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  • Southend businesses get festive

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    Published on Wednesday, 3rd January 2018

    Businesses in Southend-on-Sea turned on the sparkle this year as they prepared for Christmas as residents and visitors to the Borough were treated to some fantastic Christmas windows.

  • Small Business Saturday success

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    Published on Thursday, 21st December 2017

    Southend-on-Sea businesses celebrated Small Business Saturday in style again this year with a range of promotions throughout the Borough.

  • Public WiFi boost for retail and leisure businesses this Christmas

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    Published on Wednesday, 20th December 2017

    More than 15,000 users have registered for Southend-on-Sea’s new free public WiFi network, providing an extra boost for retail and leisure businesses in the all-important run up to Christmas.

  • Business owners needed to help shape careers programme

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    Published on Tuesday, 28th November 2017

    The council are calling for local businesses volunteers to become Enterprise Advisors as part of a national project to inspire and prepare young people for the world of employment.

  • Jail for illegal tobacco seller

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    Published on Monday, 27th November 2017

    A Southend businessman who sold unsafe illegal tobacco has been jailed after a raid by Southend-on-Sea Borough Council’s Trading Standards officers.

  • Work Skills project gives A Better Start for new record store owner

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    Published on Friday, 17th November 2017

    A Better Start Southend’s Work Skills project, delivered by Southend-on-Sea Borough Council, teamed up with NWES for a business course that made a real difference to shop owner James Townsend.

  • The Chancellor’s Budget and Business rate demands

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    Published on Thursday, 9th March 2017

    In the March 2017 Budget announced yesterday (Wednesday 8th March 2017), the Chancellor stated that:

  • Our Town, Our Future: Making the apprenticeship levy work locally

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    Published on Monday, 30th January 2017

    Southend-on-Sea Borough Council in association with the Skills Funding Agency and South East Essex College are inviting employers to an apprenticeship workshop on 1st February 2017 at The Holiday Inn, Southend-on-Sea, from 8:30am -1pm.

  • Have your say: don’t leave it to chance

    Have your say - Gambling Licensing Policy

    Published on Friday, 20th January 2017

    Those wishing to put forward their view about the Council’s new draft Gambling Licensing Policy should get in touch before the closing date on January 29th 2017.

  • Local business secures grant funding

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    Published on Thursday, 8th December 2016

    A local business that specialises in the manufacturing and repair of high quality surgical instruments has received a grant from LoCASE (Low Carbon Across the South East), a European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) programme, set up to help businesses save costs through energy efficiency.

  • Tourism leaders help keep Southend in forefront

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    Published on Thursday, 17th March 2016

    Southend-on-Sea is definitely the place to be.

  • Southend businesses have their broadband boosted

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    Published on Thursday, 3rd September 2015

    Businesses in Southend are being urged to apply now for grants of up to £3,000 to boost their broadband connection and reach quicker speeds whilst funding is still available.

  • Council to form new Thames Gateway South Essex partnership

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    Published on Thursday, 11th December 2014

    Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is set to anchor a revived Thames Gateway South Essex Partnership (TGSEP) with Thurrock Borough.

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