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Overview: We provide information, advice, training, conciliation and other services for employers and employees to help prevent or resolve workplace problems. Web Address: www.acas.org.uk Contact Details: 0300 123 11 00, Twitter @AcasEast, Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/acasorguk Find out more
Overview: At Anglia Ruskin University we offer a leading range of teaching, knowledge, expertise and facilities to support the growth of your business. Whether you are a start-up or a multinational, we aim to help at least 2,000 organisations to innovate and develop every year. We are keen to work with you to create the best solutions for your...Find out more
Apprenticemakers has been developed to help apprentice employers across the country make connections and ask each other questions about the benefits and challenges associated with recruiting apprentices. The community aims to support a greater take up of Apprenticeships amongst small and medium businesses (SMEs) and has been developed following a...Find out more
We are a general Further Education college offering a variety of courses, both vocational and professional courses. We are based across two main campuses – Moulsham Street and Princes Road. Our facilities have been redeveloped in recent years and we now boast a brand new Electrical and Engineering block, a new Art, Design and Media centre,...Find out more
Overview: The Eastern Enterprise Hub is a regional enterprise agency operating across East Anglia who strive to promote business growth and support people who have a good business idea to develop key skills, commercial expertise and the confidence to make it a success. In partnership with Colchester Borough Council, Shark Infested Custard and...Find out more
The Essex Employment and Skills Board (ESB) has been set up to bring about change. We have come together as a representative group of large employers, SMEs, Business membership groups, colleges, universities and local government to look at collaborative solutions; we want to build on successful work to deliver a local skills system which we can be...Find out more
KEEP+ is a £9.3m European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) supported programme, supporting Small and Medium Sized Businesses (SMEs) to access knowledge and expertise through collaboration with the university sector. The programme provides flexible opportunities for knowledge exchange, enabling businesses primarily in the south and south east to...Find out more
Overview: As one of the largest integrated providers of courses and qualifications, training, e-assessment and employment services in the UK, we deliver the products, services and dedicated support your company needs to successfully recruit, train and nurture the best staff.Each year around 4,000 businesses equip their staff for success...Find out more
Overview: Nwes is not for profit Enterprise Agency providing free and heavily subsidised business support services to pre-starts and established businesses across Essex. The support delivered includes business advice and workshops covering core business subjects of marketing, finance, HR for start-up businesses and business planning. They manage a...Find out more
South Essex College is a leading regional provider of cost effective training and development solutions for businesses. We currently provide apprenticeships, traineeships and work placement students to hundreds of organisations. We offer a comprehensive end-to-end service to large and small businesses, including making sure businesses’...Find out more
Overview: Stansted Employment and Skills Academy, based next-door to the terminal building is managed by Urban Futures. It aims to continue the best practices derived from the London Stansted Employment Partnership (LSEP) but also to provide a service to any individual looking for employment at the airport, regardless of where they live, and a...Find out more
Straight A Training provides support, funding and expertise to help learners achieve vocational and work-based qualifications and development. Started in 1999 by Jayne Raftery and Mathew Nutt, Straight A has grown robustly and consistently and today has a multi-cultural team of dedicated Tutors helping learners achieve qualifications ranging from...Find out more
Overview: The University of Essex has been breaking boundaries for fifty years, and now our expertise is driving business forward. We work with businesses to provide student and graduate talent, training, facilities and world-leading expertise. From start-ups and SMEs to multinationals, we are helping businesses grow and increase their...Find out more
Overview: Writtle College campus is a unique place. It is set in its own 220 hectare estate with landscaped gardens, working animal units, construction areas, workshops and retail, business and leisure operations. There is a lively community atmosphere on campus, with students from over 50 different countries. The majority of our students spend a...Find out more
Social Enterprise UK is a membership body for social enterprises. They are the leading global authority on social enterprise and the biggest network...
Employment and Skills | Other
The 11th National Apprenticeship Week (NAW 2018) will run from 5 to 9 March 2018. Pop along to one of our open events to see how ACL can support...
Funding a business | Growing your business
Businesses can apply for a share of up to £15 million to develop novel products and services, or a further £10 million to work on projects...
20/03/18 10.00 - 1.00
You will learn to use LinkedIn effectively and responsibly. You will also be...
Starting a business
20/03/18 11.00 - 12.30
Social media is a must-have for businesses nowadays. Everyone is on it and...
Growing your business | Other | Starting a business
21/03/18 9.30 - 1.30
How do you manage innovation and creativity in your business? Is it something...
Growing your business
21/03/18 1.30 - 4.30
We will explore what qualities and traits are crucial in great leadership...
Growing your business
Get business support and advice over the phone through the National Business Support Helpline on 0300 456 3565 or chat live with an advisor Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm or call your local Growth Hub on 01702 417765