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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 wouldnโ€™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.

Barclays Bank

1 Cotman Rd, Colchester CO3 4QJ, UK – 0345 734 5345

Can be very busy around lunchtime. Very handy for out of town banking.

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


D.A. Thompson Brickwork & Builders

Unit D, Cockaynes Ln, Colchester CO8 8BZ, UK – 01206 827205

used Dean company for years -cant speak highly off Him

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.

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

A P Carpentry

106 Prettygate Rd, Colchester CO3 4DZ, UK – 07890 534689

Local cars for sale around Colchester - dealers and garages with cars for sale, used and new, car dealerships within CO2.

Car Repairs & Servicing - Garage Services around Colchester

Ashmor Maintenance Solutions Limited

Unit 1 & 2 Rowhedge Business Park, Rowhedge,, Fingringhoe Rd, Rowhedge, Colchester CO5 7JH, UK – 01206 729355

Highly recommend these guys. They were super helpful, friendly and did a fantastic welding job for me.

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.

Cowdray Car Centre

83 Gosbecks Rd, Colchester CO2 9JS, UK – 01206 625111

I have just been made aware of a 1-star rating that I left on google review for your company. This is an error and I am unable to explain how it happened. Your company is definitely more than 1 star. I had a warm welcome from Chris when I brought in my car and he provided me with a replacement car while mine when in for investigation and repairs. The account below by the owner is a true account of our transaction. Cowdray Car Centre is a reputable garage that I would recommend.

Absolutely fantastic experience!! The whole team are polite and friendly.. Took my nearly new Jag there and got treated better than my local Jag dealer! I would defiantly recommended these guys! Thank you!

Cars For Sale - New & Used Car Sales around Colchester

Lookers Ford Colchester

61 Magdalen St, Colchester CO1 2JU, UK – 01206 914827

I've visited Lookers Colchester a few times over the last 6 months, and as I was looking for a used car no one ever seemed bothered to come and talk to me about what I wanted, in fact, not one person bothered to step foot off the forecourt, until this past Sunday. I would just like to thank Alban Alex at Lookers Colchester for actually stepping out of the showroom and coming to speak to me about what I wanted. 2 days later and I'm now driving around in my new car. I would definitely recommend speaking to Al (trust me you won't miss him he's the one with the funny accent ;) just kidding!)... anyway, he's helpful, listens and is clearly just happy to be with customers and isn't about "closing the deal". Awesome service, thanks again Al.

We were dealt with promptly but never felt the salesman was pushy or did we ever feel under any pressure. We were offered drinks on arrival. He was very polite and professional throughout the whole transaction with weekly updates via video messages. We really felt special when collecting our new car and having bought cars from the premium brands in the past we didn't feel there was any difference in service. In fact, in some areas Lookers Ford were better. The car arrived at the dealership when promised, the handover was smooth with the salesman being completely organised and very knowledgeable with the new car and all the regular paperwork. I would be completely comfortable recommending Lookers Ford Colchester to friends and family and will definitely go back there for our next new car. 5 stars, well done ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ™‚ thanks for reading.

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.

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. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜

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.

Car Body & Car Accident Repairs

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.

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.

Canโ€™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.

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 ยฃ90 for a slight(& I mean slight!..not chip!!)scuff of the alloy which was taken, with my shocked consent,but nether the less..๐Ÿ™„..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' ๐Ÿ‘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 Sam๐Ÿค”) was easy to communicate with aswell as being friendly & professional. MANY THANKS A* all the way ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘Œ

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 ยฃ170.

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

Keys Is Us

41 London Rd, Lexden, Colchester CO3 9AJ, UK – 01206 766418

Wanted to have a spare remote key as when I bought my car they never supplied one. Searched online and this place came up with good reviews and thought I'd give it a go. Got inside and asked for a duplicate remove key. They cut and programmed the key in less than 10 mins and I was out of the door very happy. Very quick, fantastic service and price is half than what the car manufacturer would charge. Highly recommended!

Highly recommended and great service. Needed a new remote key for a Ford focus. These guys saved me over ยฃ200 against main dealer price. Thanks guys

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

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.


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. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

Colchester A1 Models

64 London Rd, Colchester CO3 4DF, UK – 01206 572094

Going on my own experiences over the years(I get the rd bug every few years, most recently last week) of using this shop and taking in others reviews on this shop I would like to add the following.the shop is very well stocked and a is still set out the same way as I remember as a child (possibly 25 years ago??) But I like that, it has models everywhere, stock hung from the ceiling, it's brilliant.. as for people saying that the staff are rude.. its easy to agree with this if maybe your a one off customer and are used to wishy washy customer salesmen but maybe the people saying this are just too polite and push overs themselves, these guys know their stuff and like what they like.and are happy to offer advice.price wise, everything I've bought recently can be found for a few quid cheaper here and there online, but these guys have to buy this stuff in, stock it for an unknown amount of time so you can pop in and buy it at 4pm on a Saturday ,you can't do that online!!!..I will continue you to use this shop for many years, thank you guys, ill see you on Tuesday for more spares as crashed my new riot 3times already..oops.

