BEST Growth Hub Business Workshop Programme is Live!

Exciting new funded workshops to get your Essex business to the next level

Young Entrepreneur Is a Cut above the Rest

Young entrepreneur sees success in competitive market through ECC help

Young Pirates of Essex Achieve Swashbuckling Success

Two Essex Young Entrepreneurs Witness Success Following ECC Support

Young Entrepreneur Generating a Multiple 6-figure Turnover in Second Year of Trading

Maldon Based Entrepreneur Has Trading Success Through Business Support Scheme

Funding Available for Research

Data Analytics Available For Up To £2,000

Graphene Match: Brokerage event

Brokerage event taking place during a 2-day conference: Graphene Commercialisation

The Brentwood Business Showcase Is Back

Businesses can take part at the Brentwood Business Showcase.

Essex County Council Helps Young Entrepreneurs Reach Success

Success from a young entrepreneur, supported by Essex County Council

Innovative Essex skincare company smoothes the way for business growth

Born on the coast | Built for performance

I Roll Up My Sleeves Is Supporting Young Entrepreneurs And Businesses

I Roll Up My Sleeves Is Supporting Young Entrepreneurs And Businesses

Emma Wakeling
Emma Wakeling

Business Innovation Manager

07921 397050


Leading on the Essex Innovation Programme and developing new support mechanisms to enable Essex businesses to grow. Managing a team of experienced private sector business mentors who work closely with multi-sectoral established businesses and start-ups to embed innovative practices. Focusing on product (including intellectual property), process, organisational and marketing innovation. Developing key collaborative strategic partnerships with industry and academia.

Helen Quinnell
Helen Quinnell

Innovation Manager

07918 904941


I work with innovative SMEs across Essex providing a range of support to enable business growth through the Essex Innovation Programme. This includes business mentoring for start-ups, early stage and established companies, signposting to funding and finance, as well as arranging networks and events to provide opportunities for business collaboration.

Danielle Putt
Danielle Putt

Innovation & Sector Development Officer

07880 092887


I work within the Enterprise Team to support, coordinate and manage the delivery of a range of activities to deliver the above, including; providing businesses with access to first class innovation support, supporting and developing the delivery of vibrant sector networks, anticipating challenges affecting businesses' competitiveness and plans for growth, and developing and delivering specific and generic solutions.