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Norfolk Enterprise Festival

Are you a budding entrepreneur? Do you own a business in Norfolk? Do you wish to add your voice to the local enterprise community? Or do you just want a fun day out with the family? Attend the Norfolk Enterprise Festival hosted by Hoveton Hall Gardens.

The festival is one of the only enterprise festivals in the whole of the UK and invites the local business community (and their families) to connect through an immersive, fun and informative day of interactive talks, workshops and experiences. The programme spotlights Norfolk’s key innovations (including farming & agri-tech, green energy, tech & smart mobility) alongside inspirational insights from the grassroots entrepreneurial community. Sparking conversations that can, in turn, strengthen the enterprise ecosystem in meeting local ‘sustainability‘ challenges …there’s even the chance to pitch for NEF Angels’ Den investment!

By attending the NEF 2019 you can be part of the NEF’s living network of local entrepreneurs through their very own festival app! The app, acting as a ‘Norfolk based ‘linkedin’, provides a platform for attendees of the festival to secure lasting connections with potential investors, business partners and the local business community long after the festival takes place. You can download the app by purchasing a ticket for the NEF 2019, and by searching ‘Norfolk Enterprise Festival’ on your app store.

Festival highlights include:


The festival programme includes Interactive workshops |  Debate |  Curated expert panels |  Angels’ Den |  Networking (Norfolk’s investment angels and peers) |  One-to-one business surgery | Homegrown arts, culture and entertainment | Creative activities (for ALL ages) |  Marketplace (products & services) |  Makers Fair (products) |  Local food and drink stalls |  Hands-on STEM and enterprise activities for kids of all ages | Our very own NEF App |  …..and much, much more!

One-one business advice

The Norfolk Enterprise Festival is offering the opportunity to gain FREE access to friendly and impartial one-to-one business advice via New Anglia’s Growth Hub. Whether it’s about accessing grants or finance, start-up support, international trade support or other specialist support book your place now! To book you must have purchased a ticket for the Norfolk Enterprise Festival on Saturday the 13th July at Hoveton Hall Gardens.

Over 50 speakers confirmed

Hot picks include: Galton Blackiston (Chef & writer), Juliana Meyer (SuperPass & 2018 Angels’ Den Winner), David Pafrey (Norwich Research Park), Sam Ruddock (Story Machine Productions), Henry Layte (The Book Hive), Jack Lowe (Curious Directive), Live Culture Awesome Podcast with Rebecca Lewis Smith & Emily Groves, Loui Blake (Young serial entrepreneur), Nigel Cushion (Action Stations & Nelson’s Spirit), Cata Parrish (Re.Source), Linn Clabburn (Cambridge/ Norwich Tech Corridor) Rachel Tarkenter (Start East), Robert Ashton (Barefoot Entrepreneur), Alina Veselaya & Erika Mizun- Moller (tea.agency).

Market Place

We have hand-picked local makers and producers to come forward and showcase flavours, textures and tastes of Norfolk whilst providing authentically local shopping experience to our attendees.

Children’s workshops

The NEF will have a range of activities for children to keep them entertained throughout the day, including rocket workshops, creation station, block bus, family yoga, nature trails, STEM activities and much more!

A Vision for SME’s in Norfolk

Following the NEF Charter session in 2018, the programme will include the presentation of an exciting new vision for SME’s in Norfolk which gives our entrepreneurial community a voice to challenge key decision makers in the SME sector.

To be part of a fun, innovative and creative festival and proactively enhance our local enterprise community, book your tickets now at www.norfolkenterprisefestival.co.uk


Adults (£15), 18 – 25 (£7.50), Under 18s (Free), Group Saver (10 adults £100)

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