UNITED Living is looking to sign up new suppliers and subcontractors for a three year programme of refurbishment work. The contractor will be hosting a trade networking event with Constructionline to outline opportunities on its recent refurbishment programme win in Thurrock. Attendees will be given the opportunity to join United Living’s approved supplier list to […]
SHOPPING centre owner Hammerson has called off its plan to take over rival Intu in a £3.4bn deal, amid concerns about the health of the UK retail sector reports Sky News. Hammerson, which owns Birmingham’s Bullring centre, had agreed in December 2017 an all-share merger with rival Intu, which owns the Lakeside centre in Thurrock […]
WE all see DP World London Gateway on the horizon as we travel through South Essex, but do you actually know what this magnificent and vast port comprises of? Essex Chambers are delighted to offer you the chance to come and have breakfast and tour the port by coach so you can get a better […]
ESSEX Chambers of Commerce recently held a Round Table event at their Southend office. The event was open to all level of exporters and designed to assist them by focusing on trade opportunities within the Gulf. The event was well received by the delegates attending, with positive feedback.
UK ports have released their gender pay gap details, and for some – Felixstowe and London Gateway – the differential between the wage levels of men and women has almost vanished, but there is still work required by many.
PURFLEET-BASED Carpetright says it is closing 92 stores and cutting 300 jobs as part of a restructuring plan.
THE dates for the closure of Toys R Us stores at Lakeside has been confirmed.
IF you are a landlord of a residential property you should now be aware that from 1st April 2018 your Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) must have a reading of E and above, if it has not you are exposing yourself to a £4,000 fine and if you have multiple properties then you are exposing yourself to multiple fines.
A TILBURY landlord was asking me the other week to what effect homeownership rates in Tilbury in the early to middle aged adult age range
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DP World London Gateway presented two cheques, each worth more than £19,000, to two charities following another successful charity quiz.
A TEAM of students from Grays Convent High School have been named the winners of this year’s Thurrock’s Next Top Boss.
ON TUESDAY, the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) launched its campaign for ‘No More Not Spots’, with the aim of ending not spots for voice coverage where UK phone users live, work, travel and play.
THE gloom on the high street deepened on Wednesday as struggling Carpetright said it would close more stores reports The Guardian.
SOME estate agents claim that the seller is the best person to show a property to prospective purchasers.
STAFF at Toys R Us in Thurrock have been told that no buyer has been found for the UK chain and all stroes will close.
COMMENTING on the Spring Statement, delivered today (Tuesday) by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Denise Rossiter, Chief Executive of Essex Chambers of Commerce, said:
STEPHEN Metcalfe, MP for South Basildon and East Thurrock, visited the Royal Opera House at the High House Production Park in Purfleet on Friday 9 March to meet apprentices working in the ROH Production Workshop and Costume Centre.
AS we go headlong into 2018, I believe UK interest rates will stay low, even with the additional 0.25% increase that is expected in May or June. That rise will add just over £20 to the typical £160,000 tracker mortgage, although with 57.1% of all borrowers on fixed rates,
SOUTHERN Housing Group has announced that it has exchanged contracts with Hyde Group for the purchase of 524 homes in eight local authorities – Thurrock, Woking, Rushmoor, Southend, Hastings, Rother, Wealden and Sevenoaks reports insidehousing.co.uk. The portfolio includes management agreements with seven different third-party registered providers and care and support providers. Alan Townshend, development director […]
ON FRIDAY, Essex Chambers of Commerce and South Essex College hosted a Breakfast Round Table discussion with Apprenticeship Ambassador Stephen Metcalfe MP. It is Stephen’s job to champion the benefits and opportunities that apprenticeships offer
MARCIO A Sa Peixoto was selected by Amazon for an apprenticeship in Tilbury through its apprenticeship programme and now works at the local site as an RME (Reliance Maintenance Engineer) apprentice.
NUSRAT Ghani MP, the Parliamentary Under Secretary for Transport, visited DP World London Gateway on Thursday, as it celebrated International Women’s Day.