The North Essex Economic Board (NEEB) is a partnership of local authorities in the area working together as a catalyst to drive forward economic growth. Each has committed funding specifically to support local businesses with advice, guidance and training as well as skills programmes to boost the life chances of local residents and help them into work.
Local authority partners agreed to develop an economic strategy that would articulate the strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities of the North Essex economic corridor.
The Board acknowledged that businesses are not defined by their district boarders and so a joined up approach would be beneficial to boost economic growth.
The motivation for the project was cross-district collaboration to better support economic growth throughout North Essex.
Our future plans
Longer-term the partnership is committed to promoting wider economic growth across the sub-region. A new strategy for the NEEB area has been commissioned and is currently under development.
Longer-term the partnership is committed to promoting wider economic growth across the sub-region. A new strategy for the NEEB area has been commissioned and is currently underway.
Through a series of workshops and developmental sessions we aim to announce the new strategic vision and mission very soon. Check back soon to find out more. Alternatively, please follow us on LinkedIn to keep up to date with our latest news and announcements.
Who is involved?
NEEB is made up of Braintree, Maldon, Tendring, Uttlesford, and Epping Forest district councils, Colchester and Chelmsford city councils, and Essex County Council – each authority has signed a Memorandum of Understanding to form the NEEB partnership. Please click on the logos below to visit each authority’s dedicated NEEB page.
Alongside our board, NEEB is supported by economic growth team officers from each partner council.
Additionally, the programme is supported by a dedicated Programme Manager to co-ordinate and manage day-to-day NEEB activities and a new Communications Lead to support NEEB’s move into this next phase of development.
- NEEB Steering Group Chair: Dominic Collins
- NEEB Programme Manager: Penny Calder
- NEEB Communications Lead; Emma Filby
To get in touch with us you can complete the contact form below, or alternatively directly contact the Programme Manager at [email protected]