University of East Anglia
Norfolk Network has collaborated with UEA since 2006. Our work includes co-delivering events, providing networking opportunities and training to students and academics. We also champion the importance and value of higher level skills to the SME business community.
In 2013, UEA officially became Norfolk Network’s Platinum sponsor in order to develop this unique relationship. The partnership focuses on developing student employability, entrepreneurship and enterprise and on the communication of research. Norfolk Network members benefit from our close working relationship with CareerCentral by gaining fast access and support for recruiting graduates.
Our partnership work is recognised nationally. In 2012 Norfolk Network celebrated winning the prestigious AGCAS Award for Excellence in Careers Service Engagement at the TARGETjobs National Graduate Recruitment Awards. We beat off mighty competition from Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Ernst & Young, Foot Anstey, GE and Teach First.
Norfolk Network has also collaborated with UEA for the last 3 years for Global Entrepreneurship Week, organising inspirational talks and networking events designed to spark students’ creativity and appetite for start up. Network members are also welcome to attend these events.
City College Norwich
Norfolk Network has worked with City College Norwich since 2008. We focus on supporting the college's Experience of Work programme to provide opportunities for students to gain insight into the real world of work and then progress quickly into a career.
In 2013 City College Norwich officially became Norfolk Network’s Gold sponsor. We collaborate with the Experience of Work team by providing access to inspirational speakers, introductions for mentoring and work place visits. We also liaise between courses and relevant industry contacts. We help diverse groups of students to start opening up career opportunities through our networking training.
Members benefit from this close working relationship by having a direct route into the college for recruiting students.
Adnams provide us with wine to help the conversation flow.
You can pop into the local Adnams store on Unthank Road. It’s stuffed full of its internationally award-winning brews, all made in Norfolk. They also offer brewery and distillery tours in Southwold.
The Forum Norwich provide inspirational space for our events.
Located in the heart of the city, the Forum offers excellent exhibition, conference and audio-visual facilities, plus a popular cafe and restaurant. Its state-of-the art and intimate auditorium is perfect for our talks.
Joe Lenton Photography
Joe Lenton is Norfolk Network's event photographer.
Joe’s photos perfectly reflect Norfolk Network events, capturing the spirit of our events, speakers and members. He’s in great demand to cover events of all kinds, portraiture, location photography and training.
Purple Plum Catering
Purple Plum provide catering for Norfolk Network events.
Purple Plum’s food is always inventive and a talking point at our events. The Purple Plum team also provide catering services for weddings, business events and intimate parties at home.
Darren Leader Studio
Darren Leader Studio created the Norfolk Network visual identity and designed our new website.
The Studio also designs all our event graphics. Its specialism is branding and communication design for print and digital. Darren influences the next generation of designers, as an Associate Lecturer on the BA Graphic Design, Graphic Communication and Design for Publishing courses at Norwich University of the Arts.
Singular Publishing develops content for the Norfolk Network website.
The Singular team works in print and online to create award-winning books, brand-building magazines, clear and informative reports, persuasive brochures and more. They offer creative publishing, great writing and effective editing.