We were delighted to welcome Andrew Cowan, CEO from London Stansted Airport to our 2016 Annual Christmas Lunch at the Hilton London Stansted.
Andrew addressed guests giving an overview on updates and developments at Stansted Airport and plans going forward and was happy to answer questions from guests.
The lunch which was a great success and welcomed many new faces providing the opportunity for all to make new business contacts whilst enjoying the festive mood of the afternoon.
Charity of Choice
We are pleased to announce that at the 2016 Christmas Lunch members and guests raised £300 for the Essex Retired Police Dogs Fund, our charity of choice for 2017 - thank you to all who donated.
Earlier this year at a networking event with the working Essex Police Dogs and their handlers, Insp Lee Devall who is based at Stansted Airport proudly received the monies on behalf of the Charity.
Linda Belgrave, Chair of ERPD said: "We are delighted to receive this cheque from the Stansted Airport Chamber of Commerce and are extremely grateful to Julie Budden for organising the fundraising event.
Essex Retired Police Dogs Fund relies on such donations so that we can support Essex Police Dogs in their retirement. When a police dog is retired they are no longer the responsibility of the police - they do not receive a pension and all expenditure must be met by their owners. Essex Retired Police Dogs Fund aims to contribute towards veterinary and healthcare costs. These exceptional dogs have protected the people of Essex during their service and we are pleased to be able to assist them in their retirement. Although we are completely independent from Essex Police we are always grateful for their support and especially today as Insp Lee Devall kindly accepted the donation on our behalf".
We even received a personal note from one of the K9s who will benefit, Retired PD Buster
For moe information on the charity, visit www.essexretiredpolicedogs.co.uk
We were pleased to welcome PDs Razor, Milo and Danny alonside their handlers Sgt Paul Screech and PC Jim Beaird from Essex Police to a recent networking event at the Hilton London Stansted.
Attendees were treated to a display of some of the K9s skills and heard how the Essex Police Working Dogs team helps in reducing crime in the community.
In a talk led by PC Jim Beaird and Sgt Paul Screech, the attendees learned about the process of selection and the rigorous training process that the dogs go through.
Our three K9 visitors who live with PC Beaird and Sgt Screech, create a strong emotional bond. "You get very attached to them," explained PC Beaird.
"They're completely different at home to how they are when they're hard at work. You end up with no back garden, of course! "They are fantastic guide dogs, though."
PC Beaird explained how some of the dogs are donated to the Force by people that find they are very inquisitive and too energetic to be taken care of in a normal domestic environment.
"These dogs will literally chase a ball around all night long, so often owners find that it's just too much.
"We've had fairly mixed success with donations. Sometimes they turn out to be fantastic workers, others just aren't cut out to be police dogs. But as I say, we're always extremely grateful for donations!"
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Our annual Check-in @ Stansted event returns on Thursday 22 June at the Diamond Hangar London Stansted Airport.
We are delighted to announce that this year’s guest speaker will be 34 year-old entrepreneur, Adam Stott who in just 9 years has built his business Big Cars from scratch into a £40million turnover business.
Adam’s flair for business and entrepreneurial spirit has propelled him forward to become an international speaker on business, a best-selling author on Amazon and a business coach to a growing number of business owners. He established ‘Big Business Events’ in 2016, as a forum for supporting aspiring business owners, as well as established businesses seeking growth advice and will be providing FREE seminars at this year’s event (topics to be announced shortly).
Julie Budden, SACC commented “We are ecstatic to welcome Adam to the 2017 business expo. With his knowledge, passion and expertise within business, exhibitors, sponsors and attendees can sign up to attend his FREE seminars on the day where they can gain valuable information to take there business, aims and goals further.”
Nicola Wisbey, from The Sowerby Group added “We all want more when it comes to work, career and of course work/life balance. Whether you’re an employee, business owner or even looking at starting your own business, Adam is a person who will inspire you to take that leap and make things happen. His ‘can-do’ and forward-thinking attitude will lead, motivate and encourage you. You only have to Google Adam Stott to see how successful he really is”.
