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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.

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, confidential and impartial advice and practical support to help you:

  • start a new business and prepare to trade
  • network with other local businesses
  • grow your business and improve resilience and productivity
  • navigate other sources of support and finance

To book a meeting with an advisor please:

For information on business grants, please visit our business grants page.

We have two Enterprise Zone sites (opens new window) in Great Yarmouth - contact Eunice Edwards for more information. 

What networking opportunities and local business groups are there?

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

Great Yarmouth B2B Lunch Club meets regularly with no membership required - more details available at the B2B Lunch Club (opens new window) website or by emailing

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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