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NORFOLKS LARGEST BUSINESS EXHIBITION

MOVE YOUR BUSINESS IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION 20 OCTOBER 2011 11.00 – 17.00

FR AT E TE E T ND O !

NORWICH CITY FOOTBALL CLUB, TOP OF THE TERRACE & NORFOLK LOUNGE

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WORKSHOPS At B2B Autumn we are running three FREE workshops to help you develop your knowledge and skills in business. They are held in the Players’ Lounge and last for 45 minutes. Places are limited for these popular workshops, so book now to guarantee your seat. Book online at www.B2B11.co.uk

All workshops are sponsored by Business Link

12.00 - 12.45pm

1.15 - 2.00pm

2.30 - 3.15pm

How to Increase your Profile Through Marketing & PR

Starting and Growing a Small Business

Social Media Top Tips

This workshop will be in the form of a panel featuring presentations from:

Justine Luckhurst, Business Manager, Natwest, will talk about what a new business has to think about in terms of banking; opening an account; what to do if you want to borrow money; making and accepting payments by credit card; financial protection (eg insurances and pensions); accessing your accounts online and much more.

Paul Hill, Archant Anglia Business Editor and Laura Stringer, Archant Digital Marketing Executive, provide an overview of how Archant Life market their Lifestyle Magazine business through two of the biggest social network websites: Facebook and Twitter.

Barry Dennis, Business and Media Advisor (host) Shaun Lowthorpe, Business Editor at the EDP – ‘How to increase profile through the EDP’. Steve Turton, MD of The Line – ‘How to get your business noticed through marketing’. Followed by an interactive Q & A session.

James Banham from accountants Lovewell Blake will present on tax breaks and start-up strategies.

Learn some top tips and tricks on how to write a successful post, build and maintain a social media audience, engage your fans, content ideas and advice on e-marketing.

CHAMBER NETWORKING ZONE - GET FIT FOR BUSINESS! At the B2B exhibition, make sure you take time to visit our networking zones on both floors. Here you can take a break and chill out, meet with colleagues and make new business contacts. You can also take part in some fun, interactive activities; pledge to boost your fitness in 2012 with the Active Norfolk Olympic Challenge. An interactive green screen booth will record your ‘pledge’ as you cycle around the Olympic velodrome or sprint down the home straight on the Olympic track. You can also compete in our Wii Challenge to win a Wii. We look forward to seeing you in the networking zones. B2B Autumn(2011).indd 2

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EVENT HOSTS

B2B AUTUMN 2011 GIVING YOU A BUSINESS EDGE In a flat economy, it’s more important than ever to make new contacts and find new solutions that will give you a business edge. As a region, Norfolk has a great deal to offer – it’s full of innovation and our B2B shows are an opportunity for everyone in business to showcase their products, services and ideas. That’s why B2B is Norfolk’s largest business exhibition, because it is a platform that brings together the business community with the specific aim of encouraging us to communicate, share and strengthen our offering as a region. We are committed to ensuring that each B2B exhibition is relevant, topical and can offer practical business solutions. We are holding three free workshops at the Autumn event, each one designed to help businesses to improve their skills in key areas – Marketing & PR, Social Media, and Starting & Growing a Small Business. Whatever your line of business, B2B has something to offer. The show is divided into seven, themed business zones, so you can find just what you’re looking for and maximise your time here. Make a day of it; the show is held on two floors, with around 70 stands and there are plenty of special event-only offers and promotions not to be missed. Plus, the networking opportunities are superb – at B2B you will meet old friends and make some excellent new connections as well. If you want a real commercial advantage, then don’t miss B2B. We look forward to seeing you at the event For more information or to book a stand, go to www.B2B11.co.uk

