Business workshops are available for Essex entrepreneurs.

A business skills programme is being offered across the county by BEST (Business Essex, Southend and Thurrock) Growth Hub.

The Essex Business Workshop Programme runs until March 2018 and offers businesses and entrepreneurs development skills and techniques.

The full business skills programme covers topics such as market research, marketing and PR, innovation and intellectual property, as well as others.

Kevin Bentley, responsible for economic growth, said: “The BEST Growth Hub is offering a great range of training programmes for businesses to take part in to develop and progress their skillsets.”

Individuals may attend workshops up to a maximum of 21 hours with a two employees from a business able to attend.