BUSINESS-ON-SEA

Welcome to Business-on-Sea, a dedicated website with all manner of business information at your fingertips.
Whether you're an existing business here or you're thinking of relocating to Southend-on-Sea, Business-on-Sea should be your first port of call.

WHAT'S GOING ON

BEST GROWTH HUB

BEST

The BEST Growth Hub aims to help your business to identify and realise its potential with free business support for growth. It provides have an extensive range of business support and start up workshops on offer whatever your needs are.

WORKING WELL IN SOUTHEND

WORKING WELL

Working Well in Southend are committed to support and encourage businesses in the Southend Borough, no matter how small or large, to help their employees and their customers improve their health and wellbeing.

FUNDING AND GRANTS

FUNDING

Whether your business is established and looking for an injection of cash or you are a start up and hoping to get additional support, there are a number of different funding and grant opportunities available to support your business growth. 

60 MM SOUTH ESSEX PROGRAMME

60 MM SOUTH EAST

The 60 Minute Mentor programme works towards ensuring all young people across Basildon, Thurrock, Rochford, Castle Point and Southend-on-Sea have access to an inspirational role model.

60 MINUTE MENTOR

60mm

60 Minute Mentor aims to increase the aspirations of young people in Southend-on-Sea. The programme involves a leader from the local business community visiting a school and talking to a group of students about their career and opportunities.

A BETTER START SOUTHEND

ABSP

A Better Start Southend focuses on skills, enterprise, and employment. There are 4 projects; Learning for Mum and Dad, Enhanced Careers Advice/Industry Visits, 60 Minute Mentor, and Start2 Enterprise workshops.

ENTERPRISE ADVISER

CEC

The Enterprise Adviser Network is a national project that has been tailored locally to meet the needs to Southend’s young people, businesses and schools. It has been set up to inspire and prepare young people for the world of work.

INDIE RETAILER MONTH THIS JULY!

INDIE MONTH

The Independent Retail Month campaign highlights the important role that independent retailers play within the retail sector. This is your opportunity to support your local independent retailers!

THAMES ESTUARY COMMISSION

The Southend Business Partnership has recently responded to the Thames Estuary Growth Commission 2050 – Call for Ideas.

The response was compiled using input from the Southend Business Partnership membership base including specific comments provided by the Southend Business Partnership Executive Committee.

The response sets out the Southend Business Partnerships’ vision for Southend in 2050, as well as a number of key project ideas that members feel would support growth in the area. To see the response, please click here.

 

HOW WE CAN HELP?

BUSINESS SUPPORT

Business Support

We are committed to making Southend-on-Sea the hub for all types of businesses.

This means helping residents and business create more and better jobs. We do this by helping businesses access the information and support they need to grow and flourish. 

STARTING A BUSINESS

Starting a business

Local businesses are key to Southend-on-Sea's economic growth and prosperity.

We want to help you start, run and expand your business here.

 

CHOOSING SOUTHEND

choosing southend

We are committed to providing a wide range of services to local businesses and the community at large. The team plays a key role in encouraging investment in the Borough. We are also working to increase the quality and variety of work skills offered to Southend-on-Sea residents, helping them to make the most of new employment and training opportunities as they are created.

COASTAL COMMUNITY TEAMS

Southend, Shoebury and Leigh have coastal teams which have been set up to create jobs, bring business and help local economies thrive. These areas are one of the country's most popular day trip destinations and has a hugely successful tourism profile.

KEY SECTORS

Southend may be traditionally known for its glorious seafront but the economy is broad ranging and dynamic. 

FURTHER INFORMATION

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