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Business, over Breakfast

Southend Peers is an established Southend-on-Sea business networking and referral group that meet each Thursday morning.

Our meetings are both fun and fruitful, 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.

Joining Southend Peers will open new doors and help grow your business through a collective group of like-minded entrepreneurs.

Our Meetings

What to expect?

Our meetings follow a familiar format, but with a ‘Peers’ twist.

Each week, members have the opportunity to deliver a 60-second message to the group, followed but a nominated member presenting a 10-minute introduction to themselves and their business.

Occasionally we also split into breakout groups to discuss business challenges and opportunities, and how they affect our respective businesses.

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So far this year, we’ve passed




of Business


Southend Peers is more than just a networking group, each year we nominate a number of local charities and engage in a number of fundraising events.

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Southend Peers

The Richest People In The World Look For And Build Networks

Robert Kiyosaki

Effective networking isn't a result of luck - it requires hard work and persistence

Lewis Howes

Networking is marketing. Marketing yourself, your uniqueness, what you stand for

Christine Comaford-Lynch

The way of the world is meeting people through other people

Robert Kerrigan

If you want 1 year of prosperity, grow grain. If you want 10 years of prosperity, grow trees. If you want 100 years of prosperity, grow people

Chinese Proverb

A really important part of networking is actually about what you bring to the table-not just what you want to get out of it. Contribution is a big part of networking success.

Gina Romero

Our members

Colin Merenda

Company: Merenda & Company Ltd | Insurance

Serving the local community for over 50 years.

We have provided friendly independent help and advice to the local community for over 50 years.
Colin Merenda and his team have access to over 150 of the countries leading insurers to find the right policy for you.

We Aim To Get You The Best Possible Price, But There’s More….

Using a Broker isn’t just about getting the best possible price, but we understand it is important. By searching the whole market we’re able to get you a variety of quotes from a range of Insurers.
It’s not just about taking out any old policy. Where we’re able to really help you is by ensuring that the policy you’re taking out matches your needs. Ensuring you’re not under insured and we will point out important terms and conditions, optional extensions and exclusions so you can be confident that you have the protection you want.
At Merenda Insurance, we want to take the hassle out of dealing with your Insurance Company. So, if you need to make a Claim, we’re here to help. We’ll be with you every step of the way.

Don’t Meander – Go Merenda…

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