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Business Writers: Reading round-up 10 March 2024

National Centre for Writing announces residencies and retreats in Norwich for 2024

Creative writers and literary translators can now apply for retreats at Dragon Hall Cottage in Norwich, a UNESCO City of Literature. There are also virtual residency opportunities. Application deadline 25 March 2024 – more details here: Residencies and Retreats | National Centre for Writing | NCW.

Business support in Suffolk from New Anglia Growth Hub

Check out these networking events, workshops and training course to help you find contacts, win grants and build skills for growth. Events from May 16 – April 9 – New Anglia Growth Hub.

Great Yarmouth Winter Gardens wins Heritage Horizon Award

This is great news for Norfolk. One of our finest Victorian buildings has secured £16m of restoration funding, including £12.3m from the National Lottery. Work begins in 2024 – full story here: Great Yarmouth Winter Gardens – Reimagining the People’s Palace | The National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Suffolk’s Top 100 private firms report increased turnover and earnings

Latest Suffolk Limited report from Grant Thornton UK LLP and Birketts LLP reveals “resilience and ingenuity of the 100 most successful private companies in the county.” Read this summary from East Anglia In Business for more details, including how to download the full report: Turnover of Suffolk’s top 100 privately owned firms up 15.8% to £6.7bn – East Anglia in Business.

CleanTech Venture Day 2024 now open for applications to pitch

Do you run an innovative CleanTech business developing products or services for the energy, transport, built environment, water or circular economy sectors? Are you looking for Pre-Seed, Seed, or Series A and B funding? Then check out this pitching opportunity in London on 2 July, organised by Cambridge Cleantech and Oxfordshire Greentech: Pitching Application — Climate Tech Innovation. Deadline for applications 22 March 2024.

Looking for export opportunities – get FREE advice in Norwich

Do you need help developing supply chains and opening new export markets? Find out how the Department of Business and Trade can support you at this FREE workshop in the Millennium Library, Norwich. Details and booking with the Business & IP Centre Norfolk here: Going International? Tickets, Fri 5 Apr 2024 at 10:30 | Eventbrite

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