Business Start-Up Workshop For Budding Entrepreneurs

Those looking to start-up their own business in Tendring are being encouraged to attend a one-day course on beginning your own firm. Starting your own business can be an exciting but challenging prospect and help in the early stages can often make a difference to success.

Colbea, one of the area’s leading enterprise agencies, is running a workshop taking participants through a step-by-step guide on the process of setting up and structuring your own business, from managing finances and marketing to exploring the business idea and drawing up an action plan.

Tendring District Council’s Regeneration team is working closely with Colbea to provide business support to small, medium and start-up enterprises around the district.

Zoe Fairley, Tendring District Council Cabinet Member for Investment and Growth, is encouraging Tendring entrepreneurs to use the workshop.

“As part of our Tendring4Growth initiative we are keen to support up-and-coming businesses in our district,” Cllr Fairley said.

“We are looking to work with Colbea this year to help us achieve our ambition of growing the Tendring economy, and if you are looking at starting up your own business in 2019 then this workshop is a great place to start.

“Although Tendring has a better than average success rate for start-up businesses, it is by no means an easy feat and this workshop will help potential business owners go into the process with a much better understanding of the realities involved.”

Colbea Chief Executive, Ashleigh Seymour-Rutherford, added: “Starting your own business can be one of the most daunting experiences an individual can undertake and if you don’t seek the right support in the early stages, your dream of entrepreneurship can fail even before it has had a chance to take form.

“We want to ensure that budding entrepreneurs turn every opportunity into a success and ultimately drive forward our local and regional economy.”

The workshop costs £5 and takes place at the Colbea centre in George Williams Way, Colchester, from 9.30am-4pm on Tuesday, January 29.

To sign up for the workshop visit, email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 01206 548833.


Get Moving Walking Group Sunday 13 January

meeting at Brighton Road Car Park, CO15 5ST


Walk your way to good health this winter!  A fun gentle walking group for all ages and abilities. Come along and make new friends from your local community, have fun and get active!  Sundays, 11am – 12.30pm



Available on the day mobile 07379 145 536


If you can't join us this time, why not come along to our next walk on 20th January meeting at St Osyth Priory Car Park CO16 8NZ


We also run walking groups on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays - visit the physical activities page for more details.


Meeting points will vary, visit our website or facebook page for details of future walks


Christmas and New Year Activity Dates

Christmas and New Year dates for the HILL activities can be found below.   CVST would like to wish everyone a peaceful and enjoyable Christmas Season and a happy and healthy 2019!



Christmas and New Year dates


last 2018 session

first 2019 session

Afternoon Tea at the Lunch club

11 December

8 January

Clacton Bereavement & Friendship Cafe

14 December

4 January

Clacton Lunch Club

see menu

Clacton My Weight Matters

13 December

10 January

Click Clack Craft

4 December

15 January

Dabblers Art Club

21 December

4 January

Dementia Café

19 December

2 January (new venue)

Friday Get Moving Walking Group

taking place as usual

Fun and Friendship Café (FAF Café)

19 December

Monday 7 January (new day)

Harwich Bereavement & Friendship Café

17 December

7 January

Harwich Get Moving Circuit Class

17 December

7 January

Harwich Get Moving Walking Group

17 December

7 January

Harwich My Weight Matters

10 December

7 January

Health Walk

taking place as usual

IT Friday

21 december

4 January

Jaywick Friendship & Bereavement Café

18 december

8 January

Jaywick My Weight Matters

14 December

11 January

Seated Yoga

11 December

8 January

Sunday Get moving Walking Group

taking place as usual


13 December

tbc (pool refurb)

Walton Friendship & Bereavement Cafe

20 December

10 January

Walton IT Club (Wednesdays)

12 December

9 January

Walton Walk The Weight Off

12 December

9 January


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