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Diss Business Forum Pictured: Nick Lightbown, Emma Trick, Brian Bale, Kerry Kirby and Ed Nottingham PICTURE: Mecha Morton (1978632)
Diss Business Forum Pictured: Nick Lightbown, Emma Trick, Brian Bale, Kerry Kirby and Ed Nottingham PICTURE: Mecha Morton (1978632)

Networking means more than just business, according to the new chairman of a Diss and district forum.

Diss Business Forum has lined up a mix of business breakfasts, lunches and networking events, with more social activities increasingly on the agenda.

“South Norfolk is a good place to do business but, as everywhere, it’s still tough,” said chairman Brian Bale.

“It is important to be seen and to get out and about.

“A market town economy is much more about personal contact and face-to-face interactions, than somewhere like Norwich, for instance.

“Business in a more local environment comes from personal contacts and recommendations, so businesses must be aware of each other, which is one of our key aims, to enable this to happen.

“It is also about the social side. Working in a rural market town and area is as much about your business circle as your social circle.”

Diss Business Forum now has more than 100 members .

Forthcoming events include a trip to Harleston Cider Company for “tasting and talking” and a wellbeing breakfast with health foods, pilates and yoga later in the year.

“Through the forum, we encourage business interaction in and around Diss and act as a channel of information,” added Mr Bale, an accountant.

“We also encourage local business transactions and increase commerce opportunities through our incentives scheme with free offers, exclusive privileges and discounts for members.”

To find out more about Diss Business Forum, visit www.dbf.org.uk



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