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Free skills health check and seminars for small to medium size businesses

Monday October 20, 2014 – Leading Suffolk social enterprise Realise Futures has been selected to help 50 small to medium size enterprises (SMEs), across the New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership region, plan staff development and future growth and to identify their skills gaps.

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Jacobs Allen - Bury St Edmunds Abbey Rotary Test the Town Quiz 2014
Jacobs Allen - Bury St Edmunds Abbey Rotary Test the Town Quiz 2014
Jacobs Allen - Bury St Edmunds Abbey Rotary Test the Town Quiz 2014

Our two teams placed 4th and 9th out of the 30 teams that took part.

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Balancing pay expectations with pension costs
Balancing pay expectations with pension costs
Balancing pay expectations with pension costs

Balancing pay expectations with pension costs

In an era of continually rising prices and below average pay increases, salary levels have become an emotive issue.

A recent article by Debbie Lovewell, deputy editor, Employee Benefits highlighted:

“All employees naturally want to achieve the best standard of living possible and human nature dictates that many will base this on what they can afford to buy and do with their take-home pay.

However, by focusing on their short, or even medium-term future, some employees could be overlooking the bigger picture - the type of retirement they would like to have.”

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Greene & Greene Lawyer Appointed to Chair Environmental Association
Greene & Greene Lawyer Appointed to Chair Environmental Association
Greene & Greene Lawyer Appointed to Chair Environmental Association

Michael Batty, the head of the top ranked Dispute Resolution Department at Greene & Greene Solicitors in Bury St Edmunds, has been appointed to Chair the East Region Committee of The United Kingdom Environmental Law Association.

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Greene & Greene Lawyer Appointed to Chair Environmental Association
Greene & Greene Lawyer Appointed to Chair Environmental Association
Greene & Greene Lawyer Appointed to Chair Environmental Association

Michael Batty, the head of the top ranked Dispute Resolution Department at Greene & Greene Solicitors in Bury St Edmunds, has been appointed to Chair the East Region Committee of The United Kingdom Environmental Law Association.

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Corbel and Pound Gates co-hosted event: Disaster recovery - what is your plan?
Corbel and Pound Gates co-hosted event: Disaster recovery - what is your plan?
Corbel and Pound Gates co-hosted event: Disaster recovery - what is your plan?

Businesses in Suffolk, worried about the affects of an unexpected disaster, attended a breakfast event hosted by Corbel Solutions Ltd and Pound Gates. They provided an opportunity to hear from a business that had gone through the important process of creating a disaster recovery plan.

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Ipswich Designer creates a funky environment for student accommodation
Ipswich Designer creates a funky environment for student accommodation
Ipswich Designer creates a funky environment for student accommodation

Kreativespace was awarded a tender contract with the University of Essex to produce the interior design specification for student accommodation at its Colchester Campus.

Kreativespace’s first major project, undertaken with the University, was to deliver a fresh design for the refurbishment of the University’s South Courts accommodation. The finished design created colourful, funky student flats ‐ ready in time to beoccupied for the new term.

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Absence down, but stress on the rise
Absence down, but stress on the rise
Absence down, but stress on the rise

Levels of absence across the UK workforce have fallen by one day per employee, according to the 2014 CIPD/Simplyhealth Absence Management Survey.

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Vacancy - Careers Adviser
Vacancy - Careers Adviser
Vacancy - Careers Adviser

Job Title: Careers Adviser
Grade/Salary:  £19,500 Basic + Bonus (up to £14,400 OTE)
Hours per week: 37

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Top young bricklayer helps celebrate apprenticeships with MP Julian Huppert
Top young bricklayer helps celebrate apprenticeships with MP Julian Huppert
Top young bricklayer helps celebrate apprenticeships with MP Julian Huppert

Cambridge Regional College apprentice Shaun Bartram, the best young bricklayer in East Anglia, has been passing on some professional tips to Cambridge's MP.

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