Majority shareholder sells Forth Ports stake

Majority shareholder sells Forth Ports stake

FORTH Ports Limited (“Forth Ports”), one of the UK’s largest port groups, announces this morning that Arcus European Infrastructure Fund 1 LP (“Arcus”) has agreed to sell its shares in the company to the Public Sector Pension Investment Board (“PSP Investments”). After financial completion, PSP Investments will partner with other long-term investors who are well aligned to support the future growth of Forth Ports.

Thurrock’s Next Top Boss partnerships announced

Thurrock’s Next Top Boss partnerships announced

Thurrock’s Next Top Boss partnerships announced A launch event held following Opportunity Thurrock on Wednesday 3 October, announced the business and school partnerships for the 2018/19 Thurrock’s Next Top Boss programme. Thurrock’s Next Top Boss, run by Inspire Thurrock Council, gives young people the chance of working with local employers on real business challenges. The […]

National recognition for Purfleet regeneration project

National recognition for Purfleet regeneration project

THE award came in recognition of the approach that has been taken to working in partnership with the community to shape the Purfleet proposals and build support for the project, including closely involving the Purfleet-on-Thames Community Forum, regularly consulting the community and establishing a resident-led Purfleet Community Design Panel.

Amazon raises minimum wage for Tilbury employees

Amazon raises minimum wage for Tilbury employees

Amazon Raises Minimum Wage to £10.50 for the London area and £9.50 for All Other Parts of the UK for All Employees, including Full-Time, Part-Time, Temporary, and Seasonal New £10.50/£9.50 minimum wage is effective beginning this 1 November New £10.50/£9.50 minimum wage includes associates employed by temp agencies More than 17,000 Amazon employees, as well […]

Opportunity to tour the port of Tilbury

Opportunity to tour the port of Tilbury

JOIN us at our next Thoroughly Thurrock event when we take a Tour of The Port of Tilbury during which you will learn about the work of the Port itself and its’ plans for the future with Tilbury 2 as well as finding out about two of their programmes with the local community.

From Amazon Tilbury to Amazon Seattle

From Amazon Tilbury to Amazon Seattle

AMAZON invited employees at our fulfilment centres across the UK to tell us what they like best about working at Amazon and why it is the right place for them. More than 800 employees from across the UK and dozens from each site took part.

Essex Chamber of Commerce welcomes plans for seasonal workers

THE ESSEX Chamber of Commerce has welcomed plans for a pilot scheme for seasonal workers. UK fruit and vegetable growers will be able to recruit non-EU migrants as seasonal workers after Brexit under a new pilot scheme. Ministers say the initiative between spring 2019 and December 2020 will help tackle labour shortages during peak production […]

MC Hammers triumph in Brazil in Volvo Training Awards

MC Hammers triumph in Brazil in Volvo Training Awards

‘MC Hammers’, a four-strong team of truck technicians from MC Truck & Bus in Thurrock, recently finished in a very creditable sixth place at the Volvo International Service Training Awards (VISTA), held recently in Curitiba, Brazil. As Volvo Trucks’ UK representative at this global competition, the MC Hammers team were one of 40 teams from […]

Tony LeVoi employee celebrates 25 years service

Tony LeVoi employee celebrates 25 years service

Tony Levoi Celebrates Long-standing Veteran The team at local Vauxhall retailer, Tony Levoi in Thurrock, are celebrating after Mrs Clair Courtney, has clocked up an impressive 25 years of service at the dealership. Grays local Clair, first joined the Tony Levoi team on 23rd August 1993. She initially came to the dealership on West Thurrock […]

Help get your business idea off the ground with Thurrock Social Entrepreneurship Programme

Help get your business idea off the ground with Thurrock Social Entrepreneurship Programme

Help get your business idea off the ground with Thurrock Social Entrepreneurship Programme ASPIRING entrepreneurs in Thurrock are being encouraged to apply for a free programme which could help them bring their ideas for tackling social or environmental issues to life. Thurrock Social Entrepreneurship Programme, which is run by School for Social Entrepreneurs (SSE) in […]

Forth Ports win place in Logistics Awards 2018

Forth Ports win place in Logistics Awards 2018

FORTH Ports Limited, one of the UK’s largest port groups, has for the first time reached the final of the Logistics Awards 2018 in the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) category. The independent awards celebrate logistics industry excellence across a range of areas with the winners being announced on 20th September in London.

Thurrock apprentice set to be in pole position with UK Power Networks

Thurrock apprentice set to be in pole position with UK Power Networks

FOUR apprentices from Essex have put their careers in pole position, training to be electricity linespeople with Britain’s biggest power distribution company. Rebecca Larsen, who is 28, from Orsett, Alexander Bass, 31, from Clacton, Scott Jones, 26, from Clacton, and Jamie Alden, 24, from Harlow, will be expertly trained in the specialist skills that keeps […]

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