We offer free, bespoke business mentoring support to small businesses through Locase.

Locase will carry out the mentoring at your business premises. They give you six, two-hour sessions, either one to one or one to many.

Each mentor:

  • has been hand-picked by Essex County Council and the Locase team.
  • runs their own company and has extensive private sector experience

Mentors can provide support in:

  • advertising
  • brand management
  • business strategy
  • design engineering
  • financial management
  • human resources including family businesses and succession
  • international trade
  • intellectual property
  • manufacturing
  • marketing
  • marketing, communication and media training
  • new product innovation
  • public relations
  • service design
  • strategic planning

You can apply for the mentoring scheme if you are a small or medium enterprise that:

  • has up to 250 full time equivalent employees
  • has an annual turnover of £44M or less
  • has an annual balance sheet of £38M or less
  • has not received more than approximately £180,000 of state aid in the last three years
  • have your registered office and operate in Kent, Essex, or East Sussex

If another firm owns more than a quarter of your company, they must meet the same criteria.

You can contact us if you want to apply for mentoring.

Economic Development

Address: Causeway House
Bocking End

Telephone: 01376 552525