The national project is designed to help new and existing businesses access contact details for regulators where expert help and support is available including business advice, trading standards, environmental health, planning regulations and more. Other regulators across Greater Essex including district and borough councils departments have also signed up.
HARLOW has the highest business growth in the UK – and the businesswomen of the town and its surrounding districts play an important role in this statistic. There’s an abundance of talent, entrepreneurship and skill among our women – as seen in the many microbusinesses & small-to-medium enterprises we run, and the array of networking groups we attend.
HARLOW Council is working in partnership with the Manufacturing Advisory Service (www.mymas.org) to offer businesses in the manufacturing and engineering industries an opportunity to learn about the help and support available to help them grow and secure their business.
Councils should now automatically include the discount in the business rate bills they are sending out shortly so all eligible businesses receive their centrally funded tax break. Business specifically excluded include payday lenders, betting shops and pawn brokers.
THIS is fantastic news for Harlow and for the development of the Enterprise Zone. Harlow Enterprise Zone is already attracting interest from some major potential occupiers, including international businesses, demonstrating Harlow’s strengths as a major business location.
HARLOW MP Robert Halfon came face to face with two apprentices with the same name when he visited Harlow-based O-I Glass Factory. Accompanying Mr Halfon was his parliamentary apprentice Aaron Farrell who won the joint Apprentice of the Year award in the Harlow Star business awards.
THE one-of-a-kind initiative will see employees battle it out to win points for their company or organisation by taking part in sport and physical activity. The company with the highest number of points earned will clinch the Active Essex title of the sportiest workplace in Essex.
A DELEGATION of Chinese Government officials and businesses visited Harlow and the Enterprise Zone at London Road yesterday (6 December 2013) as part of exploring business opportunities in the UK. A group, which was made up of officials from Jiangsu province, together with representatives from businesses and Jiangsu Broadcasting Corporation International Co., Ltd, are in the country on a two week visit.
ALL rentals at Blockbuster DVD rental chain to cease trading from Saturday. This will include the store at Staple Tye in Harlow. Gordon Brothers Europe said in a statement that it had “striven to turn around the historically loss-making company by restructuring the business, investing significantly in strategic marketing activities and negotiating with the landlords of its retail outlets”.
HARLOW mumtrepreneur, Marta Sturt has shown great enterprise by starting a language school in Harlow. Mother-of-two, Marta Sturt, 31, moved to the UK from Poland 10 years ago. Once she qualified as a teacher, she began teaching English from a base at Our Lady Fatima Church in Howard Way. Marta has now set up the […]
WE ARE not in the habit of interviewing chief executives in car parks but on this occasion it makes perfect sense. Andrew Bramidge is the newly appointed chief executive of the Harlow Enterprise Zone.
THE global restructuring in industries such as pharmaceuticals has seen a shift of the R & D facilities overseas by many multinationals, creating an exciting opportunity for Harlow to complement the expanding life sciences and healthcare clusters of London and Cambridge.
A HARLOW company that supports local business women celebrates another milestone, with the appointment of a manager for its newest branch in Harlow and Epping. Yvette Ankrah, Founder of Ankrah Associates takes on the role of Harlow and Epping Manager for South East based Mumpreneurs Networking Club from September.
HAVING been invited on stage, Mr Cleghorn collected his award at the National Sales Awards after party, where he was congratulated on winning one of the most notoriously difficult categories. The committee was highly impressed with Mr Cleghorn’s work, acknowledging him as an “outstanding” Telesales Executive.
GEEKS of Harlow rejoice, 3 Darths will be returning to Harlow, for all your collectables needs from cult TV, Film and Video games and other related products. The shop will be reopening its doors at Unit 10 Little Walk on November 30th, with an official grand opening event on December 7th. The event will see the return of the popular UK Garrison Star Wars and Film costume group to Harlow as well as special offers throughout the opening week.
NON-HARLOW companies dominated the Harlow Business Awards on Thursday night. There had been concerns, muttered beforehand, as to why the Harlow Business Awards, hosted by a company from Kensington was being held in Hertfordshire.
DVD and games rental chain Blockbuster is to go into administration for a second time, says its owner, private equity firm Gordon Brothers Europe.
Blockbuster has a store in Staple Tye. Blockbuster collapsed for the first time in January, after losing business to online firms streaming films over the internet as well as offering rentals through the post.
RICHARD Pearson, ResourceBank Managing Director, and Simon Gomez, ResourceBank Key Account Manager for Pitney Bowes were delighted to attend the opening ceremony of Langland’s House, Pitney Bowes’ new office in Harlow on 8th October. Langland’s House is the new home for 175 telesales, customer loyalty and technical sales training staff for the $5.3 billion global technology organisation.
ANOTHER Harlow company has been dealt a jobs blow as Raytheon have announced the loss of at least 50 jobs. The company has announced that the jobs in manufacturing will be transferred to Glenrothes in Scotland later this year.
THE Government is giving £100 million to Enterprise Zones, including the one in Harlow, to help them attract new businesses and create jobs. It is hoped this will unlock areas that are currently unused and turn them into “prime economic sites” that will “bring home new businesses and help the local economy grow”.
A JOBS FAIR comes to Harlow on Friday October 11th. Organised by Robert Halfon it will be between 10.30 am and 3.30 pm at the Harlow LeisureZone on Second Avenue.
DRAGON’S Den could soon be seeing a few new faces appearing as The Prince’s Trust Enterprise Programme saw a successful end to its first course in Harlow, with nine enthusiastic young entrepreneurs graduating. The free course, aimed at 18- to 30-year-olds who are either unemployed or working fewer than 16 hours per week, has provided invaluable training for young people looking to explore self-employment or going into business. Following successful completion of the course aspiring entrepreneurs will also be offered mentoring and potential access to finance taking them on the next steps to setting up in business.
COUNTY councillor David Finch, Leader of ECC said: “The UK does not have the time or the money to waste on unpractical or undeliverable schemes that could suck up a sum of taxpayer’s money equivalent to twice the UK’s defence budget. Any proposal for a giant super-hub airport at Stansted is completely unacceptable to the council and Essex residents. “
ESSEX County Councillor Kevin Bentley, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Economic Growth and Infrastructure commented: “Essex has shared a 25 year relationship with Jiangsu and this was a decisive factor in Phoenix choosing Essex for its investment. The purchase of this hotel is yet another example of investment in the county from China and Jiangsu, all made possible through our workings and relationship with them. I am delighted we were able to help them in the purchase of the premises and look forward to the redevelopment and opening”.