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Accessing funding

invest ESSEX ( is a not for profit business support agency, funded by Essex County Council and the European Regional Development Fund, which provides assistance to Essex based SME business owners by:

-          Brokering access to a variety of funding solutions; including grants, start-up and growth loans, traditional bank finance, peer to peer loans, crowdfunding and business angel or venture capital investment,    

-          Helping structure company business plans and sales and marketing strategies to provide the foundation for a successful future

-          Providing specialist training covering a variety of business issues.


invest ESSEX is pleased to offer support to Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) in the form of 12 hours of business consultancy to help you evaluate your business needs.


Thanks to the funding received, we are able to provide this 12-hour commitment as a FREE provision to your business, provided that you are based in Essex and have the potential to grow your workforce by increasing the existing jobs within your organisation or if you are a sole trader with the imminent intention to incorporate into a Limited Company.


We would like to discuss the plans for your Company with you and would be happy to arrange a convenient time for us to meet with you.


If you would like to speak to us sooner, please contact Tracey Williams on 07867 000 040 or if sending an email is your preferred method then please feel free to contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it