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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!

PROSPECTUS 2021

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.

Peer Networks Programme

Peer Networks is a national peer-to-peer networking programme for SME leaders that want to grow and develop their organisation for future success.

Delivered locally by the BEST Growth Hub, we create diverse cohort groups of individuals to collaboratively work through common business issues.

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

SEARCH EVENTS NEAR YOU

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

Latest News

Climate Action Challenge Fund

Voluntary and community sector organisations, community groups and schools in Essex can apply for up to £20,000 of funding to deliver activities that respond to key climate challenges in Essex. Read more

Essex County Council High Street Business Summit: Survey

Essex County Council will be hosting a High Street Business Summit later this year. The summit will act as a pivotal event for businesses post pandemics. The summit will explore the importance of partners remaining steadfast and ambitious during a period of significant change and will discuss how Essex County Council and partners can collaborate […] 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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