It is with immense pleasure that we share the Essex, Southend-on-Sea and Thurrock LSIP report and supporting documents. This is the result of a lot of hard work, engagement and collaboration. We have been amazed and enthused at the support across Essex for this work and appreciate all the time employers and stakeholders have spent feeding into it. The collaborative approach has been second to none, with everyone joining forces in a shared determination to make this a success. We have listened to the business community and believe this report reflects their feedback throughout.