Essex Young Entrepreneurs Invited To Be Their Own Boss

Essex Young Entrepreneurs Invited To Be Their Own Boss

Success of Essex’s Innovation 50 is celebrated

Essex's 50 most innovative small to medium enterprises are acknowledged

Helping to cover the cost of energy efficiency measures for small or medium-sized enterprises

Low Carbon Across the South East (LoCASE)

Zero emission truck company announces £2.74m development projects

Projects will expand Chelmsford based Tevva Motors

Vote for our Digital Awards Champions

Gold winners of the 2016 Essex Digital Awards are up against winners from five other regions

Free course for entrepreneurs planning to start high growth businesses

Entrepreneurs will be able to pitch for up to £2000 to further develop their enterprise idea

Showcasing entrepreneurs at a pop-up Christmas market

'Not on the Essex High Street' takes place 6 & 7 December

50 of the brightest and most innovative companies in Essex identified

Innovation 50 project indicates important characteristics & strategies of SMEs showing growth potential

Environmentally friendly toilet tissue company wins Essex innovation award

BIG Business Boost competition identified Essex's most promising entrepreneurs and micro businesses

Winners of the Essex Business Excellence Awards announced

Highlighting the best in Essex Commerce

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.