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Dominic Bareham, senior reporter
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Visitors from as far afield as London and Norwich attended the first few days of a photo exhibition showcasing the work of small businesses in a Norfolk town.
The Acorns of Diss exhibition, which started on Thursday at Diss Corn Hall, features photos of entrepreneurs who own and run small businesses in the town with some of the products they sell and tools of their trade.
Photographer Elizabeth Handy, who created the exhibits, said: “It has been going fine. We have had lots of visitors from London and Norwich who have come to see the exhibition.”
She added she had also met a number of other “acorns,” or small business owners, through the exhibition and said the aim of the exhibition in part was to show how the acorns could be role models for young children.
The pictures were taken by Mrs Handy, wife of business guru Charles Handy, at the couple’s family cottage in Bressingham, to promote the work done by small businesses and to encourage the government to ease the regulatory burden on small companies.
Mr Handy is an influential author and philosopher, who was co-founder of the London Business School and has written many books, as well as lecturing around the world on business.
The exhibition is also linked to Business Network International (BNI), which helps business professionals to build relationships with each other.
The couple will be attending the final day of the exhibition in the Stables Gallery on Saturday (November 3).