Caroline Williams Chief Executive Norfolk Chamber of Commerce

Davina Tanner has been General Manager of Chapelfield Shopping Centre since 2008 and in that time she and her team have helped to cement Norwich’s reputation as one of the UK’s top ten shopping destinations. Davina describes herself as a ‘businesswoman first’; but her sense of corporate and community responsibility has manifested itself in a variety of ways since she joined the Chapelfield team and moved to Norfolk. Davina developed the award-winning Chapelfield Custody and Community Project, in partnership with HMP Norwich, which provides work experience and permanent job opportunities for serving prisoners. She is Chair of the regional Retail Skills Academy, working with City College Norwich, and has recently been appointed as a Board Member on the New Anglia LEP. In October she became President of the Norfolk Chamber of Commerce.  “The Norfolk Chamber B2B exhibition is extremely important to the Norfolk business community.  It is a forum where best practice and experience can be shared, deals can be done and the incredible amount of expertise, innovation and experience we have here in Norfolk can be showcased.  In addition, the event provides an invaluable networking opportunity for busy business people.” Jonathan Wills We are delighted to welcome back Jonathan Wills as event host. Jonathan is a familiar face on local television as part of the Anglia Tonight team. He is a former Royal Television Society Regional Sports Presenter of The Year. After progressing into news, Jonathan’s toughest assignment was as one of the first reporters on the scene at Kings Cross following the terrorist bombing.

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Our B2B events are a great way to meet new people, get new ideas and grow your business. Here’s what you thought of our Autumn B2B show last year. 

Over 30% of new exhibitors supported the event for the first time.



Nearly 90% of visitors said the range of exhibitors was very good.



85% of visitors said their overall impression of B2B was very good.



85% of exhibitors said that B2B was very well organised.



Over 80% of visitors liked the layout and venue



Over 70% of exhibitors said B2B was increasing awareness of their company.



70% of exhibitors said that B2B was helping them to network in the local community.

Survey conducted by i-feedback

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EXHIBITORS

ADVICE & FINANCE Sponsored by: Business Link

BARCLAYS BANK Plc Banking and Finance www.barclays.co.uk/business 01493 634405 BLUE256 LTD IT solutions and services, online data backup and DR www.blue256.co.uk 01603 779654 BUSINESS LIBRARY, NORFOLK LIBRARY & INFORMATION SERVICE Business resources and information www.norfolk.gov.uk/libraries 01603 774775/774785 BUSINESS LINK The place to go for business support www.businesslink.gov.uk 08457 171615

PRICE BAILEY Chartered accountants and business advisers www.pricebailey.co.uk 01603 709330 STACEY & PARTNERS Chartered accountants, business advisor, registered auditor www.staceys.co.uk 01842 826100 TAYLOR & TAYLOR ASSOCIATES Independent financial advisers www.taylorandtaylorassociates.co.uk 01603 783200

HOSPITALITY & LEISURE Sponsored by: Sprowston Manor, a Marriott Hotel & Country Club

THE FORUM TRUST One landmark building and a unique mix of opportunities www.theforumnorwich.co.uk 01603 727950

PEOPLE & SKILLS Sponsored by: Norwich Business School

ACTIVE NORFOLK County sports partnership www.activenorfolk.org 01603 731564 BRITANNIA SAFETY & TRAINING Health and safety training providers www.britanniaits.com 01953 606100 CITY COLLEGE NORWICH Training providers for further and higher education www.ccn.ac.uk 01603 773284

GMS-LAW Solicitors www.gmslaw.co.uk 01603 595700

CANARY CATERING AT NORWICH CITY FOOTBALL CLUB Football stadium, conference and banqueting venue, restaurants www.deliascanarycatering.com 01603 218704

LLOYDS TSB COMMERCIAL Banking www.lloydstsb.com 01223 227680

COSTESSEY PARK GOLF CLUB Golf Club www.costesseypark.com 01603 746333

EXECUTIVE MBA, NORWICH BUSINESS SCHOOL Executive education for Business Managers based at UEA www.business.uea.ac.uk/our-part-time-executive-mba 01603 591753

N W BROWN GROUP LTD Financial services www.nwbrown.co.uk 01603 692747

DRAYTON OLD LODGE Serviced office venue www.draytonoldlodge.co.uk 01603 861600

GREAT YARMOUTH COLLEGE Further and higher education provider www.gyc.ac.uk 01493 418342

