Firms in the East optimistic about the future

Paul Fisher, from St Ives Engine Services Ltd, is among those feeling more optimistic about the future Credit: ITV Anglia

Small companies in the East say that they're seeing an increase in business and are feeling more confident about the future.

It comes ahead of a visit to the region by the Governor of the Bank of England Mark Carney today.

Firms from St Ives in Cambridgeshire were among those suggesting that they want low interest rates to stay.