Broadland shows its support on Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday 2017

Published: Friday, 1st December 2017

Councillors and officers from Broadland are heading out on a tour of the district this weekend to mark the fifth anniversary of Small Business Saturday.

They will be visiting a variety of businesses which have been helped by the council, either through grants, business support or training, and finding out more about trading in the district.

Council Leader, Andrew Proctor, will be joined by Cllrs Stuart Clancy, Judy Leggett, Trudy Mancini-Boyle and John Fisher, as well as officers from the Economic Development department who work with the businesses.

Cllr Clancy, Portfolio Holder for Economic Development, said:

"Broadland District Council is proud to be supporting Small Business Saturday once again on its fifth anniversary. Small businesses play an integral part in adding vitality and value to the local economy and Broadland will always be at the forefront in ensuring these dynamic local enterprises receive the strongest support from their district council."

The tour of the district will include visits to White House Farm in Sprowston, where a number of small businesses are now operating from the redeveloped farm barns and Beeston Farm Shop, which has welcomed two new businesses to its site.

Councillors and officers will also meet staff at Selective Koi Sales in Hainford, businesses at Salle Moor Barns and then head to Heydon Tea Rooms, which won 'Best Afternoon Tea in Norfolk' at the EDP Norfolk Food and Drink Awards.

Broadland District Council also supports local businesses through its Buy in Broadland voucher scheme. Launched earlier this year, the scheme provides offers at local businesses and has helped residents find new places to enjoy, as well as rediscovering some old favourites. There are five vouchers in the current edition of the residents' magazine Broadland News, offering discounts at businesses in the district and a new voucher booklet will be sent out to households in the spring.

To be included in the booklet, please email buyin@broadland.gov.uk or call 01603 430 441.

Broadland District Council also offers help to those starting or growing a business in the district, through training, grants and one-to-one support.

For more information, please contact business@broadland.gov.uk or call 01603 430449.

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