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A message from the Essex Chamber of Commerce. FOLLOWING on from our successful ‘Planning for BREXIT’ roundtables held this year, we are pleased to announce ‘The next step for BREXIT – A Customs Perspective’. Join Essex Chambers and Customs Specialist – Howard Levene, to open…

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CARD Factory blamed weak consumer spending and “extreme” weather for a fall sales in the first half of the year reports the BBC. The greeting cards company said like-for-like sales had fallen 0.2%, compared with a 3.1% rise a year ago. It also said that…

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THE new owners of Homebase will reveal plans to close up to 60 stores next week, putting about 1,500 jobs at risk reports the BBC. Restructuring company Hilco, which bought the DIY chain for £1 in May, will outline plans for a rescue deal next…

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A SCHOOL dedicated to STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) subjects is waving students off to futures full of prospects. Year 13 students at the new BMAT STEM Academy, in Harlow, have secured themselves high-level apprenticeships and offers of prestigious university places. The school focuses…

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Have your say on the proposed Lower Thames Crossing THE Lower Thames Crossing is the proposed new road including a tunnel beneath the River Thames, connecting Kent, Thurrock and Essex. On the south side of the Thames, the new road will link the tunnel to…

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YOU are probably more than aware of the new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) that came into force on 25 May 2018, however, are you aware of what your responsibilities under this really mean? Are your current data policies and working policies compliant with GDPR…

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Rt.Hon.Robert Halfon MP officially opens Golden Houses Developments 30,000 sq ft joinery workshop in Harlow New site provides much needed space for leading construction company as it fulfils A-list assignments from Tottenham Hotspur and Mayfair penthouse The new space was officially opened by Rt. Hon.…

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ON THURSDAY, Robert Halfon MP visited the Moorhen pub in Harlow to welcome Natasha, a soon-to-be Greene King apprentice, to her new role. Robert has long championed apprenticeships and was delighted to find out more about Greene King’s Apprenticeship programme. Greene King is the UK’s…

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Next Lunch Friday 27th July 2018 From 12.30pm Harlow Town Football Club, Elizabeth Way, Harlow, CM19 5BE Free of charge. No booking required. Informal networking. HARLOW Professionals Lunch is relaxed, informal and provides an opportunity to meet likeminded business people and build relationships with new…

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ESSEX Chambers of Commerce have joined forces with Essex Police and the Essex Police Fire and Crime Commissioner to set up a business led board to work together to tackle crime against businesses across the county. The initiative came about through a Chambers’ dinner attended…

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THE NOMINEES for the Harlow Business Awards have been announced. The Awards Dinner will take place on October 4th at the Manor of Groves Small Business – Greenway Business Centre Howick & Brooker Magnificent Stuff Prokill Business in the Community – Stansted Airport Architecture &…

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Next Lunch Friday 27th July 2018 From 12.30pm Harlow Town Football Club, Elizabeth Way, Harlow, CM19 5BE Free of charge. No booking required. Informal networking. Harlow Professionals Lunch is relaxed, informal and provides an opportunity to meet likeminded business people and build relationships with new…

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PURFLEET-based Carpetright has reported a full-year loss and falling sales as the retailer struggles to turn itself around reports the BBC. The floor covering retailer agreed a rescue plan earlier this year, under which it is closing 81 of its stores. For the year to…

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HOMES at the development on Gilden Way have been quickly snapped up following a recent successful launch. Potential homebuyers are urged to register their interest now to secure their chance to be a part of the thriving new community at the development. Glenn Copper, Sales…

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THE Harvey Centre enjoyed a spectacular night at this year’s Harlow Town Centre Awards, with five retailers at the centre walking away with key awards. The awards are particularly special because they are voted for by the public. Primark walked away with arguably the most…

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DOORSTEP Fruit and Veg was set up a year ago by two close friends, Steven Tyson and David Bonner. The Bonner family are proud to have five generation of greengrocers and to this day still has the original fruit and veg stall where it all started…