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Colbea Wins £32k NatWest Funding for Award-Winning Support Project!

  Colchester Business Enterprise Agency (Colbea) has won £32,740 of NatWest funding to re-launch ‘In the Market for Success’ and offer places to a further 100 businesswomen on the award-winning programme. The Colchester agency secured the funding by winning a public vote run by the NatWest Skills and Opportunities Fund, which has dedicated over £7million […]

Colbea with an eco friendly strategy

Colbea Goes Eco Friendly   An eco-friendly business is the act of living with intent. The ability of not harming the environment and trying to live in a harmony with it. Nowadays we all know that taking care of the environment is a must. Climate change is a growing problem that harms us and the […]

Colbea Wins National Enterprise Network 2018 Award!

Colchester Business Enterprise Agency (Colbea) has been announced as the winner of the Enterprise Engagement Award at the National Enterprise Network (NEN) Annual Conference.  The 2018 NEN Awards, held at Barclays head office in London’s Canary Wharf building, were established in 2007 to recognise excellence in the delivery of enterprise support.   Colbea took home the […]

Don’t be Afraid to Fail – Just Ask Steve Jobs

Many of the world’s most famous people started as entrepreneurs. For example, Steve Jobs went from running a small start-up company, and more famously getting sacked, to forming one of the world’s most successful tech companies – Apple. At the time of Jobs’ death, his net worth was over $8.3 billion. Along with Microsoft co-founder […]

Birkett Long’s Sian Taylor Joins Colbea Board of Directors

The Colchester Business Enterprise Agency has announced the appointment of Sian Taylor of Birkett Long to its Board of Directors. Sian, who specialises in commercial property law and represents the commercial real estate team for Birkett Long’s Health & Social Care team, will not only represent Birkett Long but also add further expertise to the […]

Colbea Shortlisted for 2018 National Enterprise Network Awards

Colchester Business Enterprise Agency (Colbea) has been shortlisted in the National Enterprise Network 2018 Awards for Enterprise Engagement. Colbea has been shortlisted in the ‘Enterprise Engagement’ category for it’s In the Market for Success (IM4S) initiative. IM4S has supported over 100 female entrepreneurs since its launch in 2017. Established in 2007, the annual NEN Awards […]

IM4S Candidate Samantha Luxford (NaviStitch) Wins Trading Opportunity in Colchester’s Biggest Department Store

– A Further Four Local Entrepreneurs Win One-Week Trading Opportunity – More than 100 members of the local business community gathered at Wivenhoe House, Colchester to see Samantha Luxford announced as the winner of Colbea’s ‘In the Market for Success’ competition. The money-can’t-buy prize will enable the Ardleigh-based artist to take her nautical art start-up […]

Available Office Space in the Colchester Business Centres in November

– Offices available for rent in the Colchester Business Centres from November 2018 – Colchester Central Colchester Business Centre  1 George Williams Way, Colchester, CO1 2JS Office no.19) 253 square foot office, suitable for up to 3 people, available for rent in the Colchester Central Business Centre. Available for less than £111 a week, which […]

Ellisons Solicitors to Offer Legal Advice to Colbea Clients

Colbea sponsor Ellisons Solicitors are offering free advice to clients of Colbea at a law surgery this November. Ellisons Solicitors, which has long been established as one of the East of England’s leading law firms, will deliver their first Sponsor Surgery at the Central Colchester Business Centre on Thursday 29th November 2018, providing expert advice […]

Available Office Space in October in the Colchester Business Centres

– Offices available for rent in the Colchester Business Centres from October 2018 – AVAILABLE in OCTOBER 2018 Office no.19 at Colbea CENTRAL) 253 square foot office, suitable for up to 3 people, available for rent in the Colchester Central Business Centre. Available for less than £111 a week, which works out at less than […]