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IN a further measure to back business, 300,000 retail businesses are eligible for a new special retail discount, worth £1000. New guidance for local authorities published today spells out which high street businesses will be entitled to the new discount. Retail premises are eligible for…

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A £415 million cash injection to back business, boost high streets, create jobs and help local economies thrive was announced by Communities Secretary Eric Pickles today, as part of the Government’s long term economic plan. The announcement comprises: £300 million to give 300,000 small retail…

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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…

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BUSINESSES across Harlow are being urged to go head-to-head against their competitors as a nationwide workplace fitness initiative is launched. Companies and organisations in Harlow are being invited to take part in the ‘Workplace Challenge’ programme that is being rolled out in the New Year…

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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…

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ALL rentals at Blockbuster DVD rental chain to cease trading from Saturday. This will include the store at Staple Tye in Harlow. Blockbuster collapsed for the first time in January, after losing business to online firms streaming films over the internet as well as offering…

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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…

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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. It made sense to time-stamp this news item as November 2013…

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ONE Nucleus, the Cambridge based life sciences facilitator, has joined forces with Harlow Council to create the M11 Med Tech Forum. Its events provide a network for like-minded people n the sector and promoting the business benefits of the zone. Harlow is an area steeped…

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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…

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RAY Cleghorn, Sales Trainer (Enterprise, Learning and Development) at Pitney Bowes, has been awarded Telesales Executive of the Year at the National Sales Awards, which took place on 7th November at The Troxy, London. After Precious Benson won the award last year, it is the…

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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…

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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. Harlow District Chamber of Commerce indicated on twitter that hotels that…

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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…

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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…

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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. It has been a bad year…