Promoting business in Harleston and surrounding areas

August Breakfast

Wednesday 6th August. At our next Business Forum breakfast, Wednesday 6th August, 7.30am at The Swan Hotel, we are welcoming David Ward of Norfolk Deer Management, as our main speaker, to talk to us about their fascinating strategy. Emma Alfieri will also give us an update on Park Radio licensing in the area.

September Breakfast

At our 3rd September meeting we discuss how the new Harleston identity can be used positively for the benefit of the town. Sophie Scott from South Norfolk District Council will talk about the identity. Download a booking form mid August.

Past meetings

Archbishop Sancroft School careers event

15 businesses took part in the year 8 careers event at the Archbishop Sancroft School. 50-60 pupils asked questions of the business representatives then heard how businesses operate.

Head teacher Richard Cramner said "Great to have so many industries represented today at our Y8 careers event. The feedback has been so positive".
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July Breakfast

We had an excellent business breakfast on 2nd July with guest speaker Stella Rice from the New Anglia Growth Hub, who explained the grants and advice available from her organisation for businesses in Norfolk and North Suffolk. Extremely enlightening! Should you be wondering whether you might benefit, please visit

Canapes and drinks

A very enjoyable evening meeting at Chameleon house for the evening of Tuesday 24th June for canapes and drinks.


Aims and Objectives of HDBF

  • To foster positive and collaborative relations between businesses in and around the town, other interested organisations and retired business people and the local community.
  • To provide a forum and meeting place for members to learn and shares ideas and information.
  • To represent the businesses in Harleston and District and to act as a channel of information and opinions between the town's businesses and various authorities and other organisations.
  • To contribute to the positive development and encourage growth of the existing business of Harleston and District.

If you want more information on becoming a member of the Harleston & District Business Forum please contact Clive Attwood on 01379 852789 or email

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