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The EpiCentre ‘Back to Business’

October 6, 2021 @ 09:30 - 15:30


About the Event

As we prepare to get ‘back to business’ post-Covid, many people are not aware of the support available to them locally to help with recovery, growth and acceleration.

The new EpiCentre in Haverhill wants to help build a stronger community, bringing together like-minded professionals and create a culture that cultivates and inspires collaboration. This strategy forms the basis of Oxford Innovation’s network of 26 centres around the UK, uniquely positioned to offer business support services through centre Innovation Directors. The EpiCentre plays a key role in supporting business in the East of England along with the flexible lab, office and event space we also offer FREE business support.  Whether this be sign-posting to investment, 121 coaching or creating solid business plans and strategy.  This event is designed not only to demonstrate the strength of our own team and offering but also the infrastructure of business support that exists from the wider network that can help build and reinforce this eco-system and help your business with your own ambitions to strengthen and grow.


Each exhibitor will have an exhibition stand and will be on-hand throughout the day to offer support and guidance to businesses. You can meet some fantastic organisations informally over free-flowing tea and coffee to get some hands-on advice.  No need to book any appointments but do ensure you have a ticket for the event.  The Epicentre continues to maintain COVID Safe guidance.

Drop in any time between 9:30am to 3:30pm.

Event tickets are complimentary for attendees and can be booked via Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/back-to-business-tickets-151080115693?aff=Website


Federation of Small Businesses

The FSB are experts in business – We’ve lobbied Government for the last 47-years and we’re well known for the business support we offer to our members.  You should visit our stand to learn how we can support your business with everything from advice on growth funding to advice on GDPR, HR, and almost everything in between.

Cambridge Norwich Tech Corridor

The Cambridge Norwich Tech Corridor is one of Europe’s most exciting growth opportunities, home to the people and businesses tackling the grand challenges facing humanity and shaping the future of food, energy, medicine and mobility.

Tech Corridor partnership brings together business and political leaders with a shared ambition to make the Tech Corridor a top-tier destination for technology businesses, talent and investors from around the world. It does this through a variety of programmes designed to promote and support business growth, as well as creating a bold vision for the future of the region.   We invite businesses to meet with us to find out more about how they can get involved with these initiatives, as well as our other workstreams.

Suffolk Chamber of Commerce

Suffolk Chamber is a proactive organisation that lobbies and responds to Government on behalf of our members on all major issues affecting the business community. We offer our members a wide range of services from networking to international trade advice, and from national and regional representation to access to our member directory database. The breadth and depth of those services ensure our members can operate effectively and productively with an established and supportive organisation behind them.

New Anglia Growth Hub, Scale Up New Anglia & Peer to Peer Networks

Led by the New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership, and delivered in partnership with Suffolk Chamber of Commerce, New Anglia Growth Hub can help your business access a range of business support services from hundreds of sources. The hub’s service is FREE and IMPARTIAL and can help you access grants, finance, start-up support, international trade support and other specialist advice – all from a single point of contact.

Cambridge and Peterborough Combined Authority Growth Works, Growth Hub

Growth Works is a transformational business growth service that has been set up to support the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority in delivering jobs and business growth to the region.

The Gateley-led consortium, Growth Works brings new ideas, innovation and outcomes to serve the high growth businesses within the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority region.

Innovate UK EDGE

Innovate UK EDGE is a key part of the UK innovation agency’s investment in the innovative businesses that drive economic growth. It complements Innovate UK project funding with intensive, specialist-led support for such ambitious businesses.  Each high-potential, innovative business in our portfolio benefits from the objective perspective of a dedicated innovation and growth specialist local to them. Our specialist considers a business in the round and, working closely with its leadership, identifies the most productive ways to accelerate its growth.

Cambridge Regional College

We are a welcoming college for all. The college has some of the best facilities in the country, and students enjoy learning here, thanks to our inspirational teachers, excellent courses and industry-standard workshops, studios and salons. We support thousands of full-time students, adult learners and apprentices currently in training. Most recently we have introduced a brand new suite of online learning programmes which are excellent for supporting employers in providing CPD for staff.


KEEP+ provides businesses with flexible opportunities for innovation with a focus on the development of new products and services. Already into our fourth year, our programme will run until 31 December 2022.


MENTA, offer affordable and trustworthy training, advice, and key services to aspiring and established business owners across Norfolk and Suffolk.  MENTA have been delivering business advice, training sessions, business space and networking events since 1984.  The business support organization has business hubs in Haverhill, Bury St Edmunds and Brandon delivering co-working, serviced business units, training, and coaching.  


To register your place on this in-person event please use our Eventbrite link;  https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/back-to-business-tickets-151080115693?aff=Website



October 6, 2021
09:30 - 15:30
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Covid-19 Statement

Update – 11 August 2022

Our Innovation Centres remain operational and accessible, and provide a safe environment for our staff and customers. We continue to assess the risk of COVID-19 alongside the latest guidance from government. In the meantime our Innovation Centre remains COVID-19 Secure and fully open for business. Our detailed risk assessment can be found here.