Invest ESSEX is delighted to be a headline sponsor for the 2018 Essex Business Excellence Awards (EBEA). The Essex Business Awards have been established for 20 years and are a local platform for celebrating the very best business successes in the area.

As a promoter of inward investment, offering support to businesses within the county, Invest ESSEX is also sponsoring the ‘Company of the Year’ award and is aware the calibre of candidates is likely to be extremely high for such an award within Essex.

“We are delighted to be part of something that cements the diversity and capability of the business acumen in Essex and helps promote Essex as a region for the base of many successful companies.”

David Rooke
Location Services Director
Invest ESSEX

The 2018 Essex Business Excellence Awards

The EBEA aims to celebrate the best businesses in Essex, highlighting the achievements attained by the talented companies and their employees.
The awards also aim to make a positive impact on the local community, as these innovative companies are recognised for their efforts to expose Essex as a region for excellent business relations.

The categories for each award are:

  • Company of the Year
  • SME Business of the Year
  • New Business of the Year
  • Entrepreneur of the Year
  • Excellence in Innovation & Technology Award
  • Contribution to the Community award
  • Not-For-Profit Organisation Award
  • Customer Service Excellence Award
  • Leadership Team of the Year
  • Family Business of the Year
  • Sales & Marketing Award

Supporting the business community

Invest ESSEX helps to ensure the future of the county’s business strength is a prosperous one. As well as endeavouring to convince those from outside the county of the viability of Essex as a business hub, our team of experienced professional business advisors help companies, small and established, to grow and commercialise new products and services.

“Invest ESSEX has been, and continues to be, involved with so many different businesses – in numerous industries – at various stages of their business cycle. Many of them have prospered globally and enjoyed their own success within these awards, so it is an honour to be involved in a process that outlines what makes companies at the sharp end tick.”

David Rooke
Location Services Director
Invest ESSEX

Invest ESSEX is proud to have assisted businesses who have gone on to enjoy success at previous Essex Business Excellence Awards.

Value the awards bring to the county

Essex continually ranks highly in UK business charts and standard of living surveys, encapsulated recently when Chelmsford was placed top among 12 locations in the East to in the Sunday Times ‘Best Places to Live in the UK’ guide.

The awards showcase businesses from inside and outside the county and allows other prospective businesses to consider expanding or establishing a base within Essex. Furthermore, it also strengthens the willingness and belief of existing businesses within Essex to emulate the achievements of the best the county has to offer.

About the Essex Business Excellence Awards

There are eleven award categories and judging to shortlist the finalists begins on Friday 3rd August and ends on Wednesday 29th August 2018. The award ceremony will be held on Tuesday 2nd October 2018 at the Essex Cricket Club, Chelmsford.

To find out more about the EBEA, visit