FSB Essex Previous Events
Essex FSB had a great day at the successful Orsett Show on Saturday 1st September.
Branch volunteers attending & supporting the Orsett Show
The weather remained dry and there were lots of interactive and interesting activities on offer - something for everyone!
Essex FSB met with members visiting the show and was able to give some, an update and reminder on FSB benefits to ensure they were getting the best from their membership. Just to make sure you are, please visit our Member Benefits page.
The Region's newest recruiter Vaseem Gill, signed up two new businesses on the day and has others who expressed a keen interest in becoming a member.Nick Alston, a prospective candidate for Essex Police & Crime Commissioner visited the stand and chatted with FSB committee members about the forthcoming election in November.
The stand was also visited by future Entrepreneurs interested in starting up their own business and the team were able to signpost them to various resources and they left with lots of FSB information too.
Hopefully we got the opportunity to meet you at the show but if we didn't, we'll be there again next year!hide
Thames Estuary Question Time Event
Essex FSB were delighted to welcome over 50 FSB members and non-members to the Thurrock Hotel on 4th September to question local politicians and business leaders about issues in the Thames Estuary area including the Dartford Crossing and Thames Estuary Airport.Read more
Sitting on the panel were FSB Honorary National Chairman John Walker, Cllr Stephen Castle, Essex County Council's lead member for the Thames Gateway, Vice Chairman of SELEP George Kieffer, Policy Director at Essex Chambers of Commerce David Burch, and New Holland Agriculture Plant Manager Colin Larkin. Chairman of the panel was Essex FSB Chairman David Miles.
Essex FSB Thames Estuary Question Time Event – Panellists
Differing viewpoints were shared including environmental issues, the reality of delivering schemes such as an airport in the Thames Estuary, the cost to business of delays and increased tolls on the Dartford Crossing, employment and jobs for local people, and of course the Governments Cabinet reshuffle earlier in the day and how that would affect any transport policy and small businesses.
Two messages that came from the evening were:
- The UK needs to see a properly integrated transport infrastructure
- Any proposals that come forward from Government need to consider not only the short to medium term, but the long term viability and capacity so that new infrastructure benefits the economy far into the future.
Attendees to the eventhide
Local Businesses Set Sail
Fifty members and guests of the Essex Region set sail from Maldon aboard the Thames Sailing Barge "Thistle" and enjoyed a quiet cruise down the Black Water towards Osea Island.Read more
There was even a break in the recent wet weather and a calm sunny evening was enjoyed by all. This social evening, is one of our many events held during the year for the business community of Essex. View the events calendar on our home page for full details of all our events
FSB Voice of Business Briefing: What can an apprentice do for me?
This was a partnership event between National Apprenticeship Service, Apprenticeship Ambassador Network, East of England FSB (Federation of Small Businesses) Policy Unit and Essex FSB (Federation of Small Businesses).
This event was part of National Apprenticeship Week and included:
- exhibition stands from training providers and related organisations
- a programme of speakers giving practical advice and information
- networking opportunities
- finger buffet
What did people who attended the event think about it?
Nearly 150 people attended this event and the feedback we received showed that:
- 100% found the presentation by Simon Swords Very or Fairly Useful
- 94.55% found the presentation by Iain Wicks Very or Fairly Useful
- 89.09% found the presentation by Matthew Jaffa Very or Fairly Useful
- 92.45% found the presentation by Jon Nay Very or Fairly Useful
- 95.92% found the overall event Very or Fairly Useful
Watch the testimonials here.
More information on apprenticeships can be found here
Thanks go to the Apprenticeship Ambassador Network and National Apprenticeship Service for sponsoring this event and to Bradlee Nelson ofKey Workers Direct for filming and editing the video clips.hide
Basildon Business Breakfast
The Basildon Voice of Business Breakfast Briefing on the theme of Local Business Growth 2012 and beyond: how will it affect your business and what are the opportunities?
took place at The Holiday Inn, Waterfront Walk, Festival Leisure Park, Basildon, SS14 3DG and attracted around 130 attendees drawn from all sectors of the local business community.
The event was chaired by Bala Mahendran, Chief Executive, Basildon Borough Council who also gave an overview of the work the council was doing to support businesses across the Borough.
|Clive Simpson, Head of Planning, Basildon Borough Council
||Tim Johnson of DTZ and David Wilford of Wilson Bowden Developments|
View presentation from
UKTI: A Service of Two Halves
by Keith Hughes, Partnership Manager, UK Trade and Industry
Networking was also an important part of the event to encourage local businesses to work with each other.
The event was sponsored by Palmers Solicitors and Pursuit Recruitment Limited.