NORFOLK CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Membership benefits and networking www.norfolkchamber.co.uk 01603 625977

MORTON’S EVENT HIRE Marquee hire for any occasion www.mortonevents.co.uk 01692 538928

NOVAGRAAF Intellectual property-patents, trade marks and designs www.novagraaf.co.uk 01603 438422

NCVS LTD Vending, coffee machine sales and rentals www.nvcs.co.uk 01603 735956

NORCAS Drugs, alcohol and gambling service provider-Registered Charity www.norcas.org.uk 01603 227053

OVERBURYS Solicitors www.overburys.co.uk 01603 610481 8

SPROWSTON MANOR, A MARRIOTT HOTEL & COUNTRY CLUB Hotel and Country Club www.marriottsprowstonmanor.co.uk 01603 410871

NORFOLK COUNTY COUNCIL ADULT EDUCATION SERVICES Training provider www.norfolk.gov.uk/adulteducation 01603 306565

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NORWICH STUDIO SCHOOL FOR ENTERPRISE (The Hewett School) 14-19 school for business enterprise and entrepreneurship www.norwichstudioschool.com 01603 628181 SKILL UP Norfolk’s training service www.skillupnorfolk.co.uk 01603 625977 SOLUTIONS DISCOVERED Success for life – learn the greatest home business secrets www.successforlifeuk-norfolk.com 01603 765768 THE COLLEGE OF WEST ANGLIA – CWA BUSINESS SERVICES Delivering training for employees at work or college www.cwatraining.co.uk 01553 691001 UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA AND STEMNET STEM Ambassador programme www.stemnet.org.uk 01603 591659

PROMOTION & MARKETING Sponsored by: Archant Norfolk - Local Search 24

101 SMART LTD Web designer and e-mail marketing specialist www.101ltd.com 01603 858250 ARCHANT NORFOLK – LOCAL SEARCH 24 Online business directory www.localsearch24.co.uk 01603 772208 GGS Exhibition, photography, design and web www.ggs.co.uk 01603 622500 IMAGE DISPLAY & GRAPHICS LTD Exhibitions, events, launches, marketing, project management, displays, graphics www.image-display.co.uk 01603 748204 LITTLE GREEN PLANE Email marketing agency www.littlegreenplane.com 0845 8620144

NORFOLK CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Membership benefits and networking www.norfolkchamber.co.uk 01603 625977 ROTARY INTERNATIONAL – NORWICH CLUBS Rotary is a worldwide service organization of like-minded people who volunteer their time and talents to serve communities at home and overseas www.1080.ribi.net www.norwichstedmund.rotaryweb.org 01508 492737 SPP DIGITAL Large format digital printers www.sppdigital.co.uk 01493 440292 TCN MERCHANDISE Sports and promotional merchandise www.tcnmerchandise.co.uk 01603 722701

RESOURCE & EFFICIENCY Sponsored by: Clean Energy Consultancy

ABATE PEST MANAGEMENT LTD Pest control contractors www.abateltd.co.uk 01953 603390 CLEAN ENERGY CONSULTING LTD Renewable energy and green build consultant www.cleanenergyconsultancy.co.uk 01953 798112 DELTAMECH SERVICES LTD Energy and carbon consultancy www.deltamech.uk.com 01379 668870 WILLOWS POWER & RECYCLING CENTRE A proposed energy from waste facility at Saddlebow www.willowsprc.co.uk 0845 6000168

