Lowestoft can look forward to a bright retail future

Lowestoft Vision BID manager Emma King. Lowestoft Vision BID manager Emma King.

Mark Boggis mark.boggis@archant.co.uk
Monday, December 23, 2013
8:00 AM

A north Suffolk town is in a “strong position” to push on and develop as a top shopping destination.

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That was the view of Lowestoft town centre manager Emma King, as she prepares to leave her role next week.

Having been heavily involved in the regeneration of Lowestoft over the past five years, Mrs King, from Norwich, is looking forward to new challenges in the new year with her business – Daisy Entertainment and Event Management – which has just celebrated its tenth anniversary as it supplies entertainment and event management to the likes of Chapelfield shopping centre and Norwich City Football Club.

Reflecting on her time in Lowestoft, and the town’s regeneration, Mrs King hailed Lowestoft’s achievements in beating more than 400 communities to gain Portas Pilot Town status last year and more recently became a Business Improvement District (BID).

She said: “I’m going to be very sorry to leave Lowestoft, its been a fantastic journey and I have met some great people.

“Lowestoft is in such a strong position it has been an absolute privilege to work in the town.”

The departing BID manager for Lowestoft Vision, who has overseen numerous events and Christmas Lights switch-ons since she joined the then Lowestoft Town Management Partnership in 2008, praised the “strong and passionate” Lowestoft town team and businesses who had helped in the progress.

She said: “Having led the BID project for the town for two years, having had (government minister) Mark Prisk visit Lowestoft and being involved in the Portas Pilot – which is massive for the town – Lowestoft deserves all the recognition it has got.

“Now it needs a full-time position really, and having my own business in Norwich I feel the journey is complete.”

Contact Daisy Entertainment and Event Management via emma@daisyentertainment.co.uk or call 01603 702303.

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