David Cameron has urged other Councils to follow Castle Point in paying their bills within 20 days, to help small business. Here the Council leader Cllr Pamela Challis explains how they are seeking to foster the enterprise culture.
As a Council we are working hard to facilitate business growth and economic development in the Borough both through our local Business Forum and the Thames Gateway SE Partnership. We have been voted the most business-friendly Council by the South East Essex Federation of Small Businesses which recognised the Council's commitment and noted the following successes:
- Giving Economic Development a high profile.
- Launching the Castle Point Business Awards in partnership with Business Link and the FSB.
- Working with retailers on Canvey Island to help them to attract more business.'