In turbulent times, happiness might feel like a stretch. However staying positive and measuring the impact of unprecedented change in the way we work is essential for survival. Nic Marks shares the business case for happiness.
Norfolk Network members gathered online to meet virtually in a small and supportive environment. NN members shared present work and current challenges, gaining instant peer feedback and topical discussions.
Zoom in on Norfolk Network Series 2 begins with Silicon Valley-based technology forcaster, futurist and author Alex Soojung-Kim Pang as our guest speaker.
As businesses are preparing to return to work, what will work look like? Are we in a rush to return to the workplace? What are the things we have learnt from the biggest experiment in WFH that can help us to redesign the way we work?
Has the role of the leader changed forever? What does this mean for business? As we look towards the future what are the things we have learned from the crisis that will redefine how we lead?
With more uncertainty now than ever before, how can we plan effectively for a post-pandemic world?
Many people are struggling with lockdown. What is becoming clear, is that those who have consciously developed a resilient mindset before the current crisis appear to have been able to use the time to pause, reflect and rethink what truly matters.
Stephen Balmer-Walters has driven multi-million-pound sales and profits for high street brands across footwear and clothing, toys and travel, and extreme sports. Along the way he had some amazing experiences, but it was at Norwich City Football Club that...
Most of us now face the problem of pivoting our business. But what does it take to do it? What do we need? In this interactive webinar Heloise looked back into how big brands like Starbucks and Twitter achieved this.
In a world of constant digital connectivity, FoMo, or “fear of missing out” is a real social anxiety that is becoming increasingly common. It can cause significant stress in both our personal and professional lives.
Norfolk Network is delighted to be co-hosting a special event with City College Norwich to celebrate International Women's Day.
Heloise is the founder of the fast growing multilingual marketing company, Sell Beyond. A specialist Amazon consultancy, the business grows top brands all over the world.
Our first Mixer event for 2020 was a great success, welcoming new Norfolk Network members and creating new introductions.
Original and creative thinking is a new currency for today’s work force. During this one hour interactive session Dr Ieva Martinaityte invited Norfolk Network members to reconnect with their natural creative resources, to explore limiting beliefs and...
Join our festive lunchtime party to toast 2019 and to enjoy a lively catch up with members and this year's speakers.
Louise Birritteri, an insurance entrepreneur, shared with Norfolk Network how she took her business from initial concept through to scale-up, including bringing on board angels and private equity funding.
In this one hour workshop we’ll explore the concept of mindfulness and its benefits, particularly in helping us build resilience in our working lives.
What is resilience and why is it so important now? What makes us resilient and why? How can we incorporate resilience into our work life? How can greater personal resilience improve our business performance? Just some of the questions we put to our...
Stress and burn-out are huge challenges we all face in modern business. Marie Oakes was flying high in her career as a fashion designer for leading fashion brands Alexander McQueen and Mulberry until she hit burn out.
Is brand dead or does it have a second life? Simon Middleton brand-building specialist asked questions to make us rethink our business values and communication.
David Bailey, CEO and co-founder of Aitrak, shares his experiences working globally for brands such as Apple and Samsung, and explores the elusive concept of quality.
Richard Powell OBE introduced the work of the History of Advertising Trust and shared how the creative industries and Brands re-think, re-models and uses its past successes to inspire more creative work.
EdTech entrepreneur Sarah Mintey will share how she's built a company in less than three years which will employ more than 100 staff by January, partner with the largest distributor and publishing house in the Middle East, and be liaising with three...
Glyn is building a global company and tackling the biggest environmental issue currently facing humanity - improving water conditions.
Your brain is taking mental shortcuts, and shortcuts mean mistakes for you, your business, and your customers. In psychology they call it bias. Katie Fisher, psychologist and user experience researcher devised a workshop for Norfolk Network members to...
Our speaker in June was Emma Watson, founder and designer of the award winning British childrenswear brand Little Hotdog Watson.
To celebrate Norfolk Network's 15 Anniversary and our successful partnership with the business and the HE/FE communities in Norwich and Norfolk, our members enjoyed a fascinating evening with Karen Jones CBE, co-founder of Café Rouge and Chancellor of...
Pedal power comes to Norfolk Network with Matthew Thomas-Keeping, Regional Operations Manager for bike sharing platform ofo. Matthew presented ofo's role in building a shared economy.
Starting a business is tough but scaling a business - at speed - is tougher. But that’s exactly what George is doing. What should happen next and what does happen next? How will it grow, and what will happen to the man behind the business?
Local hero David Brear shared how he’s grown a global company and network in FinTech at this sell out NN event.
Discover the heritage of Colegate, Norwich and enjoy Christmas canapés and fine wine among friends old and new at this year’s Norfolk Network Christmas party.
Luke Johnstone, co-founder of the world’s first frozen Smoothie Kits company PACK’D, shares his experiences of starting out and how they have found their way to success.
By 2020, 50% of the global workforce will be millennials. Already, these digital natives are challenging conventional wisdom and redefining the way businesses think about their workforces. They want to be more productive by working remotely and having...
