News & Events

Events and Workshops

  • Southend Business Partnership Briefing - Thursday 21st September 7:30am – 10am at the Cliffs Pavilion – Three Keynote speakers and a funding marketplace.
  • Procurement workshop 26th Sept 8am – 9am by Lee White at The Hive
  • Business Regulations Workshops 2nd October and 16th October 8am – 9am at The Hive
  • New events programme at the Hive for more information and booking for our events can be found on our events page on our website:
  • Film as Investment workshop – learn about getting involved in film projects and developing a rewarding career - 26th September 6-8pm Metro Bank
  • BEST Growth Hub have a full range of training events
  • SE Business Boost Launch - 12th October 8-10.30am at London Southend Airport
  • FSB Essex Small Business Expo - 12th October 10am-4pm, Colchester

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News and Information

  • A new Creative and digital Facebook page has been created across Southend and Thurrock for Networking and sharing ideas why not request to join?
  • New information from Government regarding the new GCSE qualifications to enable to employers to understand what the new grades mean.
  • South Essex College are launching a Supported Internship programme, which is aimed at learners who have additional needs and are ready for the world of work. Each learner will be allocated a Job Coach and specific Support Plan, detailing all the strategies that a student would need to succeed in a work environment. South Essex College are looking for supportive employers to come on board who have realistic opportunities in their business, to give a learner the support and chance to succeed in the world of work. To find out more, please contact Paul Butler
  • Could you offer work experience? - Jobcentre Plus can help employers provide a positive experience of work for young jobseekers and develop local talent and skills, open to young people who are aged 16 to 24 years old and, in some cases, people aged 25 and over who don’t have any recent work history. To find out more contact Southend Jobcentre Employer Adviser Team on 01702 575797 or email
  • Rethink is currently recruiting voluntary Peer Support Group Co-Ordinators to promote and implement group meetings. They are seeking a business/professional person to join them as a Co-ordinator.

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Business Networking

Networking and Cake

On the last Friday of each month, this free networking event is located in The Hive.

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Southend Peers Logo

A weekly morning meeting at The Arlington Rooms.

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BNI Southend

Weekly meetings held at The Arlington Rooms.

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Southend Business Partnership Logo

A early morning briefing every 4 months at different local venues.

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Jelly Southend

Meet the last Wednesday of every month at the Holiday Inn.

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EBN Logo

Meets fortnightly at The Arlington Rooms

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Networking on Sea

Meeting once a month at Chalkwell Park.

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Your Creative Network

For all entrepreneurs in the creative and cultural industry.


FSB Logo

Groups held monthly at The Saxon King

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Groups held monthly at Thurrock Thameside Nature Park

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Essex Business Women's Network Logo

Monthly meetings for women who have a businesss or would like one.

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Westcliff Breakfast Business Networking, once a month at My Kitchen.

Contact mike.huggett@

Double Whammy Logo

Ad hoc events, with at least 80% of the ticket money going to local causes.

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