Brentwood Business Showcase 2019

Speakers & Exhibitors Announced

Thursday 31 October 2019, 9am-4pm

Brentwood School, Middleton Hall Lane, Brentwood, CM15 8EE

The Brentwood Business Showcase is your opportunity to promote your business and network with hundreds of other delegates from across Essex.‚Äč Follow us on LinkedIn for all of the latest updates on the Showcase. 


Come and listen to experts discussing the Brentwood Development Partnership, SME growth strategies, electric vehicles, superfast broadband, steps to entrepreneurial success, current legal issues and more.


The Showcase will feature over 55 exhibitors from all business sectors for you to network with throughout the day.

Brentwood Chamber Zone» 

Brentwood Chamber invites you to enjoy coffee, cake, and bite-sized business seminars on topics such as public speaking, marketing, and developing a millionaire mindset. 

Essex County Cricket Club Trophies» 

Celebrate Essex Cricket's history-making double-winning success by visiting their stand at the Showcase to see and have your photo taken with the Vitality Blast and Specsavers County Championship trophies!

Free LinkedIn Headshots» 

Update your personal branding across online platforms such as LinkedIn with a new professional photo courtesy of Carmel Jane Photography.  This year, in addition to a traditional grey background, there will also be magenta, cyan and yellow backdrops for those of you wanting your image to stand out from the crowd.

Complimentary Drinks Reception» 

After the Showcase, join us for informal networking over complimentary drinks and canapés from 4pm-6pm, sponsored by Morgan Sindall Investments.

The Showcase is organised by Brentwood Borough Council and supported by Gold Sponsor, Tees incorporating Wortley Byers Lawand Silver Sponsor, Crest Nicholson 


FREE Business Workshop: 

Make 2020 Your Best Year Yet


Tuesday 19 November 2019, 9am-12pm

Brentwood Borough Council, Town Hall, Ingrave Road, Brentwood, CM13 1BD

Delivered by Pro-actions Business Support & Coaching and brought to you by Brentwood Borough CouncilBrentwood Business Partnership and Brentwood Chamber, this workshop will explain vital elements of effective management that all businesses should have in place. Find out where and how you should focus your attention and efforts to create sustainable growth within your business.

The key objectives of the workshop are:

  • Understand how to position your business for success
  • Help you understand the key things to focus on to grow profitability
  • Introduce you to some best practice processes you will need to adopt
  • Understand what steps lead to success
  • Start to move you outside your comfort zone
To secure your FREE place, please click the button below.


More Business Events & Workshops


Lower Thames Crossing 

Supply Chain School
Friday 18 October 2019, 8:30am-12:30pm
Langdon Hills Golf Country Club & Hotel, Lower Dunton Road, Horndon on the Hill, RM14 3TY

Organised by Highways England, the Supply Chain School will help up-skill businesses, putting them in the best possible position to tender for work on the Lower Thames Crossing project.

Businesses will be able to register for the school and take learning modules on topics that will provide a firm basis for working on infrastructure projects. Workshops will also take place and run periodically with a focus on supply chain gaps and areas that may require particular attention, such as tendering and gaining certification to qualify for working on projects.

To find out more and register your free place, please click the button below. 

Smart Marketing Workshop

Tuesday 29 October - Wednesday 30 October, 9am-4pm

Shenfield Parish Hall, 60 Hutton Road, Shenfield CM15 8LB

Hosted by BEST Growth Hub, this interactive two-day workshop covers digital marketing, market research, branding, PR and communication, the customer journey and other key marketing tools and techniques. You will be working on useful content for your own business throughout.

For more information about the topics for each day and to register for your free place, visit the BEST Growth Hub website.


Facebook Digital Skills Training

Tuesday 19 November 2019, 9am-1pm

Colchester Institute Braintree Campus, BR-S102 Conference Centre, Church Lane, Braintree, CM7 5SN

This FREE Digital Skills Workshop by Facebook, held in partnership with Buzzstart Academy, aims to teach you some of the fundamental digital skills needed in the new economy. 

Tickets are limited to 100. To register your FREE place, please click the button below.


Brentwood Chamber

Brentwood Chamber has a range of upcoming business networking events and training workshops organised throughout the rest of 2019. From monthly business breakfasts to meet the members tours, there is plenty of opportunity to learn, network and grow your business:

*Meet the Members hosted by Alec's Restaurant (22 October)
*How to Run an Engaging Instagram Profile (25 October)
*Chamber Zone at the Brentwood Business Showcase (31 October)
*Brentwood Business Awards (8 November)
*November Business Breakfast (15 November)
*How to Use Instagram Stories (22 November)

Please click below to find out more. 


BEST Growth Hub Business Events 

October - November 2019
BEST Growth Hub hosts free business workshops and events taking place across Essex throughout October and November. Upcoming topics range from cybersecurity to human resources to marketing.

BEST Growth Hub also provides free one-to-one business advice to support you in reviewing your business and suggesting ideas for increasing productivity.

Business Support & Grants


Prepare Your Business or Organisation for EU Exit

If you trade any goods or services with the European Union you’ll need to get ready for Brexit. 

For example, you need to take action if you:

  • Export goods to the EU

  • Import goods from the EU

  • Transport goods by road

  • Export animals or animal products

  • Export services to the EU

To find out how to prepare your business or organisation for the United Kingdom exiting the European Union on 31 October, please click the button below.


South East Digital Skills Partnership

Digital Skills Survey

Businesses across the South East are being asked to help identify their priorities when it comes to the digital skills they will need their workforce to have, now and in the future.

From the basic digital skills needed to search and apply for jobs, through to those required in the workplace, including higher-level, technical skills – the need to increase digital skills across the region is clear. 

The Digital Skills Survey will feed into SELEP’s (South East Local Enterprise Partnership) Local Industrial Strategy and its objectives are integral to its recently published Economic Strategy Statement: Smarter, Faster, Together. We would welcome your views and support with this.


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