Produced in Norfolk News Spring 2011
Our 7th Year of Business
In early January we celebrated our 6th birthday; as we put the final touches to our 7th free annual brochure of all things Norfolk we write to send out sincere thanks to our loyal Producer Members, our many Associates. local stakeholders and our Friends; thank you to all of you for your continued support. Our network now extends to over 350 businesses and individuals; not bad for an organisation which started with just 6 people in 2004.
Having received start up funding for our first three years we have been self sufficient
ever since and our campaign of putting the whole of Norfolk on the map for quality locally
made food, drink, art, and craft continues
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New business start ups
To encourage enterprise in the County, Produced In Norfolk offers reduced membership fees for local businesses in their first year of trading. Start up support includes free help with marketing and PR and we also point new entrepreneurs in the right direction for assistance in all necessary trading legislation.
All our producer members are registered with Norfolk Trading Standards and we are pleased to continue to work in partnership with them
We work to develop and protect rural skills from being lost with all producer members being visited to ensure they are genuinely making their products in the County with substantive creative input.
New Business start ups joining Produced In Norfolk this year include:
Support for Young Entrepreneurs
To encourage a young entrepreneurial economy entrepreneurs under thirty years of age
also benefit from reduced membership fees
Our social responsibilities
Produced In Norfolk is owned and run by producers in the County with all profits going to support our work to make the local economy sustainable by making it easier for us to consume more of what we grow, make and produce here in Norfolk.
Helping Local People over 50
In 2010 our goal was to help the growing numbers of Norfolk people; particularly women over fifty years of age, who were not economically active overcome barriers to employment. Skills development and to improving well being.
Working with partners across the community and in parts of Suffolk, the work was so successful we won a regional award. Find out more here click thro to website http://www.producedinnorfolk.com/news_449.php
Supporting Norfolk Producers 365 Days a Year
Thank you to all of you who supported our events last year including