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How can we help?

Our brochure

From better financial management to harnessing the power of data to make smarter decisions, our wealth of knowledge and expertise is giving businesses the competitive edge. Find out how we can help yours - download our brochure (.pdf) today.

Watch our new video that tells how, following an initial £12m investment, we're now developing the Knowledge Gateway as the location of choice in the eastern region for knowledge-based enterprises in science, technology and the creative sector.

Join us

The Knowledge Gateway is where businesses interact, collaborate and prosper. More than 15 SMEs are already here, benefitting from our expertise and services. Let us help you grow. Use our business incubation facilities, get support to develop your employees, hire our talented graduates to get fresh thinking, and host your corporate event at our luxury 4-star Wivenhoe House hotel.

What we offer

  • Reserve a suite or unit at Parkside Office Village, perfect for SMEs and start-ups
  • Get expert business-focused consultancy from boosting logistics to accountancy
  • Let our first-class training and continuing professional development boost your workforce
  • Introduce new thinking to your business with a graduate placement or internship
  • Ensure exceptional events with our corporate entertainment and meeting facilities

Get extra help

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Is your business buzzing with ideas but in need of more time, talent and skills? Gain fresh thinking, helpful resource and new expertise by hiring one of our talented students on a work placement for a short-term project or a year.

Data analytics

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You're generating data at an accelerating rate, but how do you exploit it? Deriving new insights and supporting better decisions requires both new techniques and posing smarter questions. Our Institute for Analytics and Data Science can help.

Bright spaces for SMEs

Office building at Parkside Office Village

Our Knowledge Gateway is a growing hotspot for small and medium-sized enterprises. Suites and units from 1,195 to 4,685 square feet are available in Parkside Office Village at our Colchester Campus which offers excellent facilities.