Business Training – Fully-Funded and Subsidised

Business Training Courses Colchester

Colbea runs a variety of specific business training courses, designed to help you at every stage of your business journey. Colbea training course are hands on, interactive, and will help you take proactive steps towards running a more successful business. You will find business courses covering topics such as;

• How to start a business
• Marketing
• Finances
• Trading legally eg. insurance, tax, national insurance and other legislative advice
• Creating your Business Plan
• Accessing Funding
• What to do next

Colbea offers business courses specific for start up, new businesses, pre start and even Women in Business, check below to find out more about which Colbea course is made to help you improve your business.

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Current Courses

15.10.18 – Power up your business with expert guidance at our one-day business course

July 27, 2018 Colbea’s Summer Severalls Networking BBQ 340 The Crescent, Colchester, CO4 9AD July 27, 2018 – to – July 27, 2018 October 15, 2018 One-day Business Workshop 1 George Williams Way, Colchester, CO1 2JS October 15, 2018 – to – October 15, 2018 Business Training Courses Colchester Colbea runs a variety of specific […]

Check out our business advisors and coaches explaining key topics for the start-up businesses!

July 27, 2018 Colbea’s Summer Severalls Networking BBQ 340 The Crescent, Colchester, CO4 9AD July 27, 2018 – to – July 27, 2018 October 15, 2018 One-day Business Workshop 1 George Williams Way, Colchester, CO1 2JS October 15, 2018 – to – October 15, 2018 Business Training Courses Colchester Colbea runs a variety of specific […]

Our Trainers

James Cracknell

Business Advisor
James is a SFEDI accredited business advisor who has been working in this capacity across NE Essex and Suffolk for the last six years. His background is in finance, but he has first-hand experience of business development across multiple industries, including, travel and tourism, hospitality, retail, educational services and business training and consultancy. He has worked with multiple business models in the for-profit area including franchises, sole traders and incorporated bodies. He also has experience in establishing a co-operative, social enterprise and charity. He is a trained facilitator using different tools including the Business Model Canvas, Design Thinking and Systems Thinking, the art of creative problem analysis. He has worked with both Colbea and Menta, in Suffolk as a business adviser and mentor; facilitated Colbea’s BIG programme of building a business support community for three years and developed an expansive network across the region. He has close ties with the University of Essex and has facilitated their i-Teams programme for the last two years. James is a local activist and is an independent Trustee for Anglia Community Trust, a health and wellbeing charity dedicated to solving local issues. He is currently setting up a business, Relocon, to build community or practices within the domains of organisational learning and business scaling for the benefit of regional growth.

Jackie Clifford

Business Trainer
Jackie Clifford has been running Clarity Learning and Development as a limited company since 2009, prior to which she worked as a freelance sole trader. Before “taking the leap” to self-employment, Jackie worked in a number of organisations, supporting managers and employees to develop the skills and knowledge they needed to perform their roles effectively. Her career has taken her to various parts of the world, including Europe and the UAE, and has given her the chance to work in private, not-for-profit and public sector organisations. She has worked in the retail, recruitment, education, port and government sectors.

Jackie’s passion is for learning – she loves to see the lightbulbs come on for participants in her workshops and for her coaching clients. And she loves to keep learning herself, which means there is always something new and fresh to share! One of her favourite quotes is from Gandhi: “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”



To enquire about prices and availability, please contact us on 01206 548833 or enquiries@colbea.co.uk