Our new home
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
- provide bespoke training solutions
- facilitate internships, workshops
- collaborate on events for our staff
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 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
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,
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).
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;
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
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
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.
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.
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 (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.