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2018 Tourism & Business Awards

Soul man wins tourism & business lifetime achievement award
A DJ and music enthusiast known nationally for his fun and fundraising has won the top accolade in Great Yarmouth’s annual tourism and business awards.
Richard Routledge has been named as the business superstar for his lifetime achievement in the sector at the annual “Oscars” handed out by the tourism and business community.
He has played soul and funk music to crowds attending his Richard’s Parties at hotels, holiday parks and nightclubs across the region, and across the UK, between the 1980s and his finale last year. In a shift of tempo in recent years he also ran tea dances at hotels.

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Blades adds cutting edge to Haven Great Yarmouth Airshow

A top aerobatic team, whose pilots are all ex Red Arrows, will be starring in the first ever Great Yarmouth Air Show this summer.

The Blades are the piston-powered version of the RAF’s crack display team, performing breath-taking close formation manoeuvres as well as 350mph head-on crossovers.
The civilian team are also unique, as the only fully-fledged airline approved to carry passengers on their adrenalin-fuelled antics.
They are among the first displays to be confirmed for the Haven Great Yarmouth Air Show on June 16-17 this year – along with a striking “flying wing” owned by a local businessman.
Show director Asa Morrison said: “The Blades are a stunning team whose pilots,

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Haven Great Yarmouth Air Show aims for family friendly displays

An expert with his hands on the controls of the new Haven Great Yarmouth Air Show is planning family-friendly displays for the debut event.
Ian Sheeley, the flying display director for the two-day show on June 16th-17th, has helped organise scores of air events across the world, combining his passion for aircraft with a former career as an RAF air traffic controller.

Seafront air shows are different to airfield ones because of the layout of the display safety zones and the type of visitors they attract, he explained.

“You tend to find seafront crowds are more family-orientated as the enthusiast will generally want to see the aircraft on the ground,

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Mr Don Peers

It is with deepest sadness that we have learned about the death of Don Peers. Don was a stalwart member and supporter of the GYTA and subsequently the GYTABIA. He was a deserved recipient of the GYTABIA Lifetime Achievement Award and was loved and respected by all who knew him.  We at the GYTABIA will miss him dearly.

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Tourism & Business Awards 2018

2018 Tourism & Business Awards
The Tourism & Business Awards celebrations are fast approaching – to be held on the 21st March in the fabulous Assembly Room at the Town Hall Great Yarmouth 12 for 12.30pm. We will be awarding those businesses who have gone that extra mile by recognising and celebrating their achievements…    We asked you to nominate outstanding businesses and individuals/groups within the listed categories – and you have in droves, we have had a record number of entries this year.   The final nominations are in and we are now in the process using an independent panel to judge the nominations.
If you would like to join us in celebrating the borough’s outstanding businesses for 2017 – tickets are £20 and include a 2 course lunch with wine and a reception drink on arrival.

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Trade Application Packs for the Haven Great Yarmouth Airshow

Haven Great Yarmouth Airshow
Trade Application packs are now available for you to download below.  If you are a BID levy payer please download the BID levy payers pack for either Great Yarmouth or Gorleston or both.  For non BID levy payers please download the non BID levy payer application pack.  There is an application form for charities please contact me for more information on (01493) 846492
Sponsorship Guide Packages are available for download below
Tender Process for Bars & Ice creams is now closed.
Alternatively to enquire about trade application packs please do not hesitate to email Karen Youngs using the email address or if you have any further queries please call Karen on Great Yarmouth (01493) 846492

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2018 Year Launch Celebration

Tuesday December 12th has been selected as the date for the 2018 year launch celebrations – a get together to celebrate the business year to come and the year that has been.  It will be held at the Drill Hall on York Road, Great yarmouth and hosted by SeaChange Arts and invites will be circulated to all BID levy payers.  If you don’t receive your invitation by the end of November and would like to join us please call Karen Youngs on (01493) 846492 or email

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Haven Great Yarmouth Airshow

The Haven Great Yarmouth airshow dates are Saturday & Sunday 16th & 17th June 2018.  BID levy payers and voluntary BID levy were given the opportunity to apply for trade concessions prior to them being offered nationally however applications have now been offered nationally. if you have any queries about trader or sponsor packages please do not hesitate to contact me Karen Youngs either via email or telephone (01493) 846492 or via post to GYTABIA, 25 Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth NR30 2EN
For further details about the airshow programme please click on this link to take you direct to the Haven Great Yarmouth Airshow website for the latest information on displays and parking and other information

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Project Funding Applications Invited

We are now accepting project funding applications for 2017/2018.  Blank copies of the application forms are on this website under the ‘General Information’tab and also available for you to download on this post.  Please fill in and return to Karen Youngs, Maritime House, 25 Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth NR30 2EN

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