Members news from around the county
Essex Global Summit – A Resounding Success for Essex Chambers of Commerce
The inaugural Essex Global Summit was a tremendous success for Essex Chambers of Commerce. We welcomed over 100 attendees to the wonderfully opulent surroundings of Hylands House in Chelmsford on Wednesday 22nd May to partake in a conference unlike anything bought to Essex before. Working in partnership Read More
easyJet to open 10th UK base at London Southend Airport next spring signalling continued UK growth
The new UK base will open next March creating around 130 direct and supporting many more indirect jobs  Three A320neo aircraft will be based at London Southend, with six new routes launching to popular leisure destinations for summer 2025 and Read More
Woodland Group’s 2023 Sustainability Report Announces Highest Accolades in Sustainable Supply Chain Management
Woodland Group is proud to announce the release of its 2023 annual sustainable supply chain report, now available. Following months of data collection, analysis, and the collaboration of multiple stakeholders, the release of the 2023 Sustainability Read More
Brew for the Crew is back for another year of refreshing fundraising
We are excited to announce the re-launch of fundraising initiative, ‘Brew for the Crew’. Sponsored by our corporate partners Phase 2 Planning and Milbank, in conjunction with the celebration of National Tea Day on April 21st, ‘Brew for the Crew’ invites individuals, families, Read More
Is Your Business Fire Safe?
Essex County Fire and Rescue Service is committed to working with local businesses to reduce the number of deliberate and accidental fires in commercial premises. The Service’s dedicated Business Engagement team provide advice and support to Essex businesses in order to promote legal compliance (under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order Read More
Celebrating Diversity Through Food: Bring-and-Share Food Day
On Tuesday 23rd April, Thurrock Adult Community College (TACC) held its first Bring-and-Share Food Day event at their brand-new venue, the Old Courthouse in Grays, where students and staff were invited to showcase a traditional dish from their respective cultures.  Participants brought dishes Read More
Welcome to the newsletter of Open Road published for staff, volunteers, service users, partners and supporters. This issue includes; Springtime in Harlow Walled Garden Open Road on the Radio Brand New SOS Bus Launches Open Road attends launch of ERF Recovery Spaces and much more!  You can view the newsletter here.  Read More
Board Succession Announcement: Mark Thurston to be appointed as Anglian Water Chief Executive
The Board of Directors (Board) of Anglian Water is pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Thurston as Group Chief Executive Officer Designate. Mark will join the business on 1 July 2024 and will be appointed to the board of both Anglian Water and Read More
Dataphyte Powers Green Mineral Mining Transparency in Africa with its Goloka Data Access Solution
A sizeable amount of materials used in manufacturing hardware and chips in your laptops come from mineral resources mined in remote areas in Africa. Though the computer manufacturing industry has manufactured approximately 1.5 billion laptops and over Read More
Bluebird, Southend-on-Sea
SKArchitects’ Passivhaus project to help homeless people back into independent living with joy, dignity and charm wins the 2024 RIBA East Sustainability and Client of the Year Awards. 2024 RIBA East Award 2024 RIBA East Sustainability Award sponsored by Autodesk 2024 RIBA East Client of the Year Bluebird, Southend-on-Sea SKArchitects Read More
Upcoming Changes to Food Waste Regulations in 2025: What You Need to Know
As the United Kingdom continues to prioritise environmental sustainability, significant changes are on the horizon for commercial food waste regulations. By 31 March 2025, business premises will be required to adhere to new legislation mandating separate food waste collections. This move, stemming Read More
New Mind signage at Basildon station aims to raise mental health awareness
Local rail operator Trenitalia c2c, has partnered with mental health charity Basildon Mind to raise awareness of the help the charity provides to the local community.   Throughout May and to mark this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week, the signage at c2c’s Basildon station displays Read More
Sustainability at Lifehouse
At Lifehouse we constantly strive to responsibly reduce our impact on the environment and are proud to be able to commit to the following measures of sustainability. As we work towards our Green Tourism accreditation we wanted to highlight our commitments to this increasingly important subject: Biodiversity Our grounds at Lifehouse have been enriched Read More
We are excited to announce our latest funding initiative, in partnership with Essex County Council, for international trade training! The newly announced match funding aims to provide support for our members aspiring to excel in the dynamic world of global commerce. The initiative comes at a crucial Read More
Kent and Essex Police Digital Asset Management System (DAMS)
Guidance for Businesses On 21 September 2022 Kent and Essex Police launched a new Digital Asset Management System (DAMS). DAMS is a single system for both forces to receive, store, manage and share digital assets in relation to both crime and non-crime matters, including CCTV, doorbell footage, mobile Read More
Harwich Haven Authority CEO urges more women to consider a maritime career
The Chief Executive of Harwich Haven Authority (HHA) is urging more women to consider a career in the sector, as the industry celebrates International Day for Women in Maritime. Nationally, only 17% of people working in the ports sector are women, with even fewer working at sea - something HHA CEO Read More
Exciting news from Kingswood Group!
