Welcome to Norfolk Knowledge Welcome to Norfolk Knowledge

Norfolk Knowledge established in 2009, is an organisation of two distinct but complimentary parts.

Could your organisation benefit from some specialist support? 

Norfolk Knowledge as an organisation of  two parts.

MEMBERS: A number of experienced business professionals join us as Members  to help us mentor young or start up businesses who are in need of help and advcie. Such advice could be in the form of  helping small to medium businesses, as well as third sector organisations through the various challenges that they may face. This could be helping a start-up produce a business or marketing plan, or helping an established business plan for it's second stage growth, through to strategic planning or governance issues.

We recruit members with a  wide range of skills from senior finance/banking specialists through to IT consultants and engineers. Each of our members also have a wide range and experience in professional management skills such as operational and strategic planning, risk management, people management, as well as commercial skills such as contract management and supplier relationships.

Norfolk Knowledge exists because our members have free time for which they wish to use their skills to put something back into the community by helping others to succeed.


Thinking of starting up your own business and need some free advice ?


REFERRALS We provide free business support and guidance through the network of experienced Members as mentioned above.

We promote economic growth and prosperity in the region by offering our expertise, knowledge and commercial know-how to small and medium businesses, as well as third sector organisations, helping them through the challenges of business set-up, growth and change. 

Our offer of help includes:

•  Helping start-up businesses

•  Mentoring on specific projects and activities

•  Helping UEA students to gain valuable business skills

•  Growing your business

•  Getting funding - writing budget and business plans

•  Assisting with strategic planning

•  Managing governance and risk



Management Team

Name Job Title
Rob Waller Lead Member
Peter Schmidt Hansen Chair: Norfolk Knoweldge Management Board
John Chapman Management Team Member
Henry Head Management Team Member
Dee Youngman Management Team Member
Mick Wright Management Team Member
Michael Sida Management Team Member
Dave Todd Management Team Member
Paul Richmond Management Team Member


If you would like to contact the Norfolk Knowledge team, please telephone +44 (0)1603 591892 or email norfolkknowledge@uea.ac.uk.