Welcome New Chamber Members!
Please join me in welcoming our NEW members of the Stansted Airport Chamber of Commerce!
The Hotel is located in 150 acres of idyllic Hertfordshire countryside, yet is within easy reach of major motorways and airports and offers free on-site parking for 200 cars. Stansted Airport is approximately 10 minutes’ drive from this beautifully restored Georgian Manor House.
The stunning architecture and picturesque grounds provide a backdrop for your special day and make the Manor of Groves an ideal wedding venue. The Hotel offers a choice of banqueting rooms, plus two outside Gazebos, which are licensed for wedding ceremonies. For wedding receptions, the Manor Suite with its beautiful glass conservatory overlooking the Oriental Garden can cater for up to 400 guests. The Colonnade Room, with its Georgian elegance, overlooking the garden and Golf Course can accommodate up to 120. Website
Close to Stansted Airport, Great Hallingbury is a traditional tudor style Manor with a contemporary interior. Set in the beautiful countryside location of Essex and Hertfordshire borders, our hotel is ideally placed just minutes from Stansted airport and a short drive from Bishop’s Stortford.
The Perfect Venue whatever the Event
Boutique style and elegant with stunning surroundings, Great Hallingbury Manor is an ideal location for weddings, corporate events, overnight business travel, romantic getaways, golf weekends, frequent flyers and residential guests. Website
Pellys RJP are a full service law Firm covering all aspects of corporate and personal law. We are rightly proud of our reputation and history as a client service focused law firm ... but what is history if we can't learn from it?... Our History has lead us to where we are today, a Law Firm for Today, certainly, but also a Law Firm for Tomorrow. The next generation. Read more
SRL Publishing is a brand new book publishers based in Hertfordshire, giving 'unknown’ authors the chance to achieve something from their bucket list by having their name on the front of a printed book.
HONEST – EXPERT – FRIENDLY
Nexus is dedicated to providing expert and professional computer services to local business and home users at realistic prices. Our highly experienced and trained engineers will provide you with outstanding service.
Our advice is always honest, independent and in your best interests. We believe that your IT system is a set of tools to help you do the things you want to do. It should be easy to use, effective, good value and above all reliable. Read more
Hand in hand we care
St Clare Hospice is a local charity and each year we care for hundreds of people across West Essex and the East Hertfordshire border. We provide free, compassionate care and support to adults with life-limiting illnesses, their families and carers
ENABLING CLIENTS COMPETITIVE GROWTH THROUGH EXCELLENCE IN IT SYSTEMS, SOLUTIONS & SUPPORT
Making use of the most trusted brands in the industry and forming strong relationships with key vendors they ensured that Force36 engineers gained access to the best possible resources to meet the primary goal of delivering robust, scalable systems to meet the needs of their business clients.
In the years that followed, Force36 Limited has been become a trusted partner to a wide variety of customers in many market verticals, from automotive and publishing to catering and retail… to name but a few. Read more
Support 4 Sight – Making a difference in Essex
Support 4 Sight is a registered charity that provides practical and emotional support to visually impaired local people in Essex. We engender social value in our local community by supporting visually impaired people.
We also have a trading arm which supplies top quality visual impairment awareness training and disability awareness training as well as a number of other products.
Check-in @ Stansted, the only B2B exhibition to take place at London Stansted Airport within the unique and highly impressive Diamond Hangar on Thursday 23rd June 2016, has confirmed that Secret Diners Club which offers affordable, luxury catering operated by Lydia Cole and her partner Michael, a Michelin award-winning chef with 17 years’ experience in the industry, is set to cater for the VIP lunch at this year’s event.
Chef Michael Binnington has worked in some of the country’s top Michelin starred restaurants and hotels including The Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Knightsbridge, Midsummer House in Cambridge and Chapter One in Kent, and has seen him cook for some very high profile guests including royalty.
The team at Check-in look forward to welcoming Secret Diners on the day along with the VIP guests who will be sampling the food that they have to offer!
Also at the fair, exhibitors and sponsors will have the chance to buy and sample foods from around the world courtesy of Premier Crew Hospitality.
Owner Naomi Pitt Roche said: "Premier Crew Hospitality is excited to be providing the food and drink for the third year running at Check-in@Stansted.
"This year we'll be tempting visitors and exhibitors with delicious street food dishes from a variety of Stansted's popular destinations, including paella from Spain, pizza from Italy, bratwurst from Germany, chips with mayonnaise from Holland, hog roast rolls from right here at home and tacos from Stansted's new destination – Mexico.
"Where do you fancy being transported to during your lunch break?"
Among other attractions at the exhibition will be Host Your Party, a Matching Green business that offers specialist mobile event services including a bespoke bar, VW Beetle photobooth hire, VW cocktail bar and LED poseur hire. Read more...
London Stansted Airport today expressed disappointment after Network Rail published scaled back plans for short term improvements to journey times and reliability on the mainline to the airport and Cambridge.
Bosses at the airport believe the proposals fall a long way short of what passengers and the region deserve and that they again ignore recommendations from the Airports Commission for urgent action.
Nearly a year after it was first due to be published, the Anglia Route Study - which provides the blueprint for the railway in the East of England up to the 2040s - has suggested journey times savings of between 2 to 5 minutes could be achieved on the mainline to Stansted and Cambridge but only if new rolling stock is made available in the next rail franchise.
The airport had been working in partnership with Network Rail on a proposal to reduce journey times to Stansted to around 40 minutes over the next five years which would also lead to improvements for commuters in Cambridge, Bishop’s Stortford and Harlow.