TECHNOLOGY Sponsored by: Comm-Tech

APR TELECOMS Telecoms and IT for business www.aprtelecoms.co.uk 01953 713333

COMM-TECH VOICE & DATA Independent business communication specialists www.comm-tech.co.uk 01603 518518 COMPUTER SERVICE CENTRE IT services, support, software programming and cloud computing www.computerservicecentre.com 01603 431200 FINE LINE COMMUNICATIONS (EA) LTD Voice and data converged solutions www.finelinecoms.co.uk 01493 441114 GML CONSULTING LTD Web design, development and consulting company www.gmlconsulting.co.uk 01603 508066 O2 GREAT YARMOUTH O2 Franchise www.o2.co.uk 01493 844402 REACT COMPUTER PARTNERSHIP IT services and document management solutions providers www.reactcp.co.uk 01394 387337 SENTRY42 East Anglia’s leading collocation data centre www.Sentry42.com 08451 424242 TRADE ELECTRICALS DIRECT (TED) Formerly Hughes Trade & Bennetts Trade Electrical products for trade and business www.get-ted.co.uk 01603 750444

PROPERTY & CONSTRUCTION Sponsored by: Norse Commercial Services Ltd

NORSE COMMERCIAL SERVICES Facilities Management www.nsgrp.co.uk 01603 894234 PROPERTY 1ST MAINTENANCE LTD Property maintenance www.prop1.co.uk 01603 404445

WATER COOLERS: The exhibition water coolers have been kindly supplied by Norfolk Water Ltd www.norfolkwater.co.uk WWW.B2B11.CO.UK MOVING YOUR BUSINESS IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION

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Sponsor: Norwich Business School Sponsor: Archant Norfolk – Local Search 24

PROMOTION & MARKETING

PEOPLE & SKILLS

Sponsor: Business Link

ADVICE & FINANCE

We are delighted that some of the region’s leading organisations have chosen to support B2B Autumn 2011 by sponsoring the show’s seven business zones.

Business Link is a government funded service designed to promote enterprise and to help, support and advise those growing a business or just starting out. Our support is independent, impartial and most services are free of charge. Business Link currently operates a model of support summarised as information, diagnosis and brokerage. In Norfolk, the regional service also provides face to face advice and subject specific workshops. At the end of 2011, these local services will end, to be replaced with a combination of commercial services and volunteer mentor support. The Business Link website, however, will continue and develop. Already a comprehensive and reliable source of business information and advice, the website will increasingly be the place to go when commencing a search for a solution to a business issue. The website will be supported by a national telephone call centre. In addition to Business Link services, there are many individuals and organisations seeking to help and advise Norfolk businesses. The list is too long to include here, and more are appearing as 2011 progresses. Your local Council website, the Norfolk Chamber website and www.newanglia.co.uk are good places to look for local services. If you would like to know more about Business Link please go to www.businesslink.gov.uk, Tel: 0845 17 16 15, or call me on 07717 506620. David Martin, Partnership Director for Norfolk

The Executive MBA programme at UEA’s Norwich Business School allows you to gain the world’s most recognised prestigious business qualification, while working in your current job. Taught in the evenings and at weekends, the 27-month course provides in-depth study of current best practice in the core areas of managing a business. Modules, including those in Customer Focus and Innovation, Finance and Accounting, Strategy and Entrepreneurship, are taught by a team of leading academics and external practitioners. Through the Management Consultancy Skills module, there is a strong focus on developing a set of personal skills, encouraging the students to see themselves as a potential catalyst for change within organisations. The opportunity exists to test these skills during a placement week in Prague, where students work in small teams with client companies on strategic projects. For any business professional with the ambition for senior management, an MBA can prove an invaluable asset. Julian Campbell, Executive MBA Course Leader, Norwich Business School

The internet is the fastest growing advertising medium in the UK, allowing businesses to reach an increasingly large audience locally, across the UK and elsewhere. With more and more people turning to the web to buy and sell, online classified plays a key role for any business when planning their advertising budget. They understand that spending large sums of money building a website only pays if they can attract people to it. That is why the number of local businesses advertising on Archant’s online Local Business Directory, LOCAL SEARCH 24, is rapidly growing. This service offers businesses a platform to promote themselves at an affordable cost to a growing number of people who are turning to the internet to find products and services. For more information, go to www.localsearch24.co.uk or visit our stand at the B2B exhibition. Andrew Denny, Digital Directories Manager, Archant

