SHOWCASE: Elissia Birks and Mike Cobb-Pernak were among the business representatives at the exhibition Picture: Tony Jones

A FLAGSHIP West Norfolk business centre celebrated its first anniversary on Tuesday.

Businesses based at the £5m King’s Lynn Innovation Centre (KLIC) showcased their entrepreneurial spirit at the Innovation Exhibition.

The Nar Ouse Way centre opened last June in partnership with enterprise agency Nwes, New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership and West Norfolk Borough Council.

Thirteen tenants have moved into the purpose-built offices in the first year and other businesses and organisations have used the meeting and conference facilities.

Anglia IT Solutions and Rounce and Evans Property Management were among the first to move into the centre and   have since expanded.

In March of this year, the Duke of York, Prince Andrew, visited and spokes to some of the business representatives.

The celebration event included free workshops and the focus was on opportunities for growth through innovation.

Centre co-ordinator, Joni Phillips, said: “The whole ethos behind KLIC is to provide start-up companies, expanding businesses and energetic entrepreneurs with all they need to grow and succeed.”

Event organiser was Nwes.