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Business Writers: Reading round-up 31 March

1) Norfolk Rural Business Awards 2024

Now open for entries – deadline 19 April 2024. These annual awards are backed by Norfolk County Council and the Royal Norfolk Agricultural Association. There are nine sponsored categories and the winners will be announced on 27 June 2024 at the Royal Norfolk Show. Find out more, including how to enter, here: Norfolk Rural Business Awards.

2) Positive business news from Cambridge

New report finds major employment growth driven by knowledge intensive sectors. Analysis by the Centre for Business Research (CBR), at University of Cambridge, supports calls for better infrastructure so this growth is sustainable and inclusive. More details here: Sustained employment growth across region’s diverse economy – Cambridge Ahead.

3) New business supply chain service for Suffolk

Suffolk Chamber of Commerce launches new centralised platform to connect local suppliers, buyers and other business partners. With support from Suffolk County Council’s economic development team, the platform aims to strengthen the local economy by supporting networking and knowledge sharing for a more sustainable future. Find out more and register here: Driving Suffolk businesses forward – Suffolk Supply Chain.

4) New Haverhill Science Festival 

ONE Haverhill Partnership has announced dates for the first Haverhill Science Festival – 22-27 April 2024. The event aims to boost the study of STEM subjects in school and promote training opportunities in local high-tech businesses. More details here: Haverhill Science Festival – One Haverhill Partnership.

Three dates to remember from last week’s round-up

5) Financial Industries Group (FIG) Norwich annual conference

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

6) 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).

7) 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.

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