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Accountants, Bookkeepers & Accountancy - Colchester

LB Group Accountants Colchester Essex

The Octagon, Suite E , 2nd Floor,, Middleborough,Colchester, Colchester, Essex CO1 1TG, UK – 01206 867551

Over the past 18 years of business I have used numerous accountants for my businesses, but since being introduced to LB Group I would look no further. Our business relationship is excellent and they understand what we really need as a business and how to help manage our business too. They look after so many key elements of our businesses from advanced tax planning, payroll, quarterly and yearly financials to personal tax and more recently pensions and R&D claims. The team at LB Group have saved us vast amounts of money through their expertise and knowledge. I have on many occasions recommended LB Group and would continue to do so without hesitation. If you are looking for more than just an accountant that cares and will make a difference to your business, then look no further.

We were originally introduced to the LB Group by a family member who had recently started using their accountancy services and was very complimentary about them. As we were just starting our first limited company, choosing the right accountant was essential and were very impressed when Stuart Sheldrick met with us and carefully explained everything we would need to know to ensure the smooth running of the business, the fees were also very reasonable when compared to other accountants of the same size. As our primary activity is advising clients on claiming R&D Tax Relief, we work with a number of accountancy firms and can honestly say that LB are one of the best both in terms of competitive fees and excellent customer service. Over the past 18 months we have seen rapid growth which simply wouldn’t have been possible if not for the on-going support offered by Stuart and the LB Group. For anyone looking for a new accountant, audit services or specialist tax advice we cannot recommend the LB group highly enough.

Pro Tax Accounting

The Colchester Centre, Hawkins Rd, Colchester CO2 8JX, UK – 01206 266692

Lee Taylor of Pro Tax Accounting is a fantastic accountant and is incredibly knowledgeable in this area. Lee always has your best interests at heart and will do his upmost to give you the strongest advice in your business. Lee works closely with our business and I would not hesitate to recommend him to any businesses seeking his services. If there is money to be saved, Lee will find it for you!

I recently visited the team at Pro Tax Accounting for Quickbooks training and it was absolutely superb! I thought I knew how to make the most out of Quickbooks however after speaking with the experts at Pro Tax, I was definitely wrong! Cameron and the rest of the team provided in depth training on all aspects of the software and it was so useful to be shown how to use it to benefit MY business rather than just a general overview. I asked hundreds of questions and they had a professional answer for all of them - HIGHLY recommend ! Thank you to all at Pro Tax!


Lawley House, Butt Rd, Colchester CO3 3DG, UK – 01206 576216

I was introduced to Baverstock through a good Freind and I am finding there services Excellent . Continuous communication is the key. Gavin Mills.

Local Banks, banking firms and other financial institutions providing, Loans, Mortgages, Bankruptcy, Merchant Banks, Debt Advice Centres, Insolvency Practitioners, Bureaux de Changes, Credit Cards & Discount Cards, Moneylenders and Safe Deposits.

Banks & Building Societies


25 High St, Colchester CO1 1DG, UK – 0345 788 8444

This is what you call a back with great customer service. My partner has just opened an account here and he said to me why don't i come with him to an appointment. I went along and WOW. Customer service and interaction with customers is just fab. I am with another bank at present who are also really good. Its nice to see banks that actually care. Well done :)

The staff are very helpful. They know all of their regular customers. It has recently been totally transformed and queuing for a long time is a thing of the past. Its very easy to get information.


26 High St, Colchester CO1 1DQ, UK – 0345 740 4404

nice branch and staff are helpful when they're not busy. can do with more staff at busy times

I've had a huge problem with my mobile banking but after visiting this branch everything was sorted for me with completely no effort by two beautiful ladies form customer service.

Lloyds Bank

Boundary Rd, Colchester CO4 3SQ, UK – 0345 300 0000

Small branch but good service term time. Restricted hours out of term. Update 9/5/18 - Now found out closing for good leaving just one bank at University Colchester campus

Not very good at times plus for any major question they just advise you to go to the main branch!

The listing below will cover local Builders (including Federation of Master Builders Members) and contractors around Colchester. Click also for Asbestos Surveys & Removals, Bricklaying, Chimney Builders & Repairers, Garage Conversions, Guttering Services, House Builders, Loft Conversions, Property Maintenance & Repairs, Roofing Services, Skylights & Rooflights, Cellar & Basement Conversion, Wall Tie Replacements. Personally I like a reference before booking the first time!

Builders & Building Firms around Colchester

Admirals builders in Colchester

20 Winnock Rd, Colchester CO1 3TG, UK – 07720 045984


Mills & Kirby

Units 6/7, Gosbecks Farm, Gosbecks Rd, Colchester CO2 9JS, UK – 01206 577994

Great firm with a great team, they built our two storey extension, did all the work from start to finish. We didn't want the hassle of finding our own workers so they project managed everything even the decorating. The price wasn't the cheapest but was competitive and honest.

M C B Builders

29 Grosvenor Pl, Colchester CO1 2ZD, UK – 07519 910986

First class job from a first class professional

Car Rental plus Van and Minibus Hire for Colchester

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

Hawkins Rd, Colchester CO2 8JX, UK – 01206 871571

Very well looked after following a non fault accident. Was upgraded to a rather nice Merc. Great customer service and courteous staff. Thanks Siddique and team

Friendly staff. Good range of up to date cars in varying sizes and configurations. Easily accessible and good value for money.

Thrifty Car and Van Rental Colchester

Railtrack Compound, Hythe Station Rd, Hythe, Colchester CO2 8JZ, UK – 0333 332 1222

A* service.. friendly & professional staff who extended my rental two to three times as I requested with out hassle or any problems with which I was more than thankful to them for.. will definitely be going to hire again from Colchester.

This company always rents to me, a non resident from Australia and the service is excellent. They do ask for proper identity, etc. of course.


23 Magdalen St, Colchester CO1 2LD, UK – 01206 572368

Excellent vehicle, friendly staff. Was seen reasonably promptly despite a rush of van pick ups and drop offs, loads of room and a newer vehicle and drove well to Manchester and back with nice mod cons. Only thing is they ensure that you have a full tank prepare to have your deposit deducted a few pounds as they top up fuel to the brim on the vehicle when you return. Haven't had that issue with any other rental company but apart from that amazing assistance. Would diffinately think about using again if I need a bigger vehicle than my own.

Helpful, friendly,good value for money, highly recommend, use them a lot myself.

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Carpenters, cabinet makers, woodworkers, craftsmen and joiners in around Colchester.
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Carpenters, Woodworkers & Joiners

Barrie Hyam Carpentry

44 Rouse Way, Colchester CO1 2TT, UK – 01206 863370

Dey K L

113 Mersea Rd, Colchester CO2 7RL, UK – 07971 041103

D L Carpentry

48 Smallwood Rd, Colchester CO2 9HB, UK – 07809 895800

Local cars for sale around Colchester - dealers and garages with cars for sale, used and new, car dealerships within CO1.

Car Repairs & Servicing - Garage Services around Colchester

API Car Repairs

Unit E6, Cowdray Centre, Cowdray Ave, Colchester CO1 1BP, UK – 01206 430074

Superb service! The guys are very helpful and extremely knowledgeable. If you have a German car this is definitely the place to get any work done

Damaged rear parking sensors following a rear impact a couple of weeks ago. I don't know the area very well and couldn't find a garage who could sort it and then someone told me to try API. What a service! These are lovely guys who couldn't do enough to help. Sorted my problem in no time and didn't rip me off! Absolutely brilliant and I would recommend them all day long! Thank you API!

Richardson's Vehicle Repair & Service Centre

8 Grange Way, Colchester CO2 8HG, UK – 01206 796543

Excellent service, I highly recommend them! I came to them asking for them to undertake specialist repair work on my car. Some other places turned me down but Richardson's worked with me to get me where I wanted. Their work is high quality, their staff are friendly and they always went the extra mile. They helped me greatly though out the repairs, giving me advice on the repairs I did and were honest and responsible about everything they did. The ultimate proof is the before and after pictures. EDIT: I have since had another accident. Richardson's have done another great job repairing my car. See the photos!

Fantastic customer service, good and honest garage (which can be rare to find). Best part was that the company director felt with me directly and explained everything. Good sign when the boss is hands on. Air conditioning service was spot on, works great and smells good.

Colchester Accident Repairs

105 Gosbecks Rd, Colchester CO2 9JT, UK – 01206 578242

Fantastic service start to finish. From first going in and being put at ease when my car damage was being assessed to being kept regularly updated by Anton on time scales throughout, I would thoroughly recommend them to all. Thanks again!

A very honest accident repair centre. Have dealt with this company on two separate occasions and despite the repairs being 'private' (not going through insurance) they have quoted repairs for works that only needed doing, and suggesting alternatives to costly repairs. They provide courtesy cars free of charge, and make the repair process as easy and painless as possible. You can even track the repair progress online. Friendly staff, more than willing to help out where they can. Easy to get to a find, on the outskirts of town.

Cars For Sale - New & Used Car Sales around Colchester

Calibre Car Sales

Rota House, Cowdray Ave, Colchester CO1 1YA, UK – 01206 796989

I purchased a 57 plate Peugeot 206 over 2 years ago as my daughter's 1st car .. after spending a fair bit on it on different things the clutch went. After explaining all we had spent previously we were delighted that Noel offered a solution to the clutch repair/renewal.... what a fantastic business and if Carlsberg did after sales service.... probably...... 5 STAR firm... 5 STAR owners.... highly highly highly recommend this superb business model. Thank you Noel and the team at Calibre Car Sales. Mick Tucker.. a very satisfied customer. 😁👏😁👏😁👏😁

Happy with the car myself and my husband recently bought. Prices are competitive, not the cheapest or the dearest so somewhere in the middle. Got a good discount on the screen price and a new MOT.

Abberton Car Sales

Layer Rd, Colchester CO2 7JP, UK – 01206 571578

Great company to do business with. I have bought most of my cars from ACS and have always found them genuine, helpful and caring. The after sales service is excellent and the cars are top quality.Highly recommended!

Always friendly, and over many years proven to be a genuine supplier of reliable second hand cars to me.

Lookers Volvo Colchester

Cowdray Ave, Colchester CO1 1XX, UK – 01206 980857

Got my new car from Lookers Volvo in Colchester. Andy Fern is a great salesman. Extremely polite and courteous at all times. He was very knowledgable about the car and got the best deal for me. Andy is a credit to Lookers and to the Volvo brand. Will definitely purchase from Andy again.

jeremy thanks for test drive xc60 today. other volvo dealers could learn from you. excellent touch the pre drive video intro. The test drive was very comprehensive and effort was given in the instruction of controls.No sales pressure applied. i would recommend this dealer very highly, full marks jeremy!!! T8 also mega impressive

Car Body & Car Accident Repairs

B Clark Vehicle Body Repair

Unit 4&9, Gosbecks Business Park, 170 Gosbecks Road, Colchester CO2 9JS, UK – 01206 574816

I am the very proud owner of a BMW Z4 and when it was damaged in a car park I looked around for a body repair shop I could trust. A friend recommended B.Clark so I took a look, at the time they were working on a red Ferrari and I thought this is the place for me. I booked my BMW in and when they had repaired the damage and sprayed it the end result was undetectable, absolutely brilliant, it was impossible to tell the difference from showroom condition. Really nice, helpfully and professional people and I would have no hesitation in recommending them to anybody that really loves their car and wants a first class job done perfectly.

Can’t thank these guys enough for the speed and quality of work impressed is an understatement ! look forward to bring her back for the outside to be done Keep up the great work

PaceAutomotive Body Repairs Ltd

100a Hythe Hill, Colchester CO1 2NP, UK – 07827 316472

THANK YOU. THANK YOU. THANK YOU!! It can be a bit overwhelming being a female and going into a garage but these guys are absolutely incredible. Offering advice, and talking me through the work that would be done. The service received throughout from the team was impeccable. And, the work done, well MAGIC! Not sure how they manage it, but one happy customer with a gleaming car! :D. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend the guys here in a heartbeat! 100%! Thank you a million times!

This place is excellent. Came here for a second quote after a frustrating experience with a Toyota dealership. The crew at Pace Automotive were simply excellent, taking the time to talk through and explain everything to me, and coming up with a quote in less than thirty minutes. They provided an excellent standard of work, very likely better than through the dealer, and for a much lower price. I cannot recommend them enough. They do excellent work for a very good price, providing attentive customer service through the entire process.

Balgores Motors Colchester

3 Moorside, Colchester CO1 2TJ, UK – 01206 867311

Had company car repair to have major body work to be done. June 18. From initial contact from Colchester Balgores reception team was very friendly and personal. Always happy and smiling faces to be greeted with goes on long way. The mechanic manager Nick Lord came out and viewed damaged and reassured me of time and quality of work to be done was again very friendly and personal. He was professional and informative but kept things nice and easy. Communication was first class through out the process and car came back sparkling clean and repair was perfect. They thoroughly deserved the biscuits and carrot cake I took them in to share. Great work Balgores Colchester team.

Absolutely fantastic service. My car looks great but then if they’re approved by BMW they have to be top notch! Thankyou

Car Rental for Colchester

EA Vehicle Rental Colchester

Upside Railway Yard, Hythe Station Rd, Colchester CO2 8JZ, UK – 01206 911003

*Excellent customer service* by the young lady who dealt with my hire. Very polite,professional & understanding of the hire I required,even as going as far to explaining a 3day special hire,which I found very reasonable & worth taking out which i did. Going on to explain to her that.. ..as a regular car hirer I was forced into looking to hire from a different company for EVERY time I was hiring from Thrifty(which as be noted was regular!) I was asked for all my documents, license, bills,proof of address,etc which was rather tedious to say the least,let alone charging me nearly £90 for a slight(& I mean slight!..not chip!!)scuff of the alloy which was taken, with my shocked consent,but nether the less..🙄..time to move on!! The young lady went on to assure me that a deposit is only necessary in the first instance & all my information was held so as not to keep asking for repeat documentation every time! WoW.. Thank You soo much 'EA vehicle hire' 👍not only have you made my life 100 times easier to hire a car..your staff in Colchester made me welcome & she( think her name was Sam🤔) was easy to communicate with aswell as being friendly & professional. MANY THANKS A* all the way 👌👍👌

Lovely staff very helpful

CC Hire Self Drive

67A Layer Rd, Colchester CO2 7JP, UK – 01206 761011

excellent hire firm.not like some who charge lots of extra fees will defo use again

Cannot fault it. Excellent value for money. Hired a LWB Van for 3 days and a SWB the following weekend for a day and spent no more than £170.

Robertson Vehicle Hire

23 Magdalen St, Colchester CO1 2LD, UK – 01206 572368

A bit small with bad car storage while you hire vans. Staff good in the office. But driver valeter a bit useless at being helpful when asked where to parked. I went there with my brother to drive him away after hiring a Luton. He dropped the van off and I was asked again by rude staff who I was and why I was there. And he spoke to the junior valeter like he was a idiot, funny when he couldn't remember what I'd told him two minutes earlier. But good people in the office so all in all not bad.

I Hired a car form these guys and they were very helpful, The price was very reasonable. Thanks

Car Security Suppliers

PVS Security Ltd

Hazleton Road, Colchester CO4 3DU, UK – 01206 975215

Great service and great products at a great price - Highly recommend

Engine mapping. Once again very professional service, easy to deal with. PVS gave me great advise for getting the best out of the work that was carried out on my vehicle - this is the second time I have used them and will continue to use them in the future Many Thanks

Priory Street Car Park

Priory Street Car Park, Colchester CO1 2QA, UK

Don't turn right down the bus lane to get to it. My friend got a ticket doing that.

Best car park in town

Colchester Station Car Park

Mile End, Colchester CO1 1XD, UK – 0345 050 7080

Great facility right next to the station easy internet payment system

Need change... it's a car park.. bring change.. you can pay with you mobile phone but I don't trust that service...bring change...

Car Tyres, Spares and Accessories

Wilco Motor Spares

115 Butt Rd, Colchester CO3 3DL, UK – 01206 764474

Always helpful and can get just about any part you need

Best car parts store in colchester great knowledgeable staff. Excellent.

Jayar Car Parts Colchester

Unit 13, Cowdray Centre, Mason Rd, Colchester CO1 1BX, UK – 01206 766999

Easy to get to. Good prices on parts. If they havent got what you want on the shelf, they can order in for you. Helpfull staff.

Helpful, knowledgeable, friendly. Quick advice!


5 Greenstead Rd, Colchester, Essex, CO1 2SJ Greenstead Rd, Colchester CO1 2SJ, UK – 01206 619590

Very good low price in town and fast delivery

Cheapest car parts in town and quality is as good as it gets staff will go the extra mile to hunt down the things you need. 👍🏼

Car Valeting & Cleaning

Waves Car Wash (Tesco Colchester 2)

Tesco Colchester Hythe Car Park, Greenstead Rd, Colchester, Essex CO1 2TE, UK – 020 8877 3884

Amazing staff and my car was immaculate when I got it back from them. 100% recommend this car wash

Waves Car Wash (Tesco Colchester Extra)

Highwoods Square, Colchester CO4 9ED, UK – 020 8877 3884

Fast turn around after telling them I was in a hurry. Also they found a key I'd lost!!

A.C.S.Mobile Car Valeting.

22 Tony Webb Cl, Colchester CO4 9RG, UK – 07963 766959

Car Washes

JJ Hand Car Wash

102 Magdalen St, Colchester CO1 2LA, UK – 07740 152925

They work quite quickly and it shows on your car if they are busy. Things get missed but if you point it out they soon put it straight. Helpful staff.

Hav been using them since 2013. Never disappointed.

Waves Car Wash (Tesco Colchester Extra)

Highwoods Square, Colchester CO4 9ED, UK – 020 8877 3884

Fast turn around after telling them I was in a hurry. Also they found a key I'd lost!!

Waves Car Wash (Tesco Colchester 2)

Tesco Colchester Hythe Car Park, Greenstead Rd, Colchester, Essex CO1 2TE, UK – 020 8877 3884

Amazing staff and my car was immaculate when I got it back from them. 100% recommend this car wash

Local firms undertaking boiler maintenance, servicing and repairs of gas, oil or electric boilers within the Colchester area. Watch for CORGI Registered Installers.

Central Heating Boiler Servicing and Repairs around Colchester

Colchester Boiler and Plumbing Repairs

Weston Businees Center - The Colchester Centre, Hawkins Rd, Colchester CO2 8JX, UK – 01206 700074

Very helpful and quick response time. Prices are very reasonable. Strongly recommend for any boiler/plumbing work

Property Heating Solutions Ltd | Essex

Communications House, 9 St John's St, Colchester CO2 7NN, UK – 01206 580481

Brilliant friendly engineers who did a comprehensive and complicated job in our home renovation. Highly recommended

J B Spares

Oyster Park, Greenstead Rd, Colchester CO1 2SJ, UK – 01206 862881

Very efficient and good prices

Central Heating Installation & Servicing

Accredited Heating Services Ltd

67 Princess Dr, Colchester CO4 9YT, UK – 01206 855856

Dont look anywhere else. Iain is a great engineer, true to his word, professional, timley and always goes that bit extra to ensure he exceeds your expectations and delivers quality work.I Having been using Iain for a few years now and had a complete new heating system put in by him last year. In our hour of need...the day we moved in to our new house our boiler stopped working and was condemed by British Gas. Not only did Iain beat the British Gas quote by £2000.00 (2k) he lent us oil filled radiators in what was the coldest night of the year....and installed our new system in record time!! Weve had other small issues.....caused by me..and at 8pm on a sunday when ive messed up my heating...who is there at the end of the phone....Iain. He even came out to me leaving a family meal to ensure my family and 2 young children had heating!! I think you get the point....DONT GO ANYWHERE ELSE for your plumbing or Heating!

My Boiler stopped working last week so I called Accredited Heating and they popped round almost immediately and got me up and running with Hot Water & Heating within the hour. Very pleased with fast service and explanations from Iain about why my boiler stopped working. I will be recommending Accredited Heating Services to others. Thank You :-)


The Colchester Business Centre, Hawkins Rd, Colchester CO2 8JX, UK – 01206 433533

I'm not usually one for reviews but credit where credit is due, Valcore have yet again exceeded our expectations on delivering a fast and reliable service. Realistic timescales were given and a professional service received. I would highly recommend if you're looking for a trustworthy and professional service.

Very fast and very reliable service from Valcore. Highly recommended. We had a boiler issue and it was sorted instantly. Thanks guys :)


27-28 Davey Cl, Colchester CO1 2XL, UK – 01206 862777

Chimney Sweeps for the Colchester area

K B Chimney Services

Helen Ewing Pl, Colchester CO2 8WS, UK – 01206 573043

Knowledgeable, friendly and fantastic service. I am really pleased with my log burner. Karl really knows his stuff!

Brilliant service, very clean & tidy everything is covered that needs to be and the chimney is swept thoroughly. I have used KB Chimney Services for two years and will carry on doing so.

Domestic and Commercial cleaning firms around Essex

Domestic Cleaning & Cleaners

Colchester Cleaners - Office & Home Cleaning

230 St Andrew's Ave, Colchester CO4 3AG, UK – 01206 804795

great service. will recommend to anyone.

A Star Cleaning Services

13a, Colchester Business Centre, 1 George Williams Way, Colchester CO1 2JS, UK – 07860 520299

Great company - cleaning ladies are always on time, friendly, courteous and very thorough. Would highly recommend.

Sparkles Ironing & Cleaning Co.

183 Butt Rd, Colchester CO3 3DT, UK – 07505 034660

Great service, within 2 weeks of my bungalow being cleaned (inside & outside windows, carpets, vinyl flooring, limescale removal from showers, sinks & toilets, kitchen & thorough oven clean) I had an agreement to have my bungalow let out, I won't hesitate to hire again when needed.

Computer Consultants for Colchester

Local Computer Consultancy firms for IT support for businesses. On-site & remote services - Data Communications - Managed Services - Office 365 - Cloud Computing. It is good to have them close by!

Computer Maintenance & Support

The Laptop Repair Company

49a Crouch St, Colchester CO3 3EN, UK – 01206 576043

Just a really excellent and straightforward service provider - they seem to be really tuned in to the home and small business user. They explain everything in layman's terms, unlike most IT companies! I know they handle lots of business clients, but they seem very happy to handle the smallest needs of individual users - and at very fair prices. I am a home-based, small business and personal user, and highly recommended the team at Crouch St. - Terry Wilson. PS if you are worried about the security of your system and protection of your data, these are definitely the guys to talk to.

I left my laptop with The Laptop Repair Company for them to recover its operating system and data after it had suffered total failure and became unusable. They recovered it to fully working order and I was able to continue from where I left off before the failure. Excellent, prompt service. Recommended.

Colchester IT

28 Bourne Rd, Colchester CO2 7LQ, UK – 01206 634063

this place lives up to the reviews online. highly recommend. dropped laptop off at midday and was ready a few hours later and all for a very reasonable price. friendly staff. will be returning. thank you so much...

Really friendly and helpful staff, did not talk down to me, explained everything, recommend to anyone who needs help with a computer 🖥

Cymax Computers and Communications Ltd.

Unit 16 Business Park Moorside, Moorside, Colchester CO1 2ZF, UK – 01206 795493

Cymax is a really great place to work and shop. As both an employee and customer of Cymax, I can honestly say that their effort and dedication to customer satisfaction is excellent. The whole team are friendly, helpful and professional. I personally recommend my own friends and family to Cymax as I know they will get quality products and customer service that cares. Absolutely fantastic.

Just wanted to say my review. Ive been going to these guys since the previous shop they had and there absolutely excellent. They dont con you out of money. and are always honist. i went with a bad hdd full of problems and i thought it needed replacing but it didnt and they didnt try to con me. there really decent guys.

Website Design

Website Design Ltd

1 Thomas Ct, East St, Colchester CO1 2TR, UK – 01206 808090

I have nothing but praise for the WDL team who I have worked with over the last four/five years. Apart from being extremely professional and also excellent at what they do, they are a great bunch of talented people who make our working relationship very enjoyable. Problems or queries are dealt with swiftly and they have infinite patience when explaining technical issues. Cannot rate them highly enough.

The team at WDL are all very professional and extremely helpful. They listened to our requirements and produced a website that met our needs exactly. Throughout the process they were very polite and were happy to help with any query that we had.

Colchester Web Design

29 St Andrews Gardens, Colchester CO4 3EQ, UK – 01206 864481

Cheryl is nothing but helpful. She works quickly from briefs given and has great ideas to compliment and improve websites and charges a sensible price which is clear from the outset. She's always at the end of a phone if you have a problem. Am so pleased with my website and would wholly recommend.

Universal Web Design

Unit 5, Block B, Nesfield Rd, Colchester CO4 3ZL, UK – 01206 588000

Had UWD design our website and they have done a brilliant job. I would happily recommend them to any of my friends and colleagues. They have a very professional team which made the project run smoothly. Will definitely be using them for future projects.

Absolutely fantastic company. They provide excellent attention to detail and I couldn't be happier. The team are friendly and always on the other end of the phone. Would highly recommend to all.

Internet Cafes

Piatto Cafe

17-19 Priory Walk, Colchester CO1 1LG, UK – 01206 769111

Lovely food and friendly staff, my daughter and I loved it

Best cafe in Colchester. Food is all fresh. What every you order it all tastes lovely. Highly recommend this place. Also do order for delivery.

Harris + Hoole

Tesco Extra, Highwoods Square, Colchester CO4 9ED, UK – 01206 854745

Always seem to have fantastic coffee when we go into the shop. The staff are always friendly and with the Harris and Hoole app it makes ordering much easier and sometimes manage to get a free coffee for scanning the reward card scheme they have which is brilliant. Kids are also welcome being attached to Tesco it makes it a perfect rest for a drink or bite to eat!

Love this place. Great coffee food and cold drinks plus app allows you to save points and gets free drinks

Coffee Republic

21 Head St, Colchester CO1 1NH, UK – 01206 578712

Best iced latte in Colchester town! Very friendly staff and a nice atmosphere. Would thoroughly recommend.

First choice for my morning coffee, staff always very friendly. Would highly recommend.

Domestic Appliance Servicing and Repairs

Domestic Appliance Repairs within CO1 Most Cookers, Dishwashers, Refrigerators & Freezers, Vacuum Cleaners, Washing Machines can be repaired.

Domestic Machine Repairs

Colchester Domestic Appliances

59B N Station Rd, Colchester CO1 1RQ, UK – 01206 430377

Amazing! Life saviour and went above and beyond! My washing machine broke over a weekend and needed a new one but also find a way to dispose of the old one and Raymond took care of it all! Installed the new one and got rid of the old one for the same fee. There are very few people offering this type of services and being so nice and flexible. A very big thank you, I highly recommend him!

Anglian Electrics

60-62 Barrack St, Colchester CO1 2LS, UK – 01206 791894

Very helpful.

Appliance Store Colchester

6 Barrack St, Colchester CO1 2LJ, UK – 01206 793783

bought my cooker from here, bargain stainless steel, fantastic service, very happy.

Washing Machine Sales and Service around Colchester

Merrills Workshop

174-175 Butt Rd, Colchester CO3 3DS, UK – 01206 500088

Very helpful. Probably sell more than you think too

Helpful staff, contacted when a product came back in stock and knowledgeable about what they sell


350 Harwich Rd, Colchester CO4 3HP, UK – 01206 871151

Knowledgeable honest staff. They had everything we wanted at internet prices and stored our items until we were ready (complete kitchen refit). Delivery was super flexible and easy to arrange. Customer service was outstanding when there was an issue with one of the items which was damaged. Thanks to Bryan and Jake!

Great customer service and excellent prices!

GS Oven Cleaning & Appliance Repair

47 Brooklands, Colchester CO1 2WA, UK – 01206 638900

Can’t thank Grant enough, My washing machine died late evening. Considering the age of the machine I opted to replace, Granf supplied and installed, removed the old one and took all packaging away the very next day at a fantastic price, removing all worry/hassle involved with shopping around. Very happy and would strongly recommend. A review well deserved.

Oven cleaned this afternoon and it looks amazing, nearly new!! Will use the company again and will recommend. Thank you! (P.S love that I now have a light in the oven I never knew I had!)

Drain Clearance and Septic Tank Services

Local drain and sewer clearance and cesspit & sceptic tank emptying companies in CO1. You could also try searching for Drainage Contractors, Hygiene & Cleansing Services and Plumbers

Drain Clearance

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Septic Tank Services


6 Haven Rd, Colchester CO2 8HT, UK – 01206 871111

Tight place to turn around in hgv

Hallwell Specialist Contractors

The Maltings, Rosemary Lane, Colchester, Halstead, Colchester, Essex CO9 1HZ, UK – 01206 205935

Driving Tuition for Cars and Motorcycles.

Find Local Driving Schools and Driving Instructors in CO1. See below also to find registered members of Adi, and Motor Cycling Instruction & Testing

Driving Schools

Castle Driving School

154 Rowhedge Rd, Rowhedge, Colchester CO5 7JP, UK – 01206 728939

Huge thanks to Martin! He is a fantastic Adi instructor, really challenged me, made me think and helped me get through the the tough bits! I originally passed with Derek 18 years ago when I was 17 so knew Castle Driving School was the right choice for me. With Martin's help I passed each stage of the Adi training 1st time. Thanks very much! X

Within the last month I have passed my driving test first time with my instructor, Shirley. She has been an amazing driving instructor who's teaching methods are calm and effective. Throughout the 7 months of lessons, I have always felt comfortable and happy driving in the car with Shirley. Castle is such a good company to drive with as they offer such a good driving school and have very kind instructors - I will recommend Castle and Shirley to anyone who is looking to learn to drive!

Electricians & Contractors

Local electricians and electrical contractors in CO1. You could also try searching for electricians listed under Building Services, Burglar & Intruder Alarm Systems, Electrical Heating Equipment & Systems, Electrical Testing & Inspecting (PAT testing to you and me!),Solar Energy Equipment - Suppliers & Installers, Under Floor Heating

Auto Electricians

Shaikly Motor Company

Unit 3C Altbarn Estate, Hawkins Road, Colchester CO2 8JY, UK – 01206 796657

Pay a little more for an m.o.t. But you get what you pay for! My car would of failed on a couple of minor defects but inspector sorted them out so the car would pass! Great service and well value for money! Great staff and warm welcome! Would use again!

Dealing with garages can be a daunting task but not at Shaikly Motor Company! I've used Shaikly's for a number years now and they have always been very fairly priced on repair work and a pleasure to deal with. I definitely will be continuing my business with the team thanks for all your hard work over the years!!! 👍👌🚗

N1 Auto Electrics Ltd

2 Fairfax Rd, Colchester CO2 7EW, UK – 01206 562597

Great service - came to me at the end of the day to trace and diagnose a problem - John arrived and had the problem identified and fixed before I'd even finished making him a cup of tea! Friendly, approachable, sensible price, would definitely use again (but hopefully won't need to!).

Friendly, helpful and know what they are doing, a great service, thank you!

Colchester Fuel Injection Ltd

Haven Rd, Colchester CO2 8HT, UK – 01206 862049

Great service clearly know about engine's don't think my car has been better ! Mercedes could not find the problem but they have and done a great job. I would recommend them.

We were recommended to go here by a friend. We were not disappointed, even though they couldn't find the intermittent issue we have with our car. We wilĺ be back, when the issue arises again, as the team were good.


Bowling Garrard Electrical Limited

1A Crowhurst Rd, Colchester CO3 3JN, UK – 01206 542285

Mr Paul Alberto who left us one star was taken on as an electrician by us but not kept on after his probation period ended.

A Jeavons Electrical (Colchester Electrician)

26 Old Heath Rd, Colchester CO1 2ES, UK – 07940 238181

Was very quick and efficient. Came on very short notice. Recommended.

very quick to respond ,efficient,and very helpful would highly recommend

Leppard Electrical Limited

196 Monkwick Ave, Colchester CO2 8LR, UK – 01206 509771

Fixed a blown plug socket and faulty light switch. Very neat job and came in under the quote, extremely happy and would recommend to anyone.

Shaun and his team are excellent. Punctual, hard working, tidy. Did a great job on my kitchen and are now my go to electricans. Couldn't recommend highly enough. Andy

Looking for a job or career - find local job centres, job agencies, and employment, recruitment firms in CO1.

Employment & Recruitment Agencies

Top Job Recruitment Ltd

10 Church St, Colchester CO1 1NF, UK – 01206 548421

Attended the offices located in Colchester Town Centre on 3/04/2018, was provided a FT Temp position on 12/04/2018. Spoke directly to Kathy with regards to the details of the placement and everything was arranged effortlessly on her behalf, continually accommodating my needs. Had to collect documents to begin work, Mark dropped me courteously to the location, which I believe to be above and beyond. The company offer subsidies to help people get off the ground, which is brilliant. Although I am yet to begin work, the effort and work carried out on their behalf is second to none and I am very grateful and look forward to working alongside them. Genuinely shocked at the attentiveness and professionalism of this company.

I was with them for 4 months and had no problems, they helped me find a job I love doing! I dealt with Corrie and he was amazing with everything and so helpful! I would highly recommend using them, very professional!

Regular Forces Employment Association

Merville Barracks, Circular Rd S, Colchester CO2 7UT, UK – 01206 815846

Great facility, courses and instructors.

The GBN Group

125 High St, Colchester CO1 1SZ, UK – 01206 771900

Not enough stars. Been working with GBN for 8 years. Always had constant communication with agents, they were always checking whether I`m happy or not with current workplace. Been offered a permanent contract every place i worked in. Very helpful and friendly collective. Highly recommend.

I worked for GBN for 5 months whilst waiting for security clearance for another job. They found work very quickly and had regular communication making sure I was happy in each placement. They listen to you and find placements that suit your personal strengths and the hours that you are looking for, which you get consistently. Would highly recommend!

Bouncy Castles & Inflatables Hire

Beeline Bouncers

35 Paxman Ave, Colchester CO2 9DB, UK – 0800 083 0350

fantastic service highly recommended this company have used them 3 times now and every time have delivered a first class service

Little Rascals Bouncy Castles

87 Ipswich Rd, Colchester CO4 0EH, UK – 07734 390456

Little Rascals Bouncy Castles

10 Duoro Mews, Colchester CO2 9GG, UK – 07734 390456

Wedding and Party Entertainers

The Entertainer

Unit 1, St Nicholas House, High St, Colchester CO1 1DN, UK – 0844 381 5703

Average sized toy shop with an ok range of toys and Helpful staff. They helped the kids with toy choices and allowed us to keep our purchase in their store till we completed our other shopping on the high street.

Great staff very friendly and a lays willing to hwko

Escape Colchester

26 Long Wyre St, Colchester CO1 1LJ, UK – 07778 105776

A fantastic place with enjoyable puzzle rooms and amazing staff. We went for one room and ended up going back for another since we enjoyed it so much. There is a friendly, inviting vibe, and a good choice of rooms to compete. The hints were subtle and well timed, only given to us when we were really struggling. There are also some very clever puzzles. A much enjoyed experience.

A lot of fun. We did the the cabin room and had such a laugh. We didn't think we would finish it but we did. Worth a visit. The staff are super friendly and helpful and explain what to expect in a room before you head in.

A Mazing Addrian

135 Butt Rd, Colchester CO3 3DP, UK – 01206 549210

Estate Agents

Local Estate Agents, Letting Agencies and Chartered Surveyors firms selling and letting houses, flats and commercial properties in CO1 and Essex. Click below for agents with property for sale or to rent in Colchester.

Hot Tips on selling your house

Estate Agents

Connells Estate Agents in Colchester

3 High St, Colchester CO1 1DA, UK – 01206 547431

I just wanted to let you you know how pleased I am with the standard of service I have received from Jody in your property lettings department. Jody has been fantastic over the last 2 days with regard to my lock issue. She has kept me informed and got a contractor to the property very quickly. As I keep telling her, I don`t now how I would have coped without her! Thank you Jody and all your colleagues.

I have just recently placed my brand new home to rent with Connells and I cannot fault the sales agent Kim. Kim is so highly professional / exceptionally polite / very knowledgeable & very true to her word & highly reliable not to mention so incredibly well dressed. She is a massive credit to Connells and I feel extremely happy and very comfortable knowing Kim has my best interests at heart. Thank you Kim so very much for making a very stressful situation in buying & renting so totally smooth and problem free with yourself at the helm . Very Kind Regards, Mitchell.

William H Brown Estate Agents in Colchester Culver Street West

8 Culver St W, Colchester CO1 1JG, UK – 01206 577772

I was on the market prior to using William h brown and I just about had enough with the marketing of my property. I started to believe it was my property that was at fault instead of the agent marketing my property. I was on the market for just over 10 weeks with minimal viewings and I nearly lost out on the property Initially wanted to buy. William H Brown then came on board and sold my property in just over a week for full asking price and i managed to secure the property I had initially gone on the market for. i cant thank the team enough for what they have done for me and my husband. all viewings were accompanied and the sales progression so far has been fantastic! constant updates so i know exactly whats happening with the sale of my property! thank you William H Brown team! Mr & Mrs Jones

Selling or buying property can be very stressful and these guys are there for you. I have outstanding experience. All team is very professional, friendly and very helpful. Adam, Phil and Kirsty thank you for all your help and incredible work you do. These are the people I got in touch the most but all team is brilliant and you can feel it as soon as you walk in. Thank you all.

William H Brown Estate Agents in Colchester St Johns

42 St Christopher Rd, Colchester CO4 0NA, UK – 01206 843464

My husband and I were first time buyers. And we had no idea where to start and the whole ideal of buying a house was quite scary and confusing. I did try to go to different banks and other mortgage advisers but didn't find them very helpful. As unfortunately being both self-employed, we are not open to many options. However we were luckily recommended to Lisa Catling, the mortgage advisor stationed at Willam H Brown at that time. And with her help and expertise in the field, she made the whole process a lot smoother and easier. She was so friendly, helpful, reasonable, and professional at the same time. She assisted us from begging to the end, and we managed to put down an offer and exchange contract within a month!!! (From April to May this year) We were very astonished and pleased and couldn't thank you Lisa enough. So we have been recommending her to anyone we know that is looking to get onto the property ladder. And Lisa if you ever come across this feedback, we are forever grateful to you and wish you all the best. 💖

Find financial advisors who can help with investments, savings, mortgages, loans etc. within the Colchester area

Financial Advisors

Optimum Independent Financial Advisers Ltd

8-9 St Peter's St, Colchester CO1 1WD, UK – 01206 366700

Great Company! Highly recommend them. Honest advise and good service.

Richard Arnold Financial Management

15 Mile End Rd, Mile End, Colchester CO4 5BT, UK – 01206 364656

I always experience thorough, conscientious, reliable and reassuring services. Particularly single out Rob and recently now Mark too. Thanks.

Very friendly people and professional advice

Mortgage Eye

61 North Hill, Colchester CO1 1PX, UK – 01206 507575

Did an outstanding work for me. Warmly recommended!

Funeral Services

Local Funeral Directors and funeral services including florists, monumental masons, churches and other places of worship, caterers in CO1.

Funeral Directors

R. Gwinnell & Sons

112 Ipswich Rd, Colchester CO4 0AA, UK – 01206 868585

We have sadly lost two elderly family members in the past 18 months and we asked Gwinnells to take care of their funeral arrangements, having been recommended by a family friend. Their whole approach was professional, they are extremely helpful and friendly and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to anyone else.

Abbey Funeral Directors

Unit A, 23 Drury Rd, Colchester CO2 7UY, UK – 01206 366632

Colchester Funeralcare

12a St John's Rd, Colchester CO4 0JW, UK – 01206 867430

Gardening Services & Garden Maintenance

See below for Gardeners, landscape contractors, tree surgeons, ground maintenance firms for Colchester. Click for Decking, Garden Design, Labelling Equipment, Property Maintenance & Repairs, Tree Work & Forestry Services, Turf & Soil Contractors & Suppliers. You will often be able to see reviews of their services and where they are based.

Garden Services

Barnardo's Adoption Service

54 Head St, Colchester CO1 1PB, UK – 01206 562438

Cool good enviroment

Oshaughnessy Landscaping

15 Wheelwright Pl, Mile End, Colchester CO4 5ZF, UK – 07947 915448

Lee landscaped my back garden. It looked amazing after it was finished. His attention to detail is second to none. He designed my back garden and now it looks brilliant. I found Lee and his valuation excellent value for money. I will definitely use his company again .

Jacobs Gardening Services

14 Axial Dr, Colchester CO4 5RY, UK – 07426 622143

Garden designers and landscape architects in the Colchester area. You could find:
Aquarium & Pond Supplies, Garden Centres & Nurseries, Garden & Patio Furniture, Gardening Services,Landscape Architects & Designers, Nurserymen - Trees Shrubs & Bonsai!

Garden Designers

CPS Architecture + Design Limited

7 Middleborough, Colchester CO1 1QT, UK – 01206 761712

Good plans and good service thanks

Good plans, assisted with planning and works on site. Scheme now completed. Thank you

Ladies Hairdressing Salons

Ladies Hairdressers & Stylists salons in the Colchester area. Many salons now also have inhouse Beauty Consultants & Specialists and Beauty Salons giving treatments. Many will also cut and style children's hair and men's hair.

Ladies Hairdressers

Blowers Hair And Beauty

11 St John's St, Colchester CO2 7AN, UK – 01206 769295

Been getting my hair cut with Michael Hoines for years now and have never been unhappy with the result. It’s very hard with curly hair to find a great cutter and stylist but he does it every time! ☺️

Simply the best hair salon in Colchester. All the girls are extremely talented and nothing is too much trouble. I met the girls at a wedding fair 5 years ago and would never consider going to anyone else for my hair. My daughter loves coming here too and we will both be having our hair done at Blowers for many years to come. Great bunch of girls!

Hype hair design

64 North Hill, Colchester CO1 1PX, UK – 01206 762768

Stylist's are amazing. All the staff are very friendly. Good prices as well!

Great Service, great cut, good coffee

Fatal Attraction Hair Design

37 Head St, Colchester CO1 1NH, UK – 01206 547333

I have been going to Fatal Attractions for years and love it. Professional service that focusing on the individual needs in a relaxing and pampering environment. On Saturday, I had the best head message ever with my shampoo! I always receive a professional cut and colour which is why I go to FA but the extra care like a brilliant head message makes it an exceptional experience. Try it, you won't be disappointed.

Been coming to this salon for over a year and it’s always a pleasant experience. The ladies are very welcoming and professional and they get my hair exactly how I like it every time. Wouldn’t go anywhere else as the atmosphere here is lovely and the stylists skills are spot on! Definitely a salon to trust :)

Mens Hairdressers

Paul James Hairdressing for Men

14 High St, Colchester CO1 1DX, UK – 01206 616761

By far the best Barbers/hairdressers i’ve been to. Been cutting my hair here for years now and everytime is a treat!

Always get a really good haircut from these guys. Highly recommended.

Toni & Guy

57 High St, Colchester CO1 1DH, UK – 01206 763871

Phoned for appt on Saturday morning & was lucky enough to get appt the same day. I had Natalie cut my hair, she is fantastic. My second visit to Toni & Guy & will most certainly return. I’m very fussy when it comes to my hair and the style being just how I like it, thankfully Natalie has done just that! Price was good aswell!

Excellent, service here is brilliant. My hairdresser Lauren is truly such a lovely girl never ever rushes me. Very very happy.

Benjamin Charles Hair

40 North Hill, Colchester CO1 1PY, UK – 01206 577764

I am gutted to not live in Colchester anymore. I tried so many hair salons when I lived there and non were at their level! I always used to book either Natalie or Rachael, they were fantastic, my highlights were so natural and at the roots (believe me I had hairdressers elsewhere starting my highlights almost 2cm from the roots!!)! The atmosphere was super friendly and chatty! I really recommend!

Wow, what a treasure of a salon this is! Rachel was wonderful yesterday giving me great advice and re-cutting a haircut that just didn’t work from elsewhere. I completely trusted her expertise immediately as she was so professional and reassuring - everyone in the salon was chatty and friendly and I observed expert work with everybody walking out looking fabulous! The tin hat for me was when Rachel asked for no payment merely a contribution in the charity box for her time - how fabulous was that? I was so impressed and have told all of my friends - my daughter and I have now found our favourite salon in Colchester 😊

Unisex Hairdressers

Hunwicke Hair Barbers & Unisex Salon

Hunwicke Shopping Centre, 18 Hunwicke Rd, Colchester CO4 3XZ, UK – 01206 501049

Great value for money & service x

Very friendly people. Good price. Always happy with the result. I come here as a regular now.


56B St Christopher Rd, Colchester CO4 0NB, UK – 01206 845141

Great hairdressers, brilliant staff, I would highly recommend

Always happy, very affordable price


Centurian House, St John's St, Colchester CO2 7AH, UK – 01206 575257

Being new to Colchester I searched for the best reviewed salon by google and I was not disappointed! This salon is beautiful and the staff go above and beyond To make you feel welcome and relaxed. I am absolutely over the moon with my new haircut thanks to STEVE, he has revitalised my lifeless hair and made me feel a million dollars too. Steve is the master of hair and the products he uses. I will strongly recommend this salon to anyone from now on and look forward to my returning visit! Thank you so much Divas!

Superb hairdressers. Excellent service. Great value for money. Wouldn't go anywhere else now.

Hairdressers and salons who cater for both men and women in CO1

Insurance Brokers and Services around Colchester

Clifford Brown & Grimsey Insurance Brokers Ltd

11 St Peters Court, St Peters Street, Colchester CO1 1WD, UK – 01245 358566

Great company. I've been one of their customers for well over ten years. I've been more than happy with their service. If you're looking for a company to manage your insurance affairs, this company is brilliant. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them. I believe it's well worth having a good broker. They were worth their weight in gold a couple of years ago when we had a break in and had to make a claim. Always helpful when i have a driver change or i want to know if i have cover for something. Keep up the good work.

Whinney Insurance Brokers

C/o Haines Watts Colchester, Town Wall House, Balkerne Hill, Colchester CO3 3AD, UK – 01206 460089

Having recently set up my own business, I found that Whinney Insurance Brokers were fantastic. They were friendly, and extremely helpful, talking me through what they needed from me. Plus most importantly what certain things meant! They are very reasonably priced for the level of cover I needed.

We approached Matthew Whinney to ascertain whether the company could provide the right insurance needs for our business. Matthew took the time to discuss and ask what our needs were as well as advise other aspects we may want to consider. Assessing our current staff wage costs, company turnover as well as projection for the coming 12 months, Matthew began to review the current market offers. In a space of 24 hours we were presented with options. Matthew’s communication and contact is the perfect balance, informative, constructive, helpful and considerate. Matthew then informed us that he would check even further to ensure we were getting the best deal and value not only for our money but more importantly for the businesses needs. Once accepting the proposal Matthew then provided the paperwork by way of email or hardcopy. Again going through each document to ensure we understood our policy and the aspects within it. If we did not, he advised or found out the answer and then and only then would he allow us to sign the document and instruct the insuring parties. We are delighted to be a customer of Whinney Insurance and encourage any business owner to discuss their insurance needs with them.

Glover & Howe Ltd

St Peter's St, 4, Colchester CO1 1WD, UK – 01206 814500

Excellent service and friendly staff. Thank you

Boarding Kennels & Catteries around Colchester

Local boarding kennels for dogs and catteries for cats in CO1 and Dog and cat rescue kennels
See also for: Breeders & Dealers, Pet Insurance


Small Dog Hotel Boarding Day Care and Walking Service

24 Nicholsons Grove, Colchester CO1 2XS, UK – 07760 508766

Small Dog Hotel

24 Nicholsons Grove, Colchester CO1 2XS, UK – 01206 657875

Local libraries may offer more than you expect. As well as books and magazines, libraries lend music, DVDs and computer games. Some have coffee shops and all offer free internet access. We need to use them or we will lose them.


Colchester Library

Trinity Square, Colchester CO1 1JB, UK – 0345 603 7628

It has everything you'd expect in a library, and they have some good sessions on for children: story telling etc. But the building is showing its age a bit. Could do with an update really. I guess we're luck it's not been closed though!

Well spaced and nice collection of books. I would have given it 5 stars if they had provided toilets. Other than that, it's brilliant 👍

Greenstead Library

Hawthorn Ave, Colchester CO4 3QE, UK – 0345 603 7628

Please keep this lovely place. It is part of our community and adored by all.

Great little library with excellent staff.

Prettygate Library

Prettygate Rd, Colchester CO3 4EQ, UK – 0345 603 7628

Local painting and decorating firms, painting contractors, property maintenance and repairers for Colchester.

Local Decorators

G B T Painting & Decorating

45 Littlefield Rd, Colchester CO2 9HU, UK – 07547 187787

I am delighted with Bogdan's service and attention to detail. I received a prompt quotation, he was curtesy and always on time. I will most definitely be using his services again and am happy to highly recommend this young man.

Excellent painter, fast worker and price quoted was price paid. First rate, would highly recommended.

Ray Halls Painting and Decorating

7 Fingringhoe Rd, Colchester CO2 8EA, UK – 07958 492357

Ray Halls pleasant to talk to,very obliging and trustworthy to have on your property. I found Ray puts in the effort required of him and knows his trade, I’ve used him for two/three years and cannot fault him or his work, he also will travel if needed, I use him and recommend him with hindsight and confidence.

Ray did an excellent job painting the outside of our house. He always turned up on time and took account of the weather when planning his day. He always tidied up each day and never left any drips anywhere. Very courteous at all times and I cannot recommend him highly enough.

Definitive Decorating

43 Derwent Road, Colchester, Highwoods CO4 9RL, UK – 01206 853285

I’m quite picky about who I get in to do work in our home so often rely on impartial Google reviews to ‘hopefully’ help steer us in the right direction. Pleased with what I’d read, being local too, I asked Definitive Decorating for a quotation. Simon came on the weekend and followed up with a competitive quote by email. Unfortunately, by the time we got back to Simon he was booked up on some bigger jobs so we had to wait 2 months before he could book our job in. I didn’t mind that tbh, it show’s he’s busy (which is good) and we were in no rush. Sadly for Simon, he started on the hottest week of the year (in history), but none the less did a fantastic job of painting our hall, stairs, landing and downstairs WC. Simon completed the job on time, to highest quality and was professional throughout. Thank you Google Reviewers (again) and Simon for doing a great job. Would recommend Definitive Decorating without hesitation and will definitely use them again in the future.

I contacted Simon after my father died and we needed to re-paint the house for renting. From the moment that he understood the situation he was extremely sympathic to the circumstances, and I trusted him from the moment we met. He fully painted the house to an exceptional standard. We were not living in Colchester which meant he was working independently and we were not around to check up, but I had absolute faith based on his excellent communication and responsiveness. I did not have to chase for anything and he was very flexible to accommodate various requirements. Simon takes pride in his work which is clearly apparent in the results. He also offered constructive advice. I realised how exceptional it is to employ someone for work and have total trust in them from the beginning. This made things so straightforward and stress free. I can't recommend him highly enough. The price was very competitive so don't be put off and assume that this standard of work is unaffordable because it is not.

Local painting and decorating firms, painting contractors, property maintenance and repairs in CO1
General photographers, portrait photographers, wedding photographers and film makers in CO1


The Family Photographer

26 Hythe Quay, Colchester CO2 8JB, UK – 01206 823299

We had a lot of fun and Lindsay took some fabulous shots of our family. Given one part of our family flew in from Sydney and time was short, Lindsay produced the images quickly so we could select the ones we wanted super quick. Would wholeheartedly recommend Lindsay to friends and family.

We loved the experience; Lindsay was great with our kids and managed to get some really great photos of them. We've got some wonderful pictures of all the family, and had a great time too. Thanks!

D&A Photography

Unit 6 Phoenix Ct, Colchester CO2 8LA, UK, Colchester, GFM, Pheonix Court, Hawkins Road, Colchester, CO2 8JY, UK – 07793 444758

Dan, a few weeks after you’ve presented us with our wedding photos and we are still absolutely buzzing, we can’t stop looking at them and couldn’t love them more! You captured every moment and detail beautifully, and all in the most gorgeous light. Anyone looking for a wedding photographer, wont find anyone more engaging, genuine and passionate about weddings. We both felt it was just like having a good friend with us on our big day - we felt instantly relaxed around you and in front of the camera. A million thank you’s Dan! We knew our photos would be fantastic, but they exceeded our expectations by far. We are forever grateful x

Dan – thank you so, so much for capturing our wedding perfectly!! We cannot recommend you enough. Your positive attitude and fun personality really added to the day and so many people have commented on how great you were. Stu is also brilliant – a lovely addition to the day! You both brought fun and entertainment which took any nerves away. Your pictures match our style and you really have gone above and beyond all expectations. Thank you. When you are planning a wedding there are so many things that you need to decide on and so many expenses along the way, but something that we would 100% recommend is to go with Dan as your photographer. His pictures are truly great – all very natural shots that tell a perfect story of the day. We didn’t get a videographer in the end but with the slideshow and all of the pictures that Dan has provided, we can really relive the day. Dan you are immense!!

Lindsay Wakelin Photography

26 Hythe Quay, Colchester CO2 8JB, UK – 01206 823299

I needed some photos for a new start-up business and Lindsay was fantastic throughout. Professional & friendly at all times and great with my dog who was part of the photos! As a new start-up it was important to get perfect photos and Lindsay was really helpful in suggesting ideas for the images. The photos came back quickly and were perfect for my website. Highly recommended and looking forward to working with Lindsay again.

Lindsay combined professionalism with informality. I felt at ease and was very pleased with the quality of her photography.

Local Plumbers and Plumbing Firms, boiler repairers and maintenance, drain clearance, central heating installation in CO1.


Budget Plumbing Services

63 Morant Rd, Colchester CO1 2HZ, UK – 01206 520231

Excellent service, competitive prices definitely our new plumber! Dan is very polite and courteous. He turns up when he says he will and does a professional job, we have had Dan work in our house numerous times in the last year and wouldn't use anyone else.

Thank you Dan for your quick response to your problem. Would recommend you to anyone who needs a honest tradesman who don't take advantage of the situation. We live in New Zealand and with one phone call and text Dan was on the job, re leaving us of the stress. Once again thank you Dan.

Warm House Plumbing & Heating Ltd

61 Rainsborowe Rd, Colchester CO2 7JU, UK – 07941 999345

A simple problem fixed on the same day. Thank you very much, would happily use Rick again.

Amazing work, has done all the plumbing in our house. Excellent quality and friendly service. 100% recommended.

Elms Heating & Plumbing Ltd

43 St Christopher Rd, Colchester CO4 0ND, UK – 01206 618648

Highly recommended! After being messed around by many electricians, EHP were very efficient and showed great experience in conducteding the job. Proper gent and very professional!!

Printing Firms around Colchester

Printers - leaflets, stationery, letterheads, etc in CO1

TIP It is very well worth having a local printer as they will often help you with all sorts of things like Lamination & Encapsulation Services, Screen Process Printers, Addressing and even Stuffing envelopes.



37 Eld Ln, Colchester CO1 1LS, UK – 01206 366014

Fantastic service from start to finish. Replicated our logo perfectly. We're very happy. Such professional wonderful people to work with. Thank you so very much.

Thanks for the high quality colour 10 x A1 size prints, great job team Inprint.

Colchester Press

Weston Businees Center - The Colchester Centre, Hawkins Rd, Colchester CO2 8JX, UK – 01206 266733

I had the team print 40 newsletters within a 24hour turnaround. They did a superb job, and the newsletters looked fanatic.

I have been using Colchester Press for several years now, and have always been overjoyed with their exceptional customer services, prices and willingness to create new documentation and artwork. very competitively priced, and extremely easy to recommend.... why would you want to go anywhere else for your printing needs.

SW Print Ltd

Unit B2, Commerce Way, Colchester CO2 8HH, UK – 01206 986179

First Class service from a friendly & local firm, top quality work and cheaper than the likes of Vistaprint - what more can you ask for? Highly recommended.

SW Print sorted out our business cards. They are triple layered which is an unusual request, but is was no problem to Dean and his team. The proofs were printed same day and the cards were done within 24 hours. Very happy...

Give and get free stuff.
Here you will find lots of items that people are willing to give away, for FREE! This is instead of taking them to a local landfill site. The aim of this site is to reduce the amount of waste that goes to landfill (20.9 million tonnes of it last year in the UK) and recycling is great news for the environment. We all know that we need to recycle more - and this is a great way of doing it. The only charge for an item is postage and packing (and that should be charged at cost), unless you find the item within your local area. Once you have registered on the site and entered the first part of your postcode, you will be able to look for items within CO1, Colchester or Essex. A national UK database of free stuff !

Recycling Centres around Colchester

Appliance Care Recycling

Haven Rd, Colchester C02 8HT, UK – 01206 793299

Our family have bought six appliances from this company and they are brilliant

Great staff!

E.B.L Metal Merchants

25 Davey Cl, Colchester CO1 2XL, UK – 070 9306 6097

I can give them all my metals for recycling and they're a good bunch of lads. Thanks very much!

Scrap Car Network

Haven Rd, Colchester CO2 8HT, UK – 0300 100 0027

Really good service. Best paid price about would use again.

Best quote I received and process so simple - car collected as agreed with minimum of fuss and hassle. Recommended

Removals & Storage Household


Unit 16, Mason Road, Cowdray Centre, Cowdray Road, Colchester CO1 1BX, UK – 0800 019 8557

Great bunch of guys at Colchester, as well as office staff at head office.


4 Commerce Park, Colchester CO2 8HX, UK – 01206 577666

Used Ezemove to get us to our new home, helpful, friendly, professional, with a real can-do approach and genuine care. If we ever decide to move again Ezemove will be the top choice to help us.

Ezemove Ezelet

95 Crouch St, Colchester CO3 3EZ, UK – 01206 564700

As an Executor with various properties to manage we have relied heavily upon Ezelet/Ezemove to deliver a professional and competent service in both the management and selling of part of the deceased Estate and would highly recommend their services in either department. They have kept us fully informed at all times allowing us to promptly deal with tenants concerns and requirements. We hold their services in high regard and therefore endorse the Company's efforts in the running of their business.

I have rented a lot of properties and my experience with EZElet was really positive. Maybe because we dealt with the Lettings manager Ross Sanderson who was really good and never failed to respond to communications. Super professional and extremely helpful. Would definitely rent from them again.

Find local public houses, bars, wine bars and inns, most of which serve food in CO1

Takeaways - Indian, Chinese, Sandwiches and Fish and Chips!


150 Magdalen St, Colchester CO1 2JX, UK – 01206 793122

Very good menu....reasonable prices polite and excellent service

Great chinese, singapore rice noodles are fantastic here!

Bar B Q House

45, North Station Road, Colchester, Essex, Colchester, Essex CO1 1RQ, UK – 01206 540777

Went to this place back in 2005 for a pizza and it was brilliant highly recommended

Amazing. Never let me down

China City

2A Bourne Rd, Colchester CO2 7LQ, UK – 01206 792188

Quick delivery, good quality food. And the only place in Colchester I've found that does crispy Mongolian lamb in soy sauce!

Really nice food, pretty cheap, the sweet and sour pork balls were extremely tender, not dry at all. We will be coming back. Very convenient next to our home

Burglar Alarms and Locksmiths around Colchester

Local security firms such as locksmiths, burglar alarm suppliers, etc. in CO1

Security Services and locksmiths

Timpson Locksmiths & Safe Engineers

1 Lion Walk, Colchester CO1 1LX, UK – 01206 616755

LockRite Colchester

9 Bourne Rd, Colchester CO2 7LQ, UK – 01206 960051

Timpson Locksmith's & Safe Engineers

Tesco Colchester Hythe, Greenstead Rd, Colchester CO1 2TE, UK – 01206 619887

Local solicitors, lawyers, law firms, attorneys and legal practices for family law, divorces, house conveyancing, legal advice.

Solicitors, Lawyers, Attorneys & Law Firms around Colchester

Legal Comfort Solicitors

1-2 High St Habendum House, Colchester CO1 1DA, UK – 01206 570943

I was accommodated very professionally. The consultation with Solicitor Kasham Jalib was very thorough and I was enlightened with my immigration inquiry. His in-depth advice and legal concern was very individualized and friendly. Location was very accessible.

Truly amazing and outstanding service! Legal Comfort Solicitors helped me to get a permanent residence card without a problem while many other solicitors told me that it is impossible and nothing can be done in my situation. It was edge case situation but Kashan Jalib patiently and carefully reviewed my problem and found a solution very quickly. His knowledge and research skills are very good. He is very clear, detailed, friendly and I always felt confident during the journey while delegating all the work to him - he is totally autonomous and knows exactly what to do, it was absolutely hassle-free. The rest of the team is great, kept me up to date throughout and even after the case success to further advise me about the British citizenship. Without the doubt would collaborate again, 100% recommend. Thank you again, Mr Jalib, top level work!

Thompson Smith and Puxon

Stable 6, Stable Rd, Colchester CO2 7GL, UK – 01206 574431

Visited for notary services. Wonderful space in an old barracks stable. Staff was very personable.

Clean and modern solicitors offices, friendly and accommodating service when dealing with a bereavement.

Kew Law LLP Solicitors - Colchester

55 North Hill, Colchester CO1 1PX, UK – 01206 564546

I have sold one house last year and now just purchased another house, both times I have used Anneka and the team at Kew Law Colchester. I could not have asked for a better person/team they have been so helpful throughout. I would highly recommend using Kew Law.

Friendly staff and handled the sale/purchase of properties very quickly. Easy to get to as right on the high street. Although they don't have any customer parking, a car park is nearby, thanks to Poundland,.

Local Taxi firms, Cabs, Airport Transfer & Transportation Services, Chauffeur Driven Car Hire and Mini Cabs in CO1


Minicab Services Ltd

16-17 Osborne St, Colchester CO2 7DP, UK – 01206 544444

I used Minicab after my flight was delayed and it was a brilliant experience. I was home quickly and safe, the driver was very polite and professional, and it was a lot cheaper than the price quoted by the airport's taxi company.

I'm so sad I don't know my driver's name but such an amazing and caring man. We agreed a price of eight pounds to my friend's apartment and on the way said we will pay ten of he can drop me on the main road. The driver responded that he would drive me to my door at no extra charge as it wasn't safe to walk at this time of night. Honestly, such kindness and consideration goes a long way. Obviously we still tipped for the journey but I feel the gesture of genuine concern means so much more. Amazing service. I would recommend to everyone.

Five Sevens Taxi

43 Osborne St, Colchester CO2 7DB, UK – 01206 577777

I get really nervous with cabs and I ordered one due to buses not turning up and I was told it would be a 40 min wait at the office and the driver was ready after 20 mins of booking. The driver I had we absolutely lovely and I felt very comfortable and at ease with my journey. I would recommend this company! Please can you give my driver, Yusif, a massive thank you!!

I have used 577777 many times after ankle operations and all the drivers have been on time and very helpful. I would recommend them not to let you down.

Hawaii Five O

Port Ln, Colchester CO1 2JF, UK – 01206 543210

Been using them all weekend via the app. Drivers are very polite and generally on time. As booked for ASAP it's not exactly fixed time. Pretty good price.

