Thinking of making the move? We’ve collated some useful local business contacts below. Whether you’ve decided to relocate to Norwich and want to make new connections, or you’re just thinking about it at this stage and would like to chat with someone to find out more, we have the contacts you need.
Useful business contacts
Norfolk & Suffolk Unlimited
Norfolk & Suffolk Unlimited is a brand for the region’s world-class business offer which will be globally marketed in a bid to attract inward investment. It promotes the area as a place rich with investment opportunities and positions it as the epi-centre of clean energy in the UK and world-leading clusters in the ICT, tech and digital, and agri-food sectors.
MENTA offer free business support, training and advice to startup businesses across Suffolk and Norfolk. The business hubs can be found in Bury St. Edmunds, Brandon, Haverhill, Felixstowe and opening in 2024, Southwold.
New Anglia Growth Hub can help your business access a range of business support services from hundreds of sources. The hub’s service is free and impartial and can help you access grants, finance, international trade support and other specialist advice.
This not-for-profit membership organisation of ambitious technology businesses is leading the charge to make the East of England the next Silicon Valley. Free to join, Tech East offers regular networking meetings and advice.
Based in city centre business hub Fuel Studios, Akcela is a business consultancy and start-up incubator, bringing founders and entrepreneurs together to create a welcoming community. Its services include start-up incubation and consultancy, marketing and branding support, and technology implementation.
Positioning Norwich as one of Britain’s leading cities, Norwich Business Improvement District is run for local businesses by local businesses. Its overarching vision is to make a clear, positive impact on the vitality of the city centre and the success of the businesses within it.
Barclays Eagle Labs is an incubator community started in 2015. There are now 20 Barclays Eagle Labs across the country, including one in Norwich, providing businesses and entrepreneurs with co-working space, regardless of their banking solution. Norwich Eagle Lab is also an innovation site, hosting networking events to grow businesses and bring people together.
As the East of England’s first digital accelerator, Tech Velocity helps passionate founders scale their businesses. It includes Founding 50, a networking group of successful business leaders from across the region. It uses its collective voice to shape local policy and investment, support early-stage founders, and enable growth and collaboration.
The Power of Nature connects you with the latest innovations, trends and insights in plant science for nutrition and provides an information ‘one-stop-shop’ resource on the opportunities in Norfolk and Suffolk.
Anglia Capital Group
The Anglia Capital Group are a network of over 60 angel investors, seeking to invest in disruptive, innovative and exciting start-ups and early growth stage businesses in the East of England.