Business growth services

We offer a range of services to help support your business needs including:

Other services

We also work with our partners in the south east to support new and growing businesses.

You can help and advice on finance, growth and support for your business sector from:

Let’s Do Business

Let’s Do Business provice support to businesses, excluding micro business and sole traders. They can help you with up to 12 hours of free advice, guidance, and expert referrals in:

  • finance and risk including loans and investment
  • customers and marketing including transitioning to digital
  • supply chain improvements and efficiencies
  • workplace operations and digital transformation
  • people including employment law, recruitment, apprenticeships and training

BEST Growth Hub

The BEST Growth Hub provides businesses in Essex with a single point of access to a wide range of local, regional and national support. Guiding and nurturing businesses – from start up to scale-up - their friendly and experienced team offer FREE and impartial signposting on funding and finance options, 1-2-1 business advice, skills and training and much more in order to help you find the right support for your business.

Contact the BEST Growth Hub:


There are several organisations who can help you with funding for your business;

Essex Young Entrepreneur

Essex Young Entrepreneurs offer support for young adults looking to start their own innovative business.

You can also apply for funding through our Young Entrepreneurs Programme.

Councillors' Community Grant scheme

Organisations and groups can apply for funding from our Councillors' Community Grant scheme to support local projects and initiatives that benefit the people of our district.


Customer Services

Address: Causeway House,
Bocking End,

Telephone: 01376 552525

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