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 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 specialized business support agencies and partners.


BEST Growth Hub Forward Motion Southend Business Partnership Social Enterprise Partnership

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