Invest ESSEX supports established businesses with its team of experienced business advisors offering business support and consultancy services across Essex.

Whether you are looking for one-off business advice, to resolve a specific business issue, or, in-depth and ongoing business consultancy to develop a great business idea our team of highly experienced business advisors will work with you to understand your business issues and ideas, help you formulate a SMART action plan and will walk alongside you through the process.

To find out how our Business Consultants and Advisors could help you and your business achieve your business ambitions contact one of our advisors below or email


Dave Watson ACIB

07526 171257

With over 25 years Corporate Banking experience across start-up, growth and turnaround businesses alongside Client Strategy Consultancy for NatWest Commercial across East Anglia Dave has a wealth of expertise and contacts within the Essex SME market. The last 4 years Dave has worked with a significant number of SMEs providing hands on support to “make things happen” and specialises in finding funding solutions. Most recently, Dave has supported Prospects College of Advanced Technology and TfL to successfully relaunch the Tunnelling and Underground Construction Academy in East London.

Graham Johnson

07718 478447

Graham has spent over 35 years helping the owners of UK businesses to deliver their business plans. Having worked in relationship management roles with Barclays, NatWest and Coutts he has provided a wide range of funding solutions to SME’s and larger corporates including commercial loans, mortgages as well as Invoice Finance and Asset Based Lending solutions. Graham also spent 12 years in Lead Advisory Corporate Finance, with accountancy firms Moore Stephens and Baker Tilly, working with SMEs on business disposals, acquisitions and corporate fundraisings.

Tracey Williams

07867 000040

Following over 20 years retail experience, Tracey has worked for 14 years in management, including seven years at a senior level within HR, training, coaching and operations in large International blue-chip retailers. The last six years have been spent working with SMEs and individuals to support the development and growth of their businesses, specialising in business planning, marketing, cash flow forecasting and coaching, to help clients successfully secure funding. Tracey understands the challenges of being self-employed and is passionate about supporting others to turn their vision into a reality creatively.