Business Support and Regeneration

The Council’s Regeneration Team is responsible for delivering improvements within the Borough that help to make the area a better place to live and work.  Whilst the team is not able to offer direct business support, we can signpost you to our comprehensive range of partners and other providers that do. We also help to develop and promote support programmes that can help your business prosper.  For matters relating to planning and commercial property, the team can also point you in the right direction to find the helpful resources.

Business Support and Advice

The following organisations are the first port of call for free help and guidance, but a more comprehensive list is available here Business Support & Resources.

BEST for Business Solutions Logo  

The BEST Growth Hub aims to help new and existing businesses to find the most suitable type of business support available. It offers a great choice of advice, training, networking and more, all tailored to your needs. The Growth Hub website is updated with information and guidance for businesses and employers regarding the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. For more information visit: or Tel: 0300 303 4864.

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Back to Business Essex is delivered by Let’s Do Business Group and is a business support service fully funded by Essex County Council which gives Essex businesses up to 12 hours of professional, one-to-one business advice and mentoring support to help them overcome the challenges of COVID-19. For further details of the support available, please visit their website: or alternatively email: or call their freephone number on 0800 970 8981.

Additional Coronavirus related information and advice for businesses

At this unprecedented time, the Council appreciates that many businesses are facing very challenging times.  Further information about support available to businesses relating to the Covid-19 pandemic can be found on our webpage here:

Want to be kept in the loop?

We maintain a list of local businesses to email information to them regarding business support services, funding schemes, and general updates about our regeneration projects.  If you would like us to keep in touch with you then please email us at - don’t forget to include your name, employment position, business address, email address, phone number and other details of your business activity!

Share your story!

The Council would be interested to hear from local businesses on the fundamental changes to their business due to the Covid-19 Pandemic:- 

  • What has changed?
  • How do you operate?
  • What skills does your business need?

If you would like to share your experience then please email: