Friday, November 17, 2017

Poultry giant 2 Sisters Food Group’s record is “far from pristine” and problems at its chicken plant at the centre of an inquiry are “not a one-off”, MPs have concluded.

The outstanding individual and group achievements of businesses across Waveney were celebrated at an annual awards ceremony.

Simon Groom and Seth James initially went into business by accident.


Two tumour patients, a disability charity and a baby project were among the good causes to benefit from an energy firm’s generosity.

A smart technology firm was the shining star in the EDP Business Awards Enviro-technologies category.


A Suffolk brewery is forecasting a surge in sales in its alcohol-free beer this Christmas, after signing a deal to supply a 190-strong pub group.

Steve Magnall

Discount retailer QD Stores is returning to Lowestoft, with the opening of a new store on the town’s Commercial Road, creating 20 new jobs.


A major chain of pharmacies has announced plans to close up to 190 branches – prompting a Norfolk MP to warn about the health and social risks of losing the “lifeline” service.

Clive Lewis

LloydsPharmacy will close 190 stores across England due to changes in government policy, with its parent company blaming funding cuts and business rates for the move.


Two Norfolk businesswomen have been recognised as some of the leading women in social enterprise.

A Suffolk poultry plant is among more facilities owned by the UK’s biggest supplier of supermarket chicken to be inspected amid food safety and hygiene concerns within the company.

Food Standards Agency

A supermarket deal has seen a brewery up its non-alcoholic beer sales to 10% of its business.

Steve Magnall

Monarch Airlines has gone into administration and has cancelled around 300,000 future bookings.

United Kingdom

An investigation claims to have revealed a series of alleged breaches of food safety rules at a factory belonging to one of the largest suppliers of chicken to UK supermarkets.

European Union

Business owners in east Suffolk are being encouraged to take advantage of a free energy support initiative which increases efficiency and reduces running costs.

Suffolk County Council

A Lowestoft-based holiday company is celebrating after winning two coveted industry awards.

A micro-brewery has collected a clutch of medals for the taste of its beers at an international competition.

Steve Magnall

A decision to begin designing its own products could pay off for a Loddon engineering firm after it agreed a partnership with Big Six energy supplier E.on.

United Kingdom

Businesses are being invited to enter this year’s Suffolk Chamber of Commerce business awards for Lowestoft and Waveney.

The prominent site of Lowestoft’s former Bhs department store remains empty a year after its closure.

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