Thursday 21st June 2018, 10 am to 4 pm is a date/time that should be in your business diary. Regional businesses will meet inside a unique venue – the Diamond Hangar, London Stansted Airport for the 5th annual business expo Check-in @ Stansted brought to you by The Stansted Airport Chamber of Commerce.
Showcasing their businesses and promoting their products and services on the day, latest exhibitors signed up include: Just Displays, Coralmead Accountancy Services Ltd, CSS Recruitment & Training Ltd, Three Counties Refrigeration Ltd, Eurobase People, CeeLab and Collective Property Services. A full list of exhibitors, sponsors and the latest floor plan can be found online at www.check-in-stansted.com
Those attending will not only get the chance to meet new companies and network with like minded people, but they will also have the chance to participate in FREE speed networking and enjoy a whole range of free seminars that are scheduled to take place from within the main exhibition hall.
Visitors will also get the chance to enjoy some fun brought to you by Diamond Fun Casinos, sample food and beverages from British Event Catering and help support the 2018 Charity of Choice – For Nanny and Bobby (www.fornannyandbobby.com). We also have a little surprise in store for West Ham fans, ex Pro Tony Cottee will be making a special appearance!
Visitors can register for FREE online at www.check-in-stansted.com or turn up on the day!
Julie Budden, Chair of The Stansted Airport Chamber of Commerce said:
“Our region is home to some exceptional businesses. Businesses that year on year are growing and opening more opportunities. Whether that be supplier agreements, new clients, new staff - Check-in @ Stansted is a place where we can help make all of this happen. We put on the show – you go out and do business! We’re really pleased to announce that LPL Construction Services will be back this year as a sponsor. They are a great testimony of how a business can grow and use local suppliers and people to achieve this”.
Darren Shepherd, Procurement & Supply Chain Manager at LPL Construction Services added:
“LPL Construction Services are pleased to announce that they are returning to support the Check-in event this year on the launch of their new corporate identity and look forward to supporting this fantastic event as Stansted Airport moves into an exciting new growth era in the UK aviation sector”.
Local taxi firm, CSL who are also exhibiting on the day will be offering reduced rates if any visitor requires transporting to and from the venue on the day. You can book in advance by calling 07508 980 204 and quoting Check-in @ Stansted.
Primera Air is to launch a third transatlantic route from its new base at London Stansted with direct flights to the Canadian city of Toronto from June 2018.
The Danish airline will offer three flights a week all year round to Canada’s number one visitor destination in addition to its recently announced daily services to New York’s Newark Airport that begin in April 2018 and the four departures a week to Boston Logan Airport from May next year.
The route is London Stansted’s fifth largest unserved destination with over 280,000 passengers from the airport’s catchment area flying from other airports to Toronto in the last year.
- Direct flights three times a week to Canada’s top destination from new London Stansted base
- Third new route joins New York and Boston from June 2018
- More choice and convenience for over 280,000 local passengers flying each year to Toronto from other London airports
Flights to all three destinations will be operated by Primera Air’s brand new Airbus A321NEO aircraft and include a choice of two cabins, full-service premium and low-fare economy, free Wi-Fi and onboard charging points.
Andri M. Ingolfsson, Primera Air President and Chairman of Primera Air, said:
“Yet again, we are very proud to announce our new direct route to the Canadian city of Toronto from our new base at London Stansted. This exciting destination will be a great addition to our earlier announced New York (EWR) and Boston routes which will take to the air from April next year from London Stansted.
“With our brand new Airbus321NEO aircraft, we are opening routes previously traditionally served only by wide-body aircraft. With unmatched efficiency of these new-generation aircraft, we will be able to offer unprecedented prices to our passengers from the UK to USA and Canada. At the same time, we are very proud to be offering a low-fare/high quality product and service concept, that will be perfect both for leisure and business travelers.”
Ken O’ Toole, London Stansted’s Chief Executive, said:
“The announcement of Primera Air’s new service to Toronto is yet another fantastic addition to Stansted’s rapidly growing route network and comes hot on the heels of the airline’s exciting news it will launch direct flights to both New York and Boston next year.
“As a forward thinking and innovative airport we have the ambition and runway capacity to enable us to offer more flights to more destinations across North America, the Middle East and further afield and satisfy the growing demand from businesses and passengers across the region to fly long-haul from their local airport.
“We’re delighted Primera Air has chosen Stansted and recognised the airport offers the primary growth opportunity in the London market over the next 15 years and we look forward to further developing our relationship to provide more global connectivity, trade opportunities and more choice.”
Flights to all three destinations are now on sale with prices starting from £149 one-way inclusive of all taxes, fees and charges. Visit www.primeraair.com for more information.
