Business Incubation Centre (Southend)

If you're launching a new start-up or growing your recently launched business, our Business Incubation Centre at our Southend Campus offers you office space and meeting rooms on flexible terms.

How it works

We have units available in a variety of sizes to suit your needs and budget. Your rent includes:

  • business rates
  • energy costs
  • staffed reception desk
  • access to telephone and internet provision
  • 3.5 hours free meeting room hire per month
  • 25% discount on conferences and meeting room hire charges

Benefits for your business

  • Easy in/easy out tenancy agreements.
  • Network with other start-up businesses in the Centre.
  • Receive support and guidance from our business development experts and academics specialising in entrepreneurship and innovation.
  • Virtual tenancies are also available.

Current availability

For information on vacant units, please contact us.

Current tenants

  • CNO Systems and Choice Insurance Agency

    CNO Systems and Choice Insurance Agency company logos CNO Systems are a software house specialising in the sale and development of insurance broking and underwriting systems.

    Choice Insurance Agency is an insurance broker specialising in commercial property, liability and professional indemnity insurance. Telephone 0844 980 8790 for more information.

  • Chorus Business Advisers

    Chorus Business Advisers Logo We understand that every business is different and at a unique stage of development. We will work with you to help to build a sustainable and profitable company by:

    • Minimising costs
    • Maximising operational efficiency
    • Accelerating growth
    • We work with integrity on your behalf whilst you can carry on doing what you are best at: Running Your Business

  • The Watch Agency

    The Watch Agency company logo The Watch Agency are an online intermediary specialising in luxury watches and jewellery.

    Services offered include sales, purchasing, procurement, exchange, valuation, servicing and customisation of luxury watches and jewellery.

    Discounts available on most luxury watch brands including Rolex, Cartier, Tag Heuer, Patek Philippe, Omega, Breitling. Pre-owned, ex-display and as-new watches and jewellery sourced from under half of the retail price.

    You can contact The Watch Agency by calling 01702 395100 or by emailing

  • Other current tenants

    • Anglian Community Enterprise
    • Channel Advisor
    • Conceptia
    • Copperburg Summits
    • Eastern Beavers
    • Gauntlet Risk Management
    • Goatcher Chandler (Essex) Ltd
    • ICS Health
    • Ifa Prosure
    • Inneo Recruitment Ltd
    • MHD Productions
    • Nicholls law
    • O3 Insurance
    • Octopus Networks
    • Penni James Carpets
    • Promote local
    • R3 Mortgages
    • Speechless Digital
    • Village Threads Ltd
    • Vincent McCarthy

Current tenants can notify us of visitors or deliveries using our form.

Contact us

Business Incubation Centre

University of Essex, Southend Campus, Elmer Approach, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS1 1LW

Telephone 01702 328300