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Business Support and Grants

Southend high street

The Economic Growth Team is Southend-on-Sea Borough Council’s first point of contact for businesses, from the smallest through to the very largest. We offer a range of expertise and advice to support local businesses. Please contact the team for help and advice in the following areas:

  • Business start-up support - Information and guidance for those seeking to set-up a business in Southend
  • Business support - Information and guidance for businesses on a broad range of business topics
  • Skills development - Helping businesses to meet their skills and training needs
  • Funding information - Access to a range of funding and finance options for local businesses
  • Sign posting - To specialised business support agencies and partners

To contact the team call 01702 215022 or email