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Buy Local Norfolk Christmas Expo

December 19, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Buy Local Norfolk Christmas Expo at The Forum, Norwich

Join us for a fantastic day full of lovely local goodies, local businesses and festive fun, visit Father Christmas in his grotto, and see his many helpers working hard.

OFFICIAL OPENING: Councillor Alan Waters, Leader of Norwich City Council, will be officially opening the event at 10am in The Forum, Norwich. 

All exhibitors are Buy Local Norfolk members, who are all truly local to Norfolk, a great opportunity to choose last minute Christmas gifts for all the family.

If you would like to join us as an exhibitor, please click here for more details.

Buy Local Norfolk Christmas Expo at The Forum, Norwich

Huge Thank You to our lovely sponsors for their generosity in sponsoring our Christmas Expo this year!

Below is just some of the members who will be exhibiting with us on the day:

Adrenalize Personal Training

Enter our competition to win a FREE Personal Training Session!

Bespoke personal training, health, fitness and nutrition solutions for individuals, couples and groups. Suitable for all levels of fitness and personalised programmes taking place in my fully equipped studio.

Adrenalize Personal Training will develop personalised programmes for each individual designed to:
* improve overall fitness
* reach or maintain healthy weight/body fat reduction/body shaping and toning
* help to achieve individuals goals
* enhance mind, body and spirit.


Anglian Internet

Worried about GDPR? (General Data Protection Regulations)

Is your IT Secure?

Is your Data Backed up?

Not Sure?

We’re offering a FREE informal no obligation business site survey.

Anglian Internet “East Anglia’s Premier Computer Retailer” offer everything Computer and IT related. We sell Computers and Laptops and we repair them to. We have the best range of PC hardware and consumables in stock in East Anglia. We offer Home callouts to fix broadband and networking problems.

Our Business side supports many local business customers who have Windows Servers and large networks. We are a Microsoft certified partner and have the expertise to keep your business running 24/7.

Face to Face Finance

Come along and see our elves to guess how many baubles are on our Christmas Tree to win a Hamper – free to entry, and every entry gets a free prize!

For the children and young at heart, we have our Eddie Teddie colouring competition, with prizes for the best entries in a variety of age categories!

Face to Face Finance are independent financial advisers based in Norwich, specialising in Retirement, Investment and Inheritance Tax Planning.

We believe that professional financial advice is essential to ensure that you make the right decisions when planning for your future.

We have a very happy working environment and our clients benefit from an excellent service not just from our consultants, but from the moment they pick up the phone or walk in the office.

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Glow Virtual Assistants

To celebrate the launch and growth of Glow Virtual Assistants we will be offering 10% and initial invoice for businesses who sign up to use our dedicated team to help their business shine before March 2018!
We will be selling the HER True Colours Calendar 2018 to raise money for Leeway and empower and inspire women to be proud of who they are – these will be £6 on the day instead of £7 (usual price)
We will be selling HER Business, Body and Life Conference Tickets for 8th March on the day at the discounted price of £20 each (usual price £25)

Glow Virtual Assistants (part of Serena Fordham Enterprises Limited) is a forward-thinking agency of skilled and qualified Virtual Assistants, specialising in supporting entrepreneurs and businesses to succeed, grow and shine!

We operate mainly in Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and surrounding areas, and have a team of dedicated employees; offering their expertise, experience and knowledge of business admin, marketing, finance, events management and project management.

We also run a women’s network, Her Business Brew, where local business women come for support, education and guidance and a charitable initiative, An Hour or So, which mixes business with charity.

Hallswood Animal Sanctuary

Visit the Hallswood Animal Sanctuary and try your hand on our tombola – you never know who we may have bought along with us on the day 🙂

Hallswood is a wildlife Sanctuary caring for all forms of wildlife; in special cases, we offer care and support to domesticated animals and birds.
We will take domestic animals only in cases where the animal cannot go into rehoming centres. We have a no kill policy.

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Art 4 Youth Norwich Art School

We will be displaying master pieces produced by our students, some of them will be manning the stall with us. We will have a small still life installation so that children/young people/visitors could draw as a little taster sessions; we will be drawing a Roll of art, which is a collaborative piece of art for all ages, skills, backgrounds and abilities. We will think of some other activities to engage with the visitors.
We will also be giving away vouchers for free art classes in the new year to those who have tried any of our art activity at the stall.

