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Relief Grants for Businesses

Relief Grants for Local Businesses

Great Yarmouth Borough Council is sending letters this week to about 3,000 local businesses which are eligible for the Government’s business relief grants.
This will go to your premises address or (where different) your correspondence address for business rates. If you are eligible, please complete the online form – HERE. The council will administer and pay out the grants as soon as possible.
The council is working closely with New Anglia LEP, other local councils and business groups to ensure our local businesses get the support they are entitled to.
If you have any immediate concerns, then please get in touch. Lots of information and support about the grants,

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COVID 19: Business Financial Advice from GYBC

Great Yarmouth Borough Council now has a live link on their website containing financial advice for businesses which is updated regularly as and when information is received so please check this link regularly.
coronavirus business support 
We will continue you to update you regularly but again do not hesitate to email us if you have any questions at
Stay safe out there – The Team Alan, Karen and Asa

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COVID-19: support for businesses from Government.

Information correct as of  9.00am 18/03/20
The Chancellor has set out a package of temporary, timely and targeted measures to support public services, people and businesses through this period of disruption caused by COVID-19.
This includes a package of measures to support businesses including:

A statutory sick pay relief package for SMEs
A Business Rate Relief for small businesses and pubs
Small business grant funding of £3,000 for all business in receipt of Small Business Rates Relief (SBRR) and Rural Rates Relief
The Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme to support long-term viable businesses who may need to respond to cash-flow pressures by seeking additional finance
The HMRC Time To Pay Scheme

For more detailed information please go to
In these difficult times,

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Postponed Tourism & Business Awards

It is with regret but due to the current government advice we are postponing our annual Tourism & Business Awards scheduled to be held on Tuesday 24th March at the Town Hall.  We will of course inform you of the proposed rescheduled date but please do not hesitate to call or email if you require any further information at or via mobile 07786911936

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2020 Year Launch Photos Available

Every year the BID company holds a new year launch to celebrate the finalising of the marketing options for the coming year and to celebrate the achievements of the previous year and the year yet to come.  In previous years the event was known as the brochure launch however with more and more business being conducted via the internet there has been less requirement for reliance on a brochure.  This year the 2020 year launch event was held at the Wellington Bowl and was kindly sponsored by The Threadwell family. The details of all the projects that the board agreed to fund was announced followed by a very lively and competitive game of bowls with prizes for the winning team and a prize for the highest individual score won by Philip Grey. 

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New Landline Contact Details GYTABIA

Please note we have a new landline contact number (01493) 857961
Our other contact details are :
25 Marine Parade
Great Yarmouth
NR30 2EN
Tel : (01493) 857961
Email :

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GYTABIA Relocation of Offices

The Greater Yarmouth Tourism & Business Improvement Area relocated offices 31st October 2019 to :
Maritime House, 25 Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth, NR30 2EN
Tel : 07786911936
Email :
Further details of new landline number will be announced on this site as soon as possible

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Maritime Festival Photos

We have some spectacular photos of the 2019 Maritime Festival so please go to the Maritime Festival Page and click on the link and have a look

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Maritime Festival 2019

Last weekend the Great Yarmouth Maritime Festival returned to Southquay for its 20th anniversary. This year featured some very special last minute guests with the Royal Navy’s HMS Bangor arriving on Friday Afternoon, and Turner Iceni wind farm vessels arriving Saturday morning to join the tall ship Minerva, the steam ship George Stephenson, Seafolk Arts Marie (complete with stage and performances), Broads beat, Norfolk lowland rescue and Great Yarmouth’s very own Lydia Eva with the Great Yarmouth & Gorleston RNLI arriving on Sunday morning. The Minerva made several sailing trips with HMS Bangor, George Stephenson, Lydia Eva and all the Turner Iceni boat allowing visitors on board. At its peak there were twelve vessels moored along the quayside for the event.

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