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Business, over Breakfast

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

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 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.

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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

Francesca Culff

Company: Pride & Groom | Dog Groomers

My name is Francesca and I have always been passionate about animal care, in particular dogs; this is why I established Pride and Groom. Having had longhaired dogs all my life I understand the importance of having a dog groomer you trust and who understands what each family requires from a dog groom, encompassing both show dogs and pets.

I studied with a member of Groom Team England, and through that study I achieved my City & Guild level three qualification, which not only covers grooming techniques but also health and welfare. I am different from other groomers as I offer an exclusive one-on-one service with no caging involved. This minimises dog stress and allows them to form a bond with one dog groomer.

Having had experience with dogs with skin sensitivities and allergies, arthritis, diabetes as well as elderly dogs, and all the issues involved with that, I am more than happy to accommodate any and all issues your dog may have and ensure their comfort is my top priority. Nothing gives me greater pleasure than sending a happy calm dog home with happy owners.

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