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New event aims to wave the flag for businesses in Kings Lynn

PUBLISHED: 17:02 27 September 2018 | UPDATED: 08:55 28 September 2018

Vicky Etheridge, Manager of Business Improvement District talking about Buiness Week. Photo: Emily Prince

Vicky Etheridge, Manager of Business Improvement District talking about Buiness Week. Photo: Emily Prince

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A brand new event aims to give West Norfolk businesses the support and advice they need to flourish.

The Rev'd Canon Christopher Ivory gives a brief history of the King's Lynn Minster Photo: Emily PrinceThe Rev'd Canon Christopher Ivory gives a brief history of the King's Lynn Minster Photo: Emily Prince

Business Week is organised by Discover King’s Lynn, the Business Improvement District (BID) for King’s Lynn and will celebrate the diverse range of services, skills, expertise, talent and entrepreneurship in the town.

Speaking at a networking breakfast, manager of BID Vicky Etheridge, said: “It’s the kind of thing that could be massive. The first one is in a couple of weeks time and the idea is particularly aimed at the conventional business services in our town and the idea is both about giving something back and providing those business with training and seminars, events that will inspire and give them at least one thing that they can go away with and explore and run with.”

A Business Improvement District (BID), which local businesses agree to pay an additional charge to their business rates into, uses that money to improve and manage the town centre and surrounding area.

The week will consist of a wide variety of talks and workshops that will aim to benefit the full range of businesses that are part of BID in King’s Lynn.

Ms Etheridge added: “We have got an event on October 16 at the Corn Exchange which is both about business networking, and having some public sector type services around the table so people can go and ask some advice from them if they want.

“We will have the Norfolk County Council health and wellbeing services, trading standards, apprenticeships. Sometimes it’s nice to just talk to these people. Businesses get advice from them or at least find out the person they could ring should they need to further down the line.

“Importantly its about flagging up to our public in King’s Lynn and it’s wider catchment that we have a wealth of professional services in the town that we would find in any large town or city. Kings Lynn isn’t lacking in them.”

More information can be found on the event, running from October 15 to 18 at www.kingslynnbusinessweek.com

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