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Community and Events

Launchpad brings great businesses and people together and unites them in a culture of support, inspiration, and shared success.

We want people to feel like they are a part of something exciting and progressive – because they truly are! Surround yourself with inspiring individuals, experts, and resources that can help turn your innovative ideas into a successful venture.

By meeting and working with other driven entrepreneurs, you can find the perfect collaborator or mentor to help propel your business forward. That’s why Launchpad regularly offers free networking events and workshops where you can connect with like-minded individuals in your industry.

Upcoming Events

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Word of Mouth: How to build a CRM referral engine for your business

Launchpad Southend Launchpad Airport Business Park, Rochford

Join Better Agency at the Launchpad to see how you can create a referral engine!  Word of Mouth: How to build a CRM referral engine for your business! In the world of small business, referrals and word-of-mouth marketing are crucial for success. By nurturing relationships with customers, prospects, suppliers, family, and friends, you can create ... Read more

Demystifying Public Sector Procurements for SMEs


Demystifying Public Sector Procurements for SMEs A free webinar for SMEs that explores how small to medium sized businesses in Essex can find and successfully bid for public sector contracts. This webinar is delivered by David Adlington, Consultant, from The Consortium, Catherine Martin, Procurement Specialist, from Essex County Council, Derin Ovolen, Social Value and Climate ... Read more


Essex Construction Alliance (ECA)

Chelmsford Rugby Club Timsons Lane, Chelmsford, United Kingdom

From sole traders to tier one contractors, come along to meet industry experts and connect with like-minded construction professionals. Tickets are now available for the next Essex Construction Alliance event. After successful events in Harlow and Billericay, the Essex Construction Alliance (ECA) is headed to Chelmsford Rugby Club on 13 June! Join from 8am to ... Read more


Access to finance

University of Essex, Southend Campus - The Forum, Elmer Square, Southend-on-Sea SS1 1NS The Forum, Southend on Sea, Essex, United Kingdom

Join Backing Essex Business and Eden Bookkeeping Solutions at this free workshop aimed at newly established businesses looking to access finance! A FREE in-person workshop, where we demystify the intricate world of business funding, equipping newly established businesses with the knowledge and strategies needed to secure the resources your business needs and deserves. In this ... Read more


Networking Essex Southend

The Boundary Eastern Avenue, Southend on Sea, United Kingdom

Join other local businesses for an exciting networking event happening in Southend! It's the perfect opportunity to connect with like-minded professionals and expand your network. The event will take place at Southend The Boundary. Don't miss out on this chance to meet new people, exchange ideas, and potentially collaborate on exciting projects. Mark your calendars ... Read more


Southend & Rochford Sales Club – Do you want fries with that?

Launchpad Southend Launchpad Airport Business Park, Rochford

Sales Club at the Launchpad! Come join Sales Geek Essex for their brilliant Essex Sales Club, the home of free business growth and sales strategy masterclasses!! We will be exploring a range of topics designed to help you sell more stuff and change the way you perceive sales. We currently have several venues across Essex ... Read more


YES Network workshop: Start your business

TwentyOne Western Esplanade #Unit 21, Southend on Sea, Essex, United Kingdom

In this workshop you will learn the skills and methods you need to start your business, as well as network amongst like-minded young people and new, invaluable connections. Delivered by an advisor from Southend Business Lift Off, which is a start up programme fully funded by Southend-on-Sea City Council. This will be followed by a ... Read more


Southend Business Partnership: Breakfast briefing

Maritime Room, Cliffs Pavilion Station Road, Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex

The morning will have on offer a free, light breakfast, networking opportunities and a round of business updates from local businesses and providers. Currently keynote speakers will include:- James Sinclair, entrepreneur and CEO of Partyman Group, will be featuring his development of the legendary brand of Rossi since its acquisition in 2021. Nick Parr, Theatre ... Read more


Networking Essex Colchester


(FREE) Networking Essex Colchester Thursday 11th July 12pm-2pm Join us for a fantastic networking event at the Colchester Rugby Club! This in-person gathering is the perfect opportunity to connect with local professionals and expand your network. Don't miss out on the chance to make valuable connections and exchange ideas with like-minded individuals. Mark your calendar for Thursday ... Read more


Embedding net zero governance: implications for your business


Embedding net zero into your organisation’s governance structure is a crucial component to successfully delivering against net zero strategy and targets. In this webinar, Andrew Griffiths, Planet Mark’s Director of Policy and Corporate Development, will be joined by Dr Victoria Hurth to provide guidance on establishing comprehensive systems, processes and reporting to manage your organisation’s net zero journey. ... Read more


Essex Business Partnerships: Rochford and Southend Networking Breakfast

Launchpad Southend Launchpad Airport Business Park, Rochford

Essex Business Partnerships and Launchpad are working in collaboration to launch this new networking breakfast in the Rochford/Southend area for those businesses who like to network. Networking is a great marketing tool and if undertaken properly can build long lasting relationships for businesses to work together and grow, if you have never tried it before ... Read more


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