Opportunity Southend

About Southend

Southend is a bustling coastal destination less than one hour from London. We are an ambitious place with aspirations to become a city by the sea. Southend's ready for growth and an excellent location for you to grow your business. We have ambitious projects and plans for our city.

Major investment

Southend success as a place of growth and regeneration has attracted significant investment for the City. In the upcoming years the City will benefit from major investments. This includes an £500 million investment into the center of Southend.

Southend Business Directory - It's Local Southend

As part of the economic recovery cell work, the Economic Development Team has developed a Southend based online business directory that could be used to promote buy local (B2B), shop local and increase council’s local spend, particularly for those low value works/contracts. The directory also has other functions such as to help businesses find local properties and tender opportunities. All Southend businesses, big or small, can sign up for free and join the other 1,300+ businesses on this website.

Public sector contracts

Visit our Tender opportunities page to find out all you need to know about bidding on public sector contracts within Southend.