FREE Social Media Workshop & Job Fair


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Wishing our Business community a very Happy New Year.   2019 is an exciting year ahead for the district with new programmes of business support as well as improvements and new developments to our infrastructure.  Our vision is to be a prosperous district that attracts business growth and provides high quality employment opportunities.  We are looking forward to continuing our working relationship with the business community to deliver this.  If there is information you require not covered in this email, please feel free to contact us, here


Our Braintree District Job Fair is back!

This year’s Job Fair is on Saturday 9th March 2019 and proudly sponsored by Freeport Braintree. The Job Fair will be held 10am-2pm at Braintree District Council offices, Causeway House, Bocking End, Braintree, CM7 9HB.

We are offering employers and service providers a FREE stand at the event to promote their vacancies. To reserve a stand contact us by the 31st January 2019.

Free parking will be provided for exhibitors and attendees.  Contact Us


FREE Social Media Workshop

Braintree District Council have partnered with Invest Essex to bring you a FREE Social Media Workshop on Tuesday 19th February from 9.30am-1pm.

Key topics being covered:

  • The key features of creating a successful social media strategy
  • How to optimise your platforms
  • How to use social media to grow your business
  • Understanding how to use pay per click
  • Hints and tips for saving time and money

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2019 Budget and Council Tax Proposals – have your say

The Council is focused on maintaining the services provided to residents and has looked to address its financial challenges by improving the return received on its assets and making efficiencies. Further information on the Council’s 2019/20 Budget proposals and Medium Term Financial Strategy can be viewed online.

Should you have any comments on matters relating to this budget proposal, submit them by 8th February 2019.

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Sign up to be a “Breastfeeding Welcome” business

The Essex Breastfeeding Scheme highlights venues where women can comfortably breastfeed & are inviting premises to join those already forward thinking businesses that are participating, which brings many benefits for businesses and their customers. It’s FREE to join, easy to register and your business will receive free publicity and attract new customers!.

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Business events coming up…

Managing Digital Images Projects

This workshop introduces delegates to the SHARE Guide to Digitisation resource, it supports them with planning their own project.   

When? 29th January 2019 at Braintree Museum.

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Are you a Museum or Heritage Organisation?

A practical workshop with Natasha Hutcheson to improve your understanding of the range of grant funding available and how best to sell your project in your application.

When? 8th March 2019 at Braintree District Museum.

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Starting your own business

A two day event for Pre-Start Businesses is being held in Chelmsford on 30th – 31st January. Learn an understanding of how to set up a new business.

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