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Work in Norwich is the go-to place for professionals looking to relocate, or business owners looking to establish their presence here in Norwich.

You’ll find up to date facts and statistics, information about property, life and business sectors in Norwich, alongside local directory listings including property agents, recruitment contacts, professional networks, local social/hobby groups and business contacts. You can hear from real people from different backgrounds, who have all decided to work in Norwich – simply head over to our Case Studies page and be inspired by their stories.

Norwich is the city of everyday WiNs – and there really is a win for everyone. We’ve collated just a few of our favourite things about working in Norwich, to give you an idea of what you’ll discover in our fine city…

The Business Community

Businesses in Norwich have the opportunity to flourish and thrive, with a tight-knit community of business owners. Many of our independent businesses use local suppliers for their food, materials or services, and with so many networking groups and support organisations, it’s no wonder.

Local restaurant owner, Jahangir said: “I’ve travelled around the country and nowhere really appeals to me as much as Norwich does. You can walk down the road and people say hello to you. You don’t get that same response in bigger places. The community feel is great for business, especially where I’m based on Magdalen Street. I get a lot of support from other shop owners. Norwich is the perfect place to be setting up a new business right now. The potential is there for anyone to do well. In terms of more innovative businesses, especially in the hospitality sector, it’s a good place to get started.”

Opportunities for Professionals

With such a diverse range of businesses from different sectors thriving in Norwich, there’s ample opportunity for professionals seeking to take their career to the next level here.

With a booming creative and tech sector, a well-established innovative health and life sciences industry operating at Norwich Research Park, and renowned insurance and business services companies, such as Aviva, there is so much to aspire to and room to grow for professionals.

There are many professional networks operating in Norwich, giving you the chance to speak and network with likeminded individuals. Be sure to check out our Sectors page to find out how your chosen sector is operating in Norwich.

For Foodies

Well known for our famous food scene, Norwich really is a feast for foodies.

Home to one of the largest outdoor markets in the UK, you’ll find yourself weaving through the many street food stalls, soaking up the bustling atmosphere and letting your nose guide you to your favourite bite to eat. From fish and chips to ramen, empanadas to Instagramable sandwiches, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

Take a wander down St Benedicts Street and you’ll find a mix of fine dining and authentic independent world cuisine restaurants – as well as some great cafes.

Norwich Lanes is home to some kitsch cafes, a falafel bar perfect for vegans, and a fantastic American style sandwich shop. Whilst in Tombland you’ll find a great spot for Sushi, as well as an independent vegan eatery and other chain restaurants. There really is something for everyone!


For the Adventure

The only city situated within a National Park, Norwich is the place for adventurers, sport enthusiasts and anyone who enjoys a weekend ramble.

Whether it’s wild swimming, paddle boarding, kayaking or something else – Norwich’s waterways provide the ideal environment to enjoy different water sports. You can enjoy a leisurely ‘pub & paddle’ from Riverside, or even try your hand at sailing just a short walk from the city at Trowse (if you’re a thrill seeker, you’ll also want to check out the dry ski slopes here!).

Walkers are blessed with exploring our city and surrounding countryside. Walking through the winding lanes of Norwich, you’ll admire the architecture of our historic buildings and discover our history. Plus, we are situated next to the Norfolk Broads, where you can enjoy a long walk, a boat ride or a country pub. We’re 30 minutes from the coast where you can enjoy sandy walks along the beach and grab an ice cream.

There’s always a beautiful town or village to discover in Norfolk – you’ll never tire of finding a new gem to explore in your spare time!

For Shoppers

If a bit of retail therapy is important to you, then you’re sure to fall in love with Norwich!

With two large shopping malls, Chantry Placeand Castle Quarter, you’ll have all the big brands right at your doorstep – plus, lots of places to stop for a bite to eat or a coffee.

If you prefer something a little more niche, you’re spoilt for choice with all of Norwich’s independent shops, specialising in everything from homeware, books and clothing, to gifts, health foods, and so much more.

Norwich Market houses a huge variety of different stalls, which you can spend hours browsing. From flowers and gifts, to vintage fashion – you’ll find the perfect purchase.

Speaking of vintage fashion – Norwich has a fantastic vintage scene. There’s plenty of shops selling vintage clothing and quirky antiques. St. Andrews Hall regularly holds vintage markets, so keep your eyes peeled.