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.


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.

Ambitious Women in Essex

If you want to find out about support for Essex women in business, visit the Ambitious Women in Essex Linkedin page.

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

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