Chelmsford City Council

Advice for businesses

There are a number of organisations that can help you with your business, from giving advice to providing funding.

We have partnered with the Essex Chambers of Commerce to provide a fully-funded programme of support to Chelmsford businesses who import and export. The programme offers much-needed international trade support to help businesses trade confidently and compliantly. 

OrganisationType of supportDescription
Anglia Ruskin UniversityAdvice: Growing a business, FundingAnglia Ruskin University offers a number of business support services. They are also offering organisations impacted by Covid-19 access to Innovation Vouchers and Internships.
Backing Essex Business Advice: Starting a business, Advice: Running a business, Advice: Growing a business12 hours of fully funded business advice and guidance. They can provide loans for business growth and start-ups and they also deliver recovery loans up to £150,000 to support businesses through Covid-19.
BEST Growth HubAdvice: Starting a business, Advice: Growing a businessYou can find free comprehensive business support information from the BEST Growth Hub.
BEST Growth Hub (Skills)Advice: Starting a business, Advice: Growing a businessYou can contact the BEST Growth Hub for advice and support to improve the skills in your business and learn new ones.
British Chambers of CommerceAdvice: Running a business, Advice: Trading internationally, NetworkBusiness network with Accredited Chambers in every nation and region of the UK, and in key markets around the world.
Business CompanionAdvice: Running a businessFree legal guidance for businesses.
Chelmsford Central BNINetworkBusiness networking in Chelmsford. Part of BNI.
Chelmsford CollegeAdvice: Growing a businessOffers an extensive range of professional and vocational training to develop your employees skills.
Citizens AdviceAdvice: Running a businessCitizens Advice provides free advice to businesses including redundancy advice.
ColbeaAdvice: Starting a business, Advice: Running a businessColbea provide business advice, training and counselling to new and existing business.
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Last updated: 27 September 2021

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