2015 Success Stories

2015 Winners

Chelmsford-based start up Morgan Collins won the 2015 BIG Business Boost with their revolutionary 'Magic Sleepwear' product. "The cash award will assist in the initial manufacturing of our product so that we can begin approaching buyers in the UK."
2nd Place

Stansted-based GreenAir Cars won the BIG Business Boost 2nd prize, with a premium taxi and chauffeur service offering zero-emission transport. “The BBB award in 2015 was great for our publicity and with the funding enabled us to fund some legal restructuring work which was overdue but also help market our product through an updated website and brochure. This has led to a 113% increase in sales from Q1 as last year.”
3rd Place

Dan Hull Prepared Foods, which sells premium quality fresh and frozen handmade locally sourced food, took home third place. "The cash prize has allowed us to create a website and on-line shop that we've always dreamed of having but never quite had the capital spare to do it!"

What our entrants say about the competition!

John Vickers, Blue Abyss - Top 18, "The Essex BIG Business Boost helped us gain some recognition and assistance locally that we were able to use in order to progress both the thinking around the business and the next steps needed. Although we didn’t win, the experience was invaluable and provided a much needed ‘boost’ to our efforts."

Funded by the Essex Innovation Programme and delivered by the region’s Business Support Agencies, the Big Business Boost will allow ECC to ensure the county’s most exciting business ideas, concepts and potential find the resources they need to help to develop into the successful businesses of tomorrow and help Essex continue its proud entrepreneurial tradition.

"The Essex Innovation Programme works with established companies and small businesses to help them to develop, and take to market, innovative products and services. Find out more at www.essexinnovation.co.uk"