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Wealth of advice and opportunities for businesses at Great Yarmouth Borough Council’s free advice su

Businesses will have access to a wealth of advice and opportunities at a free business surgery at Beacon Park on Tuesday, September 19. The event 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 successful Enterprise Zone, as part of its commitment to working closely with partners to support economic growth and job-creation.

Taking place between 11am and 2pm, at Unit 3, Malory Road, one of the highlights will be the opportunity to find out more about exporting from the Department of International Trade’s Export Hub, an impressive exhibition truck which is touring the region.

Alongside this, the advisors from New Anglia Growth Hub will 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.

Great Yarmouth 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.

In addition, the East of England Energy Group (EEEGR), 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.

Cllr Paul Hammond, vice chairman of the economic development committee, said: “There is a significant amount of support available in the borough for businesses, including grants and expert guidance, offered through various different organisations.

“This free drop-in surgery is really useful because it enables businesses to meet all these organisations under one roof, discuss the full range of advice and opportunities available, and really reap the benefits.

“This is all part of the borough council’s important work to support and encourage businesses to invest in, grow within and relocate to the borough. It is also fitting that we are staging the surgery at Beacon Park, an energy hub and top Enterprise Zone site.”

The surgery is a drop-in event, but businesses are encouraged to register in advance by emailing:

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