Art 4 Youth Norwich Art School is founded for the purpose of supplementary education in Fine Art, which promotes creative, aesthetic and intellectual development of children and young people aged 7 to 16 years old.

The school offers students an opportunity to embrace Fine Art from an early age, nurturing their potential in preparation for higher education, and a prospective career in Fine Art, architecture, engineering, design, fashion and advertising to name only a few. As part of our education program the students benefit from assembling an extensive portfolio suitable for further and higher education.

NVCS Limited

Green Farm Coffee are small batch, artisan coffee roaster where our beans are roasted, cooled, packed and send straight to our customers, you can even purchase small bags of our coffee on our website.

We can supply traditional espresso and bean to cup machines alongside our renowned coffee so your café, restaurant and bar is the perfect setting for our services.

Green Farm Coffee provides expert barista training, plus the hire of our amazing coffee hut which can be seen on match days outside the South Stand at Carrow Road Norwich as part of our official partnership with the football club.

NVCS are one of the leading wholesale suppliers of coffee-related services in East Anglia. From fresh brew coffee and tea to snack and can vending NVCS covers all solutions.


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Paul Macro Photography

Come and choose your Norfolk Calendar from Paul’s fabulous range of calendars – a charitable donation is made with every calendar bought.

Sheta Ltd

Sheta Ltd is a small family company of builders based in Norwich, undertaking work throughout Norfolk.

We pride ourselves on being honest, thorough, insured and competitive while completing work to a high standard.

We are members of Norfolk County Council’s Trusted Trader Scheme and The Considerate Constructor’s Scheme.

Uniquely we undertake both design and construction meaning we can offer a complete package and save everyone money.

Our services include:
• Architecture
• Design
• Extensions
• Renovations
• Conversions
• Construction
• Landscaping
• Bathroom installation
• Plumbing and heating
• Decoration
• Internal fitting
• Plastering
• Tiling
• Property maintenance
• Renovation
And much, much more…

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Trusted Wills and Probate

Trusted Wills & Probate Ltd provides a full range of Will Writing and Estate Planning services in the Norfolk Area; including Wills, Trusts, Lasting Power of Attorney and Probate services.

We offer a wide range of services to protect your loved ones and your assets, providing you with much needed peace of mind. Our team take the time to get to know you, your family and your wishes to ensure that we are providing you with the right service. No matter how complicated your situation may be, we will work with you to find the right solution.

We are proud members of the Society of Will Writers which ensures all of its members are fully trained, fully insured and adhere to their Code of Practice so you can be sure you are receiving the best advice and guidance from us.

We offer appointments that are convenient for you, in the comfort of your own home and at a time to suit you – including evenings and weekends!

Love Spoons Jewellery

I recycle old Hallmarked pieces of Sterling Silver cutlery, such as spoons forks and sugar tongs, into wonderful pieces of jewellery with history, perhaps YOUR history.

Each piece comes with a Provenance Card telling you when and where they were originally made, and who made them.

You can come and visit me in my work shop and be part of the design process, or share your own design ideas with me.

I wear my father’s Christening Spoon as a ring, I can’t think of a better way to preserve my memory of him.


Sim-Fly Norfolk

Always wanted to fly?
Now you can…

Simulator Flying Ltd. (Sim-Fly) is based at Old Buckenham airfield in central Norfolk, UK and specialises in teaching ‘flying’ or having ‘flying’ experiences with simulated flying systems – any plane, any time, any where – but all in perfect safety.

Students can follow a standard course of simulator flying lessons and progress on to more advanced flying which covers night flying, instrument flying and other more challenging flying OR by just enjoy ‘FUN’ simulator flying sessions.

1:1 instruction is provided by Captain John Hoyte, a highly experienced CAA licensed flying instructor who has decades of varied flying experience to draw upon and offers a bespoke simulator learning experience.

Aerial Crop Spraying Airline Flying Flight Simulator

Capt Hoyte was medically retired due to Aerotoxic Syndrome (EDP article) in 2005 along with countless other aircrew and airline passengers who have been exposed to organophosphates whilst flying in jet airliners.

Any flight simulator lesson or session makes for a unique, memorable gift or present – pre paid gift vouchers are available and should be used within 6 months.

