As supermarkets move towards demanding even greater accountability from suppliers, evidence of hazard analysis, quality control and accreditation will be vital when trying to secure long term orders.
ClientAct recently produced a brochure highlighting the quality assured service provided by Kalle, one of the worlds leading producers of viscose, plastic and textile-based artificial food casings.
Press details from ClientAct.
On the 21st June will raise money for the local Essex Wildlife Trust. The challenge is to find the fastest picker of the tiny Little Scarlet strawberries used in the Tiptree conserve; it's very competitive with pickers from 18-80 taking part.Press details from ClientAct.
Felsted School Chapel will be a stunning venue for Felsted Choral Society's Concert on Sunday 17th June 2007. Described as an evening of musical bliss Roger Lawrence will conduct music by: Monteverdi Beatus Vir, John Rutters Requiem and the Brandenberg Concerto No 4. Felsted's famous school can be found midway between Chelmsford/Dunmow/Braintree.
For ticket information and interviews with Roger Lawrence please contact: Sally Carpenter at ClientAct
Witham Chamber of Commerce have organised a photographic competition for people who live, work or are at school in Witham. If you have a camera just look at Witham from a different angle the people, the place and the spirit of the town. Entry forms from the Tourist Information Centre hurry, closing date22nd June.
First impressions are so important in business, shops, hotels and towns. Witham Chamber of Commerce is pleased to support the Witham in Bloom scheme that has turned a simple car park into an attrractive feature and brightened up the town; which encourages that "good feel" factor for visiting shoppers and tourists. Congratulations to Witham in Bloom and to all the sponsors.
"Planning for the Future of Essex .. are we prepared?"
The Essex Property Forum hosted a lively public debate on plans for future housing demands in Essex and highlighting the need for sustainable development in the region.
The speakers: left to right Michael Hargreaves, Head of Regional Planning Grow Area Team, Go-East, Ian Charie, Principal, Development Planning, URS Corporation, Tony Hall, Professor of Town Planning, Anglia Polytechnic University and Maurice Rozario of MDR Development Ltd.
A summary of the debate can be obtained from firstname.lastname@example.org or www.essexpropertyforum.co.uk
Essex Property Forum faces Flooding Debate
Members of the Essex Property Forum with the new chairman Maurice Rozario before their public debate on flooding. The venue was particular relevant, as the modern Essex County Records Office, is located between the river and the canal in Chelmsford, and could be subject to flooding if preventative measures were not taken.
Across England in one "easy" ride
Congratulations to Fire-fighter Gary Fleming (left) who cycled across England and back on an Audi Quattro bike from Nigel Grogan Audi Chelmsford. The charity ride for CRY (helping to identify cardiac risk in the young) raised over 600. left to right: Gary Fleming, Paul Chipperfield (Nigel Grogan Audi), Caroline Gard (CRY)
Celebrating Success at Lambert Chapman
Michael Lambert (left) with Lloyd Chapman, founding partners of Lambert Chapman, chartered accountants, toasting the success of the firm during their recent retirement celebrations. Photographed on the roof terrace in the centre of Chelmsford Mike and Lloyd were joined by staff and clients who had worked with them during the last 20 years.
The new place to eat this summer is "the lock" at Heybridge Basin, near Maldon in Essex. Built on the sea wall with views over the Blackwater Estuary "the lock" offers traditional breakfasts, interesting lunches and Tiptree cream teas every day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the season.
Simon Brown, Colchester United's goalkeeper, joined guests of Wilkin & Sons Ltd for a celebration cream tea at the launch of "the lock" Heybridge Basin is a small hamlet on the edge of the Blackwater & Chelmer canal with two popular pubs, a gift shop and a free car park; it is popular with walkers, yachtsmen and those who just enjoy watching the boats go by.
Simon Brown of Colchester United and Laraine Wright, manager of "the lock"
Award for Nigel Grogan Audi
Mark Siddle, dealer principal of Nigel Grogan Audi Chelmsford receiving an Award based on customer care, from Martin Butcher of Audi UK. The presentation followed an intense period of assessment by independent consultants TUV of Germany and marks the dedicated team-work of the staff.
left to right: Paul Chipperfield of Nigel Grogan Audi, Martin Butcher, area sales development manager of Audi UK, Mark Siddle and Lynda Morgan of Nigel Grogan Audi
Couched potato turned marathon man Couched potato turned marathon man in six months, Adrian Rowley of Kalle UK Ltd achieved his ambition - to complete the London Marathon and to raise money for the Multiple Sclerosis Trust. In October 2002 Adrian decided to enter the London Marathon and raise money in memory of his wife Hilary who died of Multiple Sclerosis aged 38. Adrian described himself as a couched potato before he started training and losing weight. After 6 months he achieved his ambition.
