National lockdown rules apply in Harlow. You must not leave, or be outside of your home except where necessary. You can now access community testing in Harlow to find out if you might have the virus without symptoms.

Business support and advice

Harlow sits at the heart of the UK Innovation Corridor from London to Cambridge and provides excellent links to business support and advice.

If you would like specific information on the type of support available and which support is best for your needs, please contact our Economic Development Team.

You can get information about starting up and running a business in the UK on GOV.UK

Running your business

Harlow Business Mentors - bespoke mentoring support to Harlow-based businesses

Harlow Enterprise Hub - business advice and training, as well as access to finance and business premises

The Law Clinic - offers free half-hour appointments at Citizens Advice Harlow (due to coronavirus this is currently being offered through video) for small business legal advice

Best Growth Hub - offers advice, training, networking to help your business realise its potential

Harlow Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering Centre - linked to the Harlow Enterprise Zone, the Centre offers training and support services to the engineering and manufacturing sector


KEEP+ - funds (SMEs) to develop new products and services in collaboration with universities, research institutes and graduate talent.

Low Carbon Across the South East (LoCASE) - EU funded project set up to help businesses tackle and adapt to climate change


Essex Chambers of Commerce - representing the views and needs of existing businesses at local, regional and national level.

Federation of Small Businesses (East of England) – a group promoting and protecting the interests of the self-employed and owners of small firms

Harlow and District Chamber of Commerce - get to know and understand local business in Harlow. Meet business owners and people in all sectors.

Contact information