Norfolk Showground is open for business

By Mark Nicholas, Norfolk Showground & Events Centre
Set just outside the beautiful city of Norwich and with excellent access to the A47, the Norfolk Showground & Events Centre offers a range of amenities for businesses, from meeting room hire and conferencing facilities, to office space and areas for company away days.

Published in Norfolk Director Magazine Spring | Summer 2023
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Norfolk Showground & Events Centre

More than just an event space

The space we have available for venue and room hire is varied and includes 150 acres of landscaped parkland, meeting rooms and indoor space, as well as a 3,000 sqm arena. The Norfolk Showground can also help support businesses with things such as archive storage and location filming, and there is 24-hour access provided to a fully equipped kitchen, as well as ample parking available onsite.

Big plans for 2023

2023 is set to be a big year for the Norfolk Showground & Events Centre. As the county’s largest indoor events venue, we have recently been given the go-ahead for a £750,000 extension, to provide additional space for break-out rooms, kitchens, bars, toilets and equipment storage.

Heating and lighting will be improved, and a more flexible layout will be implemented, giving us the ability to subdivide the hall, enabling two events to occupy the building at the same time. A tendering process is underway, and it is hoped the building work will be completed by October 2023.

The Norfolk Food Hall & Market Garden

As well as the extension, Norfolk businesses will also be able to be part of a new £2.3m, 743 sqm, food hall and market garden development on the Norfolk Showground.

The Norfolk Food Hall & Market Garden will include a café, butcher, delicatessen, outdoor seating area and a two-acre market garden, which will be the base for a community growing project. The shop will showcase Norfolk’s food and drink producers, encourage visitors to connect with food, farming and the countryside, as well as creating local employment and education opportunities.

As well as hiring our spaces, there are opportunities for your brand to touch a thousand businesses, whether it be through attending our association events, supporting the Royal Norfolk Show, or getting involved with the new Food Hall and Market Garden.

As a proud ally for Norfolk business, the door to the Showground is very much open to the county’s business community beyond the land-based sector.

Mark Nicholas MBE DL is the Managing Director of the Royal Norfolk Agricultural Association, a not-for-profit organisation that manages the Norfolk Showground & Events Centre and the Royal Norfolk Show.

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