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technology

Sponsor: Sprowston Manor

The Manor Championship golf course is renowned in the area for its 12-month playability, with 18-holes of pardefying play set within mature parkland. The hotel has two restaurants; The Restaurant & Bar 1559 and Zest Café Bar & Grill, which is situated in the grounds of the Manor house and open seven days a week, with stunning views across the 18th green. Other facilities include the recently renovated La Fontana health SPA & leisure club. For corporate events, golf day bookings and enquiries, contact Mel Benns, Director of Sales on 07919 110 458 or email melanie.benns@marriotthotels.com Jodie Guttrich, General Manager, Sprowston Manor

Sponsor: Clean Energy Consultancy

Sponsor: Norse Commercial Services

Norse Commercial Services is delighted to be sponsoring the Property & Construction Zone once again at Norfolk Chamber of Commerce’s Autumn 2011 B2B Exhibition. Norse firmly believes that well-cared-for properties – from commercial offices, business premises and hospitals to schools, civic buildings and social housing – help to create better and healthier communities for us all. Our approach to maintaining facilities has seen us grow into a £120m company, with growth of over £20m in the last year alone; ensuring both further employment and investment in Norfolk. Our Service Engineers, exhibiting at the event, maintain many of Norfolk’s public buildings; ensuring that boilers are serviced, and catering equipment is working at its best. They also work in the domestic market, in social housing and for private clients; keeping people warm in the winter months. Norse is extremely proud of its role as a major player in the Norfolk business community and is confident that this B2B Exhibition will be a great success. Geoff Tucker, Sales and Marketing Director, Norse

Clean Energy Consultancy specialises in providing independent and impartial advice to businesses who are interested in renewables technologies. Our consultancy services cover all aspects of renewables, including solar photovoltaics, wind turbines, biomass heating, heat pumps and liquid biofuel. With energy costs increasing, prudent businesses are switching to renewables. The savings are two fold; first, energy spend with the main supplier is reduced and secondly, businesses can earn an income from the feed in tariff or renewable heat incentive schemes. Clean Energy Consultancy is sponsoring the Resource & Efficiency zone to give the business community the opportunity to speak to them informally and find out how renewables can be successfully incorporated into their business operations. A lot of companies are installing renewables and we can help clients consider all the options, rather than being focussed on just one. The end result is that the business can make an easy and informed decision based on independent and impartial advice and invest in the renewable solution which best meets their requirements in terms of return on investment and reduction in carbon footprint. Visit us at B2B or contact us on 01953 798112, email info@cleanenergyconsultancy.co.uk Andrew Robertson, Managing Director, Clean Energy Consultancy

Comm-Tech Voice & Data is an independent business communications specialist committed to finding the right communications solution for your business. With an unrivalled product portfolio of mobile and fixed line products and services from market leading suppliers and network operators, we believe we can provide the ideal unified communications strategy for your business. With over 25 years’ experience in the telecommunications industry, we are committed to providing excellent customer service, building long-standing relationships and developing products and services to ensure our clients are at the forefront of business communications.

Sponsor: Comm-Tech

hospitality & leisure property & construction resource & efficiency

With tall oak trees lining the drive to the stately 16th century manor house, Sprowston Manor exudes an historic charm and famous Marriott service. The hotel boasts 94 luxury bedrooms including 19 suites. Idyllic surrounding provide a perfect venue for meetings, residential conferences and away-days, team building and training, parties, balls and weddings.

We are proud to be sponsoring and exhibiting at the B2B exhibition and want local businesses to challenge us to improve their business communications by taking our FREE no commitment communications review. Justin Millar, Managing Director, Comm-Tech

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DATE FOR YOUR DIARY Unlocking Growth 2 December 2011 - 8.30am-2.30pm OPEN, Bank Plain, Norwich Don’t miss this exciting half-day conference, designed to offer an insight into how to unlock the potential growth of your business. The conference keynote speaker will be a senior member of the Coalition Government Cabinet, who will be talking about how the Government is addressing the challenges faced by business. Other speakers at the event include:

Martyn Pellew – President of the British Chambers of Commerce

Adam Marshall, Director of Policy for the British Chambers of Commerce

David McNally, CEO of Norwich City Football Club

Johnny Hustler, MD Archant Anglia

Go to www.norfolkchamber.co.uk for full speaker line-up

Davina Tanner, General Manager of Chapelfield Shopping Centre

Andy Wood, CEO of Adnams and Chair of New Anglia LEP

The conference will be hosted by Matthew Hudson, Business Reporter for ITV Anglia.