Advantages of simulator flying are:
– No medical requirements – easy access to simulator
– Start flying from 12 years old (Must be accompanied by a responsible adult)
– No weather restrictions
– A fraction of the cost of ‘real’ flying

ALL the best parts of Flying – but beware, Sim-Flying can be addictive…

Fortunes by Alison

Fortunes by Alison will be joining us in the Forum, and will be doing psychic charm readings as well as card readings, and will have two unusual psychic games for sale.

Her special offer will be charm reading 2 charms £5.00, five charms £10.00.

Alison specialises in:

Fortune Telling and bespoke card reader
Tea leaf readings
Lipstick reading

Coleman Opticians

Coleman Opticians, Norwich are a family run independent opticians. We aim to be family focussed and have developed an area dedicated to children.

Quality eye-care and affordable eye-wear has been the motto for this successful business celebrating very nearly 75 years in St Augustines Street, Norwich.

Inspired Renewables

Inspired Renewables Ltd are a company that lives by its commitment to renewable energy. We understand and can advise on all aspects of green energy, how it saves you money and how it helps save the environment for your grandchildren’s, children. We specialise in the following Technologies. Air Source & Ground Source Heat Pumps, Solar PV, Solar Thermal, Tesla Battery storage and EV charging stations.

EBC Pest Control

EBC Pest Control will be giving away free non-toxic monitoring stations for people to put in their sheds, garages, kitchens, cupboards, or where-ever to see if they have mice.

EBC Pest Control deals with all types of pest control, including birds, rodents and insects. With over twenty years of experience in the business, we are able to survey your building and offer you the best solution for your own requirements.

We also offer specialist cleaning services for guano, sites of crime, needle pick-ups and deep cleaning of properties.

Based in Swaffham, we are happy to offer free quotes and a 24hr service for emergencies.

Kave Woodcraft

Kave Woodcraft, offering bespoke wood art creations, ornamental and functional housewares. Kave Woodcraft also offer affordable Laser Cutting, Engraving and personalisation services to the public.

Kave Woodcrafts is a North Norfolk based artisan woodworking business. Kave Woodcrafts make everything from high end executive pens through to gift cards, sculptural and ornamental pieces.
Kev is a completely self taught wood turner and wood artist, though he attributes his love of woodwork to spending time with his Grandad, a master ship builder in the local ship yard, while growing up in the north of Scotland.
All wood used by Kave Woodcrafts is responsibly sourced and up-cycled where possible. Kev regularly makes items from whiskey barrels, foraged Norfolk driftwood, wind-fell trees and branches and even old piano keys and vintage singer sewing machine bases. He also sources exotic woods for some pieces from sustainable responsible suppliers.
Kave Woodcraft believe that you shouldnʼt over finish wood. Its easy to choke a beautiful piece in lacquer or varnish but Kave Woodcrafts prefer to leave the wood tactile to the touch making the most of this wonderful natural material.
Kev likes to mix up classic wood working with his love of all things technical, he has invested in a Laser cutting & engraving machine and uses this to embellish his work as well as to create pieces taken from
his photographs of the local area and wildlife.
Kev welcomes creative commission work.

Plan to Cook

Don’t leave visiting Julie on the Plan to Cook stand until last, her fabulous cakes and delicious mince pies will be flying off her stand!

Plan to Cook provides bespoke catering for small events both private and corporate. Dietary requirements such as gluten free can easily be accommodated.

Are you lacking confidence in the kitchen? If so, why not try our one to one or group cookery lessons in authentic Indian, Italian, gluten free and French patisserie.

MJR Events

MJR Events organises industry-leading wedding fairs, baby shows and trade shows in and around Norfolk and Suffolk.

Our shows have proven to be a hit with specialist suppliers and producers, as well as the thousands of visitors who’ve been through the doors. It’s the combination of attention to detail during the planning stages, dedicated event promotion and support for our exhibitors in the run up and on the day that sets our events apart.

You can also call on our expertise to plan and run your own corporate event, celebration, community festival or industry showcase. We can take care of everything from start to finish to make sure your event is a resounding success.

The Little AdVan Co. is a new addition to MJR Events and is available to help promote your business through mobile advertising in Norfolk & Suffolk.


December 19, 2017
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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The Forum
Bethel St, Millennium Plain
Norwich, NR2 1BH United Kingdom
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