The South East Business Hub is here to help your business on the path to growth and prosperity.
South East Business Hub is provided by the South East Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) – the business-led, public/private body established to drive economic growth across East Sussex, Essex, Kent, Medway, Southend and Thurrock.
Powered by the BEST Growth Hub, ExSE 2021 is a free virtual festival celebrating Essex business.
Our three-day business festival is filled with exhibitors, masterclasses, panels, networking rooms, speakers, and more.
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).
Hall Brothers of Colchester – BEST Growth Hub
A family-run building and joinery business that has been in the industry for more than 50 years, Hall Brothers of Colchester has a proud reputation for exceptional standard of design, traditional craftsmanship and meticulous attention to detail.
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Millions get pay rise from 1 April as National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage increase comes into effect. Read more
Non-essential retailers, outdoor hospitality and personal care businesses reopen as step 2 of the roadmap out of lockdown began on 12 April. Read more
Meet the new and improved BEST Growth Hub Business Show: ExSE 2021! Join us at ExSE 2021. Powered by the BEST Growth Hub, ExSE 2021 is a free virtual festival celebrating Essex business. Join our thriving community and experience everything that ExSE has to offer. Whether you are a well-established business looking to grow, or […] Read more
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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