Visit East Anglia's partners

Lloyds

The Lloyds Banking Group recognises the importance of the Tourism sector to the local economy and that businesses within the sector require regular investment to ensure that service and quality standards are maintained.

Lloyds Bank is delighted to be able to offer Visit East Anglia members a preferential deal on credit card transactions and day-to-day banking. Tim Goss of Cardnet Merchant Services stated, "Businesses are always on the lookout to reduce costs and save time and we're keen to talk to Visit East Anglia members about how we can help them improve their efficiency through the services we offer."

A number of businesses have already signed up and are benefiting from the cost savings - up to 40% on credit card transaction fees. Details of the superb discounted pricing offer can be found here. In addition, please see the testimonial provided by a fellow Visit East Anglia member.

For more information or to discuss your specific requirements please contact:

Tim Goss
Lloyds Bank Cardnet
tim.goss@lloydsbanking.com
07801 472908

Lloyd Bank are committed to supporting their SME clients as part of our Helping Britain Prosper pledge. In the 12 months to March 2016 we have achieved 5% year on year net growth in lending to SMEs. Since the start of 2011, we have grown our lending to SMEs by 26% net, while the market has contracted by 13%. We also recognise how important the Tourism sector is to the UK economy and are keen to offer our support to any businesses within the sector.

If you would like to talk to us please contact Suzie Stubbing Area Director, SME Banking, Norfolk at suzie.stubbing@lloydsbanking.com and any businesses who move their banking to us will enjoy the first 6 months of fee free transactional banking.

Larking Gowen

Larking Gowen, Chartered Accountants, has been part of the Tourism Community for a number of years and we live and breathe the sector just like you.

We would love to help you. The first step is to have a chat, either at one of or local branches or, as we prefer, for us to come and see you at your establishment, by doing this we can understand and get a real feel for your business.

We are able to offer advice on a wide range of areas, from day-to-day operations to strategic planning and finance, which we tie in with our specific Tourism and Hospitality knowledge and experience. This knowledge is gained through our countless Tourism and Hospitality customers as well as from leading the Norfolk Tourism Business Survey, now in its sixth year. This survey provides an invaluable insight to the sector, both good and bad. The firm also supports and contributes to many champions of the industry, like Visit East Anglia.

So please contact Chris Scargill on 0845 4081732 for a no obligation chat about your needs. Alternatively, you can email Chris on tourism@larking-gowen.co.uk.

We are always happy to help.

Ryan Insurance Group

Insurance can be a complicated and confusing business. At Ryan’s we’re all about untangling complications and making things simple.

We do this through expertise, understanding and a passion for great service. It’s those qualities that enable us to get things right for our customers. No grey areas, no woolly thinking, nothing complex or difficult to understand. Our vision of success is simply to never let our customers or one another down.

Our Hospitality Insurance Division specialises in providing insurance solutions to the hospitality industry including:

  • Hotels
  • B&B's & Guesthouses
  • Self Catering Accommodation
  • Restaurants
  • Pubs & Inns

If you are running a busy hotel, guesthouse, restaurant or pub, time is always at a premium. Complicated and potentially time-consuming matters like arranging insurance can tend to get left to another day. If your property and its contents are your livelihood, you simply can't afford to neglect your insurance arrangements.

With Ryan’s Hospitality Insurance Division, you can put your concerns aside. Cover is flexible and we can cover buildings and contents, business interruption, loss of licence and deterioration of stock plus many other covers all essential to your business.

Ryan’s are delighted to be working with Visit East Anglia, as a company based in the heart of the region we are looking forward to helping local companies.

We are pleased to offer all VEA members a 10% discount on all new Bed & Breakfast, Guest House, Hotel, Self Catering holiday homes, pubs and restaurant policies.

For more information or for your personal quotation please contact the Hospitality Team on 01473 343330, email hospitality@ryans.co.uk or visit www.ryans.co.uk

Birketts LLP

A top 100 UK law firm, and with a history dating back to 1863, Birketts is a long established and highly successful legal practice. With offices in Cambridge, Chelmsford, Ipswich and Norwich, and a total staff of 390 (including 53 partners), we are large enough to provide specialist skills in most areas of the law, but small enough to maintain a personal service. We have a wealth of experience relevant to the sports, leisure and tourism sector and have longstanding relationships with clients in the industry such as breweries, pub companies, hotels, restaurants and sports and social clubs. Our specialists advise across a broad range of issues including corporate finance, commercial contracts, dispute resolution, regulatory law, intellectual property rights, corporate and personal tax, employment, property, planning and environmental law.

Visit East Anglia members can receive a free 30 minute telephone consultation on most business or personal matters. To benefit from the consultation, members should contact John Gynn at Birketts on 01473 406267 or email him at john-gynn@birketts.co.uk with your name, address and a brief explanation of the query