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Thurrock businesses get on board the C2C express

C2C Express

OVER 80 business delegates boarded a specially commissioned c2c train that ran from Basildon to Shoeburyness last week for some networking with a difference. The ‘networking express’ which was organised by the Basildon office of the Essex Chambers of Commerce, in association with c2c, Holiday Inn Basildon, Radio Essex, and South Essex College, was a unique networking opportunity for Essex businesses to get better connected.

Managing Director for c2c, Julian Drury, joined the ‘networking express’ to share both the experience as well as update businesses on plans for development of the c2c service. A lovely ‘Paddington Bear’ style packed lunch and refreshments was kindly supplied by Holiday Inn Basildon. Paul Butler, Head of Employer Engagement from South Essex College and Denise Rossiter, Chief Executive of Essex Chambers of Commerce also presented on board the train.

Sharon Saunders, Basildon and Thurrock Office Manager for Essex Chambers of Commerce said, ‘The networking express was a great success and we have had some lovely feedback from businesses that attended. I would also like to thank our presenters, as it is not easy presenting on a moving train! It is great to work with c2c on this event and we hope to plan another one for 2018.”

The next event being organised by Essex Chambers of Commerce is the South Essex Networking Twilight with Southend United Football Club, which is taking place at the Roslin Hotel on Tuesday 4th July 2017 between 4.30pm and 6.30pm. Southend United’s Commercial Director Danny Macklin and Head of Business Development James Sharples will be joining us for the evening, where they will be updating us on the latest developments regarding Southend United’s planning application for a new 22,000 seater stadium, hotel and flats.

Date: Tuesday 4 July 2017, 4.30pm – 6.30pm
Venue: Roslin Hotel, Thorpe Esplanade, Thorpe Bay, Southend-on-Sea SS1 3BG
Cost: £18.00 Member Rate, £35.00 Non-Member Rate (prices include VAT)

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