Support and grants

The Economic Growth Team is the council’s first point of contact for businesses, from the smallest through to the very largest. We offer a range of advice and signposting services 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 specialized business support agencies and partners

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