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New Bank of England governor Mark Carney was met with a flurry of good news on his first day in the job, with better than expected figures on home loans and manufacturing.

David Redhead, managing director at Claydon based BSP International Foundations since 1996 (pictured right), stepped down from day to day management to take up a part time role as non executive chairman.

Erben, the Hadleigh based company which makes lids for wine bottles,
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was placed 39th in a league table of UK firms with the fastest growing international sales compiled by the Sunday Times.

Malt and malted ingredients manufacturer Muntons said it was on track to achieve annual sales of more than 100million after securing a new lending facility.

Adnams head brewer Fergus Fitzgerald was named as “Brewer of the Year” at the All Party Parliamentary Beer Group’s annual awards dinner.

About 355 retail jobs faced the axe at collapsed toy and model chain Modelzone after administrators announced plans to start shutting stores.

Woodbridge businesses Lexia Media, an EADT Suffolk Future50 company, and Creative Intent joined forces to create a single creative agency spanning public relations and digital strategy.

Contamination control and hygiene products company Tristel reported a return to profit during the second half of its financial year.

Ipswich based plant hire company Fork Rent ordered 900 JCB telescopic handling machines worth more than 53million, one of the biggest single orders in JCB’s history.

A gin produced by Suffolk brewer and distiller Adnams won a top award in the 2013 International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC).

Ferry operator Stena Line reported record first half passenger and traffic volumes for its Harwich Hook of Holland route.

Newmarket based wealth management and employee benefits specialist Atkinson Bolton Consulting was acquired by Mattioli Woods plc in a deal valued at up to 5.99million.

Irn Bru maker AG Barr called time on a merger with Robinsons firm Britvic after its revised takeover approach was snubbed despite long awaited competition clearance for the tie up.

Turkey giant Bernard Matthews announced plans to spend 1m on a brand relaunch in a bid to win over mums and kids to its range of cooked meats and frozen and breaded poultry products.

East Anglia based MP and former Farming Minister Sir James Paice landed a new role heading the First Milk co operative, wholly owned by dairy farmers.

Lloyds TSB’s historic branch in Ipswich’s Cornhill was officially re opened following a 1million facelift.

A village pub closed since January re opened under new owners following a 250,
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000 facelift. The Swan at Westerfield, near Ipswich, became the sixth pub taken on by Deben Inns Ltd.

Facilities management company Servest, which has its UK head office at Bury St Edmunds, committed to sponsor Ipswich Town FC’s under 21s,
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the route to the first team for talented players coming through from the club’s academy.

Stowmarket manufacturer Timberwolf achieved its first sale in the Far East, with the help of a partnership forged through a Suffolk Chamber of Commerce export event.

Barnes Construction completed work on the second phase of retail development at Futura Park in Ipswich, involving units let to furnishings stores DFS, Paul Simon Curtains, Furniture Village and Oak Furniture Land,
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together with Costa Coffee and Carphone Warehouse.

A new era of worldwide travel was announced by Cambridge International Airport ahead of the launch of an inter airline agreement involving Etihad, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates.

The Co operative Group posted a 559million first half loss as heavy bad debts within its banking arm wiped out profits from its supermarkets.

Frankie Benny’s owner The Restaurant Group (TRG) cashed in on a growing appetite for breakfast as it served up a 15% earnings boost for the first half of 2013.

Royal Bank of Scotland ended uncertainty over its leadership by announcing that retail boss Ross McEwan would become its new chief executive, succeeding Stephen Hester from October 1.

John Lewis said it would pay 40m to staff after miscalculating holiday pay over the last seven years, leaving some workers entitled to thousands of pounds in compensation.

It was revealed that around 300 new jobs are to be created in Ipswich under a deal which will see supermarket group Morrisons take over part of DIY giant B store on the Ransomes Europark.

DFDS Seaways, whose UK passenger routes include services between Harwich and Esbjerg,
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was named Europe’s Leading Ferry Operator at the World Travel Awards.