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Business advice and support

2 January 2019

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Essex is one of the UK and Europe’s most dynamic business locations. We make it easy for companies to locate here, and grow here.
Essex County Council operate a number of business programmes and work with partners to deliver expertise and consultation on a number of themes to new and established businesses including:
  • Exporting
  • Developing innovative business ideas
  • Finding new premises
  • Finance and funding
  • Academic partnerships
  • Business relocation consulting.

Business development

Essex County Council is committed to helping Essex-based businesses increase their competitive advantage by providing and working with partners on a range of business development activities from premises for early stage businesses to testing the market.


Access to a number of funding and finance options available to businesses covering a range of business needs. 
Find out about the Economic Plan for Essex.

Skills and training

Information about training courses and funding for training.



Information for potential apprentices and employers as well as application forms.