Press Releases

Great Yarmouth Wheels Festival, on Saturday, July 6 and Sunday, July 7

For immediate release
Friday, May 24
Special cars and big commercial vehicles to star at Great Yarmouth Wheels Festival on seafront
VISITORS to Great Yarmouth seafront will enjoy the spectacle of scores of prestige, classic and bespoke cars, as well as big commercial vehicles, as part of the Great Yarmouth Wheels Festival, on Saturday, July 6 and Sunday, July 7.
The two-day free-to-attend festival is organised by Great Yarmouth Borough Council with sponsorship from individual seafront businesses, and the Greater Yarmouth Tourism and Business Improvement Area company.
This year’s expanded festival is set to draw families and vehicle enthusiasts alike for an action-packed weekend, featuring prestige, classic and bespoke cars,

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2019 Tourism & Business Awards

2019 Tourism & Business Awards
The Tourism & Business Awards celebrations were held on Wednesday 27th March 2019 in the fabulous Assembly Room at the Town Hall Great Yarmouth. Awards were given to businesses who went that extra mile by recognising and celebrating their achievements.  Certificates were also given to guest accommodation, hotels  and self catering holiday parks in recognition of their  grading achievements.
The grading achievements and category winners for this year were :

Investment Award – Bromley Apartments
Business Website Award – Yarmouth Stadium
New Business Award – The Feathers
Customer Service Award – Fusion
Marketing Campaign Award – The Hippodrome
Community Contribution Award – Caister Village Experience
Family-owned Business Award – 

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2nd Term BID Timeline and Workshops

BID Timeline

Proposed Declaration of ballot date is early August.
BID Workshops


Hemsby Businesses
27 February 2019
Lacon Arms, Hemsby

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

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

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

Service Suppliers & Others
28 February 2019
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

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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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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.
Marina Centre
Marine Parade
Great Yarmouth
NR30 2ER
Our new contact details are :
Landline : (01493) 331532
Karen Youngs (Project Manager)  email
Alan Carr (Chief Executive) email

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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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