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Do you possess that special spark of entrepreneurial spirit? If so you’ll be glad you found Southend Peers because you’ll find yourself in very good company!

Southend Peers is an established Southend-on-Sea business networking and referral group. We welcome business owners and would-be business owners alike to get together to build valuable professional relationships: relationships that support, enhance and positively build business.

Our regular meetings take place each Thursday morning and we also host “Later” with Peers meetings to offer a variety of events to our members and guests.

Joining Peers will open new doors and could be one of the most important marketing decisions you will make for 2017. So why not come along and see how Southend Peers, as a collective group of entrepreneurs can benefit you and your business.

Southend Peers Networking Meetings

We meet each Thursday from 6.45am (for a 7am start) to 9am at The Arlington Ballroom, 905 London Road, Leigh-on-Sea, SS9 3LL. Dates and details of our “Later” with Peers events will be published here.

Success-on-Sea: It’s a Risky Business








With the help of our members, find out how to manage the risks your business faces and join us for an informative, interactive evening with cocktails (mocktails), canapes, open networking and fundraising for Southend Hospital.

Registration at 6.00pm; presentations start at 6.30pm.

Hear from our members as to how to minimise your risk in business, including:

Disaster Recovery
Human Resources

Canapés will be available throughout the evening and if you want to take a Risk, why not try one of Southend Peers’ Mocktails or Cocktails specifically created by The Arlington for our members and their guests (at seperate cost).

Once presentations and Q&A’s closed, the event will proceed with open networking so that you can have plenty of opportunity to meet all guests and Southend Peers’ members.

Network, exchange views with like-minded people and share ideas whilst also raising money for a worthy cause (all profits will be donated to Southend Hospital Charity).

Don’t take that Risk, join us so that we can support you in your business today!

Southend Peers and its members look forward to meeting you on the 11th October 2017.

Book your tickets here.


“Later” with Peers

At Southend Peers we believe that you get the best out of business networking if there is a little fun involved!

A number of guests joined us on 6th July to network and hear successful business owners talk about the key to entrepreneurial success: Success-on-Sea – The Key to Entrepreneurial Success.

The event was held on Thursday 6th July from 6pm, at The Beach Hut, Westcliff-on-Sea.

Our guests experienced:

  • A presentation from Martin Stibbards of S. Stibbards & Sons, on how entrepreneurial spirit has kept his family business in operation for 150 years
  • An inspirational talk from Business Action Coach – Lucas Vigilante

And also heard from our hosts at The Beach Hut, and our guest speaker from Southend Hospital Charity – our designated charity for this year.

Southend Peers would like to thank our expert guests and our hosts for the evening:

S. Stibbards & Sons – http://www.stibbards.co.uk/

Lucas Vigilante – http://www.actioncoach.com/lucasvigilante

The Beach Hut, Westcliff-on-Sea – https://www.thebeachhut1.co.uk/


“Later” with Peers

At Southend Peers we believe that you get the best out of business networking if there is a little fun involved!

We arranged a fabulous evening of wine tasting, mushroom tasting and of course networking on Wednesday 15th March at Space 282 in Leigh-on-Sea.

We had local experts from Vino Vero and Urban Farmers hosting the tastings which were followed by informal networking amongst members and guests.

The event was informative, good fun and was a great opportunity to network. If you would like to know more about furture events, please email vikki@allthingsscene.co

Southend Peers would like to thank our experts and host for this special event:
Vino Vero, www.vinovero.co.uk 
Urban Farmers, www.urbanfarmers.co.uk
Space 282, www.space282.co.uk


One of our members, Mike Rutter of Best 4 Advice is featured in the latest edition of ‘Zurich’ Magazine! Read more here.


Our January event was held in association with Metro Bank, at their branch in Southend with guest speaker Vicky Kelly, Business Coach from Pro-Actions Ltd (Essex) who presented on various aspects of key business areas.  The event was a great success.

Our next event will be announced shortly.

Our ‘Later’ events are aimed at those involved with already established, growing and start up businesses. The evenings usually take on the format of a presentation followed by open networking to provide you with the ideal opportunity to introduce yourself and business to Peers’ members, build contacts and to exchange ideas and advice.  To book in or to find out more about future events, contact: vikki@allthingsscene.co


Growing your business requires your time, expertise dedication. With good business contacts, the ability to share knowledge and learn from other (non-conflicting) successful business people can be invaluable. Come and join us for breakfast at The Arlington. We meet every Thursday morning from 7am. Book in with vikki@allthingsscene.co ... See MoreSee Less

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