A great turnout at the prestigious Inflite Jet Centre yesterday afternoon.
Following a welcome glass of Prosecco, guests heard from Alan Barnes, Customer Support and Sales Manager at Inflite who spoke about the history of the family run business which has been on airport for over 30 years and its support to the local community.
Alan explained in detail how the FBO facility differs from the commercial side of the airport giving everyone a better undestanding of how important the business is to the local economy.
With a tour of the first class facilities and the maintenance hangar, Alan continued to give an insight into the work carried out and shared some very interesting tales of personalities and events which they have hosted.
The afternoon ended with the opportunity for guests to network in one of the exclusive lounges taking in a little of the ambience afforded to VIPs and took the time to chat over a glass of fizz and superb cuisine provided.
Julie Budden said: "It is always a pleasure to visit Inflite and I thank them for their kind hospitality once again. I was delighted to personally welcome new faces to our event which provided new connections between guests. I have no doubt there will be business done as a result. That is what makes the chamber so successful".
Here are just a couple of comments received following the event:
“Loved every minute, thank you!!!!” Marie Kinchin, Sincerity Personnel
“Thank you very much for organising such an interesting evening, and please pass on my thanks to Mrs Stephens and everyone at Inflite, for their very kind hospitality. I spend much of my time in the main terminal looking out across at north side so it was brilliant to get a different perspective and a better understanding of this really important and exciting part of the airport. The Inflite team and their facilities are very impressive and it was wonderful to be given access to them. Thank you all...” Anni Ridsdill, Airate
We are delighted to welcome onboard Michele Talbot, Director of Consistent Recruitment Limited
Consistent Recruitment are experts in placing professionals in permanent and fixed contract jobs to clients across Essex and Hertfordshire.
Deliverying flexible, bespoke solutions that reflect your organisations culture, ethos and aims and based on what is important to you, their results are measurable through long-term partnerships with customers throughout the region working as their preferred supplier for Contract and Permanent staffing needs.
For more details on their services please visit https://www.consistentrecruitment.com/
Michele has also joined the Member to Member Discount Scheme, so check out how you could save money and do business with a fellow member...
If you would like to become a member of the Stansted Airport Chamber of Commerce, please get in touch for more details or pop over to our About page where you can find out more information, we'd be delighted to welcome you onboard!
Networking is more than just about making new connections - it's about building on the relationships you already have.
That's why we've introduced another great benefit to our Chamber membership - bring one of your best business contacts along to a SACC networking event and we will give you your place absolutely free! It's a great way to add value to your existing professional relationships while broadening your own network of business contacts.
Once you've chosen an event to come along to with your business contact, simply give us a call and let us know which event you would both like to come to. We will need your business contact's name, company name, address and a telephone number. You can then leave the rest to us - we will call your contact and arrange payment for their place, and once this has been received we will book you both on to the event.
All you have to do is turn up and concentrate on networking and making new contacts! This special offer won't last forever. Book your places today so that your best business contacts can start benefiting from your SACC membership too.
Julie Budden Chair of the SACC said: "This is an exciting opportunity for all. It's always great to be able to give members something extra as part of their SACC membership - and free networking opportunities are always welcome. There are benefits all round. Our members get to attend an event for free, their business contacts get to try out a SACC networking event, and other members get to network with companies they perhaps wouldn't usually meet. It really is a win-win situation."
The small print
- SACC members will not be booked on to their chosen event until full payment has been received for the non-member's place.
- A single representative from a non-member company will be permitted to attend one SACC event under this promotion, after which the company will be required to join the Chamber in order for representatives to attend future chargeable events.
- Former SACC members are excluded from this promotion.
- Restricted to selected SACC networking events.
Stansted Airport Chamber of Commerce – Bringing Businesses Together
The 2018 Check-in @ Stansted Business Expo brought together over 80 exhibitors
Thursday 21st June 2018 saw over 80 exhibitors showcase their businesses and services from under one roof at the annual Check-in @ Stansted Business Expo.
Taking place within the Diamond Hangar, London Stansted Airport, a very different venue for such an exhibition, companies exhibiting included London Stansted Airport, Emirates, Air Corsica, LPL Construction, Border Force, XJet London, Medigold Health, Three Counties Refrigeration, X-Clusive, Coral Mead Accountancy Services, Just displays, Barclays Bank, Premier Travel, Vision Co-Working Spaces, Essex Police, Ginger Beard Productions, ULODA, Swissport, ACL Essex - to name a few.
Celebrating its 5th anniversary (of course with a celebration cake baked by Heart and Soul), the event kicked off with a free talk from Brad Miller, Chief Operating Officer at London Stansted Airport followed by talks from Uttlesford District Council, HNE Media, John Turner Photography, BBC Apprentice Paul Sullivan and Optimus Learning Services.
Simon Jackson, business development manager at Uttlesford District Council, said: “Well done for today.” Uttlesford District Council is a key sponsor for the day, alongside London Stansted Airport, Premier Inn, Radio Essex, Reach Plc, LPL Construction and the Diamond Hangar.