Friendly and very knowledgeable staff member named Dave. Very helpful, thanks!

Car Valeting & Cleaning

Inside Out Valeting

114 Collingwood Rd, Colchester CO3 9BB, UK – 07989 626673

Great service and very friendly...

Good service my car was a mess before the boys sorted it out. Thank you

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

Karz Valeting Services

54 Stanley Wooster Way, Colchester CO4 3XY, UK – 07985 350742

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.

Hursty Cleans

8 Holt Dr, Colchester CO2 0DL, UK – 07929 121117

Good quality vehicle washes, takes the time to do a great job. Valets all my vehicles for me to a high standard. Uses good equipment to get the vehicles clean considering they are used for off road activities and come back covered in mud. Great service and mobile.

Thank you Mark... Really impressed... Thank you for your quick response, excellent finish and will definitely use you again.

Mersea Road HCW LTD T/A Touch Of Class HCW LTD

154 Mersea Rd, Colchester CO2 8PU, UK – 07900 627966

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

A&D Plumbing Services

Unit 20, Peartree Business Centre, Peartree Rd, Stanway, Colchester CO3 0JN, UK – 01206 205596

Called requiring urgent work to my boiler due to leaking values which I found late on a Sunday night! The company booked me in for first thing the next day. Alan arrived and fixed everything efficiently, talking me through the work he was completing at each stage. He was even concerned about bringing in dirt into my hallway from outside. Fantastic service and I would most definitely use this company again.

Kevin was the service engineer who came for my annual boiler service. He phoned beforehand to let me know his arrival time. He was punctual and stated exactly who he was upon arrival. Before he stepped inside be removed his shoes. He showed competence and serviced the boiler with efficiency and without asking me for the manual. He also speedily identified a small plumbing issue that I asked him about and fixed the problem before he left. Throughout Kevin was courteous and very helpful and gave verbal feedback regarding the servicing of the boiler. I hope he will do my service again next year. Thanks Kevin.


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.

The Chimney Sweep

19 Finchingfield Way, Colchester CO2 0AZ, UK – 01206 766891

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.

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.

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 ๐Ÿ–ฅ

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.

Webwalrus Web Design

9 St John's St, Colchester CO2 7NN, UK – 01206 430311

Brilliant service!!!! Joe gave me some great advice on how to get the best out of my new website. Very quick service at a great price.

Webwalrus did a fantastic job designing our website for Unique Pleasures. Was very helpful with decision making, easy to deal with and very professional. From our hole team a massive thank you.

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.

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 CO2 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!

Appliance Store Colchester

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

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

Anglian Electrics

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

Very helpful.

Washing Machine Sales and Service around Colchester

GS Oven Cleaning & Appliance Repair

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

Canโ€™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!)

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!

Drain Clearance and Septic Tank Services

Local drain and sewer clearance and cesspit & sceptic tank emptying companies in CO2. 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 CO2. See below also to find registered members of Adi, and Motor Cycling Instruction & Testing

Driving Schools

Dedham Vale Driving School DVDS

39 Scythe Way, Colchester CO3 4SJ, UK – 01206 323550

I highly recommended DVDs, in particular their fabulous instructor Hayley. After having Hayley recommended to me by my sister (after she passed first time), I began learning to drive last summer, then picked it up again this summer following a year away at uni. Throughout my lessons Hayley was kind, patient and supportive, as well as a truly lovely (and hilarious!) person. This morning I passed my practical driving test first time with only three minors and I'm so grateful for all of Hayley's guidance. I'm really going to miss our lessons, thank you for everything! Ellie

Learnt to drive with Hayley from DVDS and not only did I pass first time, I found learning to drive finally enjoyable because of my fantastic Teacher! Hayley was patient, kind but also kept the lessons challenging and I felt I improved after each one! Big thank you to DVDS for having me and an even bigger thank you to the lovely Hayley!

Electricians & Contractors

Local electricians and electrical contractors in CO2. 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!!! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿš—

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!

Evans Motors

199 Lexden Rd, Colchester CO3 4BH, UK – 01206 574683

Friendly and honest business would highly recommend

Great garage


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

David Blundell Electrical

10 Armidale Walk, Colchester CO2 8XS, UK – 01206 432308

David is very professional, friendly, knowledgable and turned up exactly on time. He also gave us a lot of useful information and advices. I am so glad that we found him and would highly recommend him to anyone that needs a realiable electrician!

Thank you so much for your early call this morning and helping me with the fuce box. So appreciated

Looking for a job or career - find local job centres, job agencies, and employment, recruitment firms in CO2.

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!

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!

Regular Forces Employment Association

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

Great facility, courses and instructors.

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.

Smile it's a Party

1 Lexden Mews, Colchester CO3 4DA, UK – 01206 577902

Estate Agents

Local Estate Agents, Letting Agencies and Chartered Surveyors firms selling and letting houses, flats and commercial properties in CO2 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.

Temme English Estate Agent

1-3 Crouch St, Colchester CO3 3EN, UK – 01206 578112

Recently sold my house through these guys and I have to say it was a seamless process. Their customer service is second to none and I would highly recommend anybody to use them when selling a house. Thanks Guys.

From start to finish I couldn't fault these guys. We bought our first house through them 4 years ago and recently sold though them, its a shame we didn't manage to buy through them this time. But they will always be our selling agent. Thank you

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.

Mortgage Eye

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

Did an outstanding work for me. Warmly recommended!

RB Financial Advisers

The Colchester Centre, Hawkins Rd, Colchester CO2 8JX, UK – 01206 879559

RB Financial has handled my remortgages and protection for the last few years; I have been nothing but impressed. Communication is second to none and the advise I received was spot on. Have recommended to family & friends. Thanks again.

Funeral Services

Local Funeral Directors and funeral services including florists, monumental masons, churches and other places of worship, caterers in CO2.

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

Hunnaball Of Colchester

41 Mersea Rd, Colchester CO2 7QT, UK – 01206 760049

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

Freda Gunton Lodge Residential Home

Balkerne Gardens, Colchester CO1 1PR, UK – 01206 574786

What very helpful and kind staff I found here can't fault the care they show to my 100 year old Godmother and very helpful to me as a visitor. Well done to all the staff 5 Stars

Parkers Garden Services

23 Munnings Rd, Colchester CO3 4QG, UK – 01206 767688

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. Itโ€™s very hard with curly hair to find a great cutter and stylist but he does it every time! โ˜บ๏ธ

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 itโ€™s always a pleasant experience. The ladies are very welcoming and professional and they get my hair exactly how I like it every time. Wouldnโ€™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 iโ€™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. Iโ€™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 didnโ€™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 ๐Ÿ˜Š

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.

Hair Force One Unisex Hairdressers

Peartree Business Centre, Peartree Centre, Stanway, Colchester CO3 0JN, UK – 01206 763730

Fabulous! Lovely staff, great hair care and relaxing beauty treatments......wanted to stay all day! Prices are brilliant. Thanks ladies x

First visit today and will definitely be returning. The salon is very professional and the staff are genuinely friendly and helpful. Vicky is a fantastic stylist who was very happy to answer any questions I had. Can't recommend highly enough!


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 CO2

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. Matthewโ€™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 CO2 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 ๐Ÿ‘

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, Iโ€™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.

SL Pudney Painting and Decorating

11 Whitehall Cl, Colchester CO2 8AJ, UK – 07938 137083

Local painting and decorating firms, painting contractors, property maintenance and repairs in CO2
General photographers, portrait photographers, wedding photographers and film makers in CO2


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!

Farlie Photography

Chantry House, Layer de la Haye, Colchester CO2 0JE, UK – 07727 039817

The best newborn photographer around and I know Charlie does lots of other photography too like family and wedding shots. We used Farlie Photography for both our sons as the first experience was so good. You are truly made to feel one of the family so it's really relaxing and enjoyable and most importantly, the pictures are wonderful. I can highly recommend the wooden canvas print-looks amazing.

Our experience with Farlie Photography (Charlie) couldn't be faulted. We had a fantastically relaxed morning, with 2yr old in tow, whilst our newborn had his photos taken. Charlie made us so welcome and the images we now have....they are so so perfect! Charlie has captured the tiny innocence of a newborn so perfectly and in such a beautiful, artful simplicity. We will treasure them forever, thank you so much, thoroughly recommended! Sarah

Helen Elliott Photography

Agnes Silverside Cl, Colchester CO2 8WN, UK – 07852 122423

Helen was excellent at getting our little girls to pose for the camera and produced some amazing photos. Certainly recommend to all.

A very talented photographer has a natural eye and gets amazing pictures to add to your portfolio of memories. Very relaxed atmosphere makes the whole experience fun ๐Ÿ˜Š

Local Plumbers and Plumbing Firms, boiler repairers and maintenance, drain clearance, central heating installation in CO2.


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.

