Scottow Enterprise Park (SEP) attended the Norfolk Enterprise Festival on Saturday the 13th of July 2019. Representing the Norfolk business park was Site Manager, Elliot Dransfield, who took part in an insightful panel discussion. The conversation revolved around the repurposing of RAF Coltishall buildings into new business space and was titled ‘Space Invaders: making room for enterprise’. 

The Norfolk Enterprise Festival featured thought- provoking keynotes, panels, discussions, plus arts and entertainment. With a focus on ‘Sustainable Growth and The Green Economy’, the festival was hosted in the beautiful gardens of Hoveton Hall. Attended by business owners, enterprise organisations and families, the event offered activities for all. 

Enterprise representatives from across Norfolk and Suffolk were invited to speak at the Enterprise Festival. The range of topics discussed were diverse, from sustainability to the Manic Street Preachers. Joining SEP Site Manager Elliot on the ‘Space Invaders’ panel were Hannah Wooller from Hudson Architects and Kaavous Clayton from Original Projects. Together they discussed the reimagining of space for creative, social and community enterprise. This included the refurbishment of SEP buildings to create prime commercial space for Norfolk businesses and the opening of Original Project galleries in Great Yarmouth. 

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From left: Hannah Woolley of Hudson Architects, Elliot Dransfield of Scottow Enterprise Park and Kaavous Clayton of Original Projects

Speaking of the event, Elliot said ‘At Scottow Enterprise Park, we have always believed that Norfolk is a great place for enterprise to thrive. It was fascinating listening to Hannah and Kaavous’ insights on their experience of repurposing buildings for enterprise space. At SEP, we now have over 150 units available for businesses to rent. Many of these buildings were formerly used by RAF Coltishall. Instead of tearing them down, SEP has seen the value in updating the spaces which respects the site’s heritage and focus on sustainability’. 

Also attending the Norfolk Enterprise Festival was SEP’s managing company, Hethel Innovation. Find out more about the activities Hethel Innovation got up to at the festival on their news page

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