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Buy Local Norfolk takes to the road to celebrate Norfolk Day!
On Tuesday 27th July the county is set to celebrate Norfolk Day. Now in its fourth year, the special day was created to celebrate Nelson’s county and all it has to offer.
Buy Local Norfolk is a business network that supports organisations that are truly local to the region. This year the organisation is looking to celebrate Norfolk Day by visiting an array of fantastic local businesses and the inspirational people behind them.
Glynn Burrows, Chairman of Buy Local Norfolk (BLN) said, ‘As an organisation, we believe in the importance of supporting our local, independent businesses to help keep money circulating within the local economy and to help ensure that there are more local jobs opportunities today and for future generations.
Norfolk Day provides the perfect opportunity to help raise the profile of the wonderful individualistic traders that we have here in Norfolk. Now that restrictions have started lifting, we thought what better way to celebrate than by taking BLN on tour across the county!’
Throughout the month of July BLN will be showcasing their members across their social media channels. On Tuesday 27th July, the week-long ‘BLN On Tour’ kicks off, visiting various member businesses and locations around Norfolk.
From 6pm on 27th July BLN in person Networking is also returning, hosted at College Farm B&B and Wedding Venue in Thompson. Open to members and non-members; you can book your free place here.
Here’s why some of our members think it’s important to back Norfolk Day
Kerry Ellis, co-owner of Epic Event Hire says ‘I love Norfolk because it has all you need in one place and is sustainable in its own right and has such a unique and diverse range of local businesses making it such an amazing place to live, work and play. This is why I back Norfolk Day. Let's celebrate what we have and really make some noise!’
For Olivia Shave, owner of The Little White Lamb Co. Norfolk Day is an ideal opportunity to reinforce the importance of buying locally, 'Why buy local? The Norfolk economy is worth 18.5 billion with a diverse offering of fabulous businesses which deserves to be championed, celebrated and recognised. With the attention being on buying local, the focus has to be on Norfolk that has predominantly come through the pandemic unscathed in comparison to other areas. This just goes to prove that Norfolk is strong with its commitment to produce not only a fantastic range but that we are all in this together, supporting each other and shouting out about the passion which drives us to get through! '
Angela Macdonald, Tenancy & Business Development Manager at ‘The Enterprise Centre is really pleased to be supporting Norfolk Day and Buy Local’s tour for the occasion. Once called ‘Norfolk in a building’ The Enterprise
Centre was constructed using a wealth of local materials. From Thetford Forest timber in the building frame to reed in the thatched façade from Tharston and flints in our landscaping from Holt, there are a range of Norfolk features at The Enterprise Centre. We have a thriving community of over 160 local businesses and with modern ways of working we’re even the Norfolk location for a few internationally based companies too.’
Katharine Wolstenholme owner of College Farm will be testing out more cake recipes for her B&B guests on Norfolk Day, as well as hosting our networking event on 7th July. Katharine says, ‘I’m passionate about Norfolk and Norfolk Day and all things Norfolk, especially as my family have lived on the same plot of land in Merton since about 1300 so I feel I am truly from Norfolk!'