Decommissioning – big money in the North Sea

Posted by on Jun 20, 2013 in Business, Energy, Writing

I went along to the EEEGR event on decommissioning opportunities in the North Sea, to find out what this could mean for our region. There’s enormous capital investment, more than in recent years, as the ‘dash for gas’ speeds up and the coal-fired power stations run down. It’s a £35bn market, a great opportunity for […]

Diversification pays off for Suffolk farmers

Posted by on Jun 19, 2013 in Business, Farming and rural issues, Writing

Suffolk farmers produce some of the finest food in the country, and they’re finding innovative ways to survive and thrive in difficult times. I’ve been talking to three farmers who’ve diversified their business: James Foskett, who’s growing organic vegetables and salads for the supermarkets; Jonathan Simper, who’s farming shellfish in the Deben estuary, and William Buchanan, […]

Cultural tourism – how can Suffolk (and Norfolk) build on the ‘Britten impact’?

Posted by on Jun 18, 2013 in Business, Travel & Tourism, Writing

Benjamin Britten’s centenary is big business for Suffolk’s tourism industry this year, but how can the momentum be maintained year-on-year? I aimed to find out how it could be done. It’s a topic that’s been debated hotly in the New Anglia LEP community, with good reason: Norfolk and Suffolk have a wealth of cultural assets to […]