Advice, top tips and new ideas from more than 50 business speakers at free virtual recovery festival

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A virtual business recovery festival will provide two days of free training, workshops, panel discussions and advice sessions to help Norfolk and Suffolk’s businesses restart after the Covid-19 lockdown.

Just two weeks away, RESTART, on 29 and 30 September, is free for any business to watch. With two live streams on each day, and more than 50 business speakers now confirmed, the festival programme is packed with opportunities to learn something new, share ideas and get practical support.

Organised by New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership, with support from the team behind the Norfolk Enterprise Festival, the RESTART business recovery festival builds on the two-county Economic Recovery Restart Plan which was launched at the end of June.

Confirmed sessions include:

  • Business grants and funding
  • Life after furlough – what next for your employees?
  • Top tips for marketing to new customers, including social media, video and copywriting
  • Making your business greener – how to assess and lower your environmental impact
  • Upskilling your workforce


Chris Starkie, Chief Executive of New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership, said: “2020 will, without a doubt, be the toughest year that many of our businesses and their staff have ever faced. We know that people need support and help to get their businesses back on track and RESTART will provide lots of new ideas, useful training sessions and a chance for our region’s businesses to come together – albeit virtually – to take stock and learn.

“It is all free to watch and whether you tune in for a 30 minute session or a whole day, I’m sure you will learn something new.”

To sign up for a free place, simply visit and complete the contact form to receive updates and links to the live streams.

The sessions will also be available to re-watch on demand after the event for free.



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