The Invest ESSEX partners’ network includes professionals and companies offering advice and support across a wide range of specialisations.

TTC We Translate

TTC are a professional translation company with an international network of translators covering over 100 languages.

They offer a range of services to tailored to the needs of many different clients, for example..

  • Preparing an executive for an overseas visit
  • Translating a computer game into another language
  • Reworking content on a website for a particular geographical audience

TTC’s services include . . .

  • Translation – into over 100 languages
  • Interpreting – to provide an important language link between business professionals who speak in different languages
  • Brand name checking – to ensure brands, products and services will play well into target countries
  • Multilingual desk top publishing – providing services to help layout materials in different languages
  • Multilingual branding – ensuring messages match the culture and customs of a target country
  • Cultural awareness consultancy – offering an insight into how business is down in a target country
  • Website localisation – Providing alternative language versions for international audiences
  • British sign language – delivering interpretation to people with hearing difficulties.

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IP TwentyOne

ip21 Limited are a full service Intellectual Property (IP) Law Firm with offices in Chelmsford, London, Bury St Edmunds and Norwich. They help their clients to protect their investment in research and development by utilising the IP legal systems to secure competitive advantage and generate revenue.

ip21 Limited meet businesses and entrepreneurs at their premises to talk about their business and understand how they can add value by working alongside them to achieve their commercial objectives. Initial visits, or consultations at one of our Offices, are free of charge.

The ip21 team . . .
The ip21 team includes professional client account managers and expert commercial consultants as well as a top class legal team of patent, trademark and design attorneys and assistants. This broad range of expertise allows ip21 to ensure that IP Strategy and business needs are always closely aligned for their clients.

ip21’s services . . .
Ip21’s services encompass all aspects of IP Law, including . . .

  • Providing registration
  • Prosecution and enforcement of IP Rights (Patents, Trade Marks, Designs and Copyright)
  • IP Portfolio Management
  • IP Strategy
  • IP Consulting
  • IP Valuation
  • Specific Legal Advice in contentious or ongoing IP Matters.

ip21 always focus on understanding the business and its commercial objectives first in order to create an IP strategy to suit.

ip21 also advise companies on international IP Strategy, particularly international companies who are entering the UK market for the first time, or UK companies who are looking to expand either throughout the UK or internationally. This advice often includes the securing of IP Rights in multiple jurisdictions, freedom to operate searches, key competitor analysis, IP Audits and due diligence.

Clients . . .
Ip21 works with innovative companies and people across the board ranging from individual inventors, start-ups and university spin-outs through to established SMEs, large businesses and multinationals. Current clients range from £0 to £15bn turnover.

ip21 work with clients in a wide variety of innovation-driven industries and have have particular expertise and experience in the following sectors . . .

  • Engineering
  • Electronics
  • Materials sciences
  • Optics
  • Chemical
  • Food and drink
  • Biotechnology
  • Medical devices sectors.

Awards . . .
They have recently been awarded the ‘Most Innovative IP Firm’ Award in the UK Legal Awards and also the ‘Excellence in Commercial IP Strategy’ Award in the UK Corporate Excellence Awards.

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The Office HQ

The Office HQ is an award-winning virtual PA company providing administrative help to small businesses on a remote basis, allowing business owners to focus on generating income.

Clients are assigned a virtual PA who will get to know them, just as a PA in the “real” world would. Low cost, cloud-based software is used that can be accessed easily by both clients and their Office HQ virtual PA.

As well as virtual PA services Office HQ provide a paperless book keeping system, fully compliant with HMRC regulations which removes the headache of fiddly receipts and invoices. The software used also offers a range of financial reports at the touch of a button which can help give invaluable insight to the business.

Inbox Detox – managing email is now the most complained about part of an entrepreneur’s day and this service directly addresses that problem. Clients can start work each morning with a clear and ordered inbox, allowing them to get down to being productive straight away.

A virtual PA means that clients can stay in a smaller office or continue to work from home without having to meet the spiralling costs and legal responsibilities of being an employer!

Services include . . .

  • Inbox detox
  • Email marketing
  • Blogging and copy writing
  • Social media posting
  • Client liaison and communication
  • Implementation of time saving apps and software
  • Bookkeeping
  • Expenses management
  • Invoicing and credit control
  • Diary and travel management

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Essex Business Sales

Essex Business Sales Ltd (EBS) was established in May 2014. Based in Chelmsford this niche agency specialises in selling businesses across Essex and are dedicated Business Transfer Agents. If you have not familiar with the term they are similar to an estate agent selling residential housing but focus solely on selling going concern businesses. These may be on a freehold basis, where the building in which the business operates is also being sold, or on a leasehold basis where the building is not included in the sale and the business simply has a lease to occupy the building.

Essex Business Sales are the only dedicated Business Transfer Agent based in Chelmsford and one of only a handful in Essex. If you are thinking of selling your business we recommend working with a specialist such as EBS that who truly understand the complexities involved in buying and selling a business. Many business owners try to sell their business through normal estate agents or with national agents that don’t have a physical presence in the county in which the business is based. Many aspects of what EBS do can be done online however, their understanding of the local market and their local contacts introduces real value and benefit when selling your business. From their Chelmsford office EBS cover the whole of Essex and have sold businesses and are listing businesses for sale across the county.

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Spacio provide companies with advice and creative solutions to create dynamic, inspirational and motivational workplace interiors.

From initial property appraisals and consultancy, space planning and interior design, right through to project management of the fit-out or refurbishment, Spacio ltd work with clients to deliver working environments that achieve their corporate goals and inspire all that work within them.

The Spacio approach brings human science and intelligent design together to stimulate people to be more positive and productive. They call this alchemy Intelligent Spaces and they use it to create offices that cultivate creativity and maximise performance.

Spacio are a design led specialist providing complete continuity from initial brief, through design stages, to the final project delivery – plus ongoing facilities support. They have assisted many clients by working with them to challenge their existing practices and structure and adopt new working practices to embrace new technologies and working methods to enhance productivity and reduce overheads.

Spacio have an extensive design centre showroom, displaying a vast range of interior systems, solutions and furniture systems. A very inspirational resource and a demonstration of our commitment to our clients.

Spacio’s services . . .

  • Property Search and Appraisal
  • Workplace Consultancy – Space Audits and working practices review
  • Space Planning & Interior Design
  • Design & Build package solutions
  • Fit Out and Refurbishment
  • Office furniture Systems

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