Southend Business Partnership

The Southend Business Partnership is a network of over 1500 businesses across Southend. The Partnership brings together businesses from all sectors, sizes and backgrounds to share best practice, contacts, knowledge and news.

Business support providers also form an integral part of the network offering support, advice and guidance. The Partnership meets every quarter for an early morning networking session and to hear from business leaders on locally relevant subjects.

The latest news and opportunities are also made available to partnership members throughout the year via monthly e-newsletters.

To join the partnership for free and receive our monthly newsletters and event invitations please email

Murray Foster is the Chair of the Southend Business Partnership. Together with all the Partnership members, he would be delighted to see you at one of the meetings or to hear from you with suggestions about other ways in which the local economy can be supported.



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.