Essex is a county of small businesses and thriving entrepreneurship
If you are looking to set up your own business or have your own business and need a bit of help after the impact of COVID-19 then there are lots of organisations to help.
Each local council has an Economic Development Team which is the business-facing department of the Council. Their aim is to assist local businesses to grow and develop, to promote new business start-ups and to nurture and inspire entrepreneurial talent.
The team helps businesses access the support they need whether that is from the Economic Development Team directly, other Council departments or external organisations. Every business is different and has different needs so whatever you need, they can help to point you in the right direction.
Basildon for Business
Thurrock Adult Community College
Thurrock Business Support Programme
Free one-to-one support is available to Thurrock businesses’ through the Thurrock Business Support programme. This is delivered by experienced business advisors Bizphit and is tailored to suit businesses individual needs. Discussions can cover topics such as business planning, start-up advice, marketing and procurement. Up to 4 one hour meetings are available, either face-to-face or virtual. To find out more contact [email protected]
South Essex College Workforce Team
South Essex College has a specialist team who can help businesses, whatever shape or size, with training and development or anything related to apprenticeships. Please contact them on [email protected] or call 01702 221800 if you are interested in employing an apprentice or have any training needs for your staff.
Southend Adult Community College
SACC is able to offer employers and businesses individualised training to upskill staff in this changing environment. We also run an apprenticeship programme and can guide you through the process. If you are interested please contact our Employer Engagement manager at [email protected]