Buy Local Norfolk Networking and AGM May 2018

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Buy Local Norfolk Networking and AGM May 2018

May 2, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Buy Local Aylsham Show

Buy Local Networking and AGM May 2018 will take place from 6pm on Wednesday 2nd May 2018 in the Council Chambers at Norwich City Council, City Hall, St Peters Street, Norwich, NR2 1NH 

The main (central) entrance to City Hall will be closed at 6pm, so please enter the building via the entrance on Bethel Street – the corner of City Hall nearest to The Forum and St Peter Mancroft Church. Make your way down the corridor to main reception (which will be unattended) where you will see a flight of stairs. Go up one flight of stairs. You will find us there with canapés and drinks to welcome you.

    Norwich City Council Chamber image    Norwich City Council Chamber image 2

Members, guests and anyone else with an interest in Buy Local are all welcome, though please be advised this is our AGM, so if a vote is called for then only members can vote.

Refreshments will be kindly provided by Norse Catering Services.

Please book your place/s here

Timing guide:

6.00 pm: arrive to some of the friendliest networking available on this lovely planet.

6.30 pm: welcome and introductions: our members and guests are invited to tell us who they are, what their business is, and a little bit about what they do. If you do not wish to do this it’s really no problem at all, simply pass.

7.00 pm: AGM

⦁ Welcome & Apologies
⦁ Chairman’s Report
⦁ Approval of the Minutes of the previous AGM
⦁ Presentation and Adoption of the Accounts for the year to 31st Dec 2017
⦁ Appointment/Re-appointment of Board of Directors
⦁ Any other business

7.30 pm: networking until you wish to leave.

8.00 pm: close, or feel free stay on for something to eat. Refreshments kindly supplied by Norse Catering Services

When you do come along directors of Buy Local Norfolk really would welcome your thoughts and feedback…please let us have it warts and all at the time, or via: [email protected]

What Buy Local Norfolk is:

Buy Local Norfolk is a membership organisation. We offer a brand to businesses and organisations which are truly and proudly local to Norfolk. Every member owns an equal share of, and has an equal say in, what Buy Local does.

Buy Local is completely unique to Norfolk – we are not following any other Buy Local type organisation. Our difference (USP) is the unique criteria we’ve developed to define what a true local independent business is. Our success is due to the pride so many business owners attach to being based within this fine county.

Why we think Buying Locally is important:

Truly local businesses are the lifeblood of the local economy, they keep local supply chains, trades, crafts and flavours alive and well. This contributes to the over-all distinctiveness of Norfolk and helps to make this county compelling as a place in which to live, work, play, and of course visit. On the other hand global businesses have to deliver their products and services in a manner consistent with their brand. This ‘sameness’ or standardisation can be seen on our high streets, in our cars and homes and on our TV’s. Unless there is a concerted and sustained effort locally by all sectors of our communities our distinctiveness as a destination and our choice as consumers will continue to be eroded.

A pound spent with a local business is a pound which stays in the local economy. This adds to the total amount of money available within the local economy. Money = CHOICE. Alternatively, a pound spent with (for example) Amazon or Asda simply leaves our economy. Putting it another way, when you buy from a local business you’re not helping a CEO buy a 3rd holiday home…you’re helping a little girl get dance lessons…a little boy get a Norwich City shirt…and their mum and dad put food on the table.


When a ‘Norfolk’ business sells goods or services anywhere out-side of our county boundary this brings new money into Norfolk. This new money adds to the total amount available in the local economy. If the exporting business is a member of Buy Local Norfolk (or would otherwise meet our criteria for membership) then decisions about how this new money is re-spent will be made right here in Norfolk. If the head office of the business is not in Norfolk then decisions about exactly how, and with whom, the money is re-spent will not made locally. The more decision making that can be made here in Norfolk, the greater the control over our own destiny.

Any economy (be that your home, business, county or country) is only as strong as the income it generates over and above its costs of operation…because this is the proportion over which it has the greatest autonomy.

Whatever the scale of the economy, the more money it has available to it the greater the CHOICE (Cash Held Once Income’s Covered Expenses).


May 2, 2018
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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