MENTA Announces Winner of Small Business Award

A night of celebrating the success of north Norfolk businesses took place at Gresham’s School on Thursday 21st February. The North Norfolk Best Small Business Award, sponsored by MENTA the business support organisation was won by The Norfolk Brewhouse.
Rachel and David Holliday own the business and David said, “Our small team were thrilled and proud to win the award, we were especially pleased for our brewer, Bruce Ash.
“Where we are based is of particular importance to us, not only does north Norfolk provide us with the key ingredients for our beers, but its vibrant community of small businesses inspire us in so many ways. To be recognised for our small part in helping to promote north Norfolk and create jobs is fantastic.”
Chair of MENTA Alistair Ponder who presented The Norfolk Brewhouse award commented, “Congratulations to Rachel and David who have grown their business with a dedicated and enthusiastic team of staff and have used their strong creative marketing skills to expand and grow. Their commitment and vision are to be commended.”
The Norfolk Brewhouse are based near Fakenham and produce a range of hand-crafted beers and lagers. They often work collaboratively with other Norfolk businesses to produce special brews, for example Nelson and Norfolk Teas Company and Black Shuck Gin.
MENTA helps established small businesses throughout Norfolk, providing affordable networking events, business conferences and advice sessions. It’s next marketing conference takes place on the 3rd April at Pensthorpe near Fakenham and costs just £10pp to attend. MENTA also provides free business skills training in North Walsham, Dereham and Norwich, supported by the European Regional Development Fund for anyone who is Norfolk based and is thinking of starting a business or has done so in the last 12 months.
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