Business Events

Harlow has a vibrant business community with a range of networking opportunities.

Businesses are encouraged to get involved and share their knowledge with other Harlow and locally based businesses. Whether you are attending the Harlow Business Forum, a Harlow District Chamber of Commerce event, Meet the buyersAmbitious WomenProsperity Network or ARISE gathering there are plenty of chances to network, engage and learn about opportunities.

Check back to see regular updates on upcoming events.

Photo Credit: Opportunity Harlow 2022

Harlow Business Forum

Join the Harlow Business Forum to hear about local / national business opportunities, network and discuss all things Harlow business.

The Harlow Business Forum is a free bi-monthly meeting which is open to all local businesses. Each meeting provides a platform to discuss relevant topics, hear from guest speakers and experts, network and raise your business questions. Previous topics have included:

  • business support offers
  • grants and funding
  • what’s going on in Harlow
  • recruitment, skills and apprenticeships

Hosted by Harlow Council and Harlow and District Chamber of Commerce

Details of the next Harlow Business Forum


To be confirmed


Wednesday 31st January @ 9am – 10.30am




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Harlow Town Centre Awards 2023

Thurs 18th Jan |Harlow 

Returning for a 6th year, the campaign organised by Harlow Council and Phoenix Resource Centre has started with nominations now open. Residents, visitors, businesses and employees are able to nominate their favourite shop, place or service, as well as individuals and teams across 15 different categories.

Closing date for nominations is the Sunday 10th December.


Essex Events

Start My Biz Workshop

Tues 28th Nov | Online workshops 

Are you thinking about starting your own business in Essex? ‘Start My Biz’ is a free virtual workshop to support aspiring entrepreneurs and teach them the skills they need to be a success!

  • Explore and clarify your business idea & set goals
  • Research your target market and understand your competitors
  • Develop your business model and kick-start your business plan
  • Understand the numbers, projections and explore funding options
  • Shape your marketing strategy & more

Ambitious Women in Essex Christmas Fair

Tues 28th Nov |Saffron Walden 

Ambitious Women in Essex are joining forces with Uttlesford District Council celebrating Christmas (in November)!

Come along and network with the Ambitious Women in Essex community, whilst also having the opportunity to shop for local produce!

Tee Time: Business Networking

2nd Thurs of the month | 06:45 – 11am | Manor of Groves

Join the early bird networking group and meet other businesses as you enjoy 9 holes golf, breakfast and more.

Book via the link below or call 07443 672963.

Help to Grow: Management Course

Next start date: 19th Jan 2024  | Online & in-person

The University of Leicester School of Business are hosting the free training sessions. Focusing on a variety of topics including strategy, innovation, digital transformation, new markets, branding, employee engagement and more.

Harlow based businesses can register for FREE.

T Level Employer Support Conference

Thursday 25th Jan 2024 | The County Hotel Chelmsford

At this event you will learn:

  • How current national policies and practices support industry placements
  • How employers, have successfully managed and implemented industry placements in their organisations
  • Which employers are interested in hosting industry placements, and how you can support each other
  • Where you can find more support and information on T Levels and industry placements


Harlow Council are not recommending or endorsing any of the events or businesses listed.

Efforts have been made to ensure the information is correct, however we cannot guarantee the accuracy of information displayed. Harlow Council does not accept responsibility for any errors or omissions in the listed details.

For any enquiries please contact: [email protected].

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