Encouraged by family, friends and colleagues from work Adrian completed the 26 miles in 6hr and 49 min - and has not discounted the idea of running in 2004!
ACROSS THE COUNTRY IN ONE "EASY" RIDE!
Brentwood HQ fire-fighter Gary Fleming of Braintree, is cycling across England on an Audi Quattro mountain bike to raise money for the children's charity CRY - Cardiac Risk in the Young. Mark Siddle, dealer principal of Nigel Grogan Audi Chelmsford is supporting Gary's bid and recently handed over the Audi Quattro aluminium mountain bike for the ride.
"This bike is ergonomically designed to suit all terrains; and it is light enough that Gary will have no problem carrying it across major obstacles" said Mark. "We wish Gary and his colleagues Richie Farrant and John Moulsen every success. We hope that the special suspension features on his bike will help to speed him past the other riders and give him a stress free ride."
Pedalling from the North East coast near Newcastle through the Peak District to Whitehaven on the west coast is a challenge to most riders; but that is not enough for Gary, he is planning to pedal all the way back towards the North Sea - a total of 300 miles.
INTERIOR ANGLE OPEN ART GALLERY IN CHELMSFORD
Congratulations to Richard and Soo Turner on the opening of the Interior Angle Art Gallery & Picture Framers in Chelmsford. Contemporary art enthusiasts, artists and friends celebrated the recent opening of the stunning gallery in Wells Street with a very special party attended by The Mayor of Chelmsford, Cllr Maurice Hurrell and Simon Brown of Colchester United.
Interior Angle have a reputation for framing the unusual: a guitar, boots, medals, C.U. football shirt - they like a challenge. A new Art Advice service has been introduced for corporate and private customers who need professional advice on the best use of art in their office, hotel or home.
Contact Soo or Richard on Richard Turner Interior Angles 01245 493100
Photo - Soo and Richard Turner with an unusual framing job
Roger Lawrence's 25 years as conductor of the Felsted Choral Society was marked by a presentation at the end of a fabulous concert in the Felsted School Chapel. Roger is a master of fine music who has the ability to communicate his knowledge and love of music to singers, musicians and the audience.
An evening of Hayden, Mozart and Mendelsson might sound daunting for the uninitiated, but Roger's inspired selection gave great pleasure to the performers and the listeners. As one of his choir members reported, "he is always striving for perfection and even when you think you have got away with a wrong note, it will have been spotted and he will ask for the phrase to be repeated."
Set in the midst of the Essex countryside, Felsted provides the perfect setting for fine music on a summer evening, thanks to Roger Lawrence.
ORGANIC CHRISTMAS PUDDING WINS AWARD
Which pudding to buy for Christmas? The Good Housekeeping Institute have selected their favourite pudding during a recent tried and tasted test: - Wilkin & Sons' Tiptree Organic Christmas Pudding was the GHI favourite for 2002. Handmade and free from artificial preservatives and colouring; we like it because it is light enough to think about a second helping! Congratulations to all concerned.
left to right Clare Frostic who works at the sports shop in the Grove Shopping Centre, Sally Carpenter of ClientAct and Fiona Ward Community Fundraiser for Farleigh Hospice. Many thanks to Wendy Harlow Centre Manager for organising the celebrations and the fund raising.
|THE ESSEX WAY FOR THE ESSEX AIR AMBULANCE - 81 MILES OF BEAUTIFUL COUNTRYSIDE|
Congratulations to Ian Thurgood and Nigel Smith of Wilkin & Sons Limited Tiptree on completing the Essex Way Walk - 81 miles in 4 days - for the Essex Air Ambulance.The Essex Way path stretches across the county from Epping tube station to the High Lighthouse in Harwich through - Ongar, Pleshey, Terling, Coggeshall, Dedham and Mistley. The walk passes along riverbanks and ancient lanes, by woodlands and through hamlets where churches and village greens provide a welcome seat for the weary traveller. Essex at its best . The walkers have raised in excess of 4,500 - The Essex Way map and book is published by Essex County Council is available at Tourist Information Centres throughout Essex.
MARATHON MEN 2002Congratulations to those who took part in the London Marathon - especially: Paul Loxton of Loxton Consulting Ltd (executive training) -3hrs 21 mins for St John's Ambulance Simon King of Kalle UK Ltd (sausage casing manufacturer) - 3hrs 40 mins for Helen Rowley Memorial Fund Adam Elwell of Taylor and Company (commercial surveyors) - 4 hrs 5 mins for Helen Rollason Cancer Care Centre Appeal.