Members news from around the county
The Essex Chambers of Commerce, in partnership with Chelmsford City Council, are proud to announce the upcoming Essex Global Summit, set to take place on 22nd May at Hylands House in Chelmsford. This premier event aims to bring together key stakeholders, Read More
Ciao Bella! New Italian route from London Southend launches with a new airline partnership with Aeroitalia
London Southend Airport has announced a new partnership with Italian airline, Aeroitalia and the addition of a new route to Italy with more routes to follow. From Monday, March 25, 2024, London Southend will offer six-times weekly Aeroitalia flights Read More
National Retail Action Plan
The National Retail Action Plan was recently developed and initiated by the National Police Chiefs' Council (NPCC), Policing Minister Chris Philp and 13 of the UK’s biggest retailers. This comprehensive plan aims to enhance collaboration between law enforcement agencies and retailers to address various challenges faced by the retail sector. Read More
Historic birthday for one of the oldest law firms in the East of England
A leading law firm, with offices across Essex and Suffolk, is celebrating 260 years of legal excellence. Throughout 2024, Ellisons Solicitors will be hosting events and fundraisers to mark the historic milestone. Celebrations will include working with the local community, fundraising to support two, Read More
Strictly Air Ambulance 2024!
Essex & Herts Air Ambulance is thrilled to welcome you to their annual electrifying night of dance and glamour as Strictly Air Ambulance returns for its twelfth spectacular year. This year’s event will be hosted by EHAAT’s celebrity ambassador and TV personality, Lisa Snowden and ITV’s David Whitely at the prestigious Brentwood Read More
New Smart Locker revolutionises Public Sector Workspaces
Industry-leading experts in Smart Lockers and Storage and Charging Solutions, LapSafe® launches a new Smart Locker.  Smart Lockers have quickly become an essential component across public sectors, organisations are choosing to use these innovative solutions to charge, secure, and deploy assets, Read More
Port of Tilbury Police team all achieve advanced first response emergency care qualification
The Port of Tilbury Police team have all successfully completed and achieved a nationally recognised advanced first aid qualification for the first time. The Level 3 award in First Response Emergency Care is an intensive training course which builds on Read More
Snow problem: Drivetech shares winter driving advice
As winter's grip tightens, navigating the roads is particularly challenging for drivers contending with excess rain, snow, black ice, and frost. From identifying hidden risks to preparing your vehicle for the frosty conditions, we’ve compiled the tips below to equip drivers with the knowledge Read More
New graduate programme aims to build careers
A brand new, two-year graduate scheme is opening opportunities to kick-start careers in Essex and Suffolk. Essex & Suffolk Water has created eight exciting new posts, which are set to give experience across a variety of roles in its Assets Directorate – the team that builds and maintains Read More
Essex Law Firm announces Emily Woloszczuk's solicitor qualification
Birkett Long is delighted to announce the successful qualification of Emily Woloszczuk as a solicitor, marking the culmination of six years of studying, exams, and training. Emily brings a wealth of experience to her new role. Before joining Birkett Long, Emily worked as a legal secretary in a criminal Read More
Flexible Working Requests to Become a Day One Right from April 2024
The Flexible Working (Amendment) Regulations 2023 have been put before Parliament and will see the removal of the requirement that an employee must have 26 weeks’ service to be able to make a request for flexible working. The change makes the right to request flexible working a Day One right.  This Read More
The Dunmow Group Selects Essex & Herts Air Ambulance as Charity of the Year to Help Fund New Helicopter
The Dunmow Group is pleased to announce that it has chosen Essex & Herts Air Ambulance (EHAAT) as its Charity of the Year for the upcoming year. The partnership aims to support EHAAT’s vital emergency medical service with some funds going towards Read More
“Game-changing” boost for charity as Community Fund pledges £90,000 in grants
A community wellbeing charity in Stansted Mountfitchet has received a huge new year boost thanks to a £50,000 grant from Stansted Airport Community Fund (SACF). The flagship award to Touchpoint Stansted is part of a £90,000 pot of donations Read More
Lemon Reinforcement Awarded Great Place to Work Certification
Our employees have spoken!  Lemon Reinforcement is very proud to be a certified great place to work.  Thank you to all our employees for makeing our company culture amazing!  Starting 2024 as we mean to go on, we are proud to have been awarded the Great Place to Work certification! This Read More
PFCC visits Chelmsford street benefitting from extra patrols to combat anti-social behaviour  Roger Hirst, Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Essex, visited Moulsham Street in Chelmsford to view how a share of £1.1m in extra funding is combatting anti-social behaviour. In July, eleven ASB hotspots were identified in Essex to Read More
Celebrating a double triumph at Essex Business Awards 2023
We are excited to announce that Holiday Inn Southend has won two prestigious awards, Hotel of the Year 2023, and Restaurant of the Year 2023 for our 1935 Rooftop Restaurant and Bar. The recognition of being named Hotel of the Year 2023 is a testament to our unwavering commitment to providing a flawless Read More
On the Road
