twenty businesses now occupy space at the centre, which provides support for growing enterprises in Cambridgeshire and Suffolk. The centre, in Haverhill,...

Businesses approach the new year with caution as Omicron curtails optimism

BDO’s Output and Optimism indices fell in December as companies felt the impact of Omicron Despite uncertainties around restrictions, employment levels have reached their highest reading since pre-covid in March 2020 10 January 2022 –...

End of year disruption threatens to de-rail East Anglia’s recovery but businesses pledge to...

Mid-sized businesses in East Anglia fear recruitment shortages, COVID-19 restrictions and rising energy prices will impact their end of year trading Rising inflation is set to take a toll with 37% of businesses...

BDO promotes more than 50 people across East Anglia

Accountancy and business advisory firm BDO LLP has announced the promotion of more than 50 people across its team in East Anglia, including one promotion to partner. Effective from 1st November, Piers Harrison has been...

BDO welcomes a record number of trainees

Accountancy and business advisory firm BDO has welcomed a record number of trainees in 2021, with more than 600 joining across its graduate and apprenticeship programmes since the start of the year – 23 of whom...