A Right Royal Business Breakfast

The Business Breakfast at the Royal Norwich

Over one hundred local entrepreneurs attended South Norfolk and Broadland District Councils’ popular Business Breakfast this morning (Wednesday 20 March) at Royal Norwich in Weston Longville.

Broadland District Council’s Cabinet Member for Economic Development, Cllr Martin Booth, said:

“Once again, our business breakfast was very well attended and it was wonderful to see such a variety of businesses represented, from large corporations to small SMEs.

“This was a great opportunity for them to find out about the latest funding, support and training available, particularly through our Business Builder Scheme, which has so far supported over 300 businesses.”

South Norfolk Council’s Cabinet Member for Stronger, Greener Economy, Cllr Lisa Overton-Neal, said:

“This was a great chance for local businesses to get together and benefit from each other’s experience and expertise. The keynote speakers are always a popular feature and gave very valuable advice to help businesses navigate the current challenges they may be facing.”

Keynote speaker Darren Chapman from Cyberscale presented information on cyber attacks and advised on what businesses can do to avoid online criminals. While Kim Uzzell from The Financial Wellbeing Academy discussed how SMEs could reduce financial stresses at work during her presentation.

There was also an inspiring talk by Apprenticeships Norfolk on Building Futures. The scheme aims to increase the number of new apprenticeships offered in South Norfolk and Broadland through the provision of incentive grants, training and wraparound apprenticeship support.

The Councils’ Business Development Team also highlighted the support available to businesses in the two districts.

All guests received a cooked buffet breakfast.

The next event will take place in June. Keep an eye on the Councils' website for more details.

Published: 20 March 2024