Business Associations

Federation of Small Businesses

The Federation of Small Businesses is the UK's largest campaigning pressure group promoting and protecting the interests of the self-employed and owners of small firms. Formed in 1974, it now has 200,000 members across 33 regions and 194 branches. 

The North East Essex branch covers Post Codes CM7 to CM8, CM77 and CO1 to CO16. It represents members in the Braintree, Colchester and Tendring Council areas. If you are interested in joining this branch, contact Keith Grinsted on


Essex Chamber of Commerce

Essex Chambers of Commerce is one of the leading business support networks in Essex with almost 2500 full and affiliated Members and extensive contacts with the wider business community. Essex Chambers is also an accredited Chamber with the British Chambers of Commerce network now representing more than 100,000 businesses nationwide.

Contact details:
8/9 St Peter's Court
01206 765277

Local Business Associations

Brightlingsea Business Association
Chair Pamela Hatswell
Phone 07971 675120
Clacton Town Partnership
Chair Lisa Andrews
Dovercourt Traders
Phone 01255 243912
Information can also be found in the community hub in the Dovercourt Library
Frinton Businesses
Facebook Frinton Businesses
Manningtree District Business Chamber
Chair Keith Farrer
Tendring Business Leaders Association
This group meets quarterly for lunch and is hosted and paid for by Jamesons and Thompson Smith & Puxon.
The purpose of the lunch is to bring together, in an informal and interactive environment, likeminded Tendring based business leaders and decision makers; those in business locally who very rarely get the chance to come together in the same room to share their ideas and thoughts on what is affecting their business now and what the future holds for business in the area. 
Main Contact Christine Brown
Phone 01255 220044
Clacton Women in Business (CWIB)
This is a lunchtime networking group for women in business in Clacton and surrounding area, meeting on a monthly basis.
Main Contact Christine Brown
Phone 01255 220044
The Business Community Magazine Tendring (TBCM)
This group helps local organisations and people connect running ten business networking events a year. These events are held at various venues throughout the region to help promote local business hubs and give you the opportunity to expand your personal network. All delegates are given the opportunity to address the group at each of these meetings and promote their organisation, business or charity.


Last updated on: 08/02/2018 - 11:29