Free online festival will provide support for all Norfolk and Suffolk businesses

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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.

RESTART, on 29 and 30 September, will be free for any business or organisation to join. With two live streams on each day, the festival programme is packed with opportunities to learn something new, share ideas, get practical support and hear from a wide range of speakers.

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: “We’re committed to supporting local businesses to get back on their feet after some of the toughest months they will ever have faced.

“Bringing together local partners and businesses to create two days of inspiring, exciting and practical sessions  – hosted virtually and free for any business to watch – will help us to kickstart our recovery and give business owners the ideas, confidence and support they need to come back stronger.”

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

The festival is sponsored by Norfolk County Council, the Federation of Small Businesses and Norwich Research Park.

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