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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.

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

HELLO WORLD! Essex wants to talk business.

The BEST Growth Hub launches ExSE – Essex’s inaugural virtual business festival – with innovation in the spotlight BEST Growth Hub announced today that Essex’s first ever ‘virtual’ business festival ‘ExSE’ will take place on 11-13 May 2021 (www.exse.co.uk). The ExSE Festival is the event of the year, for ambitious Essex-based businesses to show the […] 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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