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HDCC Noticeboard This is the re-launch of the Harlow & District Chamber of Commerce magazine. I am delighted that Emma & Steve from Magnificent Stuff have taken up the cudgel from DCSR who did a tremendous job over the last few years.

Join the HDCC! The Harlow & District Chamber of Commerce is where local business, public sector, education and voluntary communities come together for mutual benefit. Joining is a great opportunity to increase awareness of your organisation, find out what’s happening in Harlow and to get to know and understand local businesses. You’ll also get to meet business owners and people in all sectors. If you are not sure about joining the HDCC why not come along to a meeting to experience what we are all about? We welcome visitors and you will be able to network with other Harlow businesses (bring along plenty of business cards). The application form can be found at www.harlowchamber.co.uk/join-the-hdcc

Although I admit to initially being a bit unsure about the title, Emma has convinced me that it is the right name for this quarterly publication and I hope you enjoy reading it.

There is also the strong possibility of a significant number of new houses being built to the north of the town. 70% of our members support this development and believe it will help growth.

The 2016 Harlow Business Awards dinner at the Manor of Groves on October 6th saw around 280 people enjoy an excellent meal before the presentation of awards in 8 categories. Congratulations to all finalists and, especially, to the eight winners.

We are very keen to attract more local organisations to the Chamber of Commerce. With over 200 members, we are ideally placed to introduce people in the business, voluntary, education and public sectors to each other.

Harlow will be undergoing significant changes over the next few years. Kao Park and Harlow Science Park will attract many large companies. Public Health England is making the town it’s UK Headquarters and this is sure to attract a lot of related businesses so we are entering an interesting period in the town’s history.

Details of our monthly meetings and some other events can be found on our website calendar. Ian Hudson General Manager, Harlow & District Chamber of Commerce www.harlowchamber.co.uk 07817 778870

2016 Harlow Business Awards This year’s Business Awards took place at The Manor of Groves Hotel on October 6th. The winners and nominees are listed below (congratulations to all). As usual HDCC is indebted to a number of local businesses for sponsoring the awards. Sponsors in italics. Thank you. Business Growth - Greenway Business Centre Winners: LandSheriffs www.landsheriffs.co.uk Runners Up: OfficeScape

New Business - Price Bailey Winner: Insignia Group www.insignia-group.co.uk Runners Up: AVM Workwear, Harlow Photo Booths

Website / Social Media - DCSR Winners: Oakmont Construction www.oakmontconstruction.co.uk Runners Up: Stort Blinds, The Grown Up Chocolate Company

Small Business - Ansmann Winner: Sirona www.sirona-medical.co.uk Runners Up: Architecture and Design Services Ltd, Galleon Travel

Innovation - Longmores Solicitors Winners: CAB4-1 www.cab4-1.co.uk Runners Up: SGC Facilities Management, Harlow College - Young Professionals Young Person - Harlow College Winner: Chelsey Thomson (CAB) Runners Up: Simon Dewhurst (Price Bailey), Shauna Buckley (Harlow College)

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Customer Care & Service - Bidvest Winner: Holiday Inn Express ww.hiexpress.com/Harlow Runners Up: Graham Rogers Jewellers, Holisticare “Not for Profit” Organisation - SGC Facilities Management Winners: Herts & Essex Community Farm www.hecommunityfarm.co.uk Runners Up: Build Aid, Harlowsave Credit Union


Stories Magazine for Harlow and District Chamber of Commerce