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MILLIONS of employees in the service industry could collect an early Christmas present from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC). Workers including nurses, hairdressers, construction workers and those in retail and food may be able to claim rebates. Staff in these types of roles sometimes have…

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Robert Halfon Celebrates Small Business Saturday With His Three Winners ON Saturday 1 December, Robert Halfon, MP for Harlow, celebrated Small Business Saturday by visiting business all over the town and giving out his three awards. The day started by visiting Jack Broadstock, an apprentice…

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A Harlow-based lighting company was honoured to welcome His Royal Highness the Duke of Kent and HM Lord-Lieutenant of Essex to their head office based on River Way, for the official presentation of the company’s Queen’s Award for Enterprise. Astro Lighting, a designer and producer…

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Essex Chambers quiz Network Rail on their performance Essex Chambers of Commerce recently hosted a dinner for Chamber members to hear from and quiz the Anglia Route Director of Network Rail, Meliha Duymaz, about her plans for investing in the rail infrastructure of the county.…

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PROJECTS to increase the number of people trained in the construction industry and tackle skills shortages in the sector have secured funding through the Construction Skills Fund, provided by the Department for Education and managed by the CITB (Construction and Industry Training Board). Of the…

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DOING Business with Big Business workshop, Harlow Civic Centre, 11th December 2018 Register at http://go.muonevents.com/dbbb This free workshop has been designed specifically for start-ups and SMEs that want to boost their growth by partnering with big brands. We’ll show you how to approach larger corporates…

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By Local Democracy Reporter Piers Meyler THE main campaign group against the growth of Stansted Airport has vowed to continue its fight against the airport’s plan to increase passenger numbers by eight million, calling Uttlesford Council’s decision to approve the application “just round one”. That…

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Public Health England clears major milestone in plans to create new £450million campus in Essex. PUBLIC Health England has passed another significant milestone in its plans to create a £450 million world-leading public health science campus at Harlow. A new agreement has been signed between…

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HARLOW businesses urged to grasp multi-million-pound nuclear supply chain opportunity Businesses in Essex and Suffolk are being encouraged to bid for £500 million worth of contracts as part of the development of Hinkley Point C. EDF Energy, which is building the new nuclear power plant…

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CAR giant Ford has announced it is set to close down its Ford UK headquarters in Brentwood – the centre of its operations for more than 50 years. The proposal, which remains subject to relevant board approvals and local authority reviews, intends to bring together…

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A PUBLIC consultation is set to be held where plans for a new Lidl supermarket on Edinburgh Way will be on display. YH understands that the plans may involve the old Toys “R” Us building. The Lidl property team will be on hand to outline…

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Stallholders announced for the first ever Harlow Makers Market The first Harlow Makers Market will be held on Saturday 17 November 2018 between 11am and 4pm in Market Square and will include a range of local makers selling products from wooden garden ornaments, baked goods…

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Gold Investor In People status for Greater Anglia teams demonstrates commitment to improvement Four Greater Anglia teams have just been awarded the prestigious ‘Investor in People’ (IIP) Gold status in recognition of the company’s progressive approach to business improvement through its people. Greater Anglia’s HR…

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Did you know that your business could benefit from non-repayable grant funding? NOV 20th Funding Roadshow – Harlow Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at 10 AM – 1 PM Harlow Enterprise Hub Kao Hockham Building, Edinburgh Way, Harlow CM20 2NQ Perhaps you want to grow the…

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Icon Industrial launches half a million sq ft warehouse development in Harlow ICON Industrial, a strategic joint venture formed by Stoford Developments and TPG Real Estate, has officially launched a 505,000 sq ft warehouse and logistics development in Harlow. The first phase of speculative development…

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HARLOW has beaten off competition from over 100 towns, cities, regions and nations across 16 countries to become a 2018 finalist for the prestigious City Nation Place; Place Brand of the Year Award. Discover Harlow was launched in June this year with the aim of…