The conference will close with a buffet lunch and networking opportunities. There is unprecedented demand to attend this event, so book your place now at www.norfolkchamber.co.uk or call 01603 625977.

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EXHIBITION OFFERS Abate Pest Management Ltd

Little green plane

O2 Franchise

25% off all new contracts when you switch pest control providers to Abate Pest Management Ltd.

Win an email marketing starter pack worth £595 by entering our prize draw on our stand. The pack includes everything you need to get up-and-running; a corporate template, 5,000 credits, a one-hour free training session and an analysis report. We will even send your first campaign for you.

A free consultation on how to reduce your telecommunications bills. Free guru service, troubleshooting any issue with your phone and a free phone with all contracts done on exhibition day or from leads taken on the day.

Lloyds TSB Commercial

30 minutes free consultation on any area of law practised within the firm.

Active Norfolk Offering the opportunity to make a ‘Pledge’ to be more active for the Olympics in 2012 in front of our green screen. Active Norfolk will support everybody that makes a pledge to achieve their goal!

Blue256 Ltd FREE online data backup.

Britannia Safety & Training 20% off your first booking of any training course.

City College Norwich A meal for two at ‘The Debut’restaurant, City College Norwich. Free training needs analysis (Business Advisers will be available).

Comm-Tech Voice & Data FREE no commitment communications review to see how Comm-Tech Voice & Data could improve your business communications. Any business which agrees to take up the FREE comms review will be entered into a prize draw to win a fantastic Blackberry Playbook™.

Delia’s Canary Catering Win the use of an Executive Box for a meeting for up to 10 delegates. The offer will include refreshments and lunch.

GGS Get your business portraits taken at the exhibition absolutely FREE – improve your business image, PR, brochures and marketing.

GMS – Law FREE pink champagne draw and a 100g FREE bag of juicy dried cherries for everyone who visits us on the day.

Any business switching to Lloyds TSB Commercial or opening a new business account as a result of the exhibition will receive an additional 3 months’ FREE banking.

Fine Line Communications A 20% discount on telephone system equipment purchased as a result of an appointment from the exhibition.

Morton’s Event Hire 10% off any marquee booking made at B2B.

NORCAS Through funding received by DrinkAware, we are able to offer FREE training, enabling your organisation to gain increased awareness of addictive behaviours. It can help you to reduce harm and absenteeism, improve staff retention and productivity and safeguard customer relationships.

Norfolk Chamber of Commerce 2 FREE tickets to the ‘Unlocking Growth’ Business Conference on 2 December, worth £65 each.

Norfolk County Council Adult Education Services FREE online ITQ level 1 or 2, depending on previous qualifications and experience.

NVCS Business card draw to win a coffee hamper.

Overburys

Price Bailey LLP A FREE initial consultation to anyone wishing to discuss their financial requirements. Also a chance to win a bottle of champagne from a business card draw.

Sentry42 FREE invitations to a breakfast seminar on 3 November - HOW SAFE IS YOUR DATA Why security is so important to your business and how you can optimise your investment.

TCN Merchandise FREE digitization for direct embroidery/ embroidered badge applied garments until 31/12/2011 (subject to a minimum of 25 garments).

The Forum Trust Visit our stand and you will be entered into a free prize draw to win a complimentary half day booking in The Curve auditorium at The Forum.

