Funding and finance opportunities for small businesses

Essex innovation and technology centre buildingINVEST Essex is hosting an event for the tenants of the Essex Technology and Innovation Centre (ETIC) in Ongar to showcase the funding and finance opportunities for small or medium enterprises (SMEs). They will be holding an informal presentation which will be followed by an opportunity to network and a chance for ETIC tenants to speak with members of the team. This will be with a view for INVEST Essex hosting future business networking events and clinics at ETIC.

INVEST Essex, which was previously an in-house Essex County Council service, has a proven track record going back over 10 years securing investment and businesses into the county.  It is now part of Let's Do Business Group and, together with the Essex Technology and Innovation Centre in Ongar, it will deliver services for ECC and our partners across the Greater Essex area which includes Southend and Thurrock.

Funding and finance opportunities for small businesses

INVEST Essex can provide you with a full impartial assessment of your finance needs by our SME funding specialists (ex-senior corporate banking professionals) and help you review all options to find the tailor-made solution for your business.

Our funding assessments will incorporate how to access any available grant funding* and a review of the funding options to support your growth plans, access to specialist advice and up to 12 hours of free consultancy to support the growth of your business.

About the event

funding and finance opportunities for small businessesThe event will be held on Tuesday 24th October between 12:30 - 14:30 at the Essex Technology & Innovation Centre. 

The day will consist of:

12:30 - 12:45 - Welcoming & Introduction to Your New Management - David Rooke – INVEST Essex Location Services Director

12:45 - 13:00 - Overview of Funding & Finance Opportunities for Small Businesses - Dave Watson – INVEST Essex Small Business Advisor

1300 - 14:30 - Networking Opportunities

To register your place please email: laura.smith@investessex.co.uk

How the Essex Technology and Innovation Centre can benefit your business

Essex technology and innovation centre officeThe Essex Technology and Innovation Centre (ETIC) is a business incubation space in Ongar. It offers a range of accessible office spaces and conference rooms to provide supportive and conducive environments for start-ups and early stage businesses growing their businesses.

ETIC is currently home to 22 on site tenants and 9 virtual tenants. The Essex Technology and Innovation Centre at Ongar aims to support and promote entrepreneurship, particularly with companies who incorporate elements of innovation in their business. Hundreds of individuals, start-ups and early-stage businesses have taken their first steps on the road to success in the Essex Technology and Innovation Centre.

See here for more information on the Essex Technology and Innovation Centre.

See here for more information on INVEST Essex.

*Some sectors are not eligible for South East Business Boost funding but your business may still qualify for a wide range of FREE support from our Local Authority Partner initiatives- these are not repayable and range from £1,000 to £1m.

Pam Winter
Pam Winter

Enterprise Centre manager

01277 368200

Biography

Helping businesses grow in Essex by successfully managing business incubation centre. This success has been achieved through networking with other business support organisations and spending quality time with early stage businesses, listening to their needs and offering the relevant support and guidance to enable them to achieve their aspirations.