The Business Essex Southend & Thurrock (BEST) Growth Hub forms part of the South East Business Hub, the South East Local Enterprise Partnership’s overarching business support programme, which also supports local hubs in East Sussex, Kent and Medway. We help new and existing businesses find the most suitable type of business support available in their area.
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Our local team of Business Support Navigators can help you identify relevant programmes, initiatives or funding schemes currently on offer across Essex, Southend and Thurrock and can help you access them.
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.
The South East LEP area provides the gateway to the world, working hard with partners, businesses, communities and government to drive productivity and economic growth with key strands of activity including skills provision and business growth support.
The key focus for the LEP has been to develop a strategy that will secure investment in the South East working with local, regional and national partners to deliver impactful projects that secure a better future for communities in the South East.
The South East Business Hub can connect you with the services that match your business needs and help you make your mark in England’s most enterprising economy.
Through this portal you can access bespoke business support in your local area. Businesses in East Sussex, Essex, Kent, Medway, Southend and Thurrock can find information, advice, and access to finance.
To find out more about how the Growth Hub can help develop your business, view our video and hear directly from businesses who have been supported on their journey: