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Business Writers: Reading round-up 24 March 2024

1) Financial Industries Group (FIG) Norwich annual conference

Tickets are now available for this important industry event on Wednesday 24 April 2024. Aviva will once again be hosting it in their magnificent Marble Hall. Register now for the FIG Annual Conference 2024 (fignorwich.org).

2) Norfolk Makers Festival returns to The Forum, Norwich

FREE 9-day celebration of creativity – 13-21 April 2024 – offers activities, exhibitions, talks and workshops for people of all ages. Meet local artists, makers and creators working across disciplines and art forms. More here: Norfolk Makers Festival.

3) Norfolk Business Festival 2024 

LOCALiQ launches EDP Norfolk Business Festival, sponsored by Norse Group and supported by Norfolk Chambers of Commerce and Norwich BID. This free-to-attend two week festival – 15-26 April 2024 – aims to bring sectors together, raise the visibility of Norfolk brands, and share information to help Norfolk continue to thrive. More details here: Norfolk Business Festival – 15-26 April 2024 (edp24.co.uk).

4) East of England Tech Collaboration Event

As part of UK Tech Week, University of East Anglia and Cambridge Tech Week (9 – 13 September 2024) will host a special networking event – 23 April 2024. It aims to encourage innovation, investment and collaboration in the region. Tech and business leaders are invited to join the discussion on how to build partnerships and help the region grow. More details here: East of England Tech Collaboration – Cambridge Tech Week

5) Why should companies consider B Corp accreditation?

Construction and the built environment accounts for an estimated 40% of global CO2 emissions. Saul Humphrey is on a mission to help the industry reduce its carbon footprint and build a more sustainable future. He recently achieved B Corp status for his work and here tells the Institute of Directors why he thinks this matters to all businesses: Saul Humphrey’s: B Corp journey | Branch News | IoD,

6) Spring Arts Show returns to Norwich

The Spring Art Show offers you the opportunity to buy original artworks and prints from artists living in the East of England. Now in it’s 11th year, the show takes place in The Forum, Norwich – and is open to the public from 3 to 7 April 2024. More details about the artists and Private View tickets here: 2024 Artists – The Spring Art Show

7) Create Streets calls for more pedestrian friendly town centres

New report for UK government finds high streets that are “safe and easy to reach and not entirely dependent on cars” tend to have “the best commercial performance”. Projects that improve pedestrian, cycling or public transport access to shops increase retail sales by an average of 30%! More details here: Move Free – Create Streets.

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