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Editing, copywriting & proofreading

Lorna Smart,   Freelance Editor, Proofreader & Copywriter, Lorna Smart Wordcrafte I started Lorna Smart Wordcrafter in June 2021 after the pandemic forced me to reconsider my future. My primary services are editing, copywriting and proofreading. I also provide ghostwriting and...

Policies and terms for your business website

Samantha Woodley,  Senior Associate, Birketts LLP Q: We supply our products to both consumers    and other businesses. Do we need to have separate terms and conditions on our website for both   B2C and B2B? A: You do not necessarily...

Top law firm appoints new senior partner

UK Top 50 law firm Birketts has elected a new Senior Partner. Current UK Head of Property Chris Schwer has succeeded James Austin and started his new role on 1 April 2024. Chris trained at Birketts between 1986 and 1988, and...

Suffolk charity announces return of business summit on men’s mental health

MANUP? has organised 'ROI on mental health' for local employers this summer. The event, for Suffolk business leaders, is being held on Friday 7 June 2024 between 2pm to 5pm, at King’s Street Cinema in Ipswich Corn Exchange. Hosted by BBC...

Ipswich businesses praised for supporting young sports stars

Lord Holmes of Richmond, MBE, has praised a group of Ipswich businesses for their ‘vital’ support for talented up-and-coming sportsmen and women from Suffolk. H e said, “We have a very special group of businesses here in Ipswich that have done...

It’s official! Essex and Suffolk Water ‘one of the UK’s best places to work’

It’s the fourth time in four years that Great Place to Work® UK has included the water company in the super large category of the UK’s Best Workplaces™ list. Essex and Suffolk Water is one of 50 organisations recognised and the...

Gressingham Foods apprentice wins national award

Ana Marques, a butchery apprentice with Gressingham Foods, has been named Best Meat Processing Apprentice at the Institute of Meat (IoM) and Worshipful Company of Butchers Annual Prize Giving. The awards were held at the prestigious Butchers Hall, one of...

Local accountancy firm strengthens Ipswich team

Chartered accountants and business advisors, Larking Gowen, proudly announces the appointment of a new Director to its Corporate Audit and Advisory team, based in the Ipswich office. James Nichols, who joined the firm in 2020 as a Senior Manager, has...

Racecourse reveals swish new look

Newmarket Racecourse has unveiled a multi-million-pound redevelopment of facilities. July Course, at the iconic racing venue, has been upgraded as part of an ongoing industry-wide project to modernise facilities for spectators and all jockeys. An impressive new Champagne Bar and viewing...

Independent logistics firm expands to meet growing demand

A family-run logistics firm have announced they are expanding their reach with the addition of a multi-million-pound new warehouse in the East of England. Independent logistics firm Hemisphere Freight Services is building a 243,511 sq ft warehouse at Suffolk Port...

Ask the legal expert

By Andrew Priest, Partner, Commercial & Technology, Birketts LLP Q: I have heard that it is now much easier to send personal data to the US – is that correct? A: Following the introduction of the new data bridge between the...

Stark warning over employment of illegal workers

Restaurants and businesses across the region have been warned to get their employee ‘right to work documents’ in order before the fine for illegal workers triples by the end of January. Under changes to Government legislation, which come into effect...

Lunch club donates £20,000 to help Suffolk youngsters

Ipswich Sporting Lunch Club has handed over £20,000 to SportsAid Eastern to help up-and-coming young sportsmen and women in the county achieve their sporting dreams. The Ipswich Sporting Lunch Club is supported by eight local businesses - StrategiQ Marketing Ltd,...

Turnover of Suffolk’s top 100 privately owned firms up 15.8% to £6.7bn

The 22nd annual Suffolk Limited report, by Grant Thornton UK LLP, reveals how the county’s 100 leading privately-owned companies have thrived during a period of rising interest rates and broader inflationary pressures. The Suffolk Limited report – produced in conjunction...

Family car dealerships expand through acquisition & investment

Holden Group has grown its business to seven locations across East Anglia with the acquisition of Cecil & Larter in Bury St Edmunds. At the same time, the independent family business has announced plans for a new multi-million-pound, state-of-the-art facility for...

Ask The Legal Expert

Q: What is Natural Capital? A: Natural Capital describes the earth’s stock of both renewable and non-renewable resources, such as minerals, soil, water, air, animals and plants, that have value or benefit to people from a social, environmental or financial...