New Norfolk Day launches 27 July 2018
The team at Big Sky Additions are delighted to throw our weight behind the inaugural “Norfolk Day” which will be held on Friday 27 July 2018. The idea behind this new celebration is to showcase everything the county of Norfolk has to offer and give residents and businesses the chance to show their pride in their home county.
“We think Norfolk Day is a brilliant idea,” said Big Sky Additions Director Justin Murray. “We absolutely love living in the county and running a business in Norfolk, and we want to share that enthusiasm with the wider world and help to bust some of the myths about Norfolk being a bit sleepy or isolated for example.”
One of Norfolk’s most famous former residents, HRH The Duke of Cambridge, who lived at Anmer Hall in North Norfolk while working for the East Anglian Air Ambulance, has also offered his wholehearted support for the new event in a letter to the local newspaper:
“The county has much going for it – beautiful coastline and countryside, historic cities and churches, an ancient culture and a rich tradition of food and drink, not to mention global, national and local businesses, contributing to thriving commerce.
‘This is why I am so pleased that the first Norfolk Day is to take place this summer. The county has a lot to shout about, and it is a great idea to bring people together from across the county in its full diversity to celebrate all that is good about our home. I sincerely hope that Norfolk Day becomes an entrenched tradition in the life of this county for years to come.”
Echoing Prince William’s words of praise, Chris Sargisson, chief executive of Norfolk Chamber of Commerce, also said the county’s strength “lies in its diversity”, from high-growth start ups and SMEs to large corporates in sectors from manufacturing to finance and technology.
“We need to change the perception of Norfolk. We all know that it is a great place to live and work, but much of the outside world isn’t aware of this. We have a thriving business community with over 33,000 businesses in it, who are driving our growing economy. We now need to do more to shout about our success and potential and change to a more positive perception of Norfolk,” he said.
“It’s time to update the message, using real businesses, talking about real success.”
Backed by highly regarded local papers the Eastern Daily Press and Norwich Evening News, along with BBC Radio Norfolk, at this stage businesses are being asked to get involved in Norfolk Day by putting forward their suggestions around the themes of open days, offers, collaborations and education. Find out how the team at Big Sky Additions will be celebrating Norfolk Day very soon.