Southend Peers is an established Southend-on-Sea business networking and referral group that meets 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 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 by 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.
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.
Company: Crown Vocational Training | Apprenticeships and work-based learning
I’m Karen and am a Director of Crown Vocational Training. I have been working in the apprenticeships and work-based learning sector for over 20 years.
Crown is a specialist in work-based learning and apprenticeships based in Leigh, but working over Essex and London and beyond. I work with companies to help them find and train suitable apprentices, tailoring our programmes to their business needs.
Funding is also available for upskilling existing staff. Our management and property services programmes are especially popular in this respect.
If you would like to know more, I can offer a free training needs analysis or discuss how you can take on an apprentice to help your business grow.