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Brasteds Restaurant, based at Manor Farm Barns, provides an attractive and popular banqueting and event venue catering for over 200 people.

They have also won the EDP Norfolk Restaurant of the Year 2010 (also 2005 and 2006) and have AA Two Rosettes.

Equal Lives provides many services visit for more information

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  • Advocacy/representation
  • Welfare rights/disability benefits
  • Assessment of health/social care needs
  • Disability / employment issues
  • Planning care/support
  • Recruitment/Employment
  • Payroll/Supported Accounts
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Allies Computing Ltd
develops and retails the PostCoder range of address management software, which allows businesses to look up and check addresses quickly and efficiently from just a Postcode or other address element.

The software can be integrated into websites and most other applications and is also available in a ready-to-use format.

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B2B Cashflow Solutions Ltd is a professional business-to-business asset finance intermediary, able to provide funding for any business looking to acquire assets or to fund growth; Hire Purchase, Leasing, Commercial Mortgages and Cashflow Finance are all part of the product range offered.

B2B Cashflow Solutions can also supply new cars and light commercial vehicles at discounted prices through a national dealer support capability.

Eastern Chauffeur Services has built a strong reputation as a leading chauffeur service provider.

They are dedicated to offering premier travel arrangements for their business and personal customers throughout East Anglia and across the UK.

CONKER INTERIORS are an in-house interior design company for The Holiday Property Bond who provide holiday accommodation throughout the UK and Europe.

They refurbish their existing sites and completely design and furnish all their new projects.

Brasted's Lodge, luxury boutique hotel based at Manor Farm Barns. They have been awarded the AA 5 stars for Restaurant with Rooms, AA 5 stars for Self Catering and the AA Breakfast Award.

Serenity Care East Anglia Ltd
Serenity Training Ltd is a Chartered Institute for Environmental Health & Highfield Awarding Body approved training centre offering a range of training courses including first aid, manual handling, health & safety and food hygiene. We hold monthly courses at both Manor Farm Barns and at client's premises.

Serenity Care East Anglia Ltd is a domiciliary care agency providing a range of services for clients in their own homes. We provide support with personal care, domestic & social activities across Norfolk.

Mancroft International
Since 1984, Mancroft International's acclaimed Winning Edge Programmes have been a powerful catalyst for change, offering mindset management solutions leading to sustainable higher performance in personnel throughout the UK and organisations worldwide. It's not just how your people do their jobs, it's how they think about how they do their jobs.

Norfolk Wealth Management
Norfolk Wealth Management is a Partner of the Prestigious St. James's Place Wealth Management and our team have over 25 years of experience in providing local, face to face, expert advice on the following areas:

  • Pensions and Retirement
  • Tax planning and Investments
  • Mortgages
  • Protection of wealth, family and assets

Genesis Lifts Ltd
Genesis Lifts was founded to meet the growing demand for quality, conscientious and highly skilled engineers within the lift industry. Our team of engineers have a wide range of expertise ranging from passenger lifts, goods lifts, dumb waiters, scissor lifts, stairlifts and more. We provide professional lift engineering solutions to a diverse range of businesses around East Anglia including:

  • Servicing
  • Breakdowns and call-outs
  • Repairs
  • Modernisation
  • New installations
  • Disabled Access Equipment (servicing and repairs)

Paradox are an independent, eco-luxury, health, beauty and lifestyle brand. Using a holistic approach, we specialise in one-to-one exercise, nutrition and lifestyle coaching, along with various massage and beauty treatments. We construct individualised, exercise and lifestyle management programmes. We also promote and sell natural, organic, health, beauty and lifestyle products

Teach is an established provider of supply teachers in East Angia and are dedicated to supplying local teachers to local schools.

Variblast have over 15 years’ experience of using a unique combination of variable cleaning and coating systems. VariBlast provides a fast, efficient and highly effective service, capable of removing or applying almost any coating from or too any surface. Employing the latest technology and highly skilled operators, our cleaning and coating systems use only natural elements, creating minimal waste and disturbance at a competitive price.

Manor Farm Barns
Estate Office - (01508) 492086
Ben Du Brow, mobile - 07770 918 290

The Manor Farm Barns Project

What was originally a group of redundant farm buildings built by Ben Du Brow's ancestors, now provides 32,000 sq ft of prestigious office and venue space. Over the last 8 years the buildings have taken on a completely new phase in agricultural economy, through a thoughtfully detailed and considered conversion providing unique office environments.

It involved a complete refurbishment and modernisation of a large range of farm buildings inherited by Ben Du Brow which he wanted to preserve in some way - the idea being the only alternative to demolition and loss of historical buildings.

The architecture throughout the complex retains the informal rural character and rustic charm of the original structures, with exposed brickwork, heavy beams and original features - a conscientious reminder of its agricultural heritage.Traditional Norfolk construction techniques were used throughout and the majority of the work was carried out by local craftsmen.

The entire scheme incorporates a diverse range of converted structures, each displaying individual qualities and visual aesthetics that serve to shape and define the cohesive identity of the complex. The intention of ensuring the development appears as a cluster of converted farm buildings has been a primary ambition from the early stages. The traditional farm buildings at Manor Farm Barns were associated with confined yards and not open field locations. In order to maintain this particular trait, the development did not intrude into the open countryside - indeed it can not even be seen from any roads or areas of habitation.

The initial phase of the project began with converting a barn to a restaurant, which has since been further extended in a similar architectural manner to the existing conversions. The neighbouring barns were converted in a similar fashion, providing a core of offices to the scheme. The conversion of the World War II building to a double storey office was unusually innovative and makes an attractive addition to the scheme. In addition, the conversion of an existing steel frame 'Dutch Barn' into a two storey building has created first class open floor offices. The material aesthetics of the conversion thoughtfully acknowledges the location and settings, with exposed red masonary brickwork and stained timber boarding.

The Manor Farm Barns conversion project has been used in used in case studies to support other such plans both locally and further a field as a prime example of its transition from dereliction to excellence.

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