Safari Networking Event - a great success!
We were delighted to welcome 50 plus members and guests from fellow chambers of commerce and networking groups from around the region all together under one roof for a networking experience with a difference!
This was a first Safari experience for many who left inspired and excited with many new contacts to be followed up and potential business to be done.
This a great networking opportunity which offers businesses the chance to locate contacts, make connections, develop relationships, make recommendations and referrals, seize and create business opportunities and exchange value!
Meet the Neighbours shows that business doesn't recognise borders. Keep your eyes on www.thesacc.com for the date of the next event in 2018 to be announced in the coming weeks.
Thanks to our speakers
Our guest speaks went down a storm with an informative and well received presentation by Chris Wiggan Head of External Affairs at London Stansted Airport. Chris updated on the progression of the airport and the plans ahead including the new arrivals terminal which is to be on 3 levels.
Once the work is complete, Stansted Airport will be able to boast being the only operating UK airport with dedicated arrivals and departures terminals.
London Stansted achieved its busiest ever September as over 2.45 million passengers travelled through the airport during the month, surpassing the previous record set 10 years ago in September 2007.
Chris also touched upon the news of their commitment, alongside Harlow College, to develop and deliver a Technical and Professional Skills Centre to be located on the airport. This will provide invaluable vocational training opportunities, with a focus on addressing geographical gaps in local provision and skills. The project will train approximately 530 young people and adults per year in vocational skills, traineeships and Apprenticeships and will support the development of employment growth at London Stansted Airport. It will enable employers at the airport to recruit young people and adults with appropriate levels of skills, and will allow local residents to acquire advanced and higher level skills.
Adam Stott, successful businessman and entrepeneur delighted the audience with tips on "how to make it big in business". In just 9 years, 34 year-old entrepreneur, Adam Stott, built Big Cars from scratch into a £40million turnover business.
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.
Some of the comments received this morning...
"Thanks for another great evening. I have 20 appointments to be followed up..."
Dean Walters | Business Development Manager
"Great speed networking event with other chambers, very interesting airport talk as always by Chris Wiggins from MAG....thanks Julie Budden 25 new contacts made..."
Paula Tatchell | Head of Sales and Marketing UK
"Great night, well done..."
Ross Leary | Training Consultant
Special thanks to our Sponsor Novotel London Stansted Airport and our Partners:
- Cambridgeshire Chamber of Commerce
- Bishop's Stortford Chambers of Commerce
- Brentwood Chambers of Commerce
- Business Exchange Networks
- Meet the Town
Airline to open new London Stansted base
New direct flights to New York and Boston start from April 2018
More choice and competition for the five million passengers a year flying on these routes from other London airports
Danish airline, Primera Air is to open a new base at London Stansted and start direct flights to New York and Boston Logan next year.
From April 2018, the airline will offer daily services to New York’s Newark Airport and four a week to Boston Logan Airport from May.
Primera Air will announce another trans-Atlantic route from Stansted by the end of summer 2017.
Flights will be operated by new Airbus A321NEO aircraft and include a choice of two cabins, full-service premium and low-fare economy, free Wi-Fi and onboard charging points.
Primera Air will be the first airline for nine years to fly scheduled services to the USA from Stansted.
Andri M. Ingolfsson, Primera Air President and Chairman of Primera Air, said:
“We are very proud to announce our new base at London Stansted and routes to the USA. With our brand new Airbus A321NEO aircraft, we are opening routes previously traditionally served only by wide-body aircraft. With unmatched efficiency of these new-generation aircraft, we will be able to offer unprecedented prices to our passengers from London Stansted to the USA. At the same time, we are very proud to be offering a low-fare/high quality product and service concept, that will be perfect both for leisure and business travelers.”
Andrew Cowan, London Stansted’s Chief Executive, said:
“We’re thrilled Primera Air has chosen London Stansted as its UK base for these exciting and innovative new long-haul services to the USA. We know from our customers that there is enormous demand for flights to New York and Boston from London and the east of England, so the arrival of Primera Air is fantastic news for both business and leisure passengers wanting great value, excellent service and the convenience of flying transatlantic from their local airport.
“The welcome arrival of Primera Air to Stansted offers passengers even more choice and provides great new transatlantic connections to New York and Boston – both of which are important destinations for businesses in our catchment. I’m sure these new services will prove to be really popular and we look forward to working with Primera Air to add more routes in the future.”
Flights to both destinations go on sale on July 20 with prices starting from £149 one-way inclusive of all taxes, fees and charges. Visit www.primeraair.com for more information.
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