Sector Support Services


MAS East

Provides manufacturing businesses with hands on support, training and events, such as one-day diagnostic visit, referrals to technology or industry organisations, access to an expert help line and a web service.

Contact: 0845 3004443


East of England Energy Group

The initiative provides a range of support services including technology transfer, networking, promoting products and services and sign posting. Business activities supported cover biomass derivatives, bio fuels, geothermal, hydro, wind, solar, wave and tidal energy.

Contact: 01493 446535 or 01223 421047


Creative and Media

Screen East

The organisation supports and promotes the film and media culture through 4 departments: locations; production; enterprise and skills; and audiences and education. It covers Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk, and Suffolk and the unitary areas of Luton, Peterborough, Southend-on-Sea and Thurrock and is funded by EEDA and Film Council.

Via lottery funding, funds are allocated to filmmakers for production, with professional guidance. The Screen Content Investment Fund provides access to finance; directory and contacts to studios and a crew database.

Contact: 01603 776920


Arts Council England East

The Arts Council funds creative organisations nationally, and the office for the East has set up well known initiatives such as Essex Dance and Aldeburgh Music.

Contact: 0845 300 6200