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2019 Brentwood Business Showcase Round Up


The Brentwood Business Showcase took place on Thursday 31 October at Brentwood School. The annual networking event, sponsored by Tees incorporating Wortley Byers Law as the main Gold Sponsor and Crest Nicholson as Silver Sponsor, attracted almost 400 delegates who visited with over 55 exhibitors.

To look back at the event and view the 2019 photo gallery and video, please click the button below. 


FREE Business Workshop: 

Make 2020 Your Best Year Yet


Date: Tuesday 19 November 2019

Time: 9am-12pm

Venue: Brentwood Borough Council, Town Hall, Ingrave Road, Brentwood CM15 8AY

Delivered by Pro-actions Business Support & Coaching and brought to you by Brentwood Borough CouncilBrentwood Business Partnership and Brentwood Chamber, this workshop and networking event 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.


Going Global with Scale Ups by Selling Internationally 

Date: Wednesday 20 November 2019
Time: 9:30am-12:30pm
Venue: Innovation Centre, Nesfield Road, Colchester CO4 3ZQ 

The Department for International Trade have joined with Your Export Department and Oxford Innovation at The Innovation Centre Knowledge Gateway to examine the key considerations which need to be taken into account when beginning to explore forms of selling abroad. 

Join this free workshop to understand the key aspects of selling abroad and gain the confidence to begin your company’s journey into international markets. 

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

Volunteer for Lighting Up Brentwood &
Shenfield Christmas Fayre


We are looking for volunteer stewards to help out at our two Christmas community events: Lighting Up Brentwood on Saturday 30 November 2019 and Shenfield Christmas Fayre on Sunday 8 December 2019.

Duties include:

*Directing the public
*Helping with set up and set down
*Escorting street performers

*Helping with the stages

Various shifts available between 8am and 8pm. Any shift over 4 hours earns you a free lunch.

If you or any of your employees would like to volunteer, please contact


Do You Have the Skills to Succeed and
Thrive in the New Economy?

Date: Wednesday 11 December 2019

Time: 10am–3:30pm

Venue: The Advice Store, Basildon Town Centre, Basildon SS14 1DU 

Sign up to this FREE Google Digital Garage Skills Event run by Google (in partnership with Up Skill Digital). 

New technology is being developed at an ever-increasing speed, yet the growth of the digital skills and soft skills needed have not kept up pace. Google Digital Garage in partnership with Up Skill Digital are here to assist you with some of the required skills needed. Sessions include: 
  • Build a CV and Cover Letter 
  • Build your Personal Brand
  • Writing for Social Media 
The sessions are aimed towards job seekers, entrepreneurs and businesses.

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

Business Support & Grants


EAFRD Growth Programme National Reserve Fund 


The Rural Payments Agency and Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) have launched the new EAFRD Growth Programme National Reserve Fund to run a new round of National Calls for Expressions of Interest. 

The new calls will be in the three themes of Business Development, Food Processing and Rural Tourism Infrastructure. For this funding round of the Growth Programme, the threshold for minimum grants has come down from £35,000 to £20,000, meaning that more small or micro-businesses can be eligible for a grant for their projects. 

To find out if your business is eligible or for more information, 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:

*How to Use Instagram Stories (22 November)

*Meet The Members hosted by Brentwood Theatre (25 November)

*December Business Breakfast (13 December)

*Chamber Christmas Luncheon (19 December)

Please click below to find out more. 


BEST Growth Hub Business Events 

 November - December 2019

BEST Growth Hub will be hosting free business workshops and events taking place across Essex throughout November and December. Upcoming topics range from starting up a new business, Brexit and beyond and expanding your business.

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

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Thank you, Economic Development Team, Brentwood Borough Council.

Town Hall, Ingrave Road, Brentwood, Essex CM15 8AY