Event to help Norfolk businesses strike Olympic gold

Small businesses can find out how to strike gold at the 2012 London Olympics at a free networking event this autumn.

Shelagh Hutson, chairman of Norfolk County Council, is inviting small Norfolk businesses to a free early evening reception at Downham Market Town Hall on Tuesday, November 15 to find out how they can make the most of the commercial opportunities presented by one of the world's greatest sporting events.

She said: 'This really is a once in a lifetime opportunity and I am eager for as many Norfolk businesses as possible to benefit from having the Olympics Games on our doorstep.'

The invitation-only event will give businesses the chance to network and find out more about the New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership (New Anglia LEP) and how it can help them.

Guest speakers at the event will include Claire Gulliver, Norfolk development officer for the 2012 Games, who will offer a flavour of the county council's preparations for the 2012 games, and Fiona Roberts, the county council's project manager for the Tour of Britain, who will give a behind-the-scenes insight into the Norfolk stage of Tour of Britain.

Organisations including Visit Norfolk and the Norfolk Chamber of Commerce will also have stands at the event.

Businesses interested in attending the event should contact Catherine Wilkinson on 01603 223230, email catherine.wilkinson@norfolk.gov.uk or write to County Hall, Martineau Lane, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 2DH.