A BUSINESS organisations has announced a new manager to lead projects to support trade.

Southend Business Improvement District has announced the appointment of manager, Suzanne Gloyne.

The role is to support the businesses in the business improvement district and help them to achieve their aim of continuing to develop Southend’s High Street and famous seafront area into the region’s most visited destinations and great places for commerce, leisure and culture.

Suzanne, from Leigh, said: “I was searching for a new challenge in a role that I could bring both my skill set and passion to, and when I saw the manager role advertised, I just knew I had to apply.

"To be able to work in the area where I have grown up and to help it thrive in partnership with businesses is a joy and I can’t wait to continue the good work the team started."