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Business Support in Basildon

Basildon is a major business hub in Essex boasting the second largest economy along the river Thames after Canary Wharf employing some 77,000 people, 45,000 of which are based in the A127 Basildon Enterprise Corridor. Its three principal town centres, Basildon, Billericay and Wickford, each have their own unique business opportunities.

The diverse Borough has a rich heritage in advanced manufacturing and engineering and is home to international names such as Ford Motor Company Ltd, Selex ES, Konica Minolta and New Holland Agriculture.

These businesses are just a few of the 6,500 VAT registered enterprises across the borough that form what is a major business hub in Essex and the largest employment zone in south Essex.

Connectivity is key, Basildon is located only 35 minutes from central London and conveniently located between the airports of London City, London Stansted and London Southend. Basildon’s close proximity to DP World’s London Gateway – the UK’s newest deep sea port; means that Basildon is a well-connected location whether it’s by Air, Rail, Road or Sea.

Past success doesn’t always lead to future growth, which is why Basildon Council is keen to build on these foundations to create prosperity and opportunity for all within the borough. Hundreds of millions of pounds worth of regeneration is underway across our town centres and residential areas.

Whether you are thinking of starting a business, growing your organisation, developing new products or even seeking to explore International markets, the Economic Development Team at Basildon Council has a wealth of experience and expertise to support businesses all of sizes across the Borough to prosper. The team are here to work with your business at every stage of its life cycle.

As well as being a conduit to other key Council services including planning, licencing, environmental health and procurement, the team is a gateway to funding opportunities, boasting extensive experience in accessing EU funding programmes that have already facilitated significant growth for hundreds of businesses across the Borough.

Should you be thinking of starting a business, wish to take on an apprentice, need new commercial premises, trade internationally, or have concerns over your broadband provision – in fact whatever the nature of business enquiry you may have, then do not hesitate to contact us – we would be delighted to hear from you.

It is your business that we wish to prosper.



T: 01268 206688