Shop local, shop southend

Support your local businesses and help them thrive for the long term benefit of the community. 

Why spend locally?


  • Boost the local economy

  • Local independent shops can often sell quirky, one-off gifts

  • Great, personal customer service from local trader

  • Items shipped or sourced locally are more environmental sustainable

  • Possibility to try before you buy

  • Many local shops act as mini communities so by shopping local you are supporting /building communities.

  • From a COVID-19 perspective it requires less traveling and therefore less risk.

2020 campaign

A new 'Shop Local, Shop Southend-on-Sea’ campaign has launched and will be running through to the end of the year. The aim is to highlight and promote the wealth of excellent local businesses our shopping districts have to offer and the more businesses that get involved, the better the results for all. If your business offers Click and Collect services, get in touch to be added to the latest list.​ 

Get your business involved


Get involved in the campaign:

1. Download and print off localised posters for display in your venue (below)

2. Share the shop local video to showcase what our town has on offer (below)

3. Use the #ShopLocal and #ShopSouthend whenever posting about events, offers and news from your business

4. Save and use digital assets for your social media accounts (below)

5. Like, comment or share #ShopLocal #ShopSouthend posts from the business community to create more buzz


Read more on the 2020 campaign HERE.

​The Best Festive Business competition has now launched and you could be in with a chance of winning a free promotional video worth £500. To be in with a chance to win you need to take a picture of your festive Christmas window display and submit it to Your picture will be posted on the Business On Sea facebook page and it will be up to the public to decide who wins.

Shop Southend Resources

Shop Southend Poster:

Shop Southend Images:

Shop Southend Video:

Download the video here:

Shop Southend

CLICK HERE to see posters and images for:

#ShopLeighonSea #ShopWestcliffonSea #ShopSouthchurch #ShopEastwood #ShopShoeburyness

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