Diss Business Forum works closely with other local organisations to promote the businesses of Diss within the town, the county and the region.
Diss Town Council is the representative body of the electorate and as such is the tier of Local Government closest to the community. It is committed to serving it in many different ways including by lobbying the higher tier authorities on behalf of the community on Highways, planning matters and any other relevant issues the Town Council does not have its own powers for, providing good quality public spaces for the community to enjoy, promoting Diss as a tourist destination for the benefit of our local businesses, and improving and enhancing the unique qualities of the town, amongst many others.
Responsible for, and can provide, support and advice on business rates, planning matters, environmental issues (including waste, recycling and leisure activities), homes and housing and a whole host of other activities relevant to businesses in Diss.
The FSB is non-profit making and non-party political. The Federation of Small Businesses is the UK's largest campaigning pressure group promoting and protecting the interests of the self-employed and owners of small firms. Formed in 1974, it now has 200,000 members across 33 regions and 194 branches.
The LEP Network is a gateway to news and information that enables Local Enterprise Partnerships to come together to discuss issues of shared importance, engage with Government, and share knowledge and good practice. It assists LEPs to ‘self-serve’ with their troubleshooting, capacity-building and problem-solving needs. The LEP Network’s core programme consists of events, electronic forums for regular communication, a monthly bulletin and an annual benchmarking report of LEP-area economies.
Diss Community partnership runs the Cittaslow programme for Diss and has set up a range of local organisations: Diss Film Society, Slow Food Waveney Valley and the local credit union. They support local organisations and businesses in various ways - through Cittaslow Community Chest for small grants, support for the Farmer's Market and events to promote Norfolk House Yard and Cobbs Yard.