Essex businesses encouraged to shape future business support strategy for the county


Essex County Council (ECC) is encouraging local businesses to share their experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic to help inform its future business support strategy.

The county council has commissioned Essex company, Mackman Research, to carry out engagement with businesses across the county in order to better understand how they are coping during the pandemic, as well as any future challenges they may face.

They will initially be engaging with businesses via a telephone survey and looking to speak to a wide cross section of organisations over the coming weeks. An online survey is also live and is open to all Essex businesses.

The feedback received will help to ensure ECC can target specific support where it is most needed as well as better understand the challenges faced, such as the direct impact on jobs and the support needed to mitigate these risks.

Any local businesses who wish to take part in the survey can do so by completing the online survey at