28 November 2023
Norfolk Christmas Enterprise Festival – Banham Zoo

Mid Norfolk is a constituency of small businesses providing key products, services and creating jobs and prosperity in all our 5 towns and 114 villages.

Having run my own small businesses before standing as local MP for Mid Norfolk, and championed business and innovation throughout my time in government, I was honoured to be formally invited to open the inaugural Norfolk Christmas Enterprise Festival at Banham Zoo this past Friday – kicking off a three day extravaganza celebrating and promoting Norfolk businesses, crafts, foods, gifts and local services.

Set to become an annual flagship Christmas event at one of Norfolk’s top visitor attractions, the Festival showcased over 50 stallholders selling their wares and reminded visitors why we should all #BuyLocal in the run up to Christmas. Mid Norfolk entrepreneurs have so much to offer – and are a key part of our local economy.

I certainly came away with my share of local produce and gifts – and look forward to supporting the Zoo (and the wider Zoological Society of East Anglia) with the event again in future, as well as with their incredible work on conservation and the environment.

To learn more, please see the short video below.