COMMUNITIES minister Brandon Lewis praised the apprenticeships scheme launched by DP World London Gateway and South Essex College as he visited the site on Monday morning. Showing a head for heights, Mr Lewis joined by local mp, Stephen Metcalfe, principal of South Essex College, Angela O’Donoghue and chief executive of DP World London Gateway, Simon Moore as they ascended the 200 metre cranes at the port.
MARKS & Spencer is in talks to take a 1m sq ft warehouse at DP world’s London Gateway port development. The move is expected to satisfy the high street retailer’s long-standing requirement for a new south-east depot.
Gable Hall students visit London Gateway London Gateway, Thurrock, 16th May 2013: Forty-five pupils from Gable Hall School, along with their teachers, recently visited the London Gateway to learn about future career opportunities. The GCSE students were given a presentation explaining the project by Helen Woolford, a graduate of the school, who now works in [...]
When Callum was asked what his one wish was by Make-A-Wish Foundation® UK, Callum said he wanted to get up close to and swim with dolphins. His wish was granted and Callum had an amazing time, even meeting his own special dolphin called CJ.
IT IS always a hive of industry at AJ Insurance on Dock Rad, Tilbury. Inside the grand building, staff beaver away at providing a first class service for their customers. Director, Paula Hare has been with the company for over thirty years.
ON 11th and 12th May, intu Lakeside will welcome the Elite Model Look UK Competition 2013 in centre to find a new modelling superstar!
Following the success of the 2012 competition, intu (owner of intu Lakeside) is delighted to again work in partnership with Elite Model Look UK, with Colgate Max White ONE as the official location partner, exclusively hosting events at 5 locations across the UK.
Captain Exley’s role as Marine and Cruise Manager at the Essex Port sees him responsible for the redevelopment of the historic Grade II listed London Cruise Terminal, marketing this unique cruise facility on the Thames internationally and building the cruise business into Essex and London. He has recently returned from Florida where, Forth Ports in association with Cruise Britain, exhibited at the Cruise Shipping Miami Conference, with a view to attracting new business to the cruise terminal in London.
Cory Environmental leave a multi million pound legacy in Thurrock. Grays Beach park, Thameside nature park, Chafford Hundred Gorges and the Woolmarket in Horndon to name just a few.
FREE WiFi is now available at intu Lakeside, allowing shoppers to keep up-to-date with the latest news, check sports scores, update social networks and even stream video on the go. After laying 1200km of fibre optic cable, installing 183 antennas and testing the network for three weeks, shoppers can now surf while they shop at intu Lakeside – and it won’t cost them a penny.
INTU Lakeside is delighted to be helping women and men find the perfect pair of jeans and have teamed up with Cosmopolitan, the national women’s magazine, to offer an exclusive styling event – Jean Genie – from 26-28th April. Inspired by the styles seen on the likes of Rihanna, Jay-Z and Cameron Diaz, Jean Genie will treat shoppers to a unique styling experience for FREE, with expert stylists on hand to help shoppers solve their denim dilemmas. They’ll also be able to pick up some extra ideas on how to complete the look, including shoes and accessories from the stores within intu Lakeside.
THE CREW of a cross channel ferry that suddenly went out of service, are being supported by Catholic seafarers’ charity, Apostleship of the Sea. The ‘Ostend Spirit’ worked the Ramsgate to Ostend route but ceased operations last week and is currently laid up in Tilbury Docks reports the Independent Catholic News. The Eastern European crew are still on board as discussions about the future of the ship and their future continue. Reports claim crew have not been paid since Christmas.
FitBride UK will be hosting this unique workshop for brides-to-be at the Park Inn Thurrock on 9th June from 10am to 3.30pm. What to expect on the day: Learn how to: Dress for your body shape and ensure that you find the perfect wedding gown. Source suitable designers and dress styles whatever your budget. Avoid stressful and time consuming dress shopping and know the questions every bride should ask at a fitting.
After the hearing, HSE inspector Keith Waller said: “The company’s forklift truck had a number of serious defects which put the driver and those in the vicinity of the truck at risk of being seriously injured or even killed.
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THE PARK INN Thurrock hosted the fourth annual Next Top Boss awards on Thursday night. General Manager David Graham and his team welcomed the contestants from across the borough in the venture which is aimed at identifying the “Lord Sugars” of the future.
AN exciting event to launch Templesprings’ on-line coaching hub and to raise awareness of the work of Templesprings in the community is set for Saturday (April 20th). Thanks to an Award for All grant from the Big Lottery Fund, Templespring are delighted to be launching their Hub which is based on an e-coaching or virtual coaching environment.
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WE HAVE to admit that YT does not attend the monthly Thurrock Network Group meetings as often as we like. Trouble is 7am to 10am is when we are most likely to be tied to our desks. Nevertheless, the Thurrock Network Group meet once a month, every Thursday at the Thurrock Business Centre in George Street, Grays (8am kick off).
WINCANTON has won a six-year warehousing and distribution contract with one of the country’s leading producers of Basmati rice, Tilda. The logistics firm will collect the rice from Tilda’s two production sites and transport it to Wincanton’s shared-user facility in West Thurrock.
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INTU Lakeside lifted the spirits of a group of construction-mad youngsters last week when they were given the chance to ‘drive’ one of Europe’s largest cranes. With a 138 meter boom and the ability to lift up to 600 tons, the adventurous youngsters got to see the monster piece of machinery up close and sit at the controls.
ADRIAN Antonie Parson, director of Quantum Solutions (Kent) Limited, a payroll company in Grays, has been banned from acting as a director for six years for failing to keep proper accounts, following an investigation by The Insolvency Service.
Mr Parson, 40, has given an undertaking to the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills that he will not act as a director of a limited company from 24 April 2013 to April 2019.
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THE Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, today (April 16) visited Jebel Ali Port and was welcomed by Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Chairman, DP World, who explained to the Mayor how DP World’s massive London Gateway port and logistics park project, modelled on Jebel Ali, will bring savings to UK supply chains. During their meeting and tour of the port, Mr Johnson was briefed on the technology-driven operational efficiencies that have placed Jebel Ali among the top ten container ports globally and the world-class infrastructure that DP World is putting in place at London Gateway, which is on target to open for business in the fourth quarter of 2013.
IT WAS a big LIKE from Grays Shopping Centre to Grays resident, Jane Reynolds this week after Jane won their Facebook competition. Grays Shopping Centre recently held a Facebook Competition, where shoppers had to check in online between Friday 15th February and 15th March to be in with a chance of winning a brand new iPod touch.
DO you provide goods or services to other business? Would you like to meet some new potential customers? The Green Business Forum, together with Thurrock and Basildon Councils, invite you to two free business-to-business networking events.
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To ensure commuters are safe, during major work on the bridge structure, the A13 will be diverted, taking traffic up the junction’s slip roads and back down onto the A13. The majority of this work will take place between Friday 12 April and 6 May and will see the diversion in place all weekends from 20.00 on Fridays until 5.00 on Mondays and on most weeknights from 20.00 until 5.00.
THE SOUTH East LEP is carrying out a survey of businesses across its area to develop a clear picture of the scale and economic impact of poor or no mobile phone coverage.
Concerns about areas of poor or no mobile phone coverage, known as cold spots, where people have been unable to make or receive calls are among the issues businesses regularly raise with SELEP.