Simon Mead

Simon Mead

Chief Executive, Colbea


Simon runs the Colchester Business Enterprise Agency (Colbea)  which is the business support agency for Colchester and the surrounding area.

It operates two business centres supporting some 64 local businesses.  In addition we run the Growth Hub for Essex and use our profits to provide business support across the region.

The Colchester Business Enterprise Agency (Colbea)

The Colchester Business Enterprise Agency (Colbea) delivers dedicated business support, and our mission is to Inspire and Nurture Businesses for Success; Positively Impacting People and Communities around us using our network to work with young people; start-ups and growing businesses.

Colbea’s role is to drive entrepreneurship in Colchester, lead the discussion of what entrepreneurship is, and play our part in delivering the next generation of businesses who will be able to take advantage of the opportunities created by the city’s ambition.

Colbea aims to encourage and support Entrepreneurship and Employment through Advice, Training, Networking, Development, Innovation and, of course, Incubation – the Colbea Colchester Business Centres are currently home to a fantastic mix of businesses, creating a supportive ‘community’ environment ideal for taking that first business space.