Regular events

We run various events during the year including our annual careers fairs:

Business events in 2017

Meet our business engagement team at these Essex and Suffolk business events

  • 9 Mar 2017 10am-4pm Business East at the Weston Homes Stadium, Colchester
  • 17 Mar 2017 11am-3pm Braintree District Business Exhibition at Fennes, Braintree
  • 10 May 2017 10am-5pm Anglia Business Exhibition at the Ipswich Hotel, Ipswich
  • 7 June 2017 10am-3pm Discovering Business in Essex at Chelmsford City Racecourse, Great Leighs

South Essex Network Twilight

Wednesday 22 March 2017, 4.30-6.30pm

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Essex Chambers of Commerce invite you to the South Essex Network Twilight. Join us and the vibrant business community of Southend-on-Sea, guest speaker is Ian Banks, Head of Talent Acquisition mat One to One whose talk talk about 'Attracting and retaining superstars.' This event will be held at The Forum Southend, Elmer Square, Southend-on-Sea, Essex SS1 1NS.

Financing your business growth - hosted by Haven Gateway Partnership

Wednesday 29 March 2017, 8.45am-1.30pm

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The Haven Gateway Partnership, in collaboration with the BEST Growth Hub, is hosting a half-day conference at the University of Essex’s Business School. At the event, you will hear from a range of funding sources including European and lottery funders that are available for your business. You will also have the opportunity to pre-book 1:1 appointments with funders and explore your opportunities to grow and develop. In addition, there will be a workshop facilitated by Professor Nigel Pye to explore your views on funding and what you feel would be the most valuable to your business. Venue: Essex Business School, University of Essex.

Business briefing on Higher and Degree Apprenticeships

Friday 17 March 2017, 2pm-4pm

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Businesses of all sizes across the eastern region are invited to this special briefing to find out more about the Government’s Degree and Higher Apprenticeships initiative and the Apprenticeship Levy. This growing initiative is helping businesses add new skills and talent to their workforce, as new Government funding arrangements come on-stream presenting more financially attractive propositions to businesses of all sizes.

The briefing will cover

  • Details about Degree and Higher Apprenticeships
  • Opportunities for your business
  • Information on how the Apprenticeship Levy works for all businesses
  • Q and A session and invitation to feedback
  • Networking opportunities
  • Light refreshments

During the session we will also outline how the University of Essex can help your business offer Degree and Higher Apprenticeships across different industrial sectors.

Find out further information or email Please note, due to limited places tickets are available on a first come first served basis and are limited to two per organisation.

Midweek Mixers

Each month the University of Essex business team invites local businesses to join us at our Midweek Mixer, a monthly business networking event at Parkside Office Village, Knowledge Gateway, on our Colchester Campus. This is a great opportunity to unwind after work, from 5-6pm, over a drink and nibbles, and meet fellow small businesses based at Parkside Office Village and university staff. At each session we're inviting a local business to present a five-minute talk, and we'll take a few minutes to tell you about some of the services we provide to help your business flourish. To find out more or register, please contact Veronica Anspach in our events team, email Please note places are limited.

Upcoming webinars

An introduction to data mining, Thursday 9 March 2-3pm

In this webinar Dr Beatriz De La Iglesia will provide attendees with an introductory understanding of data mining techniques, the process of knowledge discovery in databases and how business can benefit from such techniques.

More information.

Training courses and CPD

Various academic departments within our University offer CPD programmes for professionals working in related fields.