Managing Director, Andrew Harrison said:
“Network Rail's plans for the West Anglia Main Line to London Stansted Airport and Cambridge fall a long way short of what passengers, commuters and businesses on the line deserve.
“The plans still do not provide an adequate solution to the Airports Commission's recommendation for urgent action to improve rail services to Stansted in the short term, and they do not address the issues that passengers face now - day in, day out - in terms of journey times and reliability.
“The suggestion by Network Rail of a two minute saving to Stansted is derisory when our own work shows that a much greater reduction in journey times could be achieved in the short term, paid for by the additional fares from more passengers using faster trains.
“Short term improvements would provide an important boost to Stansted, and help sustain the Eastern region's recent strong economic growth."
London Stansted celebrates 25th anniversary of HM The Queen officially opening the terminal building and ‘new’ airport
9,132 days since the terminal opened
Over 350 million passengers since March 1991
More than 3.2 million flights to and from airport
Busiest single terminal airport in UK serving 23 million passengers a year
Stansted Airport is today celebrating the 25th anniversary of Her Majesty the Queen officially opening the iconic terminal building and London’s third major airport on 15 March, 1991.
Stansted originally began life as a World War II USAAF base but was transformed by the development of a new £400 million terminal and world class airfield infrastructure in 1991.
Since the first flight departed to Glasgow four days later, over 350 million passengers have passed through the Lord Foster designed building on over 3.2 million flights.
In the last 25 years, the terminal has been extended twice, including a £50m extension to the arrivals area that opened in 2008, and following MAG’s acquisition in 2013, the terminal has undergone an £80 million transformation along with an £11m upgrade to the Satellite One departures area.
Today, the airport serves over 170 destinations and 23 million passengers a year compared to less than 50 routes and 1.1 million passengers when it opened in 1991, is now firmly established in the top 25 busiest European airports and is the busiest single terminal airport anywhere in the UK.
Stansted has also grown to become the largest single employment site in the eastern region with over 11,600 people working at the airport. In addition, of MAG’s current 1400 employees, over 100 staff have worked at the airport for the full 25 years of the terminal’s life, a feat repeated by many more staff employed at the other 200 on-airport companies.
Andrew Harrison, Stansted’s Managing Director, said:
“The modern Stansted we see today has made an immense contribution in helping transform the aviation landscape in the UK and Europe through access to affordable and convenient air travel.
“Stansted has always been recognised for its world class airport infrastructure and iconic terminal design, but it’s the significant role as a major London airport competing for passengers and attracting new airlines during a period when the sector has dramatically changed and evolved that really marks out what Stansted has delivered over the past 25 years.
“Stansted is now firmly established as a leading European airport, a true international gateway and home to some of the world’s most successful airlines, such as Ryanair and easyJet.
“Building on these excellent foundations, we have recently completed an £80 million investment project to reinvigorate and update the terminal, and following MAG’s acquisition we have added over five million passengers in three years to once again make Stansted one of the UK’s fastest growing airports.
“It’s great to look back and acknowledge past achievements and the progress we have made but with passenger numbers growing rapidly and Stansted already the busiest single terminal airport in the UK, we are now focusing on what developments and investments we need in the future to keep pace with demand, a future that promises to be just as exciting and as fast moving as the past 25 years.”
Also providing comment on the 25th anniversary:
Sir Alan Haselhurst MP, said:
“Whilst an international airport is not universally seen as the most comfortable of neighbours, it would be churlish not to offer congratulations to everyone involved as Stansted marks its 25th year in the iconic terminal. Under the management of Manchester Airports Group, Stansted has become more user friendly and more community friendly. I commend its initiative in the field of education and training through its Aerozone education centre. I welcome the support given towards improving rail services. It is the biggest employer in the constituency by far and the increasing number of flight options it offers is gaining wider appreciation.”
Ryanair’s Chief Marketing Officer, Kenny Jacobs said:
“As the largest airline at London Stansted, Ryanair is pleased to help mark the 25th birthday of its terminal building. Ryanair has carried over 212 million customers to and from London Stansted Airport and as the home of our largest base, we are continuing to grow traffic, routes and jobs. We’ve recently added new routes to Hamburg, Jerez, Sofia, Timisoara and Toulouse, offering 130 routes in total, which will help deliver 20 million customers through London Stansted this year, supporting 15,000 “on-site” jobs.
“To celebrate 25 years, we are releasing 25,000 seats for just £9.99 across 15 routes, including Cologne, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Oslo, for travel in April, which are available for booking until Thursday (17 Mar). Since these amazing low prices will be snapped up quickly, customers should log onto Ryanair.com and avoid missing out.”
Neil Slaven, Commercial Manager, easyJet, commented:
“We are delighted to mark this milestone with London Stansted Airport. easyJet has been flying to and from the airport for seventeen years and it remains a key part of our London strategy enabling people from across the region to fly from their local airport to a range of domestic and international destinations throughout Europe.”
Dr Stephen King, Director, London Stansted Cambridge Corridor, said:
“Stansted has changed the face of aviation and our region for the better over the last 25 years. Not only has the airport been a key catalyst for economic growth and jobs, it has helped to connect thousands of businesses along the London-Stansted-Cambridge innovation corridor with the global marketplace and secured vital inward investment opportunities into the likes of Harlow, Cambridge and East Hertfordshire.”
To mark the Anniversary, a celebratory cake cutting ceremony took take place in the terminal building earlier today for MAG staff who have been at the airport for 25 years or more plus launch of a staff ‘memories’
Airport staff talk about their most memorable moments from the past 25 years read more...
View more photographs of the grand opening by the Queen can be viewed by clicking here.
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