Annual plan 2020/2021

Promoting prosperity

Promoting prosperity



We will

  • Commence construction of the Horizon 120 Business and Innovation Park
  • Commence the build of the I-Construct Innovation in Construction Hub at the Braintree Enterprise Centre
  • Carry out restoration works to the Bocking Windmill to preserve the building for future generations to enjoy
  • Raise the profile of the Braintree District as a place to do business
  • Provide business and employment support and advice for those affected by the Covid-19 pandemic
  • Minimise the barriers to economic growth and support the needs of businesses to start up, innovate and grow.
  • Continue to work with businesses to make physical improvements to industrial areas in the district


Working with others we will:

  • Help to strengthen economic recovery across the district working towards the shared vision in the North Essex Economic Strategy
  • Identify education and retraining programmes and actively promote these enabling access to new work opportunities
  • Maximise opportunities for businesses in the district to access grant funding


Our priorities

  • Make use of the competitive advantage of our location to attract new business
  • Support the growth of key employment sectors
  • Enable businesses to thrive with access to business support and key networks
  • Ensure skills and training provision is aligned to meet the needs of the local economy now and in the future
  • Develop our culture and heritage offer in shaping opportunities for tourism and investment