may, 2017

3may9:30 am- 4:00 pmEvent OverStart Your Business In A DayFunded by BEST Growth Hub, delivered in partnership by Ignite Business with NWES & COLBEA


Event Details

This workshop is for anyone who is considering starting up a business or has a business idea.


Areas the workshop will cover:

·         Customer

·         Market and competition

·         Finance, cash flow, HMRC

·         Pricing and profit

·         Marketing


Outcome: Attendees will have worked through their business ideas and be in a position to start building their Business Plan to get their idea moving.


·         On completion of this workshop you will be automatically referred to one of the BEST Growth Hub Navigators, who will be able to signpost you to further advice and any training that you might require.

·         Each business may attend workshops up to a maximum of 21 hours in total.

·         Delegates may take part in as many online training workshops as they like as these do not count toward their overall hours.

·         Each business can send a maximum of 2 members of staff on each course.

·         In order to qualify for a place on the course, the employer/business must be based in Essex.          

·         Please note that the workshop may not take place if there are not a minimum number of attendees.

·         Ignite Business Enterprise Limited will share information with Local Authorities and the BEST Growth Hub. The BEST Growth Hub, as the funders of the business support courses, may share your details with the Department for BEIS & your Local Authority, this may be used to facilitate the delivery and management of the services being provided.

·         On occasions, photographs or video images may be taken of delegates for promotional/learning activities and a member of staff at the time must be notified if delegates do not wish their image to be kept and used.


BEST Growth Hub: BEST Growth Hub was launched in October 2015 to function as a ‘one-stop shop’ for business support such as: access to training, finance, marketing and local authority services. It aims to improve and simplify the Essex business support landscape and increase the overall take-up of business support. For more information please visit:

Course trainer: Trevor Edward’s career started in sales roles in the consumer goods sector from where he moved into business management, progressing to senior positions in two international publishing companies. He later moved on to form his own management consultancy, working with growing companies in the UK and Europe. Through his own training and coaching company, People Spark, he now focuses his experience and abilities in his role as a highly effective mentor, coach and trainer, encouraging and inspiring people to develop their personal and professional skills. He has worked with many start-up businesses, helping them develop their plans and make the transition into running their own business.

About NWES, COLBEA and Ignite, the partners delivering the BEST Growth Hub Business Support and Start Up Workshops:

NWES is an Enterprise Agency that provides business advice, training, funding and managed office space in Essex and the rest of the East of England. Established in 1982 NWES manages business enterprise centres in Harlow and Grays that are hubs for the local business community, providing its wide range of business support services. Regular support is also provided to businesses in Basildon, Colchester, Chelmsford and Southend with outreach support available in the rest of Essex. NWES is a national SFEDI Centre of Excellence in business support and its team focus on helping businesses to set-up, survive and grow. As a national Start-up Loan delivery partner they are able to support businesses in their first two years with finance and they manage a local grant scheme to assist SME’s across Essex that can contribute to capital costs.

Colbea is an award winning Enterprise Agency based in Colchester covering Colchester & Tendering, with a significant track record in supporting new businesses with innovative new ideas. We have provided thousands of business support services each year since 1982. In 2015 we assisted in the creation of 150 new businesses by delivering impartial, confidential and expert business advice to our clients.

Colbea has a well-established track record of engaging with local business communities, generating demand for advisory and training services and delivering results against exacting contract targets. Our work extends throughout the business community via partnership links with local Councils, UKTI, UKBI, Chambers of Commerce, LEP’s, the Prince’s Trust and many other support organisations. We work alongside other service providers to achieve the best outcomes for our clients and have established working relationships with a wide range of organisations supporting enterprise development, as well as other organisations in the social, voluntary, charitable, educational and local government sectors.

Ignite Business are also an award winning Enterprise Agency, this year being a finalist for the Enterprise Support Agency of the Year from the National Enterprise Network. A BEIS (Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy) Approved Enterprise Agency with over 30 years of supporting new starts and existing businesses, Self Employed, Entrepreneurs and Freelancers.

Having a well established Enterprise Centre in Braintree, Ignite covers the Braintree and Uttlesford Areas of Essex but is not restricted in doing so and will assist if required any Essex Business. Ignite provide business advice, support and training to all types of business and offer practical face to face support with real people.


(Wednesday) 9:30 am - 4:00 pm GMT


Corner House

The Corner House, Market Place, Braintree CM7 3HQ


BEST Growth Hub Funded WorkshopIgnite Business Ignite House, Braintree Enterprise Centre, 46-48 Springwood Drive, Braintree, CM7 2YN

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