Invest ESSEX is an investment promotion agency (IPA) and business support provider, part of the Let’s Do Business Group, delivering services for Essex County Council across the Greater Essex area.

Working with selected business partners, we deliver a ‘total solution’ for expanding companies, providing dedicated assistance from the initial ‘location evaluation’ stage through to start of business operations and beyond. Our dedicated aftercare service continues to assist growing business long after their initial investments in Essex.

Our mission is to make your business expansion as hassle-free as possible, helping you to minimise project costs and risks. We help companies to identify their optimal business location and implement their relocation or expansion project as quickly and efficiently as possible. We also provide information and contacts businesses need to locate their ideal property solutions.

Providing expert advice

Our expert, in-house team benefits from experience supporting international and UK businesses of all sizes, operating across industry sectors such as:

Our services are free-of-charge, bespoke and confidential, delivered both directly and through our network of approved business partners.

We have partnerships with the local government that provide direct access to key local authority functions and decision-making processes, including planning and business regulation.

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Business support services

Through a unique combination of location benefits, Essex offers an unrivalled opportunity for businesses seeking growth in the UK, European and global markets. Essex delivers unbeaten connectivity and combines value-adding benefits with significant cost advantages versus London, Cambridge, the UK’s major cities and other international and European competitor locations.

Our range of business support services include:

  • Understanding the UK business and regulatory environment
  • Evaluating and selecting an ideal business location and property/site
  • Providing connections to key personnel, prospective business partners and support organisations.
  • Setting up and business planning a UK operation (financial and legal advice)
  • Identifying potential sources of business funding
  • Building local supply chains
  • Recruiting and training a high-quality workforce
  • Accessing university knowledge and research/development expertise
Business advice

Read more here on our Business Support page

Our partners

Invest ESSEX can provide direct access to expert support for businesses wishing to expand or relocate. Through our network of selected professional partners, businesses will be able to be fully supported when relocating or expanding. Combined with invaluable local knowledge of the Essex and UK business and regulatory environment, businesses will be able to create a whole network of a variety of services within the Essex county.

We have partners operating within a range of sectors including:

business agreement

See our commercial partners here: