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The Festival of Business Returns for Third Triumphant Year
The Essex Chambers of Commerce is excited to announce the return of the much-anticipated Festival of Business for 2024. This unmissable event for entrepreneurs, job seekers, and business enthusiasts will take place on Wednesday 13th November at Chelmsford City Racecourse. Bigger than ever before Read More
Leadership promotions and growth across FJG
Fisher Jones Greenwood is entering into a new era, having promoted a number of experienced team members into senior leadership roles. The firm, which is currently based in 10 locations across Essex and Suffolk, is embarking on a period of planned expansion, having secured backing from private equity Read More
Thurrock’s Next Top Boss
Thurrock's Next Top Boss is an annual competition that gives students the opportunity to work with local employers on real business challenges. This year, at Trunk Logistics we had the privilege of partnering with Thurrock Council to be the chosen business. We tasked students from Grays Convent High School, Hathaway Academy, Olive AP Academy Read More
Finding a Microsoft Specialist
The Microsoft ecosystem is a complex, and dare we say, dull area of your IT systems. But please read on! There is every chance your business is one of the thousands of businesses in the UK making use of Microsoft systems everyday. With such complex mission-critical environments covering your office, the cloud, hybrid working and home working getting Read More
Ziegler Awarded WDA Licence For Controlled Temperature Storage
Ziegler are thrilled to announce a significant achievement under the management of Northampton Branch Manager Marzena Spiewak and UK Logistics Manager Darrell Noble, the granting of a Wholesale Distribution Authorisation (WDA) licence by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). Read More
Tips for using ChatGPT to help with your SEO
In the ever-evolving world of technology, artificial intelligence, and smart tools, there are now more ways than ever to maximise your SEO impact and help your website stay ahead of competitors. One of the most popular tools of recent years is ChatGPT, which was released in November 2022 and Read More
Europlaz donates 25 bleed kit lifelines
Medical device moulder Europlaz has donated 25 potential life-saving bleed kits to the Liam Taylor Legacy.  The donation was made by the medical manufacturer in memory of local resident Liam Taylor. The 19 year old tragically lost his life to knife crime in 2020. The Liam Taylor Legacy was founded Read More
Why restaurants should invest in mobile apps
In the changing landscape of the hospitality industry, it’s important for businesses to stay ahead of the curve. As a restaurant or business owner, you're constantly seeking innovative ways to engage with your customers and enhance their overall experience. Enter mobile app development – Read More
Discover the LapSafe® Peripheral Vending Machine
Industry-leading experts in Smart Lockers and Storage and Charging Solutions, LapSafe®, has integrated one of the most intelligent Peripheral Vending Machines, boasting an array of features, to provide convenience in workplaces and educational institutes. You hear the words ‘Vending Machine,’ Read More
The advantages and disadvantages of employee turnover
Do you feel like you’re struggling with employee retention in your organisation? Studies from UK Money suggest that the UK has one of the highest employee turnover rates in Europe, and every year an average of 16.8% of employees leave their jobs in the UK. Moore Kingston Smith People Advisory Read More
Future Youth Zone Celebrates 5th Birthday
Future Youth Zone, Barking and Dagenham, will be celebrating its 5th Birthday in mid-May. The youth center charity was opened by HRH Prince Harry in 2019 and has gone from strength to strength since then. They have supported thousands of local young people through the pandemic and the cost-of-living Read More
Race4Business: Essex business running event returns to support hospice care
Essex businesses are invited to grab their running shoes and help raise vital funds for local hospice care. Race4Business, sponsored this year by Fiserv, Birketts, Rickard Luckin and Tangent International, is a fun 5K race in Chelmsford which brings colleagues together for a social evening outside Read More
Essex Chambers - Helping you train your staff in International Trade
We are always looking at ways we can help businesses thrive when trading internationally, and we are delighted to be able to announce TWO new offers. Trade Expert Training Discount! Our core suite of Trade Expert training courses are designed to cover the essential aspects of import and exporting. Read More
Essex Police employs more women as police officers than ever before.  Essex Police now employs more women as police officers than ever before, according to new figures released in the force’s annual gender pay gap report. The number of women employed in leadership and police staff roles at Essex Police has also increased as the force Read More
Three Daily Marketing Tasks You Can Do For Free
Staying on top of your marketing strategy can be hard, especially for small businesses. Here are three daily marketing tasks that can significantly boost your brand presence and engagement without costing a penny. These methods leverage your time and creativity, proving that effective marketing doesn't Read More
Claire Read’s Path to Legal 500 Hall of Fame
Claire Read’s sustained professional prominence matches her acclaimed reputation. As a Partner of Essex based law firm Birkett Long, Claire’s induction into the Legal 500 Hall of Fame is a testament to her remarkable standing and that of her firm. As the Head of Birkett Long’s Private Read More
April 2024 Employment Law Changes
2024 is not just the year of the dragon it is also the year of employment law changes. With most of these changes coming into effect in April 2024. We have researched and summarised these changes for you so you don’t have to.   1. Flexible working – Flexible Working (Amendment) Regulations 2023 Effective from 6 April 2024 Read More
Funding totalling £33,000 to support community initiatives
A total of £33,000 will be awarded to eight local charities and community groups in East Herts, Uttlesford, and Harlow as part of the latest round of grants from Stansted Airport Community Fund (SACF). The SACF offers grants of up to £5,000 to projects aimed at improving community life, Read More
Commercial Recycling: Reduce, Reuse & Recycle
It’s estimated the UK generates around 40 million tonnes of commercial and industrial waste every year – that’s 200,000 blue whales. However, according to latest government figures, only 48.8% of all waste is recycled or otherwise recovered. This fell short of the UK’s target Read More
It’s pond life for the Great Crested Newt at Hanningfield
Four new ponds have been created at Hanningfield Reservoir to help support the local Great Crested Newt population.   Froglife Ecological Services (FES), a charity with a specific remit to conserve reptile and amphibian species, provided the hard work to create the ponds under the District Level Read More
Scrutton Bland Announces Well-Deserved Promotions As Part Of Big Growth Plans
Scrutton Bland Announces Well-Deserved Promotions  As Part Of Big Growth Plans  In a significant step towards their growth plans, Scrutton Bland are thrilled to announce four promotions across the firm. From 1 April there are three new Partners: Read More
Game-changing partnership with Essex County Fire and Rescue Service ensures safety of the sensory impaired
An Essex-based sensory support service has developed a formidable partnership with Essex County Fire and Rescue Service to ensure its services are accessible to everyone with sight and/or hearing loss. ECL’s Sensory Service, which supports people Read More
The benefits of using a specialist payroll service provider
As a business owner, it’s likely your focus is often split between the various areas in your organisation that require regular attention. One of these areas, which is of high importance, is payroll. It’s an ever increasingly complex process, influenced by a substantial amount of regularly Read More
Greater Anglia to boost university students’ skills through industrial placement scheme
Greater Anglia is offering university students the chance to gain skills and experience for a year through its industrial placement scheme. The company, which runs trains from London Liverpool Street to destinations across Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Read More
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