Nayler Mark

1C King George Rd, Colchester CO2 7PE, UK – 01206 522581

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Printing Firms around Colchester

Printers - leaflets, stationery, letterheads, etc in CO2

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 CO2, Colchester or Essex. A national UK database of free stuff !

Recycling Centres around Colchester

Colchester Recycling Centre for household waste

Maldon Rd, Colchester CO3 4RN, UK

Helpful staff. Always seems to be busy with lots of cars but usually I can find a spot to pull into. With staff assistance the job is done in no time and I'm ready to move on.

If you are lucky and time it just right you can have a quick visit.. otherwise be prepared to queue for ages. Why not change the parking layout so people have to reverse in at an angle to the skips, it would mean so many more cars could fit in. Often spaces at the top end of the facility but people tend to wait for spaces as they enter so queues tend to be longer than necessary. Why not have someone directing traffic?

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!

Removals & Storage Household


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.

Dave The Man With A Van

73 Butt Rd, Colchester CO3 3DG, UK – 07743 169912

Professional service. highly recommend.

Find local public houses, bars, wine bars and inns, most of which serve food in CO2

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!

Phoenix Chinese Takeaway and Delivery Colchester

68 London Rd, Colchester CO3 4DG, UK – 01206 504560

Great Chinese food and highly recommended. Not as well known due to it being newer than the other takeaways, that said, good quality food and sauces. Standard options. Fast and efficient team. Good value for money. There is also parking at the rear and possibly to the side of the takeaway too. Overall, I can recommend with confidence.

Food is absolutely fantastic, good value for money. Car park at the back is handy too. Definately will be going back.

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

Burglar Alarms and Locksmiths around Colchester

Local security firms such as locksmiths, burglar alarm suppliers, etc. in CO2

Security Services and locksmiths

Timpson Locksmiths & Safe Engineers

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

Timpson Locksmith's & Safe Engineers

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

Spectrum Security and Locksmiths Colchester

111 Magdalen St, Colchester CO1 2LF, UK – 01206 793915

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 CO2


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 CO2. 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! ๐Ÿ‘

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.

Ark Veterinary Centre

14 Church Ln, Colchester CO3 4AF, UK – 01206 572410

Clean, good service. Very professional. Friendly. Registered our dog and will go back.

Peter a vet at Ark... Has proved to be a patient and kind individual with my cat Speedy...as are the team of receptionists! Very helpful and compassionate staff...

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

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.

Morgan & Co

2 Red Brick Cottages, Bakers Lane, Colchester CO3 4AU, UK – 01206 367117

Excellent service

Cleaned industrial premises, did cladding as well, good standard of work and competitive price

Clean My Gutters

5 Meyrick Cres, Colchester CO2 7QX, UK – 01206 525154

Outstanding service from beginning to end! Thank you Alan and Christian for an excellent service, and for being so thorough in cleaning the gutters and house windows when you finished. Will definitely be using you again. 100% recommended.

Alan Blackwell of Clean My Gutters is a joy to work with. Alan not only provided a competitive quotation for his services, but also ensured a first class service was delivered. I am most appreciative and will certainly employ their services again.

Local firms that hire out catering materials and equipment - china etc. for parties, weddings, funerals, general entertaining in CO2 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

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

Goldthorp Fabrications

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

Marigold Catering Solutions

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

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 ยฃ10 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!

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


Lightship Way, Colchester CO2 8FR, UK – 01206 790098

Nice relaxed store, but i can never find what im looking for without having to ask someone and when you do get there its out of stock. And trolleys don't get me on trolleys what are those awkward bloody things they got there i don't want 4x8 plaster board. why can't they have some large shopping trolleys? I've only got 2 arms i nicked a basket from the supermarket comes in well handy when you have a load of small bits to get. B+Q sort out your trolleys. Thx

Big b&q. Can find most things here but the size can work against you at times. Still prefer sister company Screwfix however. Staff are pleasant enough but are usually busy doing things.

Marquee and Tent Hire

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

Prettygate Mini Skips

36 Plume Ave, Colchester CO3 4PQ, UK – 01206 564819

Need a mini skip? .... Geoff's yer man give him a call! We use Prettygate Mini Skip Hire regularly in our line of business. Never been let down yet. Delivery and collection on time, every time. Reasonable rates too - recommended by us for all those small jobs where a mini skip is perfect :)

Very good service at reasonable cost. Prompt delivery of skip and helpful driver.

T Cook Skip Hire

91 Rectory Rd, Rowhedge, Colchester CO5 7HY, UK – 01206 728138

ATS skip hire colchester

Dugard House, Peartree Rd, Stanway, Colchester CO3 0UL, UK – 01206 751617