East Suffolk Business CONNECTED (ESBC) – formerly known as Suffolk Coast Business –has been relaunched and reinvented to provide a voice for small business owners.
The Community Interest Company will champion East Suffolk businesses and aims to provide a free hub for the thriving coastal district.
Its work will complement organisations such as the Suffolk Chamber of Commerce in providing prospects for growth.
The new ESBC website launched in August with a free sign-up to help businesses stay in the loop with news and events.
Feedback from local businesses has already established that phone service and broadband are still pressing issues for rural parts of Suffolk, but also positively highlighted new post-pandemic ways of working.
ESBC will work closely with contacts such as the Head of Sizewell C Supply Chain Engagement, managed on behalf of EDF by Suffolk Chamber of Commerce.
Spokesperson Ashley Shorey-Mills said: “ESBC will be dealing with many small businesses in the area and giving them a voice. Our role in the Suffolk Chamber of Commerce is to speak to as many local business groups as possible to answer any questions they may have and share with them the opportunities that Sizewell C will bring.”
Sizewell C Supply Chain, ESBC and other local organisations are already compiling a list of local contractors for EDF to access when work is ready to begin at the site.
Visit esbconnected.co.uk for more information.