Trade Electricals Direct (TED) Offer 1 – FREE Sharp Freeview HD set-top box with all orders over £1,500 (ex vat). This box will receive HD – high definition TV via your terrestrial aerial. One per order, offer active 20 October - 20 November. Offer 2 – Is your company ready for the digital switchover this November? Free digital switchover advice with digitalUK trained advisors on the TED stand at the exhibition, to talk through the options for TVs a TV recorders. (digitalUK is a not for profit organisation, created by the government to facilitate the changeover)

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COMMERCIAL SAVINGS Negotiated at a national level and leveraging on the buying power of The British Chambers of Commerce Network of county chambers, service rates are free, or at least comparable, to those procured by large-scale corporations. Below is a summary of each offering. Contact 01603 625977 to find out more.

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CHAMBER LEGAL

CHAMBER FINANCE

CHAMBER DEBT RECOVERY

FREE 24/7 Legal Helpline + Legal Expenses Insurance with up to £670,000 of indemnity, worth a minimum of £125 for the smallest business.

FREE business banking for one year for established business and 3 years’ free banking for start-ups with Natwest as a Chamber Member.

Debt Recovery Service – Free initial letter and a small fixed fee if the debt is recovered. No charge if the debt is not recovered.

CHAMBER HR

CHAMBER HEALTH 1

CHAMBER AA FLEET

FREE 24/7 HR Helpline + Online Resource with downloadable templates, policies and updates on employment law worth a minimum of £350 for the smallest business.

Chamber Optical & Dental Healthcare Plan from Westfield – provide your staff with healthcare from as little as £1.10 per week. Holistic treatments also included.

Save up to 61% on AA Fleet Membership for company vehicles with Chamber Fleet Assist

CHAMBER PURCHASING

CHAMBER HEALTH 2

CHAMBER UTILITY AUDITING

The Norfolk Chamber of Commerce and AF Affinity have joined forces to give you access to Chamber Purchasing. Your business can now leverage on the buying might of Anglia Farmers through its subsidiary AF Affinity, enabling you to buy goods and services at very competitive prices.

Chamber Private Healthcare Plan from AXA PPP Healthcare.

Free comprehensive review of your utility bills by approved specialists to make sure your business is getting the most competitive rates.

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GROWING SOMETHING BRILLIANT Being a member of the Norfolk Chamber of Commerce is a lucrative and cost effective way to generate more business, while raising your profile too. We are renowned for hosting high quality networking and business education events that meet the needs of businesses from all industry sectors. To become a member or discuss the benefits visit www.norfolkchamber.co.uk

Photographs: Keith Mindham Photography

Some information about the Chamber of Commerce...

We have the infrastructure to provide businesses with practical support at key stages of their growth

We represent businesses of all sizes – from micro to large corporations across all sectors

We hold national purchasing power for products and services

Ours is the largest business network in the world for customers and contacts

We’re independent – our members hold us to account

We are not-for-profit but we understand that businesses are

We’ve got over 200 years’ business and knowledgesharing experience

We’re an international brand

We are passionate about what we do

To become a member or discuss the benefits visit www.norfolkchamber.co.uk or call 01603 625977

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DIARY DATES AUTUMN 2011 OCTOBER

NOVEMBER

Opportunities in…The Middle East

Opportunities in…The Far East

WHEN? Wednesday, 12 October, 3:30pm – 6:00pm (followed by networking buffet)

WHEN? Thursday, 3 November, 7:45am – 10:30am (beginning with a networking buffet)

WHERE? HSBC Commercial Centre, Norwich

WHERE? Norwich

WHAT’S IT ABOUT? Sponsored by UKTI. Looking at business opportunities in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and United Arab Emirates.

WHAT’S IT ABOUT? Sponsored by UKTI. Looking at business opportunities in Thailand and Singapore. With live web link to Commercial Officers in the Far East.

Business Breakfast & AGM Norwich ‘Good Health is Good Business’

Business Breakfast Great Yarmouth ‘Business Opportunities’

WHEN? Thursday, 13 October, 7:45am – 9:30am (followed by AGM at 9:45am)

WHEN? Thursday, 10 November, 7:45am – 9:30am

WHERE? Dunston Hall Hotel, Norwich

WHAT’S IT ABOUT? Business breakfast with networking opportunities. Sponsored by New Anglia LEP and Compete For. Speakers: EDF, Compete For and New Anglia LEP.

