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The Success Story So Far

The Success Story So Far
Please find below for you to download the BID 2nd Term Newsletter ‘The Success Story So Far’
The GYTABIA (Greater Yarmouth Tourism & Business Improvement Area) is an organisation whose aim is to raise the profile of the borough of Great Yarmouth (Greater Yarmouth) and ensure that those who visit or do business here have the best experience possible.  The 2017 Economic Impact Assessment of tourism figures – available on this website under the general info tab shows that the percentage of all tourism related employment in the borough is 35.5% with a total of actual employment of 12,427 jobs.
In order for Greater Yarmouth to keep pace with other major resorts in the UK such as Bournemouth,

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2nd Term BID Timeline and Workshops

BID Timeline

Proposed Declaration of ballot date is early August.
BID Workshops

Workshop
Date
Time
Venue

Hemsby Businesses
27 February 2019
10am
Lacon Arms, Hemsby

Accommodation Providers & Holiday Parks
27 February 2019
1pm
Maritime House, Great Yarmouth

Attractions & Other Tourism Businesses
27 February 2019
4pm
Maritime House, Great Yarmouth

Gorleston, Winterton, Caister & Martham Businesses
28 February 2019
10am
Maritime House, Great Yarmouth

Service Suppliers & Others
28 February 2019
12pm
Maritime House, Great Yarmouth

If you have any queries about the workshops please do not hesitate to contact Karen Youngs on (01493) 331532 or via email karen@gyta.com

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BID 2nd Term

Campaign starts to continue boroughwide events and marketing funding
Tourism body’s bid for a second term 
The tourism & business group promoting Greater Yarmouth is set to launch a campaign to win a second five-year term of funding investing half a million pounds a year.
Hundreds of local businesses will vote this summer on whether to keep the Greater Yarmouth Tourism and Business Improvement Area going.
The Greater Yarmouth BID stages events such as the annual Maritime Festival, Summer Fireworks in Great Yarmouth, Hemsby & Gorleston, and last year’s new air show. It supports initiatives like the award-winning Filby In Bloom and promotes the area through radio & television advertising.
In its first five years the BID has supported more than 40 events – including the Wheels Festival and Arts Festival –

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GYTABIA Annual Tourism Awards 27th March 2019

2019 Tourism & Business Awards
The Tourism & Business Awards celebrations will be held on Wednesday 27th March 2019 in the fabulous Assembly Room at the Town Hall Great Yarmouth. We award those businesses who have gone that extra mile by recognising and celebrating their achievements.  We ask you to nominate outstanding GYTABIA businesses and individuals/groups within the listed categories and invite you to join us by clicking on the following 2 links  Download Download  or by using the downloads below.

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Christmas Office Hours

The board and staff of the GYTABIA would like to wish you all a very Happy Christmas and prosperous New Year.  The office is now closed for Christmas but will reopen on Thursday 3rd January 2019.  If you have any urgent enquiries please call Karen Youngs on 07786911936

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2019 Season Launch

Greater Yarmouth Tourism and Business Improvement Area
in conjunction with Great Yarmouth Borough Council
Cordially invite you to join the 2019 Year Launch Celebrations
St Georges Theatre, King Street, Great Yarmouth
Tuesday 18th December 2018
12.00 for 12.30pm
We have lots to share with you – the celebrations include…..
 GYBC/GYTABIA public/private sector partnership has achieved so much over the last 25
years and we would like to remind you of some of the highlights.
 As the BID moves into its next phase of development and BID renewal, both GYTABIA and
Great Yarmouth Borough Council have committed to strengthen this important strategic
relationship. As such, both organisations will be working jointly as drivers of inward
investment and growth in tourism for the local area.

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GYTABIA Office Relocation & and new contact details

GYTABIA have relocated to new offices contained within the Marine Centre on Marine Parade.
GYTABIA
Marina Centre
Marine Parade
Great Yarmouth
NR30 2ER
Our new contact details are :
Landline : (01493) 331532
Karen Youngs (Project Manager)  email karen@gyta.com
Alan Carr (Chief Executive) email alan:gyta.com

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Great Yarmouth Minster Christmas Event 8th December

Great Yarmouth Minster is holding a Christmas children’s activities day on Saturday 8th December from 11am to 3pm.  Many activities and fun things to do for all children including a zip wire ride – bring your teddy or doll for a ride on the zip wire to receive a present.

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Gorleston Christmas Switch On November 25th

TV talent show stars set to shine at festive fireworks
Two TV talent show brothers are adding an X Factor sparkle to Gorleston’s Christmas lights switch on.
Leon and Alex Mallett from Lingwood appeared in last year’s competition as duo ITG (In the Genetics) and made it through to boot camp, before being split up by Simon Cowell.
Leon, who progressed further than Alex, said that since their TV appearance the brothers were enjoying gigging together again – with their popularity and confidence boosted by their X Factor moment.
“We used to sing in pubs, clubs and hotels around Yarmouth. Now we are out most weekends in bigger venues – including leading holiday resorts – across the country.

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Charles Reynolds


It is with the greatest sadness that we have to announce the passing of Councillor Charles Reynolds who was one of our valued board members of the GYTABIA. Our sincerest condolences are with his family at this sad time.

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