Another sponsor, Justin Martin, hotel manager at the Premier Inn at London Stansted, said: “Premier Inn London Stansted were proud to take part in Check-in @ Stansted 2018. A great event and chance to meet local businesses and suppliers.”
The event also raised more than £650 for charity For Nanny and Bobby, which is dedicated to helping find a cure for cancer. The money was raised from raffle prizes and a charity auction.
Julie Budden,Chair of the SACC, said: “Thank you to everyone who donated to this amazing charity on the day. As a massive West Ham fan, this is a charity I very much support and would like to say a special thank you to Tony Cottee who kindly donated a few hours to attend the exhibition and help For Nanny and Bobby on the day. I know Tony was very much welcomed by many exhibitors, sponsors and visitors and it was lovely to hear ‘is that Tony Cottee?’ as the team escorted him around the venue."
Those who visited the expo were escorted to and from the hangar by students from Harlow College, who kindly donated their time to help on the day.
For the students it was a chance to gain real-life work experience and interact with visitors and businesses on the day.
In addition it was great for them to get feedback from visitors, with comments like:
“It was good to come along and see what today is all about"
“I am looking to expand my business this way and look forward to signing up to exhibit next year.”
Nicola Wisbey, director of marketing at The Sowerby Group, said:
“We’d like to say a very big thank you to all our suppliers on the day who helped make the event happen – especially XHibit, CBSVL, Alfresco Hire, British Event Catering, Brohmon, Diamond Fun Casinos, Harlow College and of course the venue.
“When organising such events, especially in a working hangar, you can be faced with last-minute changes which people do not see.
This was the case for 2018 when at very short notice we were faced with the arrival of a last-minute aircraft inside the hangar where the exhibition would normally take place, as well as extra security measures to ensure a worldwide-known band.
We managed to overcome all obstacles and put on a show for all involved to network and enjoy, so thank you to everyone who helped make this happen.”
The organisers were keen to offer a Best Stand competition with the winner getting a free stand at the 2019 Check-in @ Stansted Business Expo, which is due to take place in June 2019.
The winner was picked based on stand visual, interaction with visitors and looking at the fun element on the day, and it went to business IT support and telecoms company Riviera Networks
A very close second place was given to the Premier Inn London Stansted.
And the winner is.....
Riviera Networks (www.rivieranetworks.co.uk).
The day has finally come! A historic moment for London Stansted Airport that we have all been waiting for so long...
On Friday 8 June 2018, Emirates celebrated the inaugural flight of its new daily service from Dubai (DXB) to London Stansted (STN). The flight marks the first time an international airline based in the Middle East operates out of the popular London airport, and connects the East of England with Emirates’ global network of over 155 destinations via its hub Dubai.
Where will London Stansted Airport and Emirates take you next?
To celebrate the airline’s arrival to the airport, Emirates and Stansted airport held a launch event for local dignitaries and stakeholders, hosted by Hubert Frach, Emirates Divisional Senior Vice President, Commercial Operations West, and Richard Jewsbury, Divisional Vice President, UK, alongside Ken O’Toole, Stansted Airport’s CEO.
Hubert Frach, Emirates’ Divisional Senior Vice President said:
“We decided to add London Stansted to our network because we saw an opportunity to directly connect the local community with some of the world’s most popular leisure and business destinations. Previously, London’s north east, and the wider 7.5 million people that live within Stansted’s catchment areas had to travel into the city, or further, to access airports with global reach. Now, this daily flight to Dubai connects passengers seamlessly to Emirates points across the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Australasia.There’s been a real appetite for increased connectivity between the thriving business community in the East of England and our global network too. The new gateway will support the swell of new start-ups, SMEs and established businesses in the London Stansted Cambridge Corridor by giving them access to new cities and countries across the globe."
Ken O’Toole, London Stansted’s CEO said: “Today is a truly significant moment in the history of London Stansted and we are delighted that our millions of passengers, based in London and the East of England, will see huge benefits from the direct connectivity between the airport and Emirates hub in Dubai and its vast array of onward connections.In 2018 Stansted is set to be the fastest growing London airport and a key enabler of economic growth for both the UK and East of England, and the addition of the new Emirates service will provide a further boost to our long haul ambitions and ultimately save local passengers valuable time and money that is associated with flying from other airports across London."
Click to hear more from Emirates' Hubert Frach and from London Stansted's Mark Souter Head of Aviation - Key Accounts and take a look inside this magnificent aircraft!
Julie Budden, Chair of SACC: "I had the pleasure of being part of this historic day welcoming Emirates to London Stansted Airport alongside other business leaders and representatives from businesses from around the region.
It was a magical afternoon which actually brought tears to many eyes, including mine! I have been part of Stansted for many years and have seen so many positive and rewarding changes and long may it continue.
London Stansted continues to grow and brings important change to the region for both passengers and businesses alike as well as working with the community – well done “Our Stansted” – on behalf of myself and our members I applaud you for all the hard work you continue to do! Thank you.”
Click here to take a look back at the evolution of London Stansted Airport, from its 1943 roots as RAF Stansted Mountfitchet airfield, to the announcement that Emirates is launching a daily non-stop direct service from London Stansted to Dubai.