The BEST Growth Hub is funded by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy to provide a free and impartial signposting service for business support. As a Growth Hub we can support Businesses based within and Essex, Southend or Thurrock Local Authority Area. So if you are a registered start-up business or you are an established business, you are eligible for support.

The BEST Growth Hub aims to help your business to identify and realise its potential with free business support for growth. It provides a focal point for businesses that are looking to increase their competitiveness and grow, it offers a great choice of advice, training, networking and more, all tailored to your needs. If you’re a business in Essex, Southend or Thurrock with an aspiration to grow and be more profitable – then we want to hear from you! Click on the image below to see the map of business support available.


How we have helped Essex businesses

Businesses supported
Meetings with a business navigator
Referrals to external support organisations