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Essex Chambers of Commerce are thrilled to announce the launch of our new Trade Expert Training Academy. This milestone marks a significant leap forward in our commitment to fostering global excellence and empowering our businesses to trade internationally. The Read More
c2c and Primary Engineer celebrates renewed partnership on World Engineering Day
East London and South Essex train operator c2c was pleased to announce the second phase of its partnership on World Engineering Day with charity, Primary Engineer, which supports the development of children and young people through engagement with Read More
Family Business of the Year Winners
Containers 4 Sale is delighted to announce that we won the Gold Award in the SME London Business Awards 2024 in the Barnes Roffe Family Business of the Year category. With tough competition, we knew it was going to be difficult, but our team pulled out all the stops and the judges awarded us the coveted top prize in the category. The Ceremony The Read More
Local inclusive employment service supports NHS recruitment roadshow
An Essex-based inclusive employment service was recently invited to participate in the first inclusive recruitment and workforce roadshow to be organised by Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (EPUT). The careers showcase and advice day took place on Thursday 22 February at St Margaret’s Read More
Should You Buy a Car with Over 100,000 Miles? Decoding the Mileage Myth
In the quest for a reliable and budget-friendly vehicle, the question of whether to purchase a car with over 100,000 miles often looms large. It's a decision that requires careful consideration, weighing both potential advantages and risks. Here, I'll share my perspective on this common dilemma, Read More
Woodland Group renews as Principal Partner to Essex County Cricket Club
Leading independently-owned logistics company Woodland Group has agreed to renew their status as a Principal Partner of Essex Cricket for a further three years. By continuing to sponsor the Twenty20 playing shirt and having their distinctive ‘We care. We connect. We deliver.’ branding Read More
Kite Spirit and the Port of Tilbury mark International Women’s Day with textile project commemorating Queen Elizabeth I
Kite Spirit, a dynamic all female group based in Thurrock and known for their exceptional textile artworks, have started work on a new piece in celebration of International Women's Day on 8th March 2024. Partnering with The Port of Tilbury, the group's Read More
Holiday Pay Reforms for irregular hours and part-year workers
Irregular hours and part-year workers will now have their holiday pay calculated as 12.07 per cent of actual hours worked in a pay period, for leave years starting on or after 1 April 2024. This calculation is based on the fact that all workers are legally entitled to 5.6 weeks’ leave, though may Read More
Stansted leaps out of record-breaking February and prepares to spring into Easter
London Stansted shrugged off the cold and damp of a leap-year February to toast another record-breaking month for passengers. More than 1.92 million passengers passed through the terminal during February, beating the previous record set in February Read More
Essex and Suffolk Water recognised as one of the UK’s Best Workplaces™
Essex and Suffolk Water is officially one of the best places to work in the UK.   It’s the fourth time in four years that Great Place to Work® UK has included the water company in the super large category of the UK’s Best Workplaces™ list.    Essex and Suffolk Read More
Discover the New Drop-Off & Collection Smart Locker
Industry-leading experts in Smart Lockers and Storage and Charging Solutions, LapSafe®, has launched its new Smart Locker, named Sovran™. Boasting an array of features, this latest Smart Locker provides convenience in workplaces and educational institutes.  Sovran® is a cutting-edge Read More
Yunatech Sponsors Essex and Herts Air Ambulance Runners in London Marathon
Yunatech, a leading technology solutions provider, proudly announces its sponsorship of the Essex and Herts Air Ambulance (EHAAT) team participating in this year's London Marathon. As part of its commitment to community support, Yunatech is backing the dedicated individuals who are running to raise Read More
Essex County Fire and Rescue Service launches campaign to cut false alarms
Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is taking proactive measures to reduce the hundreds of false alarms it attends each year. According to the latest statistics, firefighters responded to over 1240 false alarms in commercial buildings last year. Group Manager Dave Bond, Head of Protection at Essex Read More
The Benefits of a Dedicated Courier Service for Your Business Deliveries
What is Dedicated Delivery? Dedicated delivery ensures that your goods are transported from point A to point B (or multiple stops if choosing a multi-drop service) without any detours or stops unrelated to your shipment. This is facilitated by a vehicle dedicated solely to your load, akin to a taxi Read More
Work gets underway at Thurrock’s new health centre
A ground breaking ceremony was held recently to celebrate the start of construction at a new diagnostics centre in Thurrock, Essex. The Community Diagnostic Centre (CDC) is being built at Thurrock Community Hospital, owned by Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust. Morgan Sindall Construction’s Read More
London Southend Airport revealed as main sponsor for World Cup-on-Sea
London Southend Airport is proud to announce its participation as a main sponsor for the highly anticipated World Cup-on-Sea charity football event, which will raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children.  Organised by AJ Chambers, the 7-a-side football tournament will take place Read More
Be aware of Hidden Fees: A Guide for Businesses in Essex
In the dynamic world of business, every penny counts. Transparent pricing in payment processing is crucial for businesses to maintain financial health and build trust with their customers. However, the threat of hidden fees can eat your profits and catch businesses off guard. What are hidden fees? Hidden Read More
Ellisons Solicitors unveiled as UK’s Best Workplaces™ finalist
A leading law firm is celebrating after being shortlisted as one of the top places to work in the country. Ellisons Solicitors, which has offices across Essex and Suffolk, was named as a finalist in the UK's Best Workplaces™ List 2024. The firm has been recognised in the “Large” Read More
Are you prepared for the major employment law developments this year?
The following changes came into force on 1 January 2024 and will begin to apply to employers at various points throughout 2024.    These are largely positive for employers, reducing some more onerous burdens and fixing some of the issues which emerged as a result of case law in recent years:  Working Read More
Essex County Council shortlisted for two national awards
The Essex Climate Focus Area (CFA) has been shortlisted in the Future Places category of the LGC Awards 2024.  The climate initiative has been using pragmatic ways to manage land sustainably and support innovative landowners championing change such as at Spains Hall Estate, which has seen the Read More
What is Google’s March 2024 Core Web Vitals Update
With the ever-evolving digital landscape, it is important to stay up to date with new metrics that could potentially impact your SEO. Here, we investigate Google’s Core Web Vitals update which took place in March 2024 and explain what it is, if the changes could influence SEO, and how you can Read More
Community Safety Expo 24 hears partnership work key to getting crime down Partnership work leads to success in getting crime down – the key message from the PFCC Essex’s Community Safety Expo 24 held on 1st March. The Expo, at Boreham House, near Chelmsford, was attended by more than 250 representatives of community safety partners, Read More
Future Youth Zone Sees Youth Mental Health Thrive
When I read “A quarter to half of all adult mental illness may be preventable with appropriate interventions in childhood and adolescence” from the Essex County Council website, I knew from firsthand experience how true this is.  Working at Future Youth Zone, in the borough Dagenham Read More
Low-Cost & No-Cost Marketing: Five ideas that won’t break the bank
The first item to get cut when the economy slows is the marketing line. It's true that in a shrinking market, the companies that increase their marketing get more visibility. The result is they steal market share from those who mothball marketing budgets. Yet, it’s not all about spending money; Read More
Greater Anglia wins three national awards for train performance
Greater Anglia has won three national awards for train performance for the second year in a row. At the Golden Whistles Awards 2024 – an annual event organised by Modern Railways magazine and the Chartered Institution of Rail Operators to celebrate excellence in UK railway operations – Read More
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