Great Yarmouth News

Big week for entrepreneurs

Thursday 6th November 2014

A host of free activities to help create and grow local businesses will take place in the Great Yarmouth borough this month as part of a global campaign to promote entrepreneurship.

enterpriseGY, Great Yarmouth Borough Council’s business support service, is staging the activities as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week 2014, a week-long campaign starting on Monday, November 17.

For two years running, the borough council has achieved High Impact status, a badge of honour from the campaign co-ordinator to identify the very best events run as part of the campaign.

This year looks set to be equally busy, with events based around the theme of Get Connected.

The week will kick off on Monday, November 17, with Get Connected at enterpriseGY, an opportunity for local businesses to meet a range of professionals who can help grow their business.

The guest speaker will be Lee Stratton, client manager with Aston Shaw, a local firm of accountants and tax advisors. Any business is invited to attend the session, which will run from noon to 2pm, at the Novus Centre, on The Conge. To register an interest in attending, or for more information, contact Angela Bacon on 0800 458 0146 or   

On Tuesday, November 18, enterpriseGY business advisors will hold self-employment sessions at Great Yarmouth College to promote to students the option of setting up their own businesses, and the support available from enterpriseGY.

Aiming to connect enterpriseGY directly to the college and to young people most likely to benefit from the advice, these outreach sessions will be run for students studying joinery and carpentry, hair and beauty, business, and media and fashion. 

Then on Friday, November 21, the enterpriseGY Enterprise Club, a popular monthly networking club for pre-start and recently-started businesses, will run at the Novus Centre, from noon to 2pm.

The guest speaker will be Anne Edwards, the editor of the Great Yarmouth Mercury, and the title of this month’s meeting is “Developing connection with your local press and media”.

The flagship event for the week will be the glittering awards evening for the Spirit of Enterprise Awards 2014, which will be held at the Town Hall on Friday, November 21.

The prestigious awards ceremony, now in its seventh year, is organised by enterpriseGY, and aims to celebrate and raise the profile of businesses across the borough of all sizes and all sectors. At the awards evening, the category winners and the overall 2014 Business of the Year will be revealed.