Sponsors & Supporters

3 May 2018. Hylands House, Chelmsford. Entry for 2018 now closed.
Freelance SEO Essex
Associate Sponsor
Sponsoring Best Blog

Freelance SEO Essex is a freelance search engine optimisation company in Essex that supports small to medium sized businesses. In their own words, “Our aim is to bring our clients fantastic search engine optimisation solutions in Essex at seriously competitive rates.”

Freelance SEO Essex understands that, as a business owner, you’re constantly hunting for effective SEO services that won’t break the bank. The company has identified the needs of business owners and 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!

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.

Sponsoring Best Use of Social Media for Business

Barclays offers simple, intuitive banking that puts you in charge of your finances whether you’re established or starting out. The organisation’s common purpose is to help people achieve their ambitions – in the right way. This sits at the core of their business and underpins everything that they do. Barclays believes that only a business driven by strong values can deliver strong, sustainable returns.

Superfast Essex
Sponsoring Best Online Retailer

Superfast Essex is the county’s broadband improvement programme co-ordinated by Essex County Council, and part of the Government’s national Superfast Britain programme. Across Essex they are working to enable as many homes and businesses as possible to access superfast broadband to enable economic growth and improve residents’ quality of life.

Essex County Council Apprenticeship Promotion & Brokerage Hub
Sponsoring Best Website: School, Education or Charity

Last year 11,340 Essex residents embarked on an apprenticeship. An apprenticeship is a nationally recognised training programme that is open to people aged 16 and over. Apprenticeships combine work with study (usually one day a week) where you will work towards relevant professional qualifications which could be a National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) or, in some cases, up to Degree level. Employers appreciate the benefits of apprenticeships and more and more are seeking to recruit apprentices, offering the opportunity to earn while you learn.

The Millennials Coach
Sponsoring Best Website: Marketing & Creative

The Millennials Coach is a leadership practice dedicated to harnessing the power of the millennial generation to create a better and more profitable world, working with businesses to help them to understand how to recruit and retain the best millennial workforce, as well as giving them useful insights into the millennial consumer market, ensuring that their brand is positioned correctly to take advantage of the `Millennial Pound`.

Nimbus Hosting
Sponsoring Best Website: Small Business

Nimbus Hosting is a UK based company with a friendly, dedicated team providing high quality Linux and Windows based cloud web hosting for small to medium sized businesses. Specialising in agency and ecommerce web hosting, Nimbus provides expertise with the content management systems WordPress, Drupal and Magento. Supporting their mission to make web hosting simple and fast, Nimbus recently released their brand-new control panel STORM, which the company believes stands alone as the only web management platform targeted specifically at agencies and developers.

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.

Department for International Trade

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

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.

Indy Consultancy
Official Content Partner

Indy is more than simply a copywriting agency. Drawing upon their extensive experience in messaging, marketing and optimisation techniques, Indy provides fully-tailored content development solutions for businesses who are keen to overhaul their communications strategy and gain stronger exposure from print and the web.

Basildon Council

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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