Business surgery at Beacon Park in Gorleston to provide advice to firms

Beacon Park Enterprise Zone on the edge of Gorleston next to the A12.
Picture: James Bass

Beacon Park Enterprise Zone on the edge of Gorleston next to the A12. Picture: James Bass - Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2014

Businesses will have access to a wealth of advice and opportunities at a free business surgery at Beacon Park in Gorleston.

The event on Tuesday, September 19 is open to all businesses in the Great Yarmouth borough and those interested in moving to the area.

Great Yarmouth Borough Council's economic development unit has organised the drop-in event at the Enterprise Zone, as part of its commitment to working closely with partners to support economic growth and job-creation.

It takes place between 11am and 2pm, at Unit 3, Malory Road and the council says one of the highlights will be the chance to find out more about exporting from the Department of International Trade's export hub, an exhibition truck which is touring the region.

Advisors from New Anglia Growth Hub will also be on hand to provide details of grants of up to £500,000. Groundwork will be on hand to offer guidance about BEE Anglia Business Energy Efficiency Grants of up to £20,000, in addition to providing free guidance on business resilience, with a particular focus on flooding.

The borough council will be showcasing the brand new office and industrial units at Beacon Park, which offers business rates discount of up to £55,000 each year for five years for eligible businesses that can move in by March 31, 2018. Visitors will be able to view the available units.

Healthy workplace provider, Thriving Workplaces, will offer free support for employee health and wellbeing. Businesses can find out more from Norfolk County Council about Great Yarmouth's proposed Third River Crossing and have their say in the public consultation.

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The East of England Energy Group Norfolk Chamber of Commerce and the Federation of Small Businesses will be on hand to offer advice and promote local business networking events.

enterpriseGY, the borough council's business support service, will be available to help businesses with their applications for the Spirit of Enterprise Awards, which are now in their 10th year and offer the opportunity for businesses to raise their profile in the borough.

The surgery is a drop-in event, but businesses are encouraged to register in advance by emailing Kirsty.weavers@great-yarmouth.gov.uk

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