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Guiding and nurturing businesses - from start up to scale up

At the BEST Growth Hub, we understand business diversity. So much so that we tailor our support and advice service to individually meet your needs. Our experienced team offer a free and impartial service dedicated to guiding you to those hidden support streams you may not know about or have overlooked. Speak to us today!

Drop-in Centres

We are pleased to announce that we are now offering face to face meeting opportunities to businesses out of three venues in Colchester, Thurrock and Chelmsford.

Peer Power!

The latest peer programme is brought to you by the South East Business Boost. Join a cohort of likeminded business leaders, share your ideas and develop your business for future success.

New video case study!

Watch this short video and discover how the BEST Growth Hub was able to help Wingman Marketing grow their business through a range of support and funding options.

Events and Training

Event Finder


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

Latest News

Supporting mental health at work: Able Futures

Able Futures have put together a toolkit to help employers employers develop ways to support people’s mental health when it fluctuates, help address problems if they arise and remove barriers and stigma around mental health issues to enable more employees and apprentices to have enjoyable futures at work. Read more

Peer Power

Peer Power Networks are facilitated groups of Essex based business owners and leaders that want to grow and develop their business for future success. Read more

Business Drop-in Centres

Have you missed the opportunity to speak to someone about your business face to face? Well great news! Our Business Navigators are now available to speak to face to face one day a week over three different Essex locations. Read more

Latest News

New financial support announced for businesses in response to Omicron

We summarise for you the support that has been announced and what support is still available

New financial support for businesses has been announced by government. We summarise what support has been announced and what support is still available. If you have any concerns about your business during this period, please call Business East Sussex on 01273 335878 or email at Read more

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