Starting up a business in Essex


If you’re looking to start up a business, Essex couldn’t be a better place.

Essex is a thriving place for business

Essex is already home to over 70,000 businesses spanning a wide variety of sectors, with international companies like Ford, BAE Systems, IFDS and e2v technologies, choosing to base their head offices here.

Desirable option for businesses developing their distribution facilities, people starting new businesses or choosing to relocate.

The journey time to London is only 30 minutes, and being close to research and development areas such as Cambridge, and with excellent motorway links to the rest of the UK, Essex is becoming the place to be for your business.

Over the past few years Essex has seen growth due to investment in its infrastructure with projects like the Thames and Haven Gateways and London Gateway Port which are some of the largest regeneration projects in Europe.

Essex has excellent transport links

Essex is home to Stansted airport, the UK’s fourth busiest airport and is also within easy travelling distance of Gatwick, Heathrow, London Southend and London City Airport. It is also home to the UK’s largest grain container port, Harwich and on the doorstep to UK’s largest container port, Felixstowe.

With a thriving economy and a highly skilled workforce, it is easy to understand why Essex has become such a desirable option for businesses developing their distribution facilities, people starting new businesses or choosing to relocate.

Essex County Council offers various types of support for new businesses and for those wishing to grow or move into the county. Through programmes such as Essex Business Support, Essex Innovation and Build Essex, there are countless opportunities available to help you achieve your business dreams in Essex.

With all this in mind, Dragon Enterprise Centres have office space in Leigh-on-Sea and Witham in Essex. Both office spaces have good road links, generous parking and a train station in Witham within walking distance.

We have a variety of rental options, virtual offices and hot desking opportunities, so whatever your budget we will have the perfect solution for your needs.

Find out more.

Call us today for more information regarding your potential office space on 01702 511222 for our Leigh-on-Sea branch, or 01376 388522 to contact Witham.