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Business support and advice


Great Yarmouth is firmly in the centre of the European shipping and offshore energy industries as well as being a popular tourist destination. A designated Enterprise Zone (opens new window) with Assisted Area status, there is availability on industrial parks in and around Great Yarmouth where businesses can set up or grow. Great Yarmouth means business.

Please visit our business (opens new window) website for detailed industry sector information, business support (including grants and incentives), industrial estate maps, property for sale or to let and everything you need to know if you are visiting Great Yarmouth on business.

If you are thinking of starting a food business, you can contact us about anything from health and safety, to licensing or waste issues.

Where can I find help to start or grow my business in Great Yarmouth?

We offer free advice to help:

  • start a new business
  • existing businesses to expand

To book a meeting with an advisor please call 01493 846846.

A number of grants and incentives are also available to help businesses:

We have two Enterprise Zone sites (opens new window) in Great Yarmouth - these offer business rates relief for up to five years, superfast broadband and simplified planning regulations (subject to State Aid rules). Contact Eunice Edwards for more information. 

What networking opportunities and local business groups are there?

EEEGR (East of England Energy Group (opens new window)) and the Norfolk Chamber of Commerce (opens new window) offer networking events. 

Great Yarmouth Lunch Club meets bi-monthly. Contact them on Great Yarmouth Lunch Club (opens new window) or email for details.

How do I find commercial property in Great Yarmouth?

See our Land and property available to let or for sale page for more information.

Where do I find information on business licensing?

If you need to license business premises or simply need to find more information on licensing please refer to the licensing section of the website or contact the licensing department.

How can I make sure my business still runs during an emergency?

The GOV.UK (opens new window) website and the Business Continuity Institute (opens new window) both offer good advice on preparing your business for an emergency. You can also contact our emergency planning officer for guidance on 01493 846478 or by email.

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