By far the most interesting and exciting coffee segment of the moment is speciality coffee. It’s become an intricate science and a global phenomenon that is seeing rapid growth across all sectors.
Keeping up with the latest tech trends is vital for businesses that want to stay ahead of the curve. But how do you ensure that you’re not just ‘doing digital’ for the sake of it and that your approach is truly helping achieve a competitive edge?
A glorious view of the city, with a special “Norfolk Network” cocktail in hand, snacking on delicious canapés among friends old and new… that’s how to celebrate summer.
Start-rite shoes celebrates its 225th anniversary in 2017. Ian Watson, the new CEO and first boss from outside the founding family, shares his vision with Norfolk Network to modernise the oldest British shoe manufacturer.
What do we mean by the Internet of Things (IoT)? How can I use IoT to improve customer service? Can IoT make my business more efficient and save me money? What about security? These were just some of the questions we put to our industry guests.
Ever had a catchy tune that you just can’t get out of your head? Based on the science behind the ‘catchy tune’ phenomenon, Norfolk based publisher ‘earworms MBT (Musical Brain Trainer)’ takes an entirely new and innovative approach to language...
In March, our Packed Lunch event featured Matt Dobbin and James Davis from Atticus Research, who shared with us a new approach to researching one of the most interesting and challenging groups, the 'millennials’....
If there’s a single quality you need to be a successful entrepreneur, it’s the ability to take big, bold decisions. Adrian Melrose has that quality in spades. After 20 years as a chartered accountant in London, in 2007 he sold up and moved to Suffolk...
Entrepreneur and sustainable developer Dominic Richards tells Norfolk Network his £100m vision for breathing vibrancy and economic life back into a long-time derelict space in Norwich.
In a quiet corner of Norwich city centre is a gem of a place for appreciating fine french wine and artisan cheese and charcuterie.
What is a cobot? We've invited Pat Fenn from Cobotix UK to introduce us to Sawyer, the next generation of intelligent industrial robots that are set to lead the way to domestic and workplace robots.
Can you re-imagine and re-design a clock or record player? Our next guest speaker has. Paul Beckett is a creative entrepreneur who creates innovative timepieces and audio equipment for the luxury market.
Tracy Clark shared with Norfolk Network how she set out on an extraordinary career in ocean swimming.
Are robots going to take our jobs? Is that a good thing? Will we all have loads more free time or will we be out of work? What new jobs will be created? Which ones will disappear?
Norfolk Network hears a story of entrepreneurial success from Henry Catchpole, the founder of Inform Direct.
Norfolk Network was delighted to collaborate with our Gold Sponsor, City College Norwich to welcome one of the UK’s most inspirational female entrepreneurs, Sahar Hashemi.
Norfolk Network was delighted to welcome Eamon to share his entrepreneurial journey and the story of online retailer Naked wines.
Jeremy Glenn, CIO of Brandbank shared his inside story of the success of this global business and his entrepreneurial journey within it – a story untold on the local stage.
Our summer party event featured Tim Kinnaird of Masterchef fame and founder of Macarons and More.
Norfolk Network was delighted to welcome award winning fashion revolutionary Philip Browne. Free spirited, daring and unorthodox, he shared how he's managed to survive three recessions, several setbacks, but enjoy substantial success.
Norfolk Network welcomed film producer and tech entrepreneur Steffan Aquarone. Steffan never knew that he wanted to be a film producer but by 20 he was a founding director of a UK Top 50 film production company developing content for Land Rover,...
Norfolk Network welcomed Al Gosling, an entrepreneur who has built a multi-million pound company out of his teenage passion for extreme sports.
Our members heard Scott Grandison’s story of bravely leaving his distinguished career in academia for the risky world of startup.
Dr Neil Garner, founder and CEO of Proxama, had never told his entrepreneurial story to his home audience. The event was be a unique opportunity to hear his candid story of starting an R&D software company in Norwich and growing it into a global AIM...
Norfolk Network welcomed serial software entrepreneur and tech investor James Duez.
Our summer event in 2014 featured Simon Middleton, founder of the Great British Banjo Company.
We're delighted to be welcoming Matthew Rock, entrepreneurial journalist, co-founder of the UK's first entrepreneurs' magazine Real Business and editor-in-chief at DueDil.
Join us for a celebrate 10 years of the Norfolk Network with guest speaker Scott Russell, serial entrepreneur and co founder of Paddy & Scott's, one of the UK’s fastest growing coffee brands.
We're delighted to be welcoming Kamal Basran, founder of the Authentic Food Company and Asian Entrepreneur of the Year 2011.
We're delighted to be welcoming Sarah McVittie, co-founder of Dressipi.
Join us to welcome Bill Jordan, founder of Jordan Cereals.
We're delighted to welcome Will King, founder of British shaving brand King of Shaves. In his talk he will share with us how he has built a £30m business, taken on industry giants, does things differently and better, and his plans to build a £200m...
We're delighted to be welcoming Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones, also known as The Black Farmer