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Basildon Business Group

A Basildon Partnership For Business - BBG is a private-sector led business group who have come together to give voice to the needs and requirements of the borough's economy.

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The Basildon Business Group (BBG) is a private-sector led business group who have come together to give voice to the needs and requirements of the borough's economy. In addition to providing an effective channel of communication between business and the Borough Council, it works to help identify opportunities, assist in the promotion of the borough and to provide business support. The group is currently chaired by David Barnes of Barnes IT Solutions. David is also the South Essex Chairman for the Federation of Small Businesses. The BBG meets quarterly with Basildon Council to discuss how to work together to steer programmes of activity that help drive forward the economy in Basildon, Billericay and Wickford.

BBG programmes of work

  • Showcasing and championing the economic strength and attractiveness of the Borough in order to attract further investment.
  • Ensuring the interests of the Borough's business are represented at the South East Local Enterprise Partnership, South Essex Growth Partnership Board and at the Greater Essex Business Board.
  • Ensuring the interests of the Borough's businesses are considered and supported in the Council's Corporate plan and the Local Plan.
  • Supporting our local schools to understand local opportunities and promoting work readiness through the Basildon Business and Education Consortium (BBEC)
  • Showcasing careers opportunities for students across the borough through the annual 'Your Future' event
  • Supporting a range of free business support workshops and using our members to share their experience and provide support to other businesses through mentoring schemes

Contact us with any issues you have relating to business in Basildon 

Basildon Business Group welcomes contact from business owners who wish to bring any issues relating to business, or the support for businesses in the borough, to the attention of the group.

The BBG meets quarterly to discuss matters brought to its attention and there may also be an opportunity for such matters to be discussed with the Chief Executive and the Leader of Basildon Council.

Your BBG contact is chairman David Barnes: email

All letters and other correspondence as well as phone calls to the Basildon Business Group should be directed to Basildon Council's Economic Development Team, see contact details below.

Would you like to know more? - Request a callbackfrom Basildon Council's Economic Development Team or contact us, see details below.

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