A specialist business support service is to launch to help firms in Tendring succeed.
Tendring District Council (TDC) has appointed Colbea to run the fully-funded service over the next three years.
Being run as part of TDC’s Tendring4Growth corporate theme, the service is linked to the authority’s Economic Strategy and has recently been incorporated within the Back to Business programme.
Mary Newton, TDC Cabinet Member for Business and Economic Growth, encouraged businesses to make use of the scheme. “Now is the ideal time to launch this service as businesses look to recover and adapt from the Covid-19 pandemic”.
“The district’s businesses provide the foundations on which our local economy is built, something we recognise with our Tendring4Growth agenda, and that is why we want to invest in this service to help them flourish and grow.
“This new service from Colbea, which has an excellent track-record in this area, will be of great use to our businesses, and I urge them to make use of this fully-funded support.”
Services will be available to new and established businesses, and including information, advice and guidance, sector-specific support in growth industries. More bespoke help on topics such as cash flow, marketing and networking will also be available.
Ashleigh Seymour-Rutherford, Colbea Chief Executive, added: “Colbea is delighted to be working in partnership with Tendring District Council (TDC) to provide fully-funded business support consisting of expert advice and training. We are committed to helping drive forward economic growth in Tendring and its surrounding areas and are passionate about supporting people into business alongside business recovery through the pandemic.
“The Colbea team will be supporting pre-start, start-up, and growing businesses across Tendring with the chance to access the support that could help them become Essex’s next business success story. We look forward to the launch of the new service from Spring this year and working with TDC and their communities to create new opportunities and growth.”
More details on how to access the support, through a dedicated portal, will be made public in the coming weeks.