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Turn Your Idea into a Marketable Product

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Wednesday 8 November 2017 (4:30 PM)

The BEST Growth Hub Business Workshop Programme is funded by BEST and delivered by LAR Consultancy in partnership with other Essex Innovation Programme Mentors. BEST Growth Hub was launched in October 2015 to function as a ‘one-stop shop’ for business support such as: access to training, finance, marketing and local authority services. It aims to improve and simplify the Essex business support landscape and increase the overall take-up of business support. For more information please visit: If you are booking onto a 3 hour workshop please also review the wider programme as often 2x3 hour workshops on a related subject are being delivered at the same venue on the same day.


  • BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL as places are limited.

  • On completing a workshop you will automatically be referred to one of the BEST Growth Hub Navigators, who will be able to signpost you to further advice and any training that you might require.

  • Each individual may attend workshops up to a maximum of 21 hours in total.

  • Each business can send a maximum of 2 members of staff on each workshop.

  • In order to qualify for a place on a workshop the employer/business / entrepreneur must be based in Essex.

  • Please note that a workshop may not take place if there are not a minimum of 10 attendees.

 Book your place

What is this workshop about?

Concepts and ideas can be unique, but they don't always transfer into viable businesses. That might be because the concept doesn't fully meet with market expectations, or it might be that production costs or competition are too restrictive. There's a lot that has to be considered in order to convert a concept into a successful business. Learn how to convert your concept into a product that is ready for your identified markets. You will also have intellectual property and product design experts on hand.

Where, when and duration?

  • 10th January 09.30-16.30 – Braintree (6 hours) - Ignite House, Braintree Enterprise Centre, 46-48 Springwood Drive, Braintree, CM7 2YN

  • 28th Feb – Basildon 09.30-16.30 - Basildon (6 hours)-  The Place, Pitsea Leisure Centre Pitsea Northlands Pavement, Pitsea, Basildon, Essex SS13 3DU.

Exact venue details will be emailed to you along with your booking confirmation.

 How much?

£20 per person including lunch.

Get in touch

or call 03330 320 580