The Bungay Events & Business Association (BEBA) was originally established in the 1940’s and known as ‘The Bungay and District Chamber of Trade and Commerce’.

It is a non affiliated, voluntary organisation which aims to promote trade and tourism in Bungay and the surrounding area for the benefit of local businesses. It has links with local organisations and also provides a link between local businesses and the local authorities.

The principle activities of BEBA include:

  • The initiation and organisation of public events such as Street markets
  • Liaison with and financial support to organisations that actively work to improve Bungay for visitors and residents, such as Bungay In Bloom and the Christmas Lights team.
  • Membership of the Suffolk Coast DMO
  • Liaison with the Town, District and County Councils
  • Support for local organisations and charities that function in the interests of Bungay
  • Collection and distribution of information which may be useful to or affect the business interests of the members
  • Provision of discussion forums and guest speakers

Recent activities have included:

Close working with East Suffolk Council (ESC) in providing timely information to businesses to help with grant funding when Covid meant many of our businesses lost trade.

Working with ESC to provide information/workshops that help local businesses expand their activities.

Working with ESC and Bungay Town Council on improvements being made to the town to improve our visitor experience.

BEBA meets monthly on the third Tuesday of each month at 7.30pm at Bungay Golf Club.  All members are welcome to attend.