Norfolk Enterprise Festival

Igniting Norfolk’s entrepreneurial spirit


Our Mission

We want to bring together the Norfolk business community, along with their families, to network, share and enhance each other in a relaxed environment

We are one of the UK’s only Enterprise Festivals, and believe that with a few small interventions we could unlock the real potential of this community and drive significant local prosperity.

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What is the NEF?

The NEF is a coming together of Norfolk entrepreneurs, SME’s, startups, investors and their families to connect, celebrate, learn and discover the hidden entrepreneurial gems our county has to offer.

Throughout the day you can be inspired by talks from business leaders, interactive workshops, expert panels, network with investment angels’, and have free one-one business advice sessions

The NEF is a fun, family-friendly festival, including local food and drink stalls, homegrown theatre and musicians, and creative workshops for children, so you can bring along the whole family!


Enterprises in Norfolk. We want to connect these businesses together so they can connect, share and learn from each other.



Self employed people in Norfolk. We want to ensure they do not feel isolated by connecting them with local business networks, investment and infrastructure.



New businesses in Norfolk last year. We want start-ups to gain business support by creating a living network of Norfolk based entrepreneurs.

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Who will be there?

  • Over 1000 of Norfolk’s leading micro business owners from across the county and their families

  • Leading Norfolk angel investors and wealth managers – providing you with unique opportunities

  • Norfolk MPs and a government minister, key individuals shaping business policy

  • Established business networks from around the county




Gain access to key business advice by attending talks from successful individuals in the local business and culture sector.

Angel’s den

The festival will include a live Angel’s Den, with a prize of £10,000 in business support! 3 budding entrepreneurs will pitch to our Angels and audience. Do you have a business idea worth pitching? Apply here.


Workshops covering social media, digital marketing, leadership skills, stress management, workplace culture and much more! Take part in one:one business advice in the Surgery. Book now

norfolk market

This year the NEF will have its very own market showcasing the best of Norfolk produce in the form of local food and drink stalls, as well as arts & craft boutiques.

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NEF 2018

I made loads of connections with new customers, other exhibitors and people who have since been able to guide me in their expert field. Getting to talk to other business owners in Norfolk who have achieved what you’re looking to achieve or know someone that has is invaluable! 

Ethan Crown, WhataHoot



Be Involved

By being involved with the NEF 2019 you will be part of a living network of local entrepreneurs, organisations and business owners. Be involved as a:

Sponsor | Speaker | Market Stall

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