Business Briefs

PUB retailer and brewer Greene King voiced its support for the Health Committee’s report into amending the Government’s Alcohol Strategy last Thursday.

The Bury St Edmunds-based brewery said it welcomed the recommendations made in the committee’s report, which include a move towards minimum unit pricing of 50p per unit for alcohol, as well as a review of consumer guidelines on responsible alcohol consumption.

“We recognise the drinks industry has an inherent responsibility to assist in tackling the UK’s binge drinking culture and we are keen to play our part,” said Greene King chief executive Rooney Anand.

 BUSINESSES in Suffolk are experiencing improvements in both their financial performances and their confidence, according to a recent survey.

Statistics in the second Quarterly Economic Survey carried out by the Suffolk Chamber of Commerce have indicated a clear pattern of growth in revenue flow, employment levels and investment in training among local firms during the second three months of 2012.

 LOVEWELL Blake Financial Planning Ltd has recruited an industry veteran to help broaden its business operations.

Kevin Farrell, who has 25 years experience in the field, has been brought in to expand the accounting firm’s presence in West Suffolk from its new office at the Hillside Business Park, in Bury St Edmunds.

 KUMHO Tyres has teamed up with its Bury retailer A14 Tyres to donate more than £100,000 to deserving causes.

The EPC retailer in Fornham Road has chosen to pledge money to St Nicholas Hospice Care and the Royal Victoria Infirmary as part of the manufacturer’s Cash for Causes campaign.