West Essex to be recognised as a location of choice for businesses, enjoying access to London, European and global markets and the Cambridge knowledge hub. A place where businesses of all sizes can flourish, do business together and benefit from high quality mentoring support, cross-sector partnership working and supportive local Councils, and a highly employable population.


The following key outcomes will define progress towards the delivery of this vision

  • Businesses supported to work together through systematic, cutting edge use of real and virtual networking and outstanding  mentoring provision
  •  Public sector responsive to the needs of business
  •  High levels of entrepreneurialism and skills across West Essex, with support in place to achieve this
  • Recognised strength, resilience, innovation and quality in the health & allied industries, manufacturing,  advanced engineering and aerospace sectors
  • Recognised as a tourist destination on London’s doorstep with high quality and welcoming attractions supported by high quality accommodation
  • Construction and logistics sectors taking advantage of access to the M25
  • Excellent business infrastructure including high speed broadband, high quality public transport and road infrastructure, and a good choice of housing
  • Thriving town centres