The latest business news for East Anglia

Local News 8 Aug 2023

Get the latest business news for East Anglia from our partners for the week commencing 7 August 2023.

Check it out! New networking events coming soon

We’re delighted to be launching new networking events in partnership with two wonderful FSB members! From September, we’ll be holding regular events in King’s Lynn and Diss, alongside our networking events in Norwich and Ipswich.

To keep up to date with our latest events, head here and be sure to follow our Facebook page


Tour of Britain: how your business can take part

This September, Tour of Britain is coming to Suffolk. And with it, there will be plenty of opportunities for businesses to make the most of the surge in cycling fans!

Back in 2017, it delivered an extra £3.8 million boost to the local economy – and this year, it could deliver even more income for local businesses. To help inspire you to get your ideas off the ground, you can download a free business toolkit here.


Breckland business? Pitch your idea for £1,000 in funding!

Norfolk County Council has teamed up with Breckland District Council to launch an exciting new pilot. If you run an organisation or business in Breckland and have an idea for increasing footfall on the high-street, you could secure £1,000 to put your idea into practice. Even better, there are no lengthy forms to fill out – you simply pitch to a panel!

To register your interest (closes 22 September), head here!


Help to Grow: register now!

Help to Grow: Management is a government subsidised course aimed at senior leaders of small and medium sized businesses that employ between 5 and 249 employees Delivered in collaboration with industry experts and experienced entrepreneurs, the course is designed to equip businesses with tools and strategies to bolster their resilience. Bookings are now being taken for the next course cohort at the UEA in Norwich, which begins on 2nd October. You can register your interest here. Don’t miss this chance of government subsidised study to develop your leadership skills and help build your business!


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Candy Richards

Candy Richards

East Anglia Development Manager