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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

In line with social distancing advice and to protect residents and staff the Council has taken the decision to close the Council offices to the public until further notice.

Whilst the offices are closed to visitors, you are still able to access services and information from this website 24/7.

Information and advice on coronavirus (COVID-19) and how to access Council Services during this period can be found on our Coronavirus information page

You are invited to view and contribute to the The Mayor's Covid Record of Reflection

Business Events

There are numerous business networking and training events available for Castle Point businesses throughout the year.  From the Council run Castle Point Business Forum, to more targeted training around specific subject areas including business start-ups, finance, management, marketing and IT.

Most opportunities are free or are heavily subsidised and all are targeted to boost your business!




Our latest events for 2019 are listed below.

For additional events in the wider Essex area, please check out the Best Growth Hub events page here

Some of our previous events are listed so you can see the types of business events on offer.

 Castle Point Business Forum - BOOK NOW!  Castle Point Business Forum Logo

Date: 13/11/19

Time: 8.00am – 10.00am

Venue: The Oysterfleet Hotel, 21 Knightswick Road, Canvey Road, SS8 9PA

Attendees will hear presentations about some of the exciting activities across the region including an update on Regeneration in Castle Point, Economic Development in Essex as well as an update on the support available to local businesses by the BEST Growth Hub. The Mayor of Castle Point Borough Council, Cllr Colin Riley, will also be officially launching the 2020 Mayor's Awards.

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  Getting Ready for Brexit - Online CourseBEST Growth Hub Logo

Date: 10/10/19

Time: 10.00ampm – 11.00am

Venue: Online Course

This webinar provides an overview for UK businesses involved in the movement of goods between the EU and the UK. Find out what you need to know to keep importing and exporting.

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  Investment Readiness - COMPLETEDBEST Growth Hub Logo

Date 25/01/18 & Time 9.30am – 12.30pm

Venue TBC

The Investment Readiness workshops will give you insight into what financers want to see in a business before parting with their money. You will be able to review your own business and finance plans and see if you can meet the requirements with the help of investment specialists. If your business is not currently accessing finance due to risk of other factors you will be able to prepare an action plan to make your company investment ready. There is a charge of £10 per person for the 3 hour workshop.