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The South East Business Hub is here to help your business on the path to growth and prosperity.

The BEST Growth Hub is the centre point for Essex business support and is fully funded by the South East Local Enterprise Partnership. Whatever your business size, stage, or industry the BEST Growth Hub can provide access to specialist and relevant business support free of charge. Find out from our dedicated team of experts what support your business could be eligible for.

Pivoting Assessment Tool

Meet our experts in growth, scale-up and business adaptation. We are delighted to showcase our exclusive Pivoting Assessment Tool (PAT).

Call now to book in your free 1-2-1 consultation with our experts today!

Peer Networks Programme

Peer Networks Programme is a new and exciting rapid results business support program, that harnesses the power of facilitated virtual peer group sessions, combined with one-to-one support, delivered by a professional business coach.

This combination of group and one-to-one business support is proven in producing outstanding results with positive economic impacts.

Limited spaces.


The new BEST Growth Hub prospectus is now available! Please read for information on our services and business reviews.

BEST’s Big Business Briefing

No matter what stage your business is at, pre-start to high growth, The BEST Growth Hub is passionate about making a difference to businesses, their teams, and the Essex economy. With so much available, our Big Business Briefing aims to help Essex businesses, fully understand the full range of support available to them.

Brexit Ready Podcast

What are the challenges facing small businesses in today’s tough economic landscape, and how have they overcome them?

The South East Business Hub has teamed up with the London Business Hub and Hertfordshire Growth Hub to bring the local business community the Brexit Ready Podcast.

Coronavirus: Guidance for Businesses and Employers

Visit our dedicated, regularly updated page for information, advice and guidance for businesses and employers regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Events and Training

Event Finder


Use our Event Finder Tool to help find events across your local area and the South East.

Latest News

Clean Growth South East Survey

Businesses are encouraged to take the short survey to help the Clean Growth South East project understand the challenges and opportunities for businesses in the region for the next 12-18 months. Read more

£5,000 grants available to local businesses

Owners of small and medium-sized businesses across all sectors in Essex can now apply for a grant of up to £5,000 to make their business Covid-19 secure. This money can be used in different ways, including to buy new equipment, support employees to work from home or to adapt premises. Read more

Latest News

Bounce Back Loans (BBLS)

Bounce Back Loans (BBLS) are available for SMEs that have been financially impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Businesses can apply for between £2,000 and £50,000 up to 25% of their total turnover to provide them with financial support. The loans are interest and fee-free for the first 12 months, with a 2.5% fixed annual interest […] Read more

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