THE first Vision Express at Tesco store has officially opened its doors, with a celebration in Thurrock – signaling the beginning of the national optical retailer’s rebrand of its network of almost 600 stores in the UK and Ireland. The newly integrated store, located within Tesco Extra at the popular Lakeside retail park, was unveiled […]
Blogspot: Thoughts on the future of the South Ockendon Buy-To-Let Market By Paul Tobias-Gibbins http://southockendonproperty.blogspot.co.uk I was recently reading a report by the Home website which suggested that hordes of landlords are selling their buy-to-let investments due to increasing burdens on them in the buy-to-let market. Their findings suggest the number of new properties that […]
PRITI Patel MP and the Essex Chamber of Commerce hosted a summit between businesses from Essex and Local Government Minister Jake Berry MP, whose responsibilities include the Thames Estuary and Local Growth, at the House of Commons [29 January 2018].
A LEADING Thurrock councillor has hit out at the latest health authority plans to replace Orsett Hospital.
TARMAC Building Products is trying to head off threatened strike action at its Stanford-le-Hope plant. The company will hold further talks with Unite officials this week after the union announced plans for a series of 24-hour stoppages starting on January 30. Negotiations between both sides have been ongoing since before Christmas. The dispute centres on […]
The Property Report By Paul Tobias-Gibbin M and P Estates, Derwent Parade, South Ockendon http://www.mpestates.co.uk SOUTH Ockendon homeowners will be among those affected by the latest rise in the Bank of England interest rates. The first increase in 10 years; they have just been raised from 0.25 percent to 0.5 percent. This uplift comes as […]
THE Careers and Enterprise Company programme was introduced two years ago. It is an employer-led organisation set up to inspire and prepare young people for the fast-changing world of work. Business Leaders are working as Enterprise Advisors, on a voluntary basis, to provide strategic support to schools, help extend their business network and much more. […]
THIS morning (Friday 19 January 2018), Essex Chambers of Commerce hosted a Skills Summit at DP World London Gateway with Essex Businesses to discuss skills and employment issues.
THURROCK Business Conference will take place on Thursday 25 January 2018 to provide support, growth and inspiration for businesses all under one roof.
THE Mayor of Thurrock, Cllr Tunde Ojetola and High Sheriff of Essex, Simon Hall MBE, paid a visit to DP World London Gateway Port and Logistics Park last week (Wednesday, January 10).
AN invitation from the Essex Chambers of Commerce Join us for a Breakfast Meeting at Orsett Hall with Bank of England’s Member of the Monetary Policy Committee Dr Gertjan Vlieghe Thursday 18 January 2018 between 7.30am and 9.00am We are very fortunate to be welcoming Dr Gertjan Vlieghe to our Breakfast Meeting offering Essex businesses […]
THE priorities of the Thames Estuary 2050 Growth Commission, which include equipping people with the right skills and providing high quality housing, have been announced during a visit by the new Chair and Deputy Chair.
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Middlesbrough was therefore found to be the UK’s highest repossession hotspot, holding 44.3 mortgage possession claims per 100,000 households. Followed by Oldham, in the north-west – at 43.6 and Thurrock– at 43.2.
TILBURY could be as big a freight gateway to Europe as Dover in a few years’ time, according to P&O Ferries.
BESPOKE Hotels is pleased to announce that it has reached an agreement to oversee the management of the former Park Inn, Thurrock, an elegant 18th century Georgian mansion, surrounded by 6 acres of parkland in the heart of the Essex countryside.
EMPLOYEES at the Port of Tilbury have made a generous donation of 117 gifts to Changing Pathways, just in time for Christmas.
TWO Thurrock businesses have been awarded £10,000 each to support them in becoming more energy efficient.
THE Port of Tilbury, London’s major port, has submitted an application for a development consent order (DCO) to the Planning Inspectorate to build a new terminal adjacent to the current port in Thurrock. The proposed new port, known as Tilbury2, will be built on a 152-acre site which was part of the former Tilbury Power Station.
THURROCK Council has received the outline planning application for the £1billion Purfleet redevelopment project which will see the town transformed in line with community aspirations.
SPORTS Direct has reported a fall in sales in its core UK retail business as it pushes through a shake-up aimed at taking it in a new upmarket direction. Boss Mike Ashley said the strategy was delivering “spectacular trading performance” at its flagship stores – and that it planned to open 10 to 20 more […]
MICK George Ltd has landed an earthworks package as part of the ongoing expansion programme at the Port of Tilbury reports ConstructionEnquirer.Com
SHOPPING centre owner Hammerson, which owns Birmingham’s Bullring shopping centre, has agreed a £3.4bn takeover of rival Intu reports the BBC. The deal will create the UK’s biggest property company, worth £21bn. Intu owns the Lakeside shopping centre and the Trafford Centre in Manchester, while Hammerson owns Bicester Village designer outlet and Brent Cross shopping […]
TOYS R Us has confirmed plans to shut “at least” 26 of its stores in the UK, putting up to 800 jobs at risk.