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Covering all of Essex, we’re here to support local businesses and our community.

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  • Our next FREE Local Business Clinic meeting is Tuesday 5th December at The Station House, Burnham on Crouch.


    If you are a business member (ie you have an active subscription) then you are automatically entered to win a prize each month. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for the winner!

  • New Chairman to BOC Chamber of Commerce

    Adele Bovingdon, who runs the Local Business Clinic and AB Marketing Services, is now the new Chairman of the BOC Chamber of Commerce!


Need to get your hair cut, new carpets for your house or your car serviced? You’ve come to the right place! Search our online directory to find local businesses who can help you. If you’re looking to get more clients, you can advertise by being a member. Discover more about being a member here.

Jobs Board

Advertise your job or your desire to find one! Our jobs board gives businesses the ability to advertise for free as part of their membership, with us promoting your vacancy across social media. You can also opt for an enhanced paid campaign. If you’re looking for a job, why not set up an online profile as a candidate? This is totally free and allows recruiting businesses to contact you online.

Monthly Clinic

On the first Tuesday of each month we run a drop-in clinic in Burnham-on-Crouch. Running 5pm-7pm, you can come along at any time. Mingle with other business owners, get some advice on anything from accounts and legal to marketing and recruitment. Learn from each other and connect with people. The sessions are free to everyone.


Grab yourself a cuppa and biscuit, sit down for 5 minutes and read our selection of blogs from local people and businesses. Anyone can submit content, making it ideal for beginners and companies to get extra exposure and demonstrate knowledge. 

Ask the Expert

Our Ask the Expert column gives you the ability to ask a question on a specific topic. Keep your eyes peeled on our Facebook page for when we ask for suggestions. It can be on anything you want – decorating your house, getting the kids to eat more vegetables, or how to register as self employed.

What's On

Stuck for something to do on Saturday? Our What’s On section is an excellent place to keep up to date on what’s going on throughout Essex, from business events to craft fairs, social clubs and fundraisers. Advertising is free to anyone and it only takes 2 minutes to set up your event here.

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