Essex County Council expands its business support service

14/10/2020
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Businesses can access 12 hours of direct support and advice via an Essex County Council business support service aimed at helping Essex get ‘Back to Business’. 

 

Working with business advice agency Let’s Do Business Group, Essex businesses can access fully funded support to help them survive or recover from the impact of COVID-19, improve, change or expand, or to help them consider their options for the future and develop a longer-term business strategy. 

 

The enhanced business support service builds on the existing support the COVID-19 Essex County Council Business Support Team has been providing Essex businesses since March 2020. Now Let’s Do Business Group, funded by Essex County Council, is offering up to 12 hours of consultancy services to individual businesses for the rest of the financial year. 

 

Whether businesses have been adversely impacted directly by COVID-19 or the challenges of the pandemic has resulted in  businesses needing to  reassess how they operate or will do in the future, or reconsider their target market and how or where they may choose to expand, Let’s Do Business Group’s fully funded advice could help. 

 

Essex businesses can access advice and support including: 

  • Finance and risk 

  • Customer interaction, target markets and marketing 

  • Supply chain management 

  • Staffing and recruitment 

  • Workplace Operations 

 

Essex County Councillor Tony Ball, Cabinet Member for Economic Development, said: “Businesses are crucial to the Essex economy and it’s important we support them as much as we can, particularly through significant change in business markets and financial uncertainty. If we want Essex to be the place to do business, and for our economy to expand and thrive, we need to take action to help businesses make this happen.” 

 

Graham Marley Group Chief Executive said ‘Let’s Do Business Group are delighted to continue to help the businesses of Essex through what have been exceptional times. Our experience in helping businesses to plan for the future and access the finance they need whilst helping develop forward looking strategies will ensure the businesses of the county survive and then thrive into the future.’ 

Full details of the support available can be found at: www.backtobusinessessex.co.uk  

 

Businesses interested in the free advice and support available via the Essex business support service from Let’s Do Business Group can contact the team via their website or by calling the dedicated Essex ‘Back to Business’ phone line 0800 970 8981.