New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership
New Anglia LEP is delighted to be supporting the Norfolk Enterprise Festival as the festival’s primary parter. Supporting businesses and inspiring entrepreneurship are at the heart of the LEP’s work to drive economic growth across the region and this event will help to turn great ideas into the successful businesses of tomorrow.
Norfolk County Council is proud to sponsor the Norfolk Enterprise Festival. We manage, run and partner with a wide variety of business support services across Norfolk to help our local business grow and succeed. Find out more about the areas we could help your company by visiting https://www.norfolk.gov.uk/business
We are delighted to have Norwich Research Park sponsor our main tent - Norfolk Future.
Norwich Research Park is a community of world-leading research organisations and ground-breaking businesses, working together to create solutions to global challenges in food and health.
The Park is home to over 30,000 talented people including 115 companies, 3,000 researchers and clinicians and 17,000 students. Its 3,000 scientists and clinicians work in some of the areas of greatest importance to society today, food and health. The unique mix that blends a major university teaching hospital with a leading university and internationally important Research Institutes provides an unbroken chain, each part aiding the progression of another, where our people are gaining new knowledge of soil, plants, therapeutics and diagnostics, food, nutrition, health and healthy ageing, all underpinned by world leading genomics.
We’re a new breed of business school. A business school that helps you to think outside the box by teaching you what’s inside it first.
So ‘do different’ involves learning the essentials of business, while questioning conventional wisdom; to think creatively, yet act practically. Likewise, ‘do better’ shows you how to accelerate your personal career in a way that benefits other people and, indeed, the planet itself.
Rigorous and comprehensive, yet creative and ethical. If you believe in making a difference, why not join us in doing different and doing better.
Hethel Innovation is proud to be supporting the Norfolk Enterprise Festival and running the Accelerator Tent.
“Norfolk is home to a wealth of small businesses, we aim to support and celebrate these businesses at the Norfolk Enterprise Festival. Hethel has a track record of success when supporting small businesses, over the past 11 years we have supported 180 new start-ups and the creation of over 1000 jobs. We are always looking for new businesses to support.”
Anglia Capital Group is a leading group of business angel investors in Norfolk and Suffolk. Formed in the Spring of 2014, Anglia Capital Group members have already invested over £3 million, alongside co-investment partner the New Anglia LEP, in promising ventures in the region.
“Our members are both leading entrepreneurs and experienced business people united in their desire to support the local economy and invest in the next generation of businesses in East Anglia.”
“Being part of the Norfolk business community is incredibly important to Mills & Reeve, and supporting businesses that are at the start of their journey is always exciting. We want to support these new businesses so that they grow and thrive in Norfolk and share whatever experience we have with them.”
James Hunter, Partner, Mills & Reeve
InTouch Systems is our local Technology Management company and Internet Service Provider; we launched our ITSwisp broadband network in 2013, taking the lead with direct action to resolve the lack of a reliable broadband service in rural areas.
Local businesses and residents across Norfolk and Suffolk can benefit from the ITSwisp high speed broadband with its uniquely designed mesh network. ITSwisp does not rely on ageing telecoms infrastructure, therefore eliminating the problems users often face trying to get a reliable service in rural areas, using traditional methods.
Magical Events Ltd offer magnificent Giant Hat Tipis, Bell Tents, Furniture and Lighting Hire for weddings and all events. They are based in Norfolk and run by husband & wife team Matt & Lisa who pride themselves on being able to stand out from the crowd and actually taking an interest in your requirements. They absolutely love what they do and have over 7 years experience in the weddings and events industry which shines through when you see the quality and attention to details in what they offer.
At RenEnergy we believe that there isn't a 'silver bullet', one size fits all answer to our growing energy demands. But what we do know is that renewable technology is crucial to reducing our dependence on expensive, unpredictable and polluting fossil fuel imports. Renewable energy will set us on the path to developing a low-carbon, self-sufficient society in the UK. All while saving our customers money.
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We provide networking opportunities, share knowledge, offer business advice and support, signpost to business opportunities and inspire innovative thinking to enable companies to do better business.
Our voice is your voice, amplified through established connections, to ensure that politicians both local and in Westminster are focussed on creating and enhancing the conditions that are most conducive for economic growth in our region.
The Eastern Daily Press is a regional newspaper covering Norfolk, and northern parts of Suffolk and eastern Cambridgeshire, and is published daily in Norwich, UK. Founded in 1870 as a broadsheet called the Eastern Counties Daily Press, it changed its name to the Eastern Daily Press in 1872
Strategic branding solutions for the entrepreneurial spirit.
Here at tea, we believe that every business is a brand.
A purposeful brand strategy is a core component to business growth. It rallies people around simple human truths that matter, and inspires the progress that founders strive for. Most importantly, it leads to positive changes in the world.
And we can make that brand power accessible to you.
Norfolk Network is a dynamic community of like-minded founders and directors of startup and growing businesses, academics and students. We accelerate business and professional growth through introductions and quality connections, inspiration and foresight from outstanding speakers, sharing new ideas, learning about innovation and strategy and rapid access to graduate level skills.
We are an independent energy consultancy based in the heart of Norwich that places integrity over profit. Our vision is shot through everything we do – from the people we employ, how we structure our goals, rewards and training, how we conduct meetings, the development of our culture, the design of our online portal and the quality of the service we provide.
Christine Barrass photographed the NEF2018. She has a fully equipped photo studio in West Raynham Business Park near Fakenham and mobile equipment to provide studio quality images while out on location.
Christine offers a full range of commercial services including business headshots, event and conference photography, as well as product and catalogue images. Her family photography portfolio includes studio portraits and coverage of major family events such as christenings, wedding anniversaries and “significant” birthdays.
Her speciality is photographing people. Her passions include photographing dance and dogs.
Fountain Partnership is a globally recognised digital marketing agency with offices in Norwich and London.
Our unique, evidence-based approach takes the risk out of digital marketing while maximising growth for our clients.
This has been recognised as best practice at the highest level, most recently at Google’s 2017 Global Premier Partner awards where Fountain was awarded Best Agency for Growing Businesses Online – this was out of 1100 of Google’s top Premier Partner Agencies from 58 countries.
The Institute of Directors (IoD) was founded in 1903 and within three years we were awarded a Royal Charter to support, represent and set standards for business leaders nationwide. We remain deeply proud of our Royal Charter and it stays at the forefront of everything we do as an organisation.
Quickfire Digital was co-founded in June 2016 by Nathan Lomax and his fellow directors. Originally as a full service digital marketing agency before later focusing on Web Development, Conversion Rate Optimisation and IT Support. For him it’s more than just a website or an IT Support contract, it’s about having a deeper understanding of Quickfire’s clients and their industry in order to reach success by creating sustainable business growth while continuously improving efficiency. Creating digital success in a number of industries, the Quickfire Digital team are perpetually driven to make the next project our best work to date.