Working with business
Our research excellence
We're ranked ninth among UK universities for the quality of our research and we offer a variety of
consultancy and knowledge-sharing services. We're at the forefront of several cutting-edge areas, from big
data to environmental sustainability.
We offer a range of knowledge-sharing services and develop long-term partnerships with
private, public and third-sector organisations. Our partnerships range from our
Advisory Board and
Executive Fellows to our many
Expertise and consultancy
Our University offers many ways for you to access our
expertise, including consultancy, collaborative and commissioned research and Knowledge
Transfer Partnerships. We can introduce you to available funding
opportunities to help you meet the cost of a project.
Internships, work placements and graduate recruitment
Get some fresh thinking by engaging our students and graduates through
internships, work placements and graduate recruitment.
Facilities and event venues
We have a variety of facilities and venues available in
both Colchester and Southend and can host events for up to 1,000 people.
Base your business at our sites in Colchester or Southend and
benefit from having our expertise and services on your doorstep. At our Colchester
Knowledge Gateway you'll be close to our
new Essex Business School building, enabling us to build close,
long-term working relationships.
Find out how Essex Business School has helped businesses achieve their goals with
our partner organisation case studies.
Bright spaces for SMEs
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.
Hold your next meeting or away day at one of our iLabs in Colchester or
Southend. These innovative spaces are designed to foster creativity and we'll facilitate your event so that it meets your
objectives, from strategic planning to focus groups.
Developing future talent
We build employability into our courses, giving our graduates the skills you need. Engage with our students in many ways, from traditional internships and graduate recruitment to original
schemes such as our Masters student placements.
Wivenhoe House Hotel
The four-star Wivenhoe House Hotel is located in tranquil parkland at our Colchester Campus,
on the outskirts of the town. The hotel offers luxurious accommodation, a contemporary restaurant and private dining and flexible event facilities.