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9The pandemic certainly affected many businesses including the events industry and with restrictions being lifted all around, one event that is looking forward to being back to its full potential this year is the regional Check-in @ Stansted Business Expo.

Organised by Julie Budden, Chair of the Stansted Airport Chamber of Commerce, Check-in @ Stansted is a regional business expo that takes place annually in or around London Stansted Airport. This years’ event will be taking place on Thursday 30th June 2022 at the Novotel Hotel London Stansted Airport between 9.30 am and 3.30 pm. 

The event is FREE to attend for visitors and offers FREE parking on the day and is a great day for exhibitors who are looking to raise their brand profiles, build better business connections and meet new people and suppliers face to face.

Daniel Burford, Community Engagement Manager for London Stansted Airport said:Check In Stansted Social Media Image 8

“We’re once again delighted to be supporting the Stansted Airport Chamber of Commerce’s Check-In @ Stansted Business Expo for an eighth year - with the ending of international travel restrictions, the future for passengers and local businesses is very bright. We’re looking forward to 2022 being an exciting year for Stansted Airport and the region. By sponsoring this event we want to ensure that businesses within our local community are benefitting from the opportunities our success presents.”

Julie Budden added:

“We are extremely thankful to London Stansted Airport for sponsoring the 2022 Check-in @ Stansted Business Expo again this year. As a Chamber of Commerce, we are committed to continuing to work closely with the airport and present many opportunities that such a company offers to businesses, residents and the community – locally”.

She continued:Check In Stansted Social Media Image 8

“Check-in @ Stansted Business Expo is a fantastic day of networking. It’s a day where we bring as many regional businesses together all under one roof to showcase their services and connect with more people in business. The expo covers both b2b and b2c and we welcome businesses operating across a wide range of industry sectors. We limit these to 3 per industry in the fairness to all those who attend on the day”.

For also the 8th year, Uttlesford District Council will be sponsoring the event as well as Global (Heart FM).

Stands start from as little as £125+ vat and further details can be obtained online at www.check-in-stansted.com

Amongst exhibitors already signed up to showcase their brands on the day include Air Corsica, Emirates Airlines (both back to London Stansted Airport in 2022), Extrastaff, Green Sky Executive, Mantle Business Centres, Positive VA Solutions Ltd, Superfast Essex, Vibrant Colours and Websters.  

For those looking to exhibit, contact Julie Budden direct on 01279 870 064 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



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CIAS Logo RGBThe rescheduled Check-in @ Stansted Business exhibition will be making a return (covid dependent) this year!

Postponed from 2020 due to the global pandemic, we've been busy working behind the scenes to bring you a business expo that can take place this year. Of course, this could all change, however we are extremely hopeful that our new date will go ahead.

We will closely monitor all safety procedures as outlined by the government in the coming months and will update you on regular basis with news, offers and much more.

If you are signed up to exhibit already, we very much hope that this date is suitable for you as your continued support is extremely important to us. If you are registered to visit, please change the date in the diary and we will update you shortly with regards to activities and agenda for the day.


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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Working with our colleges at Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce, the teams are committed to getting answers for Chamber members, and to ensuring that we are representing the needs of our business communities at the heart of government.

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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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