Chamber Co.nnect with Paul Gardner, Great Yarmouth Borough Council

Event Details

Thursday, 22 October, 2020 -
09:30 to 11:00
Online Networking (via Zoom meeting)
Member Rate: 


Non-Member Rate: 


Our brand-new way of networking… 

Chamber Co.nnects are fortnightly network meetings for its members to network and chat with other businesses in a digital space. 

We believe networking is key during difficult times to help with mental health, continuation of business and access to help and advice from peers. Each network meeting will have a guest speaker and will be focusing on a current topic.  

Enjoy from the comfort of your own home with no early starts or commute and make sure to make a coffee and bring a smile to this online video meeting. 

Who's it for? 

Business owners, managers, entrepreneurs, start-ups, young businesses and anyone who wants to connect and engage with other businesses in the Norfolk area. 


Back to the Future

With the shops already full of Christmas decorations, you might be wondering what happened to 2020. With the resurgence of COVID cases coupled with our final exit from the EU, it’s hard to think about how 2021 will not be another year to remember. As talk turns from firefighting to recovery, some businesses wish no doubt wish they could turn the clock back more than an hour on the 25th. So this session looks at what new opportunities could exist in the future and how 2020 has changed our lives forever.    

Guest Speaker

Paul Gardner, Great Yarmouth Borough Council

Paul joined GYBC in June this year having spent the last 12 years working with start-up and growing businesses in Norfolk and Suffolk. During this period he has spent some time helping people start new businesses, working close to the Government’s Start-Up Loan and providing support to the regions fastest-growing businesses through the Future50 programme.

Perhaps best known for its seaside resorts of Caister, Great Yarmouth and Gorleston, Great Yarmouth’s maritime heritage dates back to the 10th century. Today, tourism and the sea continue to provide an important feature of the Boroughs economy. Home to nearly 100,000 people and often called the gateway to the Broads, the UK's first offshore wind farm was built here too.


09:30 – Welcome from Chamber. Go through format and any updates. Introduce topic and speaker (5 mins) 
09:35 – Guest speaker (15 mins) 
09:50 – Q&A for speaker (10 mins) 
10:00 – Discussion topics and networking (1 hour) 
11:00 - Close 

When you register for your place, you will be sent a calendar invitation as confirmation of your place. The invite will include a unique link from Zoom for you to join the video call. 

Please note that moving forward this series won't be a recurring meeting in Zoom so you will need to book on each individual session. 



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