Thursday, September 28, 2023

Chamber and Council team up to boost local economy

THURROCK Council, Bizphit and the Essex Chambers of Commerce have teamed up to help local business and boost the local economy.

Big organisations with local connections such as AMEC, Carillion, GR Carr, MITIE, Morgan Sindall, National Express, New Holland, Port of Tilbury and South Essex College are looking for suppliers of goods and services.

They will be among 15 or more firms at Orsett Hall Hotel on 12 September for the second Meet The Buyer event where smaller Thurrock firms are being invited to come along and see if they can do business with them.

Around 160 Thurrock businesses are expected to attend and Thurrock Council Leader, Cllr John Kent said: “I would urge as many local businesses as possible to take advantage of this opportunity.

“Putting big business in touch with smaller businesses helps both to grow and this is a chance for the borough’s smaller firms to not only win contracts, but also to make contacts which could be useful for them in the future.”

Denise Rossiter, Chief Executive, Essex Chambers of Commerce added: “We are delighted to be holding this event for a second year in partnership with Thurrock Council giving local businesses the opportunity to do business with some of the major organisations in the Thurrock and South Essex area.

“Business is good for Essex and this event will help many businesses raise their profile and gain new contracts in and around Thurrock”

Susan Rom, Director of Bizphit, said: “This is another fantastic opportunity for Thurrock businesses to meet buyers who are looking to add suppliers into their supply chain.”

For more information about the event, go online to or call Essex Chambers’ Events Team on 01206 765277 as soon as possible as the deadline for applications is 24 July.


  1. Will Intu and Thurrock Council be attending the event especially as they are probably two of the biggest employers within Thurrock ?


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