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University of Essex

Partner Organisations

Our new home

Artists impression of new building

Our new building is a groundbreaking development, championing sustainable design and featuring a winter garden, a variety of innovative learning and teaching spaces and vibrant social spaces. It is due to be completed in mid-2014.

Essex Business School work with a number of partner organisations to:

  • offer consultancy advice and expertise
  • provide bespoke training solutions
  • facilitate internships, workshops and conferences
  • collaborate on events for our staff and students

Why not get in touch to see how we can work together?

Our Partner Organisations:

Birkett Long LLP is a progressive Essex-based firm of solicitors and independent financial advisers. Birkett Long is a long standing supporter and partner of the University of Essex with links to both the School of Law and Essex Business School.

Essex students have benefitted from the expertise of Birkett Long's specialists, some of whom are Essex graduates, who have presented at a variety of lectures and University-wide events. Birkett Long has also supported Essex's employability agenda by providing work placement and internships for Essex students.

Birkett Long is now working closely with Essex Business School and shall be supporting the launch event of the new building to house the School in 2014.

Provide Provide is a Community Interest Company (social enterprise). Provide delivers a broad range of health and social care services in the community, and are committed to making sure that they are safe, responsive and of high quality. Essex Business School has built a long term relationship with Provide, collaborating with colleagues across the University on a range of projects relating to contractual restructuring and change management in the local healthcare economy.

YouLink HR FLEX (UK) Ltd, part of the Software in Partnership group, approached Essex Business School to help develop a sales and marketing strategy for their web-based HR system, YouLink HR. Software in Partnership group, with offices in London and Essex, is an established software provider offering user-friendly software to the insurance, education and HR markets. The six month project was supervised by the FLEX team and Professor Teck Eng of Essex Business School. Read our case study here (pdf).

QualitySolicitors FJG a long-established firm of solicitors, is the biggest legal aid provider in the Eastern region. Keen to maintain its commitment to offering affordable and high quality legal services for clients despite changes to the legal aid system; QualitySolicitors FJG asked Essex Business School to conduct a thorough review of the firm’s Family Law section and identify more efficient and environmentally friendly practices that could be implemented. Essex Business School conducted a year-long knowledge exchange collaboration with the firm, through funding from the Low Carbon Knowledge-East of England-Partners. Read our case study here (pdf).

Essex Chambers of Commerce Essex Chambers of Commerce is a fully independent body offering a comprehensive and continuously developing range of business services. They play an important role in representing the views and needs of business at local, regional and national level by engaging with and influencing policy development forums. On behalf of its members and associates they also provide informed and expert business support on a wide range of issues. EBS has recently collaborated with Essex Chambers to deliver bespoke training courses to regional businesses.

Start up Revolution and Paper Mountain Solutions StartUp Revolution Limited is an online service offering new businesses a combination of complete start up solutions and information. Colchester based parent company, Paper Mountain Solutions Ltd, has been delivering outsourcing solutions to businesses around the UK since 2004 and was set up by two University of Essex alumni. The company has provided several internships to Essex Business School students and is a regular contributor to EBS seminars, conferences and workshops.

Mercury Theatre The Mercury Theatre in Colchester is a highly respected regional theatre and home to the critically acclaimed Mercury Theatre Company who stage a broad mix of classics and new writing as well as working extensively within the local community. Michael Sherer, Director, EBS joined the Mercury’s voluntary board as non-executive director in October 2011. His contribution adds a financial and managerial perspective to the organisation’s governance and buildss upon the existing links with the University.

firstsite The University of Essex is a key partner of firstsite, the contemporary visual arts organisation based in Colchester. firstsite’s new building, designed by the Uruguayan architect Rafael Viñoly, houses a dedicated space for the University to showcase elements of its unique Essex Collection of Art from Latin America (ESCALA). As business members, EBS supports firstsite and uses its facilities for a variety of student and staff activities and corporate events.

Manufacturing Advisory Service Manufacturing Advisory Service (MAS): The MAS is funded by the BIS (Department for Business, Innovation and Skills) and is designed to help manufacturers streamline processes, reduce waste, become more energy efficient and generally improve and grow their businesses. The MAS Directory is an on-line searchable directory to assist manufacturers to search for a suitable consultant to deliver a MAS-funded project and EBS is delighted to offer consultancy expertise in this area.