Business Festival returns

This year’s East Suffolk Business Festival will focus on communication, collaboration and positive promotion with a packed two-week programme of business and training events taking places across the whole district.
Nick Looby, owner of Feet on the Ground whose clients include BBC and Disney, kicks off the festival on Monday 4th November at 7.30am in Lowestoft. The breakfast event will include presentations and workshops that will enable delegates to take a positive and creative approach to problem-solving and maximising opportunities in their local area.
Cllr Craig Rivett, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Economic Development, said, “It is fantastic that the Business Festival is returning following its successful launch last year. This year, we are building on that success to make it even bigger and better! The District has such strong and diverse local economy and this festival really showcases the opportunities and support available to East Suffolk businesses.”
The festival is organised by East Suffolk Council and the event are being delivered by Breakaway East, Suffolk Chamber of Commerce, Suffolk Chamber in Lowestoft & Waveney, New Anglia Growth Hub, Flyer Group, Nwes, Lowestoft Heritage Action Zone, Lowestoft Vision, Santander, East Suffolk Partnership and Innovation Martlesham.
The aim of the Business Festival is to raise the profile of the East Suffolk business community as well as creating opportunities for businesses to connect with each other and grow their business.
The first ever Business Festival was held in 2018 and saw over 1,100 people attend 31 events, over 120 people attend training sessions and over 57 people receiving one-to-one business advice during the 10-day programme.
For more information or to sign up to any of the events, please visit the dedicated festival website at
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