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Ignite Business Enterprise Ltd

Ignite Business Award gives 1000 entrepreneurs free workshops

23 November 2015 10:00


The Enterprise Agency for Braintree District, Ignite Business, has been awarded a countywide contract to provide over 120 free business workshops across Essex before the end of March 2016.

Awarded by BEST Growth Hub, the contract will see Ignite Business deliver free workshops to small businesses across Essex with subjects including Social Media, Marketing & Sales, Presentation Skills, HR & Employment, Funding, Websites, People Skills, Health & Safety, Financials, and Exporting.

Ignite Business’ Managing Director and CEO, Liz Storey, said: “We are thrilled to be providing this vast range of free courses for the business community. We are also proud that through this partnership with BEST Growth Hub our team will be working with the small and medium businesses of Essex to help them grow.”

BEST (Business Essex, Southend and Thurrock) Growth Hub was launched in October 2015 and exists to help businesses realise their potential with free business support. The contract was awarded to Ignite Business to provide fully funded business support workshops across Essex, Southend and Thurrock, which cover the districts of Braintree, Colchester, Tendring, Brentwood, Chelmsford, Maldon, Epping, Harlow, Uttlesford, Basildon, Castle Point, Rochford, Thurrock and Southend on Sea.

The workshops will have between 10 and 20 attendees and some will be broadcast live on the internet as webinars, which can have up to 100 people participating.

In order to qualify for a place on any of the courses, attendees must be part of an existing Small or Medium Enterprise based in Essex.
Ignite is responsible for co-ordinating its team of skilled tutors, providing the high-quality workshop content and sourcing all suitable venues. The Enterprise Agency has a proven track record of providing courses successfully within the district and has garnered high praise from those attending.

The contract runs through to 31st March 2016.


Notes for Editors:
Ignite Business: Ignite are a Not for Profit Organisation who pride themselves in supporting local new start and existing businesses, creating high survival rates and growth. As winners of the small enterprise agency 'Local Enterprise Agency' award in 2014 and 'Future of Enterprise Support' award 2013, they are proud to be a member of the National Enterprise Network. They offer a full range of services for startups and existing businesses. For more information please visit:

BEST Growth Hub: BEST Growth Hub was created 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:

Contact Details:
Liz Storey, CEO and Managing Director of Ignite Business
(01376) 340940

Georgia Searle, Business Engagement Team Leader of BEST Growth Hub
(01702) 417765

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About Ignite Business Enterprise Ltd

Ignite Business Enterprise, Business start up and support, Business Planning, Consultancy, Healthchecks, Business Events, Braintree & Uttlesford Districts

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