Skills for your business

Support to develop skills for your business

We want to make sure businesses in our district have a workforce with the skill sets they need to grow and be competitive.

To help businesses to develop those skill sets, we work closely with:

BEST Growth Hub

The BEST Growth Hub aims to help businesses in Essex identify and realise their potential You can find out about the free support and advice they offer to improve the skills in your business by visiting their website.

Essex Innovation programme

The Essex Innovation Programme has been running for over 10 years.

In that time they have worked with over 1,000 companies helping them to start up, to grow and to introduce new products to market.


If you want to find out what an apprentice can bring to your business, you can read about our apprenticeship programme.

Employing staff

You can find out what you should do when you employ someone for the first time on GOV.UK.

Starting your own business e-learning course

The HMRC Starting your own business e-learning course explains and guides you through everything you need to know to get started on:

  • income tax
  • National Insurance
  • business records
  • expenses

Economic Development

Address: Causeway House
Bocking End

Telephone: 01376 552525