Business owners are being encouraged to help offenders get a foothold in the job market to drive down the £15bn annual bill which reoffending incurs for the country.

While many businesses are bemoaning the trade barriers which Brexit could cause, a logistics company off the A11 has found a silver lining.


Jamie Brown, head of knowledge and development at Archant, introduces Local Impact.


How to improve wellbeing in the workplace was the focus of an annual employment conference which was held during Mental Health Awareness Week.

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A new website has been launched by Norfolk County Council, geared towards making apprenticeships more accessible in the county.

Norfolk County Council

The owner of one of the region’s largest estates has continued to grow his and his family’s fortune to put him on the cusp of breaking into East Anglia’s exclusive billionaire bracket.

A law firm with offices in Thetford and King’s Lynn has raised £5,200 for charity through a will-writing campaign.


Filling station owners in Norfolk have raised their fears over the rising price of petrol.

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An East Anglian manufacturer which has worked on equipment for Robbie Williams and Disney says it has chopped its waste in half by retraining staff.

European Union

They are shows which delight millions of television viewers week in, week out.


A former Royal Air Force sniper has set his sights on business success – by putting to use the skills learned in his military career.


A campaign to halve unemployment in young people across Breckland and West Norfolk has been launched.

Elizabeth Truss

An engineering firm has invested £120,000 in new machinery to improve its productivity after receiving a growth grant.

South Norfolk has ranked top in the county for dynamism amongst its businesses – but most of Norfolk comes in below the national average, according to a new study.

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Five Norfolk care homes will be among the first in the country to use a new app to collect feedback.


Independent shops in Breckland are fighting back against the national chains in an attempt to entice people back to their local high street.

William Nunn

High-street retailer Select will not close stores after creditors agreed to a restructuring plan which will save 2,000 jobs across the UK.

United Kingdom

One of the region’s biggest food producers has announced a crackdown on the use of plastic in its operations.

An innovative new scheme to help independent shops in Norfolk fight back against multi-national chains is set to be launched.

William Nunn

An annual scheme offering grants of up to £5,000 to local charities and community groups has been launched by the Nottingham Building Society.

Whether it be the man with a van or team with a lorry, the removals industry has played an important part in people’s lives for many decades.


The country’s largest chicken processing group has revealed its gender pay gap alongside a raft of measures to strengthen gender equality.

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A new business set up by two former Norfolk school pupils is hoping to break into the soft-drinks market, with a range of all-natural flavoured tonic waters.


An offshore wind farm in Norfolk has awarded the first clutch of grants from a scheme designed to support science, technology, engineering and mathematics education.


The expansion of a major employment site which has the potential to employ hundreds of people can now go ahead following a £2.65m funding award.

Breckland Council

Fashion retailer New Look has confirmed plans which will see it close 60 stores, including one at Gorleston.

United Kingdom

Amid challenging times for the high street a council has launched a rate relief scheme to encourage more retail firms into market towns.

Paul Claussen

A multi-purpose community and business centre has launched a new project to provide work experience opportunities for unemployed people.

European Union

BT Openreach has launched its biggest recruitment drive ever, which will include 220 engineers to speed the roll-out of faster broadband in the region.


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