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What is the Norfolk Enterprise Festival?

A one-day festival celebrating, promoting and supporting economic activity in Norfolk, by creating a network for Norfolk’s growing entrepreneurial community.

It’s not another boring business conference. It’s a fun, family-friendly day showcasing the extensive creative activity and entrepreneurial energy this county has to offer.

 

Who is the Norfolk Enterprise Festival For?

The festival will be hosting Norfolk-based entrepreneurs, startups, micro businesses and SMEs from around the whole county.

All attendees are welcome to bring along their families. There will be plenty of inspiring activities to keep them busy within the stunning setting of the Westacre Estate. Expect creative arts workshops, forest schools, nature trails and delicious local food and drink stands, business workshops, as well as inspirational speakers from the top of Norfolk’s business community.

NEF App

Download our NEF App, your one-stop shop for all things NEF! Including speakers, sessions, attendee list, MP Charter poll, virtual map, and much more! Download here

Angel’s Den

There will be a live Angel’s Den, with a prize of £10,000 in business support! 3 budding entrepreneurs will pitch to our Angels. The audience will also be able to vote on their favourite entrepreneur.

MP Charter

Create a charter for Norfolk by Norfolk that will be taken to Westminster. Speak up for the Norfolk Entrepreneurial community and be heard by a panel of Norfolk MP’s.

The Surgery

Get some 1:1 business advice from New Anglia’s Growth Hub. Click here to pre book your 1:1 slot

Who will be there?

Over 500 of Norfolk’s leading micro business owners from across the county and their families

Norfolk MPs and a government minister

Leading Norfolk angel investors and wealth managers – providing you with unique opportunities

Why should I attend the NEF?

  • It’s not another trade show or boring business conference
  • It’s for entrepreneurs by entrepreneurs
  • Gain the knowledge to drive your business forward
  • In Norfolk, by Norfolk, for Norfolk
  • Grassroots and authentic
  • Help create a support network that goes beyond life of the festival
  • Make connections, win new prospects
  • Discover some of the support local businesses are entitled to
  • Get a sense of the exciting future of Norfolk’s business world
  • Be heard by local Norfolk MPs
  • A meaningful event where the outcome will make a difference to the local economy

 

Who is speaking?

Brilliant entrepreneurs, business leaders, investors and innovators illustrating the economic depth and breadth this unique county has to offer.

What should I expect to see?

You will be able to learn from some top-class speakers and innovators who will be sharing their tips on how to develop a business idea all the way to taking your existing enterprise to the next level.

There will be opportunities to find out about what support is available to small businesses and how to access it. We’ll also be welcoming investors who are interested in becoming a part of exciting projects. Some of which investors will be taking part in our Angel’s Den session, where three Norfolk businesses enter to win the top prize.

Throughout the day there will be a variety of workshops and sessions to attend, for visitors to celebrate and showcase some of the best enterprises in Norfolk as well as the chance to find out exactly what this county is good at.

Attendees are more than welcome to bring along their families, as there will be enough creative and fun activities to keep everyone entertained within the wonderful Westacre Estate setting.

Enjoy a handpicked selection of Norfolk’s finest food and drink producers, helping to keep the crowds fed and watered, as well as a BBQ in the evening with music and entertainment.

Sponsors

With special thanks to our sponsors and partners.