The new Chambers of Commerce office facility at the Thurrock Learning Campus of South Essex College was officially declared open for business today (10 June 2013), by Local Government Minister Brandon Lewis.
Following the ceremony, the minister met a number of local business people accompanied by local MP Jackie Doyle-Price, Denise Rossiter, Essex Chambers’ Chief Executive, and Robert Leng, Essex Chambers’ President.
Local Government Minister Brandon Lewis said:
Businesses are at the heart of the government’s vision for the Thames Gateway which is why we are doing everything we can to give them greater freedoms, powers and incentives to strengthen the local economy, drive regeneration and encourage prosperity.
The Essex Chambers of Commerce has played a vital role in supporting local businesses, providing a prominent voice for well over a century. Setting up shop here in Thurrock, the economic pulse of the Gateway, represents a huge opportunity for jobs and growth in Thurrock and beyond.
Essex Chambers’ Chief Executive Denise Rossiter said:
Thurrock is on the doorstep of DP World’s London Gateway Port development and the £150 million investment in Junction 30 of the M25 Dartford Crossing. This part of South Essex is growing quickly and offering fantastic, new opportunities for businesses of all sizes.
Essex Chambers of Commerce is all about opening valuable doors for businesses and so we want to be on the spot, helping companies both small and large to maximise these opportunities.
Essex Chambers of Commerce are the leading provider of international trade support in the county and play an important role in representing the views and needs of business at local, regional and national level by engaging with and influencing policy development forums.