Local Travel Agents, Holiday planners and Tour Operators in CO1. See below for Airline Ticket Agencies, Holiday Companies,Railways, Ticket Agencies and Timeshare Accommodation

Travel Agencies

Colchester Travel Group

39 Crouch St, Colchester CO3 3EN, UK – 01206 508888

Very helpful holiday planners

Gray Dawes Group

The Octagon, Middleborough, Colchester CO1 1TG, UK – 0844 855 3700

Great Company with a real care within the community - Thank you for everything you have donated to Harwich & Dovercourt Cricket Club so far, your time and efforts help enormously. Highly recommended for service and approachability.

TUI Holiday Store

2 / 3 St Nicholas Passage, Colchester CO1 1JZ, UK – 01206 560335

Amazing service, thank you Georgia xxx

Thanks you Zoe for recommending Thomson cruise in Canary Islands. Have a wonderful time in Nov/Dec 2016 and back to Canary Islands again in March and Fjords in September. I think it is best way to travel around.

Television Repairs & Servicing

Andrews Television Ltd

20 Short Wyre St, Colchester CO1 1LB, UK – 01206 767600

First class, friendly and fast service. I've used these guys for years & won't use anyone else.

I had Paul come out and install the sky dish, hang a large TV and full Sonos system in the house. He also hid wires for the surround sound system to the television in the wall. I cannot rate these guys high enough. Friendly, quick turnaround, good time keeping and extremely clean and tidy. With holes being drilled in my newly built house I was getting worried but Paul left my walls good as new having filled them and left them ready for me to touch up with a dab of paint. I was particularly pleased with the sky dish installation as they ran the wire straight into my loft and activated my cable sockets rather than running wires down the outside of my house like sky would have done.

Protech TV & Video Ltd

62 Abbot's Rd, Colchester CO2 8BG, UK – 01206 864422

Top professional advice and service.

Brian's TV Aerials

72 King George Rd, Colchester CO2 7PG, UK – 01206 540622

Brian is a lovely man. He is punctual, polite, efficient and informative. We would highly recommend him and would rather give him our business in the future, based on our experience, when he installed our TV aerial in our new build purchase.

Brian is just the type of tradesman you want. Polite, reasonable price and very prompt. As soon as I spoke to Brian I knew I didn't need to worry. I didn't bother getting another quotation. He came round the same evening to have a look and then came the next morning to fit the aerial. I had no worries about leaving him in the house while we went out to work. Definitely recommend, will use again for any future works. Thanks Brian! 👍

Find a local vet, veterinary practice, veterinary clinic or surgery, veterinary centre or veterinary hospital around Colchester.

Veterinary Surgeons

St Runwalds Veterinary Surgery

94A Maldon Rd, Colchester CO3 3AP, UK – 01206 572173

I've never faulted the care at this vets. I've ised it for many many years. I've also used other vets in this time but I have always come back to this vets. It feels so personal at this vets. The care and compassion is just wonderful. They are not money grabbing like the vets around colchester that are becoming very commercialised. This independent vets has that personal touch. Will always plead with people to use this vets over any other as I have had a huge range of animals and have had countless vets visits and emergency and many different vet experiences. They are very very helpful try their very best with options and advice.

Polite staff. Good vets. Our dogs treated very well.

Mayne Veterinary Clinic - Colchester

81 Bergholt Rd, Mile End, Colchester CO4 5AF, UK – 01206 851338

Absolutely brilliant place, one of the best vets I have ever been to. Swapped to here from pets at home vets and so happy I did as they are so much better here. It's a little more expensive but their kindness and friendly approach is well worth it. I think any future pet I have I'll be referring at Mayne vets with Charlotte.

Lovely staff and excellent non-pushy treatment options. I loved the way the vet really explained everything, all the options and possibilities. Prices seem reasonable too. 😎

Paws Colchester Veterinary Centre

Willows Court, Willows Shopping Centre, 10 The Willows, Mersea Road, Colchester CO2 8PZ, UK – 01206 561407

Lovely staff, very compassionate at a difficult time. Made losing our beloved pet so much easier. Would definitely recommend.

Amazing service, they love the animals and help with any problem, at a good cost

Local Window Cleaning firms or individual window cleaners. You will also see Commercial, Domestic Office and Shop Cleaning Services

Window Cleaners

Zeal Window Cleaning, Render Cleaning, Cladding Cleaning

3 California Cl, Colchester CO4 9SG, UK – 07447 465853

A request for a quote to clean my solar panels resulted in a whole load of baloney coming back from some providers. Zeal came back to me with a simple quote, competitively priced, turned up on time and did a thorough job of cleaning away eight years of baked-on dirt. Why isn't everything in life so simple. The five stars is thoroughly merited. Do yourself a favour. The fact Jake is a pleasant chap is a bonus.

Great service provided by Jake, really can’t fault him! Quick, competitive and clean!

JLP Window Cleaning Services

98 Avon Way, Colchester CO4 3YJ, UK – 07770 629461

The best window cleaner in the Colchester Essex area!

Mike Freeman Window Cleaning

13 Flanders Field, Colchester CO2 8BX, UK – 07590 396781

Excellent Window cleaner. I rang him one Friday morning, on the off chance he'd be able to clean my filthy windows before a party I was having that weekend and he came round and did them that evening! Really nice, professional, friendly chap. Lovely job. I will make Mike my regular window cleaner.

Local firms that hire out catering materials and equipment - china etc. for parties, weddings, funerals, general entertaining in CO1 TIP You can often get your glasses free from the Off Licence that you buy your wine from. Also make sure that you can buy your wine on a 'Sale and Return' basis which will allow you to get your money back on anything your don't use.

Catering Hire Firms

Goldthorp Fabrications

Unit G1/Commerce Way, Colchester CO2 8HH, UK – 01206 792175

Marigold Catering Solutions

Unit, 19 Moorside, Colchester CO1 2ZF, UK – 01206 870863

Little Rascals Bouncy Castles

10 Duoro Mews, Colchester CO2 9GG, UK – 07734 390456

DIY Tool Hire

Kent Blaxill Decorating, Glass & Building Centre

129-139 Layer Rd, Colchester CO2 9JY, UK – 01206 216000

They have almost everything you want here but it will come with a price that's higher than the bigger competitors. Good bunch of staff work here and are really helpful too. I've only ever had one issue and that was in the paint department. I went in for another can of paint the same size and colour I had brought a week earlier and was told in no uncertain terms that not only did they not have one they never sold them, ever. I told the guy I brought it from them and pointed out the bloke who sold it to me only to be told I was wrong and they had never In the history of Kent Blaxil sold that particular paint in that particular size. Got the bloke to check the computer and I was right and they did sell it to me. Good I thought I was going crazy, the young lad wasn't so full of himself after that but I think he saw the funny side. I'd recommend it if your in a hurry. They do some good deals on tools so have a look around. Steer clear of the burger van in the carpark though. Since the regular guy left it's not the same, we got charged nearly £10 for 2 burgers that weren't nice at all and never went back. Bring back Dave and the mushroom, chilli and tomatoes!!

I've just purchased my first property and a friend of mine recommended that I speak to the guys behind the decorating counter at Kent Blaxill for all my decorating needs. I have to say I was hugely impressed with the service from James C. He was efficient, helpful and friendly. The prices were very competitive too! The little bit extra I spent on high quality trade paints was then saved on the tools I needed so it probably worked out to be about the same as buying from the competitors! I've since decorated my flat and I've been massively impressed with the quality of the products, paints and tools I've used. I'm not a professional decorator by any stretch of the imagination but the finish on my walls, ceilings and woodwork looks fantastic! Very pleased and will be shopping at KB in future!

Travis Perkins

The Colchester Centre, Colchester CO2 8JX, UK – 01206 869999

Helpful chaps serving, needed some wood to make a desk so would use again

Good place for all your build ing material staff helpful

Machine Mart Ltd

4 N Station Rd, Colchester CO1 1RE, UK – 01206 762831

Loads of tools here, I'm surprised they are still open! Good for stuff you can't get anywhere else! They have the weird and wonderful tools that any tradesman and handyman would ever need. Great! Check them out!

I use the place for all of my power tools and equipment, get good discount on all the range of products

Marquee and Tent Hire

Able Marquees

74 Bradford Dr, Mile End, Colchester CO4 5FT, UK – 07969 623587

I have used Able Marquees twice this year. Nice people providing a GREAT service.

Great service

Able Marquees

5 Suffolk Cl, Colchester CO4 0AY, UK – 07969 623587

Great company

Framelock Marquees

23 Constantine Rd, Colchester CO3 3DU, UK – 01473 311550

Skip Hire

AAB Cheapskips

Willowdene Fox Street, Ardleigh CO7 7PP, UK – 01206 231886

Have used a few times now and am never disappointed. Rates are very reasonable. Always pleasant, friendly and helpful. Will continue to use AAB as other local companies simply cannot compete with prices or service. There is no hassle. Would definitely recommend to anyone to use AAB Cheap Skips.

Fantastic service yet again from aab skips.quick delivery and collection.will use every time I need a skip.

Colchester Skip Hire - Budget Skips

Ardleigh, Colchester CO7 7PP, UK – 07591 590892

First class mini skip hire company. Highly recommend. Fast reliable friendly service

ATS Mini Skips Ltd

Commerce Way, Colchester CO2 8HH, UK – 01206 751617

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