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Market and Marquee COVID Measures to be Made Permanent

During the pandemic measures were brought in to ensure that hospitality businesses no longer needed planning permission to put up marquees on their land and councils no longer needed planning permission to hold an outdoor market. Following a public consultation the government has announced that these measures will be permanent in a bid to draw […] Read more

Christmas 2021 Opening Hours

With the festive season fast approaching we wanted to let all you all know that the BEST growth Hub will still be operating over the holiday period.  For our upcoming opening hours please Read more

What grants are available to local businesses?

Owners of small and medium-sized businesses across all sectors in Essex can now apply for a grant of up to £5,000 to make their business Covid-19 secure. This money can be used in different ways, including to buy new equipment, support employees to work from home or to adapt premises. Read more

Free 1 to 1 Mentoring with Google

Enterprise Nation has teamed up with Google to allow business owners to get 1-to-1 mentoring for free. Mentors from Google can provide advice to help connect businesses with more customers by improving their online presence. Read more

Global Incubator Programme: Gateway to Asia

Innovate UK’s Global Incubator Programme, delivered in partnership with Innovate UK EDGE, is an acceleration programme for innovative businesses to work with world leading incubators abroad. They are currently accepting applications for up to 8 innovative SMEs in the agri-food and innovative food and beverage sectors to join the programme with GROW in Singapore. The […] Read more

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