ON 14th October at London’s iconic Tower Bridge, Cory celebrated the 125th anniversary of the company’s incorporation as William Cory & Son in 1896. The venue was a fitting location for the celebration, with the River Thames providing a backdrop that has been ever-present in Cory’s operations.
MORRISONS has announced that its much anticipated Christmas Food to Order service has launched.
THE number of job vacancies in the UK has hit a record high, according to the latest official figures reports the BBC.
HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is reminding Self Assessment customers to check that they have the correct information in order to complete their tax return.
NEXT chief executive Lord Wolfson has said labour shortages could be solved by companies hiring overseas workers and paying a “visa tax” reports the BBC.
THE British Dental Association has warned Health Secretary Sajid Javid’s ambition to level up on health will be impossible to deliver without real ambition to reform a broken NHS dental service.
AN Essex farmer has called on the Government to issue special visas to specialised butchers in the face of the pig industry “which is beyond breaking point”.
THE UK’s furlough scheme closes on Thursday, but some badly-hit sectors are saying support should continue. Furlough was introduced in March 2020 and helped pay the wages of 11.6 million workers after Covid-19 forced large parts of the economy to close reports the BBC. At the end of July it was still supporting the incomes […]
AMAZON today announced it is hiring for 20,000 seasonal positions across its UK network of fulfilment centres, sortation centres and delivery stations during the festive season, including around 750 in Essex. Roles are available at the Amazon fulfilment centre in Tilbury and the delivery stations in Basildon, Romford and Harlow.
BP says it is “prioritising” fuel deliveries across its network of branded filling stations as some are hit by the national shortage of HGV and tanker drivers. The company told Sky News that “tens” of its 1,200-strong forecourts were experiencing shortages as a result of delays and it would ensure they got re-stocked first. It […]
TWO local students who won the opportunity to start a career in engineering following a competition run by The Port of Tilbury and the Gateway Academy, are now ready to take up apprenticeships at the busy port.
THE government is considering offering emergency state-backed loans to energy companies as firms battle to stay afloat amid surging gas prices reports the BBC.
DP WORLD today announces that it will begin work next month on a new fourth berth at its London Gateway logistics hub to increase supply chain resilience and create more capacity for the world’s largest vessels.
THAMES Freeport will formally open for business this month, marked by the launch of a new film which brings to life the benefits of locating in the new economic zone at the heart of Europe’s biggest consumer market.
THE Mayor of Thurrock supported local business Social Shakes at the grand opening on the 5th of September. The brand-new milkshake and ice cream store located in Lakeside Shopping Centre held a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Madam Mayor to officially open the store.
THREE Essex Police officers from Grays and Chigwell who battled to save the life of a man trapped inside a burning vehicle have won a bravery award.
CORY has today announced the launch of the 2021 Cory Community Fund, which will provide grants for groups which generate positive improvements in local people’s lives.
UP to 50,000 more HGV driving tests will be made available each year thanks to government action to streamline the testing process and tackle the worldwide lorry driver shortage.
COSTA Coffee today announces that all 14,500 of its store team members in UK company-owned stores will receive a 5% pay increases in recognition of their commitment and continued passion during the difficult times presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.
FOLLOWING the success of the Port of Tilbury’s Recruitment day in June, a group of 12 apprentices have joined the port after a competitive interview process
Optimistic view of Grays’ future from Industrial Chemicals that plans to sell industrial site in town for more than £50 million as a place for up to 1,000 new homes
A MAJOR industrial site close to the centre of Grays is up for sale and it is being proposed it could become host to as many as 1,000 new homes reports Thurrock Nub News.
EXPORTS of food and drink to the EU have suffered a “disastrous” decline in the first half of the year because of Brexit trade barriers, with sales of beef and cheese hit hardest.
ESSEX Chambers of Commerce are already renowned for the support they provide to exporters but have taken this a stage further by launching “ChamberCustoms” in the county.
BUSINESSES have been told to prioritise hiring UK-based workers rather than relying on labour from abroad to fix a shortage of lorry drivers reports the BBC.