The e-FM Network of Finance Directors & Specialists have been shortlisted in the FSB Business Awards 2013. The company which provides flexible financial management resource to SMEs up to Finance Director/ Non Executive Director levels will be celebrating this achievement with stakeholders and other successful companies at a prestigious awards dinner on the 6th of June at the Luton Hoo Luxury Hotel.The e-FM Network was chosen as a finalist in the Enterprising Business Category amidst fierce competition. This award recognises businesses that have shown outstanding initiative, boldness, imagination in the enterprise as well as sound management practices. Read more...
Local fitness instructor Jackie Neufville and her fitness company Fittville UK Ltd are organising a charity Spin-a-thon consisting of 6 hours of spinning on bikes to raise money for Luton’s Homelessness Charity NOAH Enterprise. Participants will be spinning for between one hour and potentially the whole day!
A student from Luton is making a great start in the world of engineering, thanks to the generosity of a local company. Parth Bihai is the third student to win an annual engineering bursary awarded by Bedfordshire Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by engineering company Veruth Holdings. The £15,000 bursary will support Parth through his studies for a degree in chemical engineering.
Having recently completed a £3.5 million facility investment across its two specialist venues, Wyboston Lakes has announced a significant new space for training events, the Willows Conference Suite.
Located in the Wyboston Lakes Training Centre, the new suite provides 264 sq. m (2842 sq. ft.) of floor space with a capacity for 260 delegates seated theatre style. Features include high definition laptop input, wireless technology using Apple AirPlay and iPad-controlled sound and lighting.
“The Willows Conference Suite is a great space, incorporating the best technology in a stylish, seamless way that will inspire and impress,” said Mark Jones, Managing Director of Wyboston Lakes.
Commenting on the labour market statistics, published today by the ONS, David Kern, Chief Economist at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) said:
“The labour market figures are disappointing, but unsurprising. Despite the fairly large rise in unemployment, the number of those in jobs has remained almost unchanged. The level of inactivity fell by 57,000 in the three months to February as more people returned to the workforce, and this contributed to the increase in unemployment. Although the UK labour market remains surprisingly robust, overall the outlook is uncertain. It is realistic to expect further increases in the jobless total if the private sector is able to only absorb some of the expected reductions in public sector employment. In our recent forecast, we predicted that unemployment would increase to 2.6 million in 2014.
“The challenging circumstances facing the economy make it doubly important to develop a more effective growth strategy. The government should switch priorities to boost growth within the existing spending envelope, and make greater use of its own fiscal mandate, which gives it more latitude than it has so far used in increasing infrastructure investment.”
The Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire Provider Network are keen to hear views from employers across Bedfordshire & Hertfordshire about 16-24 Youth Unemployment and how you feel about Apprenticeships.
The network have put together a 5 minute survey to gauge opinion and respondents will be entered into a prize draw to win an i-Pad mini
UltraVision CLPL is taking the manufacture of contact lenses to the next level and in support of this has employed Clinical Director, Lynn White MSc FCOptom and Engineering Manager, Nick Stonehouse. With a strong clinical and manufacturing team, UltraVision is poised for growth and ready to ensure the future development of the next generation of contact lens technology.