ALDI has increased its wages for lorry drivers amid a chronic shortage of drivers across the industry reports the BBC. The supermarket chain confirmed the rise following similar incentives by grocers to attract HGV drivers. The lack of drivers has caused disruption and delays in various supply chains, which has led to product shortages in some […]
FEARS have been growing many thousands of people could be made redundant as the furlough scheme gradually phases outreports The Evening Standard. From Sunday, employers will have to contribute 20 per cent towards the wages of furloughed staff which rises from 10 per cent. However, a survey suggests one in five companies still using the furlough scheme are […]
THE Amazon fulfilment centre in Tilbury has donated three food pallets to a foodbank that supports the community in Tower Hamlets.
THE council-backed Thames Freeport is one of the first to submit its outline business case to government.
THROUGHOUT the summer holidays, with every adult meal over £4.50, customers can also get a kid’s meal absolutely free.
A RECORD volume of cargo was handled at DP World’s two UK ports in the first half of 2021, after the leading global provider of smart logistics invested in capacity and capability to meet customer demand.
SUPERMARKETS Sainsbury’s, Iceland and Co-op have revealed they are suffering stock shortages as concerns grow about the impact of the so-called “pingdemic” reports Sky News. Sainsbury’s, Britain’s second biggest supermarket, said it “might not always have” products customers want while Iceland revealed it was also being hit and urged customers not to stockpile. Co-op said […]
THE Port of Tilbury have been sponsors of Tilbury Football Club for many years, and in partnership with the club on Saturday (17th July), Tilbury Football Ground opened its pitches to over 100 young people who came along to be coached by the club coaches and the team players.
A PROJECT manager building new homes for Bellway has been awarded a prestigious industry award for his work at a development in Thurrock.
STUDENTS and seasonal staff working in East of England are being reminded by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) to check that they are being paid the National Minimum Wage (NMW).
AMAZON today published the 2021 UK SME Impact Report, highlighting that small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) selling on Amazon have created 175,000 jobs across the UK and recorded over £3.5 billion in export sales in 2020.
CORY has today announced that its fleet of tugs will run on biofuel. The move follows successful trials that have resulted in a reduction of net carbon dioxide emissions by 90% – a major step in decarbonising the company’s river operations and transport on the Thames as the UK targets net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
IN the UK, Gridserve has just revealed its expansion plans for the Electric Highway charging station network along British highways and trunk roads. These plans include the installation of 50 high power charger (HPC) hubs.
GAP has announced it is closing all of its 81 stores in the UK and Ireland.
BUSINESS confidence in the East of England rose ten points during June to 36%, the highest level recorded in the region for more than three years, according to the latest Business Barometer from Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking.
THE Port of Tilbury, London’s fastest growing port welcomed hundreds of people from the local area to their recruitment day on Tuesday 29th June 2021 at the London Cruise Terminal.
A BAN on landlords evicting firms for unpaid commercial rent is being extended for another nine months reports the BBC.
WORK is progressing on this project of national importance to install new dual function lock gates on the Thames Estuary in Tilbury.
THE A13 will be closed this weekend for major works to demolish the old Orsett West Bridge.
AMAZON’S Manchester lab is proactively implementing new variant analysis technology, to support UK health authorities in tracking and slowing the spread of new variants Since the onset of the global pandemic, Amazon’s number one priority has been the health and safety of employees, and our internal COVID-19 testing programme is just one of over 150 […]
THE MAN in charge of Stansted Airport has expressed his disappointment at today’s governments decision on travel restrictions.
THE £6.8 billion Lower Thames Crossing project – set to be one of the largest construction projects in Europe – is setting up a process to enable businesses to learn the skills needed and to help win contracts.
DP WORLD in the UK today announces that its two deep-water ports at Southampton and London Gateway have become the first in the country capable of handling Freightliner’s new 775 metre intermodal container trains – further cementing the critical role of the smart logistics hubs in Britain’s international supply chain.
Amazon creates £2.5 million Apprenticeship Fund to help small businesses across England upskill their workforces
AMAZON today announces the creation of an Amazon Apprenticeship Fund to help small businesses across England take on apprentices through the levy transfer scheme. The £2.5 million investment will help create more than 200 new apprenticeships in 2021, with roles now available across Digital Marketing, Business Administration, Post Production Technical Operators, Visual Effects Artists, Broadcast and Media Technicians, DevOps Engineers, AI Data Specialists, Software Development, Data Analysts, Cyber Security Technologists and more.