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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Whether you’re relocating a business to Norwich or making the move on your own, meeting the right people can make all the difference. The city is home to a rich web of professional networks, ready to welcome you, support your goals, and keep you connected to Norwich’s beating business heart. For individuals, they offer instant community and like-minded collaborators, and for companies they’re a sure-fire way to get your name known, grow your audience, and recruit new talent.
Have a great idea but no idea how to get it off the ground? Need funding to make your dream a reality? Norwich is the land of opportunity you’ve been looking for. The city is packed with fantastic funds and tailored start-up support to help new businesses take root, become more sustainable, and grow – there’s all the help you need to reignite your business or start something new.