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

BTR International

BTR International offers bespoke, fully managed relocation solutions to programme managers and individuals who are relocating. We have specific experience in helping people to relocate to and from the UK with a proven track record spanning over 30 years.

No two moves are the same. We assist clients before, during and after the relocation via meticulous planning, direct move management and tailored destination services. We strive to make your moves as stress free as possible, helping assignees to settle into their new locations and cultures quickly. Importantly, we also offer support to spouses and families.

We are proud of our reputation for excellent customer service, responsiveness and value. Our accreditations show that our values shine throughout our service delivery. Is your business bringing people to the UK or relocating employees abroad?  All initial discussions are without obligation.

Products and services

Relocations often involve the following services: removal, destination and programme management. These are all key to achieving true global mobility for your workforce. Our services are always tailored to the requirements of our clients and the assignees who are locating. We work in all business sectors and offer services throughout the world.

Our service is extremely responsive and offers great value, helping ambitious businesses to achieve the agility they need in global markets.

How BTR help companies with relocation

Companies expanding or setting up in the UK value the flexibility and proactivity that are part of our relocation services. Via our trusted network of global partners, we’re a single point of contact throughout relocations, when bringing your team into the UK or transferring people from other UK locations to grow your business. Our expertise in programme management and our range of services ensure that employee mobility is efficient and cost-effective, facilitating and supporting business growth in your chosen markets.

BTR International is proud to hold the FIDI FAIM plus accreditation for international moving services as well as international standards ISO9001 and IDSO14001.

Whilst we protect the identity of our clients, we work with a range of businesses from growing organisations to blue-chip companies with global names. We also help to manage and deliver relocations within the public sector. Testimonials are available upon request.

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Real8 Logo Real8 Group

Real8 is a property development agent, working on behalf of expanding and migrating enterprises.

Operating across Essex, Real8 provide businesses with the support to explore and unlock development opportunities, including commercial, education, waste management and other infrastructure projects. Real8 offer a single point of contact, providing access to a range of disciplines and specialists through the supply chain, which is required to bring a property transformation project to reality and secure a successful completion.

Products and services

Real8’s foundation is town planning and cost control, in both the private and public sector. Combined with extensive project management experience, Real8 is able to support growing businesses through the entire property transformation process.

They also offer commercial and sector specialist clients an alternative to the self-delivery of new build, fit out and refurbishment schemes. Real8 can provide the planning, project & cost management for the coordination of surveys, design and construction works delivery.

Real8 works closely with their clients in a partnership, defining from the outset a delivery pathway, clearly setting out the stages from an initial Strategic Site Assessment, feasibility reports and promotion through the Local Planning Authority and onto construction, regularly updating on progress and spend forecasting.

Types of companies Real8 works with:

  • Security Systems
  • Waste Management
  • Corporate Hospitality
  • Finance
  • Education

For more information, visit their website here:

Essex Cricket Club Logo Essex Cricket Club

Essex CCC vs Yorkshire CCC,

Essex Cricket are one of the leading professional cricket clubs in the region and one of 18 first-class counties in the UK. Formed in 1876, Essex County Cricket Club have a proud history with a wealth of famous international players, such as Graham Gooch OBE, Nasser Hussain OBE and currently Alastair Cook.

The Club is also a very important part of communities in Essex and surrounding areas, especially through the grassroots arm of the business who operate under ‘Essex Cricket in the Community’. The aim is to make cricket accessible for all through schemes such as wheelchair cricket, women & girls’ cricket and tapeball cricket which helps to bring people of all ages, cultures and religions together.

Services include…

Essex Cricket has a large profile in sport and is passionate about working with companies in Essex to build successful, long-term partnerships.

Through national coverage and a vast supporter following, Essex Cricket can provide a platform to raise the profile of brands through sponsorship and adverting, entertain business/clients with matchday hospitality, plus the kudos of being associated with a professional.

Essex Cricket also offers city centre conferencing and banqueting facilities throughout the year, hosting a range of bespoke B2B and B2C events.

Companies and Sponsors…

We work with a variety of different companies & industries who operate on a national and international scale. Our headline Platinum Sponsors are Cloudfm, D&B Scaffolding, Allen Ford, MS Amlin, Seetec Skills, Seven Investment Management, Weston Homes and Woodland Group.

Partners/Sponsors at Essex Cricket range from:

  • Platinum (ground naming rights holders/shirt sponsors)
  • Partners (stand sponsors)
  • Sponsors (branding/advertisement)

View our Sponsors & Partners page here.

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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:

  • Drafting and filing new Patent, Trade Mark and Design applications
  • 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.

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.

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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Ingleton Wood_Logo Ingleton Wood LLP

Ingleton Wood is a multi-disciplinary property and construction consultancy, providing a wide range of services across the majority of industry sectors including commercial, health, education, residential and community.

Services include architecture, building surveying, building services engineering, planning, interior design, sustainability, civil and structural engineering, quantity surveying, project management, CDM and health and safety services.

They have offices in London, Colchester, Cambridge, Norwich and Billericay and have approximately 200 staff.

Products and services 

Ingleton Wood’s commercial teams have significant experience on logistics, industrial, offices, retail and telecoms properties.

Ingleton Wood can provide independent building consultancy design and technical services for companies looking to set-up or expand their current operations. Services in this area relate to existing and new build properties and can include:

Acquisition Phase
– Pre-acquisition building survey reports (Technical Due Diligence).
– Feasibility Reports and Space Planning
– Mechanical and Electrical Services Reports
– Review of Dilapidations liability

Pre-Occupation Phase
– Architectural, Structural and Services Design
– Planning advice and applications
– Detailed design and competitive tendering services
– Contract administration and project management.

Companies that Ingleton Wood have worked with 

Ingleton Wood work for a wide variety of public and private sector clients. On the commercial side of the business, clients include: Aberdeen Standard Investments, BT; Telereal Trillum; Yianis Group; Marshall Group; Wrenbridge; Goya Developments; BuroFour; Paradigm Land; HCP; Benefit Cosmetics; Sainsbury’s; Toyota; Daimler Chrysler; Metrus; East of England Co-Op; William Pears Group; MHA; DP World; Great Portland Estates; Woodland Logistics

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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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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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