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The countdown is underway for the annual Check-in at Stansted Business Expo 2023 which is making a return on Thursday 29th June 2023 at the Novotel London Stansted Airport between 9.30am and 3.30pm.


Running since June 2014, and organised by the Stansted Airport Chamber of Commerce, on the afternoon of Thursday 16th February 2023, official videographer James Garrett and his team from HNE Media interviewed a range of exhibitors and sponsors taking part at this year’s event.

Official videos show various exhibitors and sponsors highlighting the importance of attending such event and describing how they have previously benefited from attending and / or what they are looking forward to getting from Check-in at Stansted 2023.

Andy Schmiedecke, Business Support Officer from sponsor Uttlesford District Council describing the event as: “Uttlesford’s most important business exhibition”.

Kimberely Wallace, Senior HR Consultant from Nockolds HR who are returning for the 5th year as an exhibitor states: “It’s a great way to put our business at centre stage in front of our target audience and the business community”.

Rebecca Smith, Business Development Manager from The Down Hall Hotel, Spa and Estate adds “We’ve attended the event previously and it’s a great event which has generated a lot of leads and business for us”.

The event is FREE TO ATTEND for visitors and offers plenty of free parking, with easy access to the venue. In addition, attendees can enjoy FREE speed networking sessions and a range of FREE seminars which will be running throughout the day.

2023 Sponsors v12023 exhibitors include business from all industry sectors including: Accuro, Best Growth Hub, Docs n Data, Down Hall Hotel, Spa & Estate, DRB Compliance, Extrastaff, Funky Casino, Backing Essex Business, GreenSky, Impamark, LOWCASE, Manor of Groves, Mantle, Nockolds HR, Positive VA, Saffron Apparel, Deyton Bell, Sovereign Wealth, Superfast Essex, The Eastern Cyber Resilience Centre, Vibrant Colour, Websters, Westcott Wills, Regus and WPA Healthcare.

There are a range of packages to suit all types of businesses from start-ups right through to large corporations. All packages include unlimited refreshments throughout the day.the interest of fairness, the organisers limit stands to three per industry.

Julie Budden, Chair of the Stansted Airport Chamber says:

“Check-in at Stansted was established to connect businesses from across the region. A region that is attracting more and more business from a gateway that is rapidly expanding. Our region has so much to offer and the business expo is about connecting like-minded people under one roof to show that ‘business has no boundaries’. We are delighted to be back this year and welcome new companies to exhibit and showcase what they have to offer on the day”.

She continued:

 “We would like to thank those who have already signed up to exhibit and our sponsors London Stansted Airport, Uttlesford District Council, Global, HNE Media and Emirates for once again continuing to sponsor the event. We hope that in the coming weeks many more businesses sign up to join us for an amazing day of networking and seizing every business opportunity”. 

To find out more visit www.check-in-stansted.com or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Many thanks to fellow member EmployAssist for sharing some important advice and information for all business owners and employers in these difficult times. 

Please contact them directly iif you have any questions or requirement their help.

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COVID-19 sickness absences

If you have employees who cannot work due to having coronavirus or needing to self-isolate because of it, then they will be eligible for Statutory Sick Pay from day 1 of their absence.  Employees can self-certify in the usual way for the first 7 days. Absences going over 7 days will need an ‘isolation fit note’. This can be done without needing to see a G.P. via the NHS website or app.

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Set up by the Government, the scheme enables employers to access support to continue paying part of their employees’ salaries for those that would otherwise have been laid off (HMRC will reimburse 80% of wages up to a cap of £2,500 per month). The scheme applies to employees who were employed as of 28 February 2020 and are on PAYE, and who may not be able to work if a business is closed or workload may be reduce due to the impact of COVID-19. 

Furloughing staff

‘Furlough’ is a temporary period of leave for employees, who retain their usual terms & conditions of employment and continuity of service through this period. Its very important that staff do not work for the company during this period as this could invalidate any claim under the scheme and lead to more severe penalties if found to be fraudulent! The furlough period must last for at least 3 weeks.

Next steps for employers:

Ensure you are very clear on the rules and requirements of furloughing and the Job Retention Scheme, seek further advice where needed.

  • Identify staff your business may need to furlough and hold a discussion with them to get their consent to be furloughed.
  • You must confirm in writing the details of the individual’s furloughed leave.
  • Keep in regular contact with all your staff, whether they are working remotely, using annual leave or on furlough leave.
  • Keep fully informed with the latest Government updates on COVID-19 and business support.
  • Seek professional HR advice if you are unsure or need help managing any of the above processes.

The team at EmployAssist HR can support local employers with detailed advice on managing staff and HR processes through the challenging COVID-19 epidemic. We can provide furlough letters, manager guidance and professional HR advice:

T: 0333 400 7920

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See our latest blogs on COVID-19 for local employers here.

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If you have any information and advice you would like to share, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.and I will be more than happy to pass on to fellow members.  Let’s help each other in these difficult times.

Stay safe and well, we will win this war and we'll all back soon!  

Best wishes to you all.

Julie Budden 

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Update on the Check-in @ Stansted Business Exhibition


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Our sponsors, exhibitors and visitors health and wellbeing is extremely important to us.

We have been closely monitoring the news and uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 Pandemic and with an awful lot of events being postponed or cancelled throughout the UK, we have made the decision to provisionally move the Check-in @ Stansted Business Exhibition.

We are not cancelling the event - we will be moving the date for everyone’s benefit.

As a business, we are keen to ensure that we remain stable as a business community and will support you as much as possible. We would very much appreciate the same in return in these unforeseen circumstances.

We therefore plan to pencil in a new date of Thursday 17th September 2020, which we will review in July.

If you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact me directly on 01279 870 064, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We thank you for your continued support and wish you and your colleagues, familes and friends our best wishes. 

Stay safe - we will win this war and will all return stronger!

Julie Budden

Chair of the Stansted Airport Chamber of Commerce

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