Support Partners

The BEST Growth Hub is funded by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy to provide a free and impartial signposting service for business support. As a Growth Hub they can support Businesses based within and Essex, Southend or Thurrock Local Authority Area.

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Cambridge Cleantech is a network organisation supporting the growth of sustainable, ‘clean technology’ companies in the United Kingdom. Members range from start-ups with smart ideas in sustainable energy, water and waste, to multinational conglomerates working to reduce their environmental impact.
Grown to become a global hub for Cleantech innovation, they now operate across the UK in highly innovative centres including London and Oxford. As global economies adopt more stringent environmental standards, the cleantech sector is poised to grow exponentially, and Cambridge Cleantech are in a position to help you grasp these commercial opportunities.

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Beauhurst is a tool to help understand Britain’s high-growth companies. They can help government agencies, think tanks, membership organisations and academic institutions identify trends, understand impact and be at the forefront of data analysis across the country.

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Working with selected business partners, Invest Essex deliver a ‘total solution’ for expanding companies, providing dedicated assistance from the initial ‘location evaluation’ stage through to start of business operations and beyond. There dedicated aftercare service continues to assist growing business long after their initial investments in Essex.

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The London Stansted Cambridge Consortium (LSCC) was formed in June 2013 as a strategic partnership of public and private organisations.
Their aim is to organise and promote the UK’s Innovation Corridor, a unique region with a world-renowned reputation for leading the way in advanced technology and bioscience.
Home to a growing population of 2 million people, it spans the area north from the Royal Docks in London, into Tech City, the City Fringe, Kings Cross, and the Olympic Park, up through the Lee Valley, the M11, A1 and A10, the East Coast and West Anglia Mainline rail routes to Stevenage, Harlow and Stansted, and through to Cambridge and Peterborough.

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One Nucleus is an award winning not-for-profit Life Sciences & Healthcare membership organisation centred on the Greater London-Cambridge-East of England corridor. Headquartered in Cambridge, at the heart of Europe’s largest Life Sciences & Healthcare cluster, we support those institutions, companies and individuals undertaking activity in or with the above region.
Through providing the local, UK-wide and international connectivity, One Nucleus seeks to enable our members to maximise their performance. Biomedical and Healthcare R&D have always been impactful in driving social and economic progress. In an increasingly outsourced, collaborative and multi-disciplinary sector, bringing the best people together is key to translating great innovation into great products that markedly improve patient outcomes and drive economic development.

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The Oxford-Cambridge Arc
Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) is proud to be one of the 10 universities making up the Arc Universities Group. The UK Government has identified the Oxford to Cambridge Arc as an area for rapid economic growth development and the Arc universities are seen as a focal point for collaboration in science and research, delivering joint research and development projects and providing a pipeline of talent to knowledge intensive industries.

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