Why Southend?

City in England.

The Hive provides a home for your business in the City Centre of Southend. 

Southend-on-Sea lies in the very South-East of Essex and has 7 miles of beachy coastline to the South, lush, green countryside to the North and the metropolis that is the city of London 40 miles to the West.

The Hive is just a 9 minute walk from Southend Central train station and better still just a 2 minute walk from Southend Victoria train station, both train lines connect us to the city of London in under an hour. Southend Central takes you via the C2C line direct to London Fenchurch Street via Basildon or Thurrock. Southend Victoria takes you via the Greater Anglia line direct to Stratford and London Liverpool Street via Shenfield.  We also have two main roads taking you to the heart of London in about the same time.

​Southend is home to the UK’s fastest-growing regional airport LONDON SOUTHEND AIRPORT which travels to major European destinations, which means your business can go international. With direct bus routes, public car parks and dedicated bicycle lanes on Victoria Avenue, The Hive is the perfect location for your business.


​Southend-on-Sea is a historic seaside destination, and The Hive is just a short walk to the Beach, with the seafront’s array of attractions, bars, restaurants, and the world’s longest Pleasure Pier. Locating your business within The Hive can give you the right work/life balance as well as investment opportunities as the local Council’s Economic Development Team are working with local businesses on regeneration plans across the Borough. 

​Business support tends to be distributed by local authority, so the offer to your business can vary depending on where your business is based. Southend’s Entrepreneurial community is thriving, offering a huge array of networking events and funded business support opportunities. For more information about what’s on offer to Southend based businesses check out Business-on-Sea or contact The Hive Team.