We are thrilled to share with you the exciting news of the recent business expansion for Kingswood Group following a successful acquisition which completed at the end of April.   The acquisition brought with it new and valued clients; all of whom will continue to enjoy the high-quality services and support they have come to expect from their Read More
Marketing Tips for Tradespeople
For builders, electricians, plumbers, carpenters, and other tradespeople, the concept of marketing might seem far removed from the daily grind of your profession.  Yet, understanding and implementing basic marketing strategies can dramatically enhance your business's visibility and growth.  Here’s a straightforward guide to Read More
Five Estuaries Offshore Windfarm to generate renewable energy for hundreds of thousands of homes
The Five Estuaries Offshore Windfarm application reached a major milestone. On 22 April, the Planning Inspectorate formally accepted the application for examination. Five Estuaries is a proposed extension to the existing Galloper Offshore Wind Farm. Read More
Port of Tilbury kicks off the summer with local performers at busy open day
The Port of Tilbury’s community Open Day, held on Saturday 11th May was a great success with local performers, market stalls and red bus port tours. Hundreds of local people of all ages arrived at the sunny London Cruise Terminal for a day of events. The event was organised by the Forth Ports Read More
Our Story
Twenty years ago give or take a decade, I was sat on the floor in my parents front room, trying to work out how to be allowed more time on the computer. My interest wasn’t so much in programming, hacking or developing the first ever relational database. I simply wanted to play games. This was a little before the time of the internet, GUI’s Read More
Directors at serious risk of prosecution for late filing of accounts
Whether you own an apartment on a long lease and decide to become director of the company that owns the freehold or you are the director of any other company for that matter, you take on duties in the role. These include, for example, as a director you must act in a way that (i) promotes the success Read More
Green drive: London Stansted opens first high-speed electric vehicle charging hub
A new high-speed electric vehicle (EV) charging hub and two new drive-thru food outlets have landed at London Stansted. Operated in partnership with Swarco, the hub includes 10 bays that can provide up to 150 kW of power, enabling electric cars to Read More
Chelmsford Achieves Top Seven Ranking in UK Employee Wellbeing League Table
Chelmsford has distinguished itself as one of the top cities in the UK for employee wellbeing, securing the seventh spot in the new Employee Wellbeing League Table published by This ranking underscores Chelmsford's effective strategies in fostering an environment that promotes Read More
ECL partnerships with fire service ensures safety of the sensory impaired. ECL, 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 with sensory impairments Read More
Our Impact on People & Planet
Here at The Cotton Textile Company, we want to take care of people and planet. Here are some of the ways in which we have implemented positive change: We are Living Wage Employers.  We have recycling bins and food waste wormery on site.  We recycle textile waste, which is shredded for sofa stuffing, industrial use etc.  We Read More
Fire service and water industry come together for unique training exercise
Firefighters joined with water technicians to test their response to a chemical fire as part of a unique training exercise. The training exercise took place on-site at Essex & Suffolk Water’s recycling plant at Langford. The chemical is challenging because once alight the flame is clear Read More
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