Welcome to the newsletter of Open Road published for staff, volunteers, service users, partners and supporters.  This issue includes; Afternoon of Poetry, Music & Magic raises £13,000! SOS Bus Team take on Colchester's Soapbox Rally Witham Community Safety Initiative Titans Security donated to Colchester SOS Bus  and Read More
e-tickets now available to c2c customers
New and more flexible ways to travel as rail operator c2c adds e-tickets to its wide range of print, digital and smart ticketing options.  c2c has introduced e-ticketing to its wide range of ticket and payment options, meaning customers can now buy and present their rail tickets direct from a Read More
Orange PR and Marketing is announced as a finalist in the Essex Small Business Awards
The team at Orange is extremely excited and honoured to have been shortlisted as a finalist in The Essex Small Business Awards for ‘New Small Business of the Year 2023’, shortly after our first anniversary. Since launching in October 2022, Read More
To EV or not to EV
Whether you love them or loathe them, electric cars (EVs) are now firmly a part of life in the UK as of 2022. One in every six cars sold is now fully electric, and we have recently surpassed the milestone of 1 million electric cars here in the UK. For some, they represent a positive step forward towards a cleaner, less polluted planet. For others, they Read More
Maximising Business Success through Streamlined Logistics Planning
The start of a new year presents a strategic window for logistics professionals to assess and plan their transportation needs, a vital step for sustainable growth and competitive advantage.  Key Considerations for Your 2024 Logistics Plan Assembling and reviewing your 2024 logistics plan requires Read More
National Apprenticeship Week
Taking on an apprentice or upskilling your existing staff with an apprenticeship is a great way to  grow your business. Benefits of taking on an apprentice not only benefits your employees in helping them to gain industry recognised qualifications, they also improve your business productivity going forward. For example have you considered a Read More
In early August 2023, a faint meowing sound caught our attention from the garage area of the scrap man next door. Known for caring for feral cats, he confirmed that one of the cats had recently given birth to a litter of kittens, approximately two weeks old. Despite his efforts, the meowing persisted, Read More
Statutory Payment Rates for 2024/25
According to a Statement to Parliament by the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, and a proposal set out in a Department for Work and Pensions policy paper, Statutory Payment rates are set to increase by 6.3% for payments due on or after Sunday 7th April 2024.   Therefore, the rate for statutory maternity, paternity, adoption, shared parental, Read More
Ziegler UK Achieves New Heights as London Gateway Super-Hub Goes Fully Operational
Ziegler UK are delighted to announce the successful transition into its new super-hub at DP World’s London Gateway Logistics Park. With a sprawling 365,000 square feet of cutting-edge warehouse space, plus state-of-the-art office space and a strategic Read More
Strictly heads to Essex
Local business owner Richard Willis, from Attract & Engage, will be competing for the glitter ball at The Brentwood Centre on Saturday 9th March 2024 to raise funds for the Essex & Herts Air Ambulance in front of celebrity judges Nadiya Bychkova & Kai Widdrington from the hit BBC show. Strictly Air Ambulance takes the same format as the Read More
Stansted Airport register with the Employer Supported Policing Scheme
Stansted Airport - Manchester Airport Group are the latest business to register with the Employer Supported Policing Scheme. The scheme asks employers to allow staff who are Special Constables some paid time off to volunteer in the community.  The scheme is completely bespoke which means it can Read More
Agents unveil pioneering office space in Essex
Commercial property professionals gathered at a special pre-launch event of Parkside; the brand new 41,571 sq. ft office complex located on the Knowledge Gateway Research and Technology Park at the University of Essex in Colchester, Essex.   Hosted by joint agents, Whybrow and Carter Jonas, the Read More
Enhancing Cyber Resilience of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises
Take part in a super quick cyber survey! Do your bit to help your own business and the wider business community as well; and give yourself the chance to win a £50 amazon gift voucher! Let us know you’ve taken part in the survey and we’ll even give you a social media shout out across Read More
Lower Thames Crossing Community Events
We're holding a series of events at community halls and shopping centres in February and March to give you the chance to chat with our team. We will be providing information on the progress we made in 2023 and our plans for 2024, including: An update on our planning application Information Read More
Scrutton Bland predict what will be big for digital in 2024
Each year Ryan Pearcy, Associate Partner of SB Digital, and Simon Pinion, Business Advisory Partner at Scrutton Bland, make predictions about what will happen with technology in the coming year. This can be helpful when plotting a course for your business through an ever-changing landscape. Before Read More
Charities benefit from Greater Anglia Class 321 Farewell
£7400 each for East Anglia's Children's Hospices, Havens Hospices, and the Railway Mission. Three charities are benefitting from Greater Anglia’s Class 321 Farewell charity charter train, which ran in the Spring. The special event was a huge success, raising £22,200 to be Read More
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