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WHY LOCATE IN COLCHESTER? EXISTING BUSINESSES - NEED HELP?

If Colchester was included in England's list of 56 cities, it would rank as one of the most buoyant economies...

Colchester, Ipswich & the Haven Gateway sub-region: Comparative analysis. Centre for cities 2010

10 Reasons to Invest

With ambitious development plans and a powerful workforce, Colchester is an exciting and inspiring place to be. Here are just some reasons as to why you should bring your business to Colchester. 

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Colchester awarded £18.2m from Government Town Deal Fund

Colchester awarded £18.2m from Government Town Deal Fund

Ambitious and dynamic plans to help deliver long-term economic growth for Colchester are a step closer, following the award of £18.2m from the Government’s Town Deal Fund. This significant investment was confirmed as part of the Chancellor’s budget statement on...

Horizon Construction Wins Award at International Property Awards

Horizon Construction Wins Award at International Property Awards

Colchester-based Horizon Construction has won the Mixed Use Development Award for The Signal Yard in Chelmsford at the International Property Awards 2020-2021. The residential development includes 14 apartments and 3 commercial outlets. Image credit: Horizon...

Mercury Theatre and Colchester Arts Centre Grant Awards

Mercury Theatre and Colchester Arts Centre Grant Awards

Two icons of Colchester's cultural scene have been successful in being awarded funding from the Garfield Weston Foundation. The Mercury Theatre has been awarded £100,598 and the Colchester Arts Centre, £100,000. The money will support The Mercury's reopening plans and...

7 Stand Out Projects

Colchester is a place with ambitious growth plans. Here are seven place-defining projects that will take Colchester’s outstanding potential to the next level. 

Business Advice

Whether you have an existing business here in Colchester or if you are setting off on a new venture, we are totally committed to helping you on your journey. Here is a help & advice area for you to explore.

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Inside the Innovation centre

Inside the Innovation centre

Like many other workplaces, the Innovation Centre closed the doors and ran a skeleton service from March to July after government instigated the COVID-19 lockdown. They had nearly 20 local innovative businesses at the time but as they have now moved back to a partial...

Increased Demand for Business Advice in Colchester

Increased Demand for Business Advice in Colchester

2019 saw The Colchester Business Enterprise Agency (Colbea) win the Enterprise Engagement Award at the National Enterprise Network Annual Awards. Colbea’s Operations and Partnerships Manager, Craig Baston, explains the story behind that award and the role that local...

Colchester’s Annual Economic Report 2017/18

Containing a dashboard of key economic indicators and snapshots of employment sectors where growth is taking place, the Annual Economic Report is a ‘state of the Borough’ digest to help businesses plan for the future.

Colchester – Ultra Ready