Gorleston, Gorleston-on-Sea, is a place we’ve now lived in for 11 years and quite frankly loved living in.
It’s a town that’s changed beyond recognition from when we first upped sticks. We moved initially to Jenner Road, on the Paget Estate. This was followed by a long stint on Elmgrove Road, with so many architecturally diverse properties.
Gorleston High Street
It was a High Street 11 years ago that was ok. But wouldn’t have you picking it over a short hop to Great Yarmouth, but its development has been remarkable. There’s some very quirky independent businesses there, amongst the chains, that are doing well:
along with many others, who are making Gorleston quite trendy.
Bells Road, led by the vintage Margo’s Lounge café, is enjoying a renaissance. The seafront is still as fine a beach as you could stumble upon anywhere.
The icing on the cake so to speak this week was the world premiere of “Yesterday” with Ed Sheeran and Danny Boyle rocking up on Gorleston High Street. If that doesn’t mark its coming of age, I don’t know what does!
Based in Bradwell
We no longer live in Gorleston, but moved to Bluebell Meadow in Bradwell to downsize 3 years ago. I still have a strong affinity with the town, having lived there for 8 years and taught at Cliff Park High School back in the day.
What hasn’t developed though, perhaps, is a business infrastructure, until recently.
I deliberately avoided optimising this business, Get Pro Copy Ltd, for certain searches. “Copywriter Great Yarmouth, Gorleston copywriter” and “freelance web designer Great Yarmouth” were ignored. Mainly because, SEO tools told me there were zero searches per month on Google.
What was the point, I thought?
But now, I do get regular enquiries. Enquiries for writing, social media marketing and web design from Bradwell, Belton, Caister, Gorleston, Great Yarmouth from companies who’ve found me online.
Examples of Gorleston websites:
Some examples: I designed the website for Envision CAD and David Frazer, a company based in Norwich city centre, with David living in Gorleston.
I’m designing 3sun Group’s website for a giant offshore company who straddle Gorleston to Southtown near Harfreys.
I’ve launched a new website for the Old Hall Hotel in Caister, for Mike Gilbert.
Social media training in Gorleston
Social media training was delivered to Pink Office Ltd on Beacon Park, Gorleston.
I’m about to start the website for a successful business based on Gorleston High Street and this week, Fairway Lakes next to Caldecott Hall was launched with a booking and payment facility, as well as three optimised news articles about the area.
Ex pupils from Gorleston and Lowestoft have commissioned me too to design their company websites – Eco Smarthomes is underway for Elliott Burnett from Hopton, ex head boy at Cliff Park too in 2008.
A Reiki website for a good friend in Lingwood.
Gorleston is resurgent
My point is this – Gorleston is resurgent. That town centre and its fringes are on an upward trajectory – if you’re an established business, or a start up in east Norfolk, you may want to capitalise on this rising tide of interest locally.
A new website, a stronger social media presence, a content marketing strategy, could be just the things to make you current and successful.
You don’t want to be the business of yesterday.
Contact me today for more information on making your business grow.