Exeter Chamber of Commerce visited Norwich on Thursday 13 October, to attend Norfolk Chamber’s business to business exhibition and explore business opportunities between the two regions. The day trip, organised by Flybe, saw members of Exeter Chamber meet with their Norfolk counterparts, and discuss how trade could be enhanced by Flybe’s six day a week route from Exeter International Airport to Norwich.
The Exeter delegation included Exeter Chamber, the Devon Hotels and Restaurant Association, Signs Express (whose headquarters are based in Norwich), Exeter Airport and Flybe. Norfolk Chamber arranged for them to meet their Norfolk counterparts, together with lots of other local businesses.
Vice President of Exeter Chamber, Derek Phillips said: “There are many similarities between Norwich and Exeter – both are university cities and have a history in the professional service industries, as well as a strong tourism offering. We are keen to develop closer commercial relationships between the two regions, and to further develop the short-break market.”
Caroline Williams, Chief Executive of Norfolk Chamber said: “Our two regions are looking for common ground. We hope to organise a follow up trip to Exeter before Christmas to continue to forge stronger business links and ensure that the new flight can boost tourism and business.”