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The New BEST Growth Hub Helps Businesses Realise Their Growth Potential

Essex businesses of all sizes, from innovative young enterprises to long-established firms, can access a new business support service from the BEST Growth Hub.

Whether starting a new business, grow an existing business or find funding for a new venture the BEST Growth Hub Team are here to help. 

With an enthusiastic team of Business Navigators who are able to meet with businesses on their premises, to discuss your business needs and identify ways that they can help businesses grow.  Their aim is to help businesses flourish in today's market by signposting to their valuable support providers and where possible, to any funding that may be available.

The BEST Growth Hub also provides a new website,, which has free business support listings, the opportunity to search for grants and finance in area, an up-to-date list of events for business, news and current information as well as an Essex procurement portal that enables businesses to find contract opportunities in the area.

BEST of all - BEST Growth Hub services are fully funded for businesses located within Essex - so it won't cost a penny.

Starting a Business

Thinking of starting up a business?  As a start-up in Essex, businesses could be eligible for a grant or a loan to help finance a new business and see it flourish as well as gain access to knowledge and advice.

Growing a Business

If  a business is established, the next step is to grow!  BEST can help to expand the team to expand capacity, knowledge and expertise.  If businesses are looking to grow, the navigators can help access the support and advice.

Financing a Business

If you need external financial support, there are currently a number of grants and finance opportunities available.  

For more information, speak to one of the Business Navigators on 01702 417765 or visit to register details.