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Welcome to the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) Mid Norfolk Branch web pages. The Mid Norfolk Branch covers the areas of Norwich City, Broadland District and South Norfolk District Councils and has over 1500 small business members.
The FSB is all about giving a coordinated and powerful voice to small businesses, so it is really important that you tell us about the issues affecting your business and that you contribute to the current campaigns by telling us any relevant information that you hear about.
Have you ever thought of employing an ex-offender? Well it might surprise you that you may already have since job applicants don't need to tell potential employers about spent convictions or cautions.
Read the Quarter 3 October - December 2013 report
Read the December 2013 / January 2014 report from Norwich City Council.
Helping the FSB get their message out in Suffolk and Norfolk
View the July/August 2013 update from Norfolk County Council
Croxton near Thetford celebrated becoming the first community in the county to get connected to high-speed fibre broadband in July under a partnership between Norfolk County Council and BT . Read the full story
Norwich city council's economic development team have prepared a draft Economic Strategy for the Norwich urban area looking toward the next five years (2013-18). Read more
The FSB marquee at this years Royal Norfolk show was pleased to host a business reception for business owners, MP's and council leaders. Read more
View the report
View the information sheet
View the Press Release
Hassle free part funded apprenticeships with full support from start to finish that won't cost you a penny.
The new Age Grant that was officially launched on 2 April - 40,000 grants of 1,500 available nationally - allocated on a first come, first served basis! You can view full details of the grant , or visit the Apprenticeship website for more information.
Apprenticeship Grants are now available at City College Norwich to assist employers in recruiting their first Apprentice. Please click this link for further details: http://www.ccn.ac.uk/news/apprenticeship-grant-city-college-norwich
The Branch Committee meet regularly with Norfolk County Council and Norwich City Council. If you have any issues you would like us to raise, please email Martin Lake or telephone 01603 700474. In addition we organise meetings with our MPs - details of which are on the Mid Norfolk Events page.
Branch Committee Meetings - these are held the 3rd Tuesday of each month (apart from August and December), from 6pm to 8pm in the Start-Up Lounge at City College Norwich, NR2 2LJ. All members are very welcome to attend these meetings. Refreshments are provided FOC. If you would like to come along and hear about what we are currently involved in please email Martin Lake or telephone him on 01603 700474Upcoming Events
For full details of all branch events, visit our events page
Free Training Flyer
Successful Bid Writing
Social Media Essentials
Protect Your Business in an Emergency - Build your ‘Business Emergency Kit'
Read the pledge information sheet
Pictured: Martin Lake, Mid Norfolk Branch Chairman, and Chloe Smith MP, who is driving the Norwich for Jobs initiative