Knowledge Innovation Boosts Thurrock Business

Thurrock-based business MB-HS Group has recently completed a Knowledge Thurrock Innovation Associates (KTIA) project to help increase sales and promote carbon reduction. The project involved Innovation Associate Jess Brown identifying and researching a new range of products for MB-HS Ltd to retail online which fit criteria specified by Managing Director Andrew McCormack.

How To Get Ahead In PR

What it will cover: How to understand the language of your audience; How a PR strategy fits into a marketing strategy; The difference between PR and advertising; What can PR do for my business; What makes a good story.

Park Inn Thurrock Wedding Fair

BRIDE-TO-BE Rachael Coleman perhaps best summed it up in her interview when she said: “I really like the atmosphere at the wedding fair. Everyone is so helpful but what is important is that there isn’t a hard-sell. You feel really comfortable just browsing. But I will be sure to tell my friends to come next time”.

Did The Tories Nearly Bankrupt The Council?

A Damning Audit Commission report has exposed the financial mis-management of Thurrock Council prior to Labour taking over in May as putting the borough’s finances “close to bankruptcy”. The report also highlights the financial and man-management challenges that face the new team of Chief Executive Graham Farrant and Leader of the Council, John Kent.

Businesses Anger at New Chief Executive

South West Essex FSB Chairman, David Miles said: “When the new Leader of the Council was elected Essex FSB wrote asking for regular meetings with him and after an initial meeting we are still waiting for further meetings to be held; on 05 August 2010 we wrote to the new Chief Executive asking him for a meeting and we are still waiting for a reply.

Another Day, Another £1/2 Million Contract Goes Out Of The Borough

Essex FSB (Federation of Small Businesses) is urging Thurrock Council to review its procurement procedures after another major contract has been awarded to a national firm leaving local businesses without council contracts after 40 years of working with the local authority. South West Essex FSB Chairman, David Miles said: “We believe the latest contract to […]

FSB Welcome Gateway FM

Essex FSB spokesman for Thurrock, Ross Bannister, said: “Our members tell us that community based radio is something they support as it is local and targets the audiences which local businesses, particularly retailers, wish to reach.

Thurrock Council Praised For Local Spending

“Widening the survey to Essex postcodes saw Havering London Borough Council leading the way with a massive 78.5 per cent of its revenue budget (£79.5 million) and Thurrock with nearly 60% while Colchester Borough Council spent the least at 15 per cent of its budget (£8.7 million).

Top Boss Demands More Lorry Parks

According to Chrys Rampley, RHA security and infrastructure manager, the planning system needs to be shaken up to prevent local authorities derailing parking proposals. “We have seen a site take eight years to get planning permission – Basildon – which opened in March 2010 and not many firms can withstand that.

French Shipping Calls In At Tilbury

French container transportation and shipping group CMA CGM Group has announced the introduction of two new calls at the UK port of Tilbury and the Portuguese capital Lisbon as part of its French Europe Med Express (Femex) service, which links North Europe to Greece and Turkey.

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