Businesses urged to find out more about council budget and funding opportunities

Published Thursday, 24th December 2015

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Calling all Southend firms! Don’t miss the special ‘New Year, New Finance’ business briefing from 8:30am on Tuesday 19th January 2016 at Holiday Inn, Eastwoodbury Crescent, Southend-on-Sea.

This will provide the chance for the borough’s businesses to hear more about the council’s draft 2016/17 budget, the savings required, investments planned, and how any new proposals may impact on local businesses.  There will also be a funding marketplace to introduce people to potential sources of funding they may not have considered.

Guest speakers from the Council will be the Leader, Ron Woodley, Chief Executive, Rob Tinlin, and Head of Finance and Resources, Joe Chesterton.

Mary Betson, Executive Councillor for Enterprise, Tourism and Economic Development, said: “This briefing, organised by the Council’s Economic Development team, will give an invaluable opportunity for the local business community to discover more about what is in the planned draft budget from key senior Council officials.

“There will also be a very useful chance to learn more about other funding possibilities.”

For more details and to book your place at the event on Tuesday 19th January at the Holiday Inn, 77 Eastwoodbury Crescent, Southend SS2 6XG please call 01702 215022, email: [email protected] or visit:

Registration starts from 7:30am and the briefing begins at 8:30am