Check-in @ Stansted - an event where "business has no boundaries"
Latest exhibitors to sign up include Barclays Bank, EmployAssist HR Limited, Direct Solutions, SurvaTec Limited, Downing College, Guarding UK, GB Visual and Cam Metal Recycling to name a few. See who else you could be rubbing shoulders with at www.check-in-stansted.com
Special thanks to this year's Sponsors
By focusing on being a customer service business that happens to sell cars, Big Cars has broken the mould of traditional car dealers. Its innovative use of Facebook has generated sales of £50 million and a following of more than 350,000 fans. Big Cars now employs 75 staff and sells more than 3,000 cars annually from four dealerships in Essex, Suffolk and Surrey.
In recognition of its achievements, Big Cars has twice been recognised by the London Stock Exchange as one of the Top 1,000 Companies to Inspire Britain (2015 and 2016).
Adam’s flair for business and entrepreneurial spirit has propelled him forward to become an international speaker on business, a best-selling author on Amazon and coach to a growing number of business owners. He established ‘Big Business Events’ in 2016, as a forum for supporting aspiring business owners, as well as established businesses seeking growth advice.
Adam was shortlisted for Entrepreneur of the Year at the 2016 Amazon Growing Business Awards.
Ryanair, Europe’s No.1 airline, has announced a new growth deal with Manchester Airports Group (MAG) which will deliver 9 new London Stansted routes, including a daily service to Naples and a three times daily service to Copenhagen, as well as routes to Beziers, Cagliari, Clermont, Grenoble, Nice, Nimes and Strasbourg, extra flights on 13 existing routes, and over 20m customers p.a., supporting 15,000* jobs at London Stansted Airport.
Ryanair’s extended London Stansted summer 2017 schedule will deliver:
- 9 new routes to: Naples (daily), Copenhagen (3 daily), Beziers (3 wkly), Cagliari (3 wkly), Clermont (2 wkly), Grenoble (3 wkly), Nice (daily), Nimes (4 wkly) & Strasbourg (2 wkly) More flights to: Bergerac (2 daily), Biarritz (11 wkly), Bordeaux (daily), Carcasonne (12 wkly)Dinard (daily), La Rochelle (daily), Lamezia (5 wkly), Limoges (10 wkly), Lourdes (5 wkly), Marseille (12 wkly), Perpignan (9 wkly), Porto (16 wkly) & Toulouse (2 daily) 140 routes in total
- Over 20m customers p.a.
- Over 15,000* “on-site” jobs p.a.
In London, Ryanair’s Chief Commercial Officer David O’Brien said:
“We are pleased to announced a new growth deal with Manchester Airports Group at London Stansted Airport, which enables Ryanair to add 9 new London Stansted routes this summer, including a daily flight to Naples and a three times daily service to Copenhagen, increase frequency on 13 existing routes and deliver over 20m annual customers this year. Having grown our London Stansted traffic from 13.2m in 2013 to over 20m this year, this new deal will allow Ryanair to continue to expand our route network at Stansted, our largest European base.
To celebrate our new growth deal and 9 new London Stansted routes, we are releasing seats for sale across our European network from just £19.99, which are available for booking until Tuesday (17 Jan). Since these amazing low prices will be snapped up quickly, customers should log onto www.ryanair.com and avoid missing out.”
Divisional CEO at London Stansted, Andrew Cowan said:
“Today’s announcement by Ryanair is fantastic news for Stansted Airport and passengers from across the east of England and London. Ryanair is an important and valued partner for us at Stansted and we're delighted to support the airline's exciting expansion plans for the summer, which will help ensure Stansted remains one of the UK’s fastest growing airports and see us serve well over 25 million passengers a year within the next 12 months.
Stansted sits at the heart of one of the UK’s most innovative and rapidly developing growth corridors between London and Cambridge, so the new destinations and increase in flights on key routes will offer passengers and businesses even more choice at great value. This builds on the strength of Ryanair’s extensive network at Stansted that now serves 140 destinations from the airline’s largest base in Europe.”
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