WHAT’S IT ABOUT? Sponsored by Steeles Law LLP. Hear from key local businesses who will share examples of best practice in the workplace and inspire you to both prove that you are a good employer and improve your productivity at the same time.

WHERE? Great Yarmouth Racecourse

North Norfolk Networking WHEN? Tuesday, 15 November, 7:45am – 9:00am

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WHERE? The Feathers Hotel, Holt

WHEN? Thursday, 20 October, 11:00am – 5:00pm

WHAT’S IT ABOUT? Series of networking events based in North Norfolk. Mix with like-minded individuals over a coffee before heading to the office.

WHERE? Norwich City Football Club, Top of The Terrace & Norfolk Lounge WHAT’S IT ABOUT? Find new solutions and new opportunities for your business, all in one place. With seven themed zones, on-stand promotions, topical workshops and naturally excellent networking opportunities, you need to be there! To book visit: www.B2B11.co.uk North Norfolk Networking WHEN? Thursday, 27 October, 7:45am – 9:00am WHERE? Larking Gowen, Fakenham WHAT’S IT ABOUT? Series of networking events based in North Norfolk. Mix with like-minded individuals over a coffee before heading to the office.

HR Forum Norwich WHEN? Wednesday, 16 November, 2:00pm – 5:00pm WHERE? Dunston Hall Hotel, Norwich WHAT’S IT ABOUT? This forum is targeted at leading HR professionals, a half day forum held quarterly to present and discuss the latest employment laws and issues affecting personnel management. Sponsor and presenter Smith & Pinching. Business Breakfast Norwich ‘The Short & Medium Term Future of Cars in the UK’ WHEN? Thursday, 17 November, 7:45am – 9:30am WHERE? Norwich City Football Club

For more information on all the events, or to book, go to www.norfolkchamber.co.uk

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WHAT’S IT ABOUT? Sponsored by Dingles Toyota, who will provide a brief talk on the future of cars and how they are powered in the UK, highlighting future technologies, their relative practicalities and their interaction with Government policy and the tax regime.

Better Business Finance WHEN? Tuesday, 29 November, 9:00am – 12:30pm WHERE? Sprowston Manor, Norwich WHAT’S IT ABOUT? The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has teamed up with the Better Business Finance scheme to launch a series of regional seminars on business access to finance. Throughout 2011, representatives from the UK’s major banks, including Barclays, HSBC, Lloyds, RBS and Santander, are taking part in the Regional Outreach Roadshow – a scheme which is run by the banks and the British Bankers Association (BBA).

DECEMBER Opportunities in…Latin America WHEN? Thursday, 1 December, 3:30pm – 6:00pm (followed by networking buffet) WHERE? L J Create Ltd, Norwich WHAT’S IT ABOUT? Sponsored by UKTI. Looking at business opportunities in Brazil and Mexico. Case Study by L J Create Ltd. ‘Unlocking Growth’ Business Conference WHEN? Friday, 2 December, 8:30am – 2:30pm WHERE? Open, Bank Plain, Norwich WHAT’S IT ABOUT? ‘Unlocking Growth’ is a half day conference designed to inspire and offer an insight into ways to unlock the potential growth of your business. The keynote speaker is a senior member of the Cabinet. Other guest speakers include David McNally, CEO of Norwich City Football Club and local entrepreneurs. High Five Lunch West Norfolk WHEN? Tuesday, 6 December, 12:00pm – 2:00pm WHERE? Congham Hall, Kings Lynn WHAT’S IT ABOUT? Keynote speaker: Gordon Chetwood of Kinnerton Confectionery. A series of events where West Norfolk businesses can hear first hand from Business Leaders and their key drivers for success. Sponsored by Lloyds TSB Commercial Banking and Hayhow Accountants.

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B2B Norfolk  

B2B Norfolk Supplement October 2011

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