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BusinessonSea Homepage

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.

#TWEETHOUR
EACH MONTH

Are you a business in Eastwood, Leigh-on-Sea, Shoeburyness, Southchurch, Southend-on-Sea, Thorpe Bay or Westcliff-on-Sea? Then join us for #TweetHour which takes place the 2nd week of each month. 

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 in the Southend-on-Sea area to 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.

The team are able to provide information and signposting details if you want help to start, run and expand your business. There are a lot of support available for all types of businesses including grants and funding opportunities, networking, workshops, premises and much more. 

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 TEAMS

Southend-on-Sea, Shoebury and Leigh-on-Sea all 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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