Have you heard of Backing Essex Business?

Fully funded by Essex County Council, Backing Essex Business (BEB) is a comprehensive business support service created to reach into the communities of Essex. Its aim is to give practical and impartial advice to entrepreneurs and businesses, helping them to start-up, grow and thrive.
Published in Essex Director Magazine Winter 2023

Business Advice & Funding: Backing Essex Business

The service is delivered by the team at Let’s Do Business Group, a multi-award winning and leading provider of business advice, finance, and training across the South East and East of England.

Helping to find the solution

The BEB team all have a passion for developing and supporting businesses. With many members having a background in corporate and high street banking, they individually possess the insight and experience to help businesses across a wide range of sectors, and can apply this to support you in overcoming the barriers to your long term success.

With established links to a large network of key partners, local councils and grant providers,  the team are also able to put you in touch with organisations that can make a tangible difference to your business.

In the last 12 months, BEB has supported 298 businesses in achieving their goals. Through their guidance and support, 104 businesses have been able to innovate through new products and services, and 460 jobs have been created and safeguarded across the county.

So how can Backing Essex Business help you?

Business support:

BEB recognises that every business is unique, and so are their steps forward to achieve success. You can take advantage of 12 hours of free support and advice, where the experienced team of Business Advisory Managers can provide impartial advice, to help overcome challenges and enable growth; advice can range from assisting with strategy, planning and marketing, building supply chains, recruiting a high quality workforce, to helping businesses identify and secure sources of funding.


BEB is able to support businesses that are starting up, or which are already established by providing finance through Let’s Do Business Finance. Financial services include Start Up Loans, Business Loans, Recovery Loans and Brokerage. The ability to deliver finance in addition to the free on-hand business support under the BEB service, enables Essex businesses to benefit from a comprehensive service, where they can receive the advice they need for every step in their journey to making their plans a reality.

Events, training and workshops:

As well as 1-2-1 business support, the BEB team regularly holds training courses and workshops to fill the skills gap that businesses face. From sales training for your team and learning how to better manage your employees, to skills to scale up your marketing, we work with local training providers to host events that can make a difference to how you work, and which will help your business grow.

Let’s start a conversation!

The team at Backing Essex Business is on hand to help make Essex a prosperous place to do business. Whether it’s figuring out your expansion plans, giving you advice or supporting you in your search for business finance, one of its experienced advisors can help to point you in the right direction.


T: 0800 970 8981
E: essex@ldbgroup.co.uk
or visit https://backingessexbusiness.co.uk/

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