Nimbus Hosting

HEADLINE SPONSOR

Nimbus are specialist cloud hosting partners for modern digital agencies, experts in Magento and WordPress, they are based in Hertford, Hertfordshire. Nimbus pride themselves on having the friendliest team around, and great customer support is the driving force behind their continued success. Whether you are looking for Linux or Windows fully managed hosting, make that call to Nimbus today!


Freelance SEO Essex

ASSOCIATE SPONSOR

Freelance SEO Essex understands that, as a business owner, you’re constantly hunting for effective SEO services that won’t break the bank. They’ve identified the needs of business owners and have developed a range of online marketing services that tick all the boxes – not only are their fees some of the lowest in the region, they also offer complete flexibility in the form of rolling monthly agreements, so you’ll never have to worry about committing to a long-term SEO contract again!


Heart Essex

BROADCAST MEDIA PARTNER

Heart Essex (formerly Essex Radio and then Essex FM) is a British commercial radio station. It was launched on 12 September 1981, broadcasting from Southend-on-Sea and since 27 October 2004 from Chelmsford, both in Essex.


Employment & Skills Board

CATEGORY SPONSOR

Essex is home to thousands of exceptional career opportunities but now, the skills system also needs to be first class to develop the amazing, local talent and boost economic growth. The EESB’s mission is to help create the most productive and responsive skills system in the country, ensuring businesses have a workforce with the skill sets they need to thrive and young people have the ambition and skills that will advantage them when competing in the labour market.


Superfast Essex

CATEGORY SPONSOR

Superfast Essex is part of the national Superfast Britain programme, which was established when the Government recognised that economic growth and social wellbeing in Britain were being held back by the lack of universally available broadband. The Department for Culture, Media and Sport is leading the national programme through a team called Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK). In Essex, they are investing more than £51m into the Superfast Essex programme, which is coordinated by Essex County Council. The programme is funded by BDUK, Essex Council Council, with a contribution from some local authorities (Tendring, Epping and Braintree District Councils) and a significant proportion of the investment comes from the private sector delivery partners, BT and Gigaclear.


Barclays

CATEGORY SPONSOR

Barclays has a long history of event sponsorship and supporting the business community. From 2001-2016 Barclays was Title Sponsor of the English Premier League and will continue as its Banking Partner until at least 2019. Under the Barclaycard brand it also sponsors the British Summer Time Hyde Park festival in London, the O2, The Donmar Warehouse, Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham and the Barclays Center – a state-of-the-art sports and entertainment venue in New York City and home to the professional basketball team the Brooklyn Nets. In 2014 the bank launched Barclays Digital Eagles, an initiative to support people and businesses in achieving digital literacy. Last year it also set-up Eagle Labs, a rollout of fully resourced, community-based, workspaces across the UK to help businesses grow and to enable collaborative innovation and digital empowerment for all.


Essex Chambers of Commerce

KEY SUPPORTER

Essex Chambers of Commerce has been representing the needs of businesses for over 100 years. Constantly evolving to meet the changing needs of their members they are an independent, not for profit, membership organisation that represents businesses of all sizes and in all sectors of the economy across the whole of Essex.


Essex Chronicle

MEDIA PARTNER

The Essex Chronicle, published in Chelmsford, Essex, is a general news, weekly paper founded in 1764, as the Chelmsford Chronicle. Now owned by Trinity Mirror, the newspaper enjoys a significant readership both on and offline.


Department For International Trade

SUPPORTER

The Department for International Trade works with businesses based in the United Kingdom to assist their success in international markets, and with overseas investors looking to the UK as an investment destination.


Exporting Is Great

SUPPORTER

Exporting is GREAT is the Government’s most ambitious export campaign ever. It aims to inspire and support 100,000 new UK exporters to sell their goods and services overseas by 2020. Our mission is to become the world’s greatest exporting nation, capturing the imagination of the UK public, boosting business confidence and national pride and empowering more UK companies to go out and succeed in global markets.


Additional Supporters

Basildon Council

SUPPORTER

Basildon District is a prosperous business location and has in recent years seen significant inward investment and jobs growth. Throughout Basildon District there are major developments planned estimated to total nearly £2 billion, including the regeneration of Basildon, Wickford, Pitsea and Laindon town centres, and investment in the Basildon Enterprise Corridor, the largest business area in the Thames Gateway outside London, home to 45,000 jobs and over 5,000 businesses.


Brentwood Borough Council

SUPPORTER

Located in the heart of Essex, Brentwood is an attractive location for business, combining a high quality environment with close proximity to London and has a well qualified workforce. It has a diverse economy providing just under 40,000 jobs, a thriving entrepreneurial culture, with above average rates of business start-ups, and is home to the headquarters and regional offices of several major national firms.


Maldon District Council

SUPPORTER

Maldon District Council wants to ensure a thriving and vibrant local economy, vital to the success of any district. They are committed to helping local businesses as they recognise that their business contributes to the prosperity of the district. MDC provides ongoing support and advice to businesses seeking to set up, expand or relocate into the area.


Rochford District Council

SUPPORTER

The Rochford District Growth Strategy sets out a number of practical actions that are intended to assist local businesses to grow and develop, to promote new business start-ups, to nurture and inspire entrepreneurial talent, and to encourage existing businesses to relocate to Rochford District. This strategy does not sit in isolation but aligns with the objectives of the Council’s key corporate policies, the Corporate Plan and Local Development Framework.


Southend On Sea Borough Council

SUPPORTER

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is the local authority of Southend-on-Sea in Essex, England. It is a unitary authority, having the powers of a non-metropolitan county and district council combined. It is a member of the East of England Local Government Association.


Capricorn Media

SUPPORTER

Capricorn Media began as a limited company in 2004 delivering media training of all kinds to the sports and corporate business market. In the ten years they have been trading, Capricorn has worked with high profile footballers like Gareth Bale and Theo Walcott, former Liverpool manager Gerard Houllier, Formula 1 driver Nelson Piquet Junior, British tennis star Kyle Edmund and, currently, the Rugby Football League and British Swimming. In business, Capricorn’s clients include people in financial planning, property, banking and estate planning.


Designsixtyfour

SUPPORTER

Originally founded in 1999 and based in the heart of Essex, Designsixtyfour is now established as a reputable studio for print and web design primarily working with clients from the entertainment industry. In recent times those names have included Sony Music, The O2, Virgin, Warner Music, Universal Music, EMI, Karen Hardy Studios and West Ham United.


Noise PR

SUPPORTER

Noise PR is one of Essex’s leading public relations organisations. Set up by an award-winning former journalist, Noise PR increase its clients’ presence within the media and they currently work with a range of businesses, celebrities, charities and schools. They also manage Twitter and Facebook accounts on behalf of organisations and offer a range of other first class services including copywriting and photography.