Tag Archives: Business training Colchester

“In the Market for Success” Course Dairy – Workshop 3

To find up more about the full course, or sign up now, CLICK HERE     Week 3 – Creating a unique product In week three of “In the Market for Success” – A unique business start-up programme, exclusively for women, presented by Colbea and supported by the Skills and Opportunities Fund – our focus […]

Coscraft, a “national treasure” in Colchester

Storme and Pez started Coscraft – a cosplay supply store – in 2010, after becoming frustrated by the existing options available. “There simply wasn’t any shop that sold what we wanted or catered towards us. After having to go to eBay and make purchases from Chinese sellers too many times, and hearing about our friends […]

Woofs n Wiggles – A Colbea Success Story

Woofs n Wiggles Takes the Lead The proud founder of Colchester-based Woofs n Wiggles, Jenny Parrett was one of the first delegates on Colbea’s Small Steps, Big Changes programme. Jenny worked full -time as a graphic designer but had a passion for dogs and was training in advanced dog training in her spare time. Her […]

The Ministry of Parenting – a Colbea Success Story

Eight years ago, Jeannie Gordon, a psychiatric nurse trained through the mental health trust, was working on community parenting programmes when government funding cuts threatened to affect the quality of service provided. Intent on continuing to provide support for families across Essex, and despite having no previous business experience “whatsoever”, Jeannie created The Ministry of […]

Karelia Network Solutions – a Colbea Success Story

Stephen’s business benefited from “Business advice and affordable, high-quality business premises” “I can honestly say that I wouldn’t have been able to get to the point I am today of having an office within six months, employing people within a year, without the existence of Colbea.” Stephen Warne started Karelia Network Solutions, an IT business […]