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LEADING UK FIRMS TO GIVE EAST OF ENGLAND £4.4 BILLION BOOST
LEADING UK FIRMS TO GIVE EAST OF ENGLAND £4.4 BILLION BOOST
LEADING UK FIRMS TO GIVE EAST OF ENGLAND £4.4 BILLION BOOST

The Sizewell C Consortium, a collection of more than 200 leading companies and organisations from across the country, has pledged £4.4bn of investment in the East of England, including £2bn in Suffolk.

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Hidden Bias in Job Adverts
Hidden Bias in Job Adverts
Hidden Bias in Job Adverts

As a businesswoman operating in the recruitment space and as Chair of Suffolk Business Women ensuring equality is very much part of our MD, Michelle Pollard’s, DNA.  “So many companies across the country embraces equality and diversity so well and yet organisations like Suffolk Business Women still have to exist because yes, this is still an issue. More and more companies accept that they do have to change the way that they attract female candidates into certain roles and sectors” says Michelle. 

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Lowestoft’s Gull Wing meet the buyer event: a huge success
Lowestoft’s Gull Wing meet the buyer event: a huge success
Lowestoft’s Gull Wing meet the buyer event: a huge success

Nearly 300 businesses took full advantage of a webinar last week (3 March) to better understand the local commercial opportunities on offer from Suffolk County Council’s  £126m Gull Wing project in Lowestoft.

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Lowestoft secures £24.9million in Government funding
Lowestoft secures £24.9million in Government funding
Lowestoft secures £24.9million in Government funding

Following a successful bid to the Government’s £3.6 billion Towns Fund, it has today been confirmed that Lowestoft will be offered £24.9 million to invest in the regeneration of the town, driving economic growth and acting as a catalyst for future investment.

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Protect Duty Consultation
Protect Duty Consultation
Protect Duty Consultation

“In response to multiple attacks and subsequent public enquiries, the UK has launched an 18 week consultation period on the “Protect Duty”. It is proposed that this duty will provide legislation to promote Counter Terrorist (CT) protective measures in publicly assessible locations (PALs) and will place an emphasis on site operators and Local Authorities to ensure that suitable, proportionate CT measures are in place to protect the public.

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Suffolk Chamber’s ambitious new target to sign up 100 businesses to its Gender Equality Business Pledge
Suffolk Chamber’s ambitious new target to sign up 100 businesses to its Gender Equality Business Pledge
Suffolk Chamber’s ambitious new target to sign up 100 businesses to its Gender Equality Business Pledge

Ahead of International Women’s Day (8 March), Suffolk Chamber of Commerce is calling for local businesses to sign its pledge, committing to support better gender equality in the workplace.

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16 new COVID-19 rapid testing centres to open in Suffolk
16 new COVID-19 rapid testing centres to open in Suffolk
16 new COVID-19 rapid testing centres to open in Suffolk

A further 16 rapid testing centres for COVID-19 are to open in Suffolk, bringing the total number of centres to 28. 
 
The sites are planned to open over the next two weeks in Beccles, Bungay, Halesworth, Southwold, Aldeburgh, Saxmundham, Debenham, Framlingham, Woodbridge, Eye, Holbrook, Needham Market, Elmswell, Hadleigh, Nayland and Brandon - serving more rural communities across the county.

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NEW ‘AI FESTIVAL’ UNVEILS IMPRESSIVE LINE-UP OF INSPIRING SPEAKERS
NEW ‘AI FESTIVAL’ UNVEILS IMPRESSIVE LINE-UP OF INSPIRING SPEAKERS
NEW ‘AI FESTIVAL’ UNVEILS IMPRESSIVE LINE-UP OF INSPIRING SPEAKERS

Facebook, Google, and BT are just some of the leading technology companies set to share their knowledge and insights at the newly launched AI Festival, on 24 and 25 February 2021. Created by Suffolk based Orbital Global and BT, this virtual event is a unique initiative that will explore the implications for business, skills, and employment in relation to what could be the defining technology of the 21st Century.

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The census is coming – What do you need to know?
The census is coming – What do you need to know?
The census is coming – What do you need to know?

The census is coming. By taking part, you can help inform decisions on services that shape your community, such as healthcare, education and transport.

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Natwest Business - Female Focus: #BeTheRoleModel
Natwest Business - Female Focus: #BeTheRoleModel
Natwest Business - Female Focus: #BeTheRoleModel

NatWest and Getty Images have partnered to launch a nationwide campaign and competition to tackle stereotypes of female founders and help create a more inclusive visual landscape that shows entrepreneurs as they really are. You can find out more details, including how to enter, here.

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