Welcome to the Sunspot ☀️ 

At Sunspot, we are more than just a space; we are a vibrant business centre and beach community with a mission to be the heartbeat & support new and emerging local businesses . Established in 2023 Sunspot was born out of a vision to create a dynamic, affordable & flexible space where businesses, could come together to learn, collaborate, and flourish. 
 
Why Choose Sunspot? 
 
🌐 Collaborative Ecosystem: We believe that success is collective. Our hub provides an environment where businesses, marketeers, and creatives can connect, collaborate, and thrive together. Your success is our success. 
 
🚀 Resources for Growth: From state-of-the-art workspaces to mentorship programs and networking events, we offer the resources you need to propel your business forward. Our commitment is to empower you with the tools necessary to begin and grow your business. 
 
⛱️ Beach Community : People are at the heart of everything we do. Our diverse community is not just a network; it's a support system. Engage with like-minded individuals, share experiences, and be a part of a community that believes in lifting each other higher. 
 
What We Offer: 
 
• Modern Working Spaces 
• Networking Events and Workshops 
• Mentorship and Support 
• Meeting room & community garden 
• Close proximity to the best beach in Essex 
• Event Space 
• Public Toilets 
• Co-working space 
 
Since opening: 
 
We have successfully leased 22 out of 24 units to local businesses & entrepreneurs beating estimating forecasts from the feasibility study by over 3.5 years. Two businesses have already upgraded into larger units due to the sustained growth they have achieved since arriving. 
 
We have a now established thriving weekly market featuring local crafters and artisans selling unique handmade treasures. 
 
To view the businesses here at the Sunspot please click on the Businesses tab and select 
 
Working with the Jaywick Community leaders we have hosted a Christmas fete & market and a pancake day event that was covered by ITV Anglia. We currently have plans to host an Easter egg hunt, outdoor cinema night, summer fete, airshow event, fireworks night & crabbing competition keep up to date with our plans on our Sunspot news page to join us at our many community events, 

Community Garden 

The community garden includes a range of native species and is maintained by Tendring District Council, with the help of volunteers. If you are interested in getting involved email thesunspot@tendringdc.gov.uk 

How The Sunspot was funded 

Funding for development of the Sunspot has come from a £2.39million share of the Government’s Getting Building Fund, administered by the South East Local Enterprise Partnership, along with £2.04million from Essex County Council and £816,000 committed from Tendring District Council. 
 
In addition, part of Tendring District Council’s £1.18million allocation from UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund is supporting the operating costs of the facility. 
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