Members news from around the county
Fenchurch Street station welcomes charity pop-up shop
c2c customers can now buy their Christmas presents while supporting a local charity at a new pop-up shop at Fenchurch Street station.  The shop, which is run by Essex charity Havens Hospices, is selling an exclusive range of gifts including hand-poured candles, vegan soaps, designer scarves, more
Ziegler UK to Make Big Statement of Intent With Upcoming Move Into Super-Hub
In a strategic announcement that promises to reshape the landscape of multimodal freight logistics, Ziegler UK have revealed plans to expand from its current head-office at DP World’s London Gateway Logistics Park by moving into an adjacent 500,000 more
Case Studies: How to Structure and Write Case Studies That Are Clear, Compelling, and Concise
Case studies are the backbone of any good B2B sales and marketing programme. For decades, good case studies have demonstrated how products and services are achieving favourable results and helped business development teams move potential customers closer more
Law firm announces enhanced Christmas collection across the East of England
A leading East Anglian law firm is rallying businesses across Colchester to donate essential food and supplies to stop people going hungry this Christmas.  With offices across the East of England, Ellisons Solicitors will be collecting donations for five foodbanks in Bury St Edmunds, Colchester, more
How Azets Boost can help you
Boosting and improving your business performance through strategy formulation, coaching, mentoring and regular proactive support. As business leaders contend with many external factors and operational challenges, they may not always be able to focus on strategy. This is where a strategic advisor can help, identifying key areas for development, collaborating more
New Housing Scheme Impresses Awards Judges
A Southend homeless charity alongside a Westcliff architects have been recognised with an award for a new housing development. Bluebird is the outcome of a five-year programme between charity HARP and architects SKArchitects to build more homes for homeless people in Southend. It provides 50 beds more
Autumn Statement 2023 Recap
On 22 November 2023, Jeremy Hunt delivered the ‘Autumn Statement for Growth’. Against an improving economic backdrop, the Chancellor is keen to stimulate economic growth and highlighted 110 measures for businesses. In addition, there were significant statements relating to National Insurance changes and also the reform of work-related state more
Business Fire Safety Newsletter
Task-force to tackle fire risk high-rise buildings A team of specialist fire officers from Essex County Fire and Rescue Service are working with a Barrister to make high-rise buildings safer. The team has been tasked with auditing high-rise premises in Essex to ensure compliance with fire safety legislations which came into force in January 2023 more
Retained EU Law – how your business can prepare
Moore Kingston Smith’s Employment Law Advisor, Donal Moon, gives an outline of the Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill 2022, and explains what employers need to know about its potential impact and provides examples of things employers should be doing to help ensure that they are prepared more
Thames Freeport has agreed a ground breaking partnership with the Seoul Digital Foundation, South Korea, the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham, and Connected Places Catapult to launch a Smart Homes Innovation Hub in Barking, London. The agreement more
Orange PR and Marketing Celebrates Award-Winning First Year
After an exciting first year, Orange PR and Marketing has been announced as the winner of both the New Company of the Year and Excellence in Marketing award at the Essex Business Awards - a huge achievement for the agency that specialises in food & drink, health & beauty and lifestyle brands. The more
Is your Business missing funding to upskill and train your workforce?
The Apprenticeship Levy has been a game-changer. This innovative funding allows employers to invest in apprenticeships and upskill their workforce by bridging skills gap, enhance productivity, and foster economic growth by using funds provided by larger UK employers.  How does it work? These more
London Stansted records busiest ever October
London Stansted recorded its busiest ever October as nearly 2.6 million passengers passed through its terminal, surpassing the previous record set in 2018. The popularity of the airport’s extensive European route network, plus the half-term getaway, ensured Stansted welcomed more than 28,000 more
Learn how you can live a zero-waste lifestyle and reduce your carbon footprint with the new Carbon Cutting Essex app!
Join our county’s fight against climate change and take action to reduce your carbon footprint with the new Carbon Cutting Essex app. We all have a role to play in protecting the future of our planet and helping tackle climate change. With the more
Zest Recycle Highly Commended at Waste2Zero Awards 2023
We are delighted to have been Highly Commended at the Waste2Zero Awards 2023 for Best Waste Project Communication & Engagement Award.   This award was a great opportunity to showcase our work with Blackrose Pubs as we collaborated to increase recycling rates, rationalise the existing service more
Labour Leader and Shadow Chancellor visit the Port of Tilbury
On Thursday 23 November, Keir Starmer, leader of the Labour Party and Rachel Reeves, Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer, toured the Port of Tilbury to see first-hand the importance of building infrastructure to generate growth in the UK. During the overview of London’s major port and its expansion more
Lifehouse Spa Receives Prestigious Accolades: Gains 2 AA Rosettes, Official AA 4-Star Accreditation, and retains Coveted Good Spa Guide 5 Bubble Spa Award for 2023
Lifehouse Spa and Hotel has cemented its position as one of the finest retreats in the country by receiving an array of prestigious accolades. The luxury spa resort has notched up an outstanding achievement, gaining 2 AA Rosettes, a official AA 4-star more
PFCC Roger Hirst joins MP Anna Firth in viewing Southend’s mobile CCTV vehicle Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner Roger Hirst visited Southend on Friday 10 November to join Anna Firth MP in viewing a mobile CCTV vehicle managed by Southend City Council Community Safety Unit. The vehicle is equipped with 4 external digital static cameras more
Greater Anglia looks to break down stereotypes and attract more women to apply for train driver roles
Greater Anglia is working to break down the myths around the male-dominated train driver role, as it looks to attract more women into the job through a series of special events. The train operator recently held a bespoke event at its training academy more
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