New guides are a FAB idea to raise town’s profile

11:00 15 January 2013

FABCOM's co-founders Keith Osbourn (left) and Steve Hall promoting last year's Fakenham Business Fair. Picture; Matthew Usher.

FABCOM's co-founders Keith Osbourn (left) and Steve Hall promoting last year's Fakenham Business Fair. Picture; Matthew Usher.

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Two new information leaflets on Fakenham are being produced to help raise the town’s profile and boost trade.

This is the second project being carried out by the Fakenham Area Business Community (FABCOM), which was established last May, and ran a business fair last year.

FABCOM is made up of businesses men and women from the Fakeham area.

Its aim is to promote local businesses and encourage people to do business locally.

One leaflet will be called and is specifically aimed at tourists and visitors to the area.

This is to be distributed at tourist information centres around north Norfolk and tourist attractions.

The other, called is being produced to inform local residents of the businesses and services in the Fakenham.

It contains some editorial about the importance of using local businesses.

Fifteen thousand copies of each leaflet will be produced.

Keith Osborn, co-founder of FABCOM, said: “FABCOM is very much a community led group and what we do is decided upon by our members. This was identified as a project for us to work on at our first meeting.

“We are working hard on putting the leaflets together and expect to have them ready by March or April.

“If they go well we would look to do once a year and again at some point in the future as well.

“We will asses the impact that they have on local businesses before making that decision as a group.”

He added: “FABCOM is going very well as a whole, better than we expected it to when we set it up.

“We are now approaching 100 members which is fantastic and we are also working closely with the North Norfolk Business Forum.”

FABCOM members are having their business’s details printed in a business directory in

Businesses, who are not currently FABCOM members but would like to have their details in the directory can join FABCOM for free and do so.

FABCOM is also looking for people to place advertisements in the publications.

Directory listings are free for people who pay for adverts as long as they are FABCOM members.

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