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My Norfolk

Josie Spencer, CEO at NCH&C

I moved to Norfolk following my appointment as CEO of NCH&C, so I’m still exploring this wonderful county and all it has to offer. I’m very lucky because despite being a relative newcomer to Norfolk, I’ve seen quite a bit of it whilst out and about visiting our teams across the county.

My first impression of Norfolk was that it’s a really friendly place. All of the staff at NCH&C and the patients that I have met have been so welcoming and kind. Here’s some of my Norfolk highlights:

Norwich market

The market in Norwich is like nothing I’ve seen before, it really is iconic. A wonderful variety of colourful stalls and so many people have recommended the food stalls to me. I’ve tried a few but there’s lots more to test out!

Norwich market

Sainsbury’s centre

I’ve been impressed with how much culture there is in Norfolk. Norwich in particular seems to be bubbling with creativity and I can’t wait to visit the Sainsbury’s Centre at the UEA.

Happisburgh beach

What’s not to love about a town with its own lighthouse? I think the beach is a bit of a hidden gem, with great views of the sea.

The Forum, Millennium Plain, Norwich

I’ve been really impressed with how The Forum acts as a central hub for events in the city – there always seems to be something going on there and as a city newbie this is a great place to find out what’s happening in the city. We’ve had our AGM at The Forum for the past few years and it is a brilliant central Norwich venue.

The Forum


I really love the extraordinarily beautiful night skies you get in Norfolk. If you’re out on a clear night away from the glare of the city you can see thousands of stars. Apparently Kelling is a particularly great place for star gazing.