We are working with small businesses to help them to accelerate their growth providing support and experience on a range of issues businesses face once they have moved past start up phase.

If you have been in business for less than two years and want help to grow your business we can help you with…

Early growth loans

  • A free review of your funding requirements and options
  • Access to free grants and advisory support for your business
  • Support to help you develop a robust business plan and financial forecasts
  • Access to borrowing up to £25,000 matched to your business cashflow
  • Free mentoring to support your plans

Business growth loans up to £50,000

A business growth loan will give you the capital and support you need to drive your business forward.

Our experienced advisors work hand in hand with SMEs to identify specific challenges affecting their business and develop realistic plans to address those issues.

For more information and a free consultation email us at business.support@investessex.co.uk or call any of our SME Business Managers below…


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.