Article in AIN dated (I kid you not) 1st April 2012 quotes a bod from SEN:
<The airport also owns and operates an FBO, which it plans to renovate in time for the opening of the Olympic Games in London this summer. According to Jonathan Rayner, head of business development for the airport, London Southend expects to request bids for an established FBO operator to take over the job. “We expect to have a well known global FBO brand partner established in time for the Olympics.” >
They don't have an FBO - they have a waiting room that is grandly called "Executive Handling" which is also used by the gen avn pilots. And they have so much faith in the ability of their own staff that they are looking for an established FBO operator to take over intime for the Olympics! Good luck to the "well known global FBO brand partner" when they take over the waiting room - can't imagine how much money they will need to invest in replacing the 4 sofas and 3 tables.
Ramp parking is limited to the space between the Easy stands, the fire station and taxiway C (+26m each side from centreline has to be kept clear). Where else are they going to park the hordes of aircraft descending on them for the Olympics? The ICAO chart shows 10 parking slots not used by Easy. No-one in their right mind would use the facilities off of taxiway D as this area is unlicensed leaving taxiway F as an ad-hoc parking plot.
If I was flying the boss in I'd be booking Biggin, Farnborough, Stansted and even Luton ahead of SEN.