Onwards Norfolk

Free Training & Upskilling Opportunities in Great Yarmouth

Onwards Norfolk is set to revive our community, revitalise businesses and raise skills for both workers and those looking for employment 

Free Digital & Media Skills Training 

This innovative programme equips businesses with the digital skills they need to adapt to the ever-changing world, following the impact of Covid-19. From social media to email, we cover all the digital marketing efforts your business needs to thrive. If you own a local Norfolk business in Norwich, King’s Lynn or Great Yarmouth, you could be eligible for this free training – so find out more and get booked on… 

Net Zero Waste Champions 

Save money on business costs, attract new customers and increase your sustainability for free with Norfolk BIDs Net Zero Waste project. We will help you to create your own bespoke Net Zero Waste plan so you can reduce your waste, carbon footprint and overall costs. Join in on one of our free webinars to find out how we can help your business achieve Net Zero Waste Champion status… 

Hospitality & Leisure Training 

These free courses are aimed at local businesses looking to improve their staff’s skillset, helping to recruit and retain employees. We are also offering this to individuals seeking employment or to set up their own business, by offering free upskilling opportunities within this sector.  

These courses range from Employment Law and Customer Service, to Food Safety and Vulnerability training, and can be flexible to suit your needs – face to face, online or blended. Check the full list of courses and sign up… 

Great Yarmouth Business Support Hub 

Seek free support and guidance for your SME by visiting the The Hub in Great Yarmouth town centre. Located at 13 Market Gates shopping centre, The Hub is open 10am to 4pm Monday to Friday with dedicated staff offering training, drop-in sessions, networking opportunities and much more. 

Pop-Up Trading Spaces 

Great Yarmouth BID is providing pop-up opportunities to support local traders in Great Yarmouth town centre.  These are be available for people wanting to test the market with a new business/product, business owners who are already thriving online but wish to start trading face-to-face, or established businesses looking to trade in a more central location. Contact for more information.   


Onwards Norfolk, run by Norwich BID, Great Yarmouth Town Centre Partnership and King’s Lynn BID, is funded through the government’s Community Renewal Fund. We are offering free business support, training courses, and upskilling opportunities to help businesses and individuals recover from the impact of COVID-19.  

These projects are free for all local businesses and individuals within the BID areas who wish to participate, meaning that everyone can benefit. From online skills training to place-based investments, these projects are all designed with business and career goals in focus.  

Sign up now 

Are you part of a local SME, a member of the Hospitality/Leisure industry, or an unemployed individual seeking to join the industry? If you fall under the BID areas in Norwich, Great Yarmouth town centre or Kings Lynn, then you can reap the benefits of our Community Renewal Fund projects. *

Local SMEs in Great Yarmouth can head to to find out more and to book onto the free courses. Training will be available until August 2022.