Partners

Through our network of selected professional partners, Invest Essex can provide direct access to the expert support required for a successful business relocation or expansion, combined with invaluable local knowledge of the Essex and UK business and regulatory environment.

Services available from our partners include accountancy, banking, insurance, legal, commercial property, property fit-out, serviced business accommodation, workforce recruitment and training. All of our partners are based in Essex or have a significant presence in the county. A choice of service providers is available.

Accountants

Our accountancy partners benefit from wide-ranging experience of working with UK and international companies to plan and establish new...

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Banks

Our banking partners focus on supporting business development and growth, working with companies of all sizes across all industry sectors....

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Commercial
Property

Our commercial property consultants and agents provide research, advice and property services for expanding companies. They work with...

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Insurance

The INVEST Essex partners’ network includes professionals and companies offering advice and support across a wide range of specialisations....

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Legal

Our legal partners are experienced in providing expert support to UK and international businesses. Services available address all legal...

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Other

The INVEST Essex partners’ network includes professionals and companies offering advice and support across a wide range of specialisations....

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Recruitment

Our recruitment partners offer experience and expertise across multiple talent disciplines and industry sectors. They enable relocating...

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Corinne Hearne
Corinne Hearne

Inward Investment Manager (London-Essex UK Finance Corridor)

+44 (0) 7702 900667

Biography

With over 25 years’ experience in the Financial Services and Global Relocation industries, Corinne has developed an extensive, specialist, commercial network and has successfully supported projects focused on the strategic development and growth of both overseas and UK companies in business, professional and financial services sectors.

David Rooke
David Rooke

Inward Investment Manager

+44 (0) 7989 380435

Biography

In a career spanning over 30 years David’s experience includes large-scale factory management and 17 years in inward investment. David has worked with a wide range of major corporates and organisations in the UK and overseas, advising on inward investment projects, business relocations, expansion and consolidation projects.

Robert Edge
Robert Edge

Inward Investment Manager (UK Multimodal Gateway:Essex and Life Sciences & Healthcare Cluster)

+44 (0) 7740 179497

Biography

Following a ten year career with a major Colchester freight forwarder shipping everything from confectionery to oxygen plants, Robert has spent almost 15 years in inward investment promotion. Having had experience in China, India and the Middle East, Robert leads on the logistics and renewables sector.

Simon Papworth
Simon Papworth

Inward Investment Manager (High-Technology Cluster)

+44 (0) 7515 199255

Biography

Simon has worked in inward investment for the last four years, building a wide network of trusted business connections, working on a variety of successful projects in the advanced manufacturing sector. Prior to this, Simon spent 7 years advising business owners and entrepreneurs, with a focus on bringing innovative products to market.