Sunny

Sunny

max temp: 12°C

min temp: 6°C

ESTD 1874 Search

Essex: Chambers to host visit from Women and Equality Minister Helen Grant

12:57 12 January 2013

Annette Thorpe of BT

Annette Thorpe of BT

Archant

HELEN Grant, the Minister for Women and Equality, is to speak at a breakfast seminar being staged by Essex Chambers of Commerce and the Government and Equalities Office.

shares

It will cover business concerns around discrimination law, positive stories about equality in the work place and how equality can benefit a business.

Helen Grant will speak about Government policies, alongside BT regional manager Annette Thorpe who will talk about delivering equality issues in a major business.

The event, Business is Good for Equality, takes place on Wednesday, February 27 at Hylands House, Chelmsford from 7.45am to 9.30am. Booking is essential – call 01206 765277 or visit www.essexchambers.co.uk/events.

Helen Grant is the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice, women and equalities. Before this appointment she served on the Justice Select Committee until 2011 and was appointed to the Conservative social justice policy group in 2006.

She joined Iain Duncan Smith’s think tank the Centre for Social Justice for which she has written extensively on family policy.

Denise Rossiter, chief executive of Essex Chambers of Commerce, said: “We are delighted to have the opportunity to welcome Helen Grant into Essex and to hear about the experiences of Essex business women on issues of equality in businesses large and small.

“As it is about equality, men are of course equally welcome and we would be delighted to see them in the audience. This is a first for Essex Chambers and highlights the important role of women in business.”

shares

0 comments

Paul Rous, of Bruisyard Hall, has launched a tech startup venture with Mark Pearson

A Suffolk entrepreneur has teamed up with a top technology investor, who made millions from a website he created with just £300, to help finance new ideas.

Jeremy Goulding, front, left, chief executive of Wheatley, is congratulated by Innovatioin Martlesham chair Ian Buxton on winning the first Innovationi Martlesham competition. Also pictured, from left, are Paul O'Brien of BT, Jane Bromley of Wheatley, Mike Ward of Wheatley and Mohamed Abdel-Maguid from University Campus Suffolk.

Software company Wheatley has been named winner of a new competition staged by Innovation Martlesham, the cluster of hi-tech companies based at BT’s Adastral Park research site, near Ipswich.

Suffolk cider and vinegar maker Aspall was named Business of the Year at last year's EADT Business Awards.  From left, Tom McGarry of EDF Energy, Barry Chevallier Guild of Aspall and Sarah Howard,  of SuffolkChamber.  	
Picture: Lucy Taylor

There is now less than a week to go to enter the 2015 East Anglian Daily Times Business Awards.

Total unemployment in the UK has reached a near seven year low, official figures showed today.
Photo: Philip Toscano/PA Wire

Unemployment in the UK has continued to fall and a record 31million people are in now work, according to the final labour market figures before the General Election.

The Nestle Purina plant in Sudbury.

KitKat, Nescafe and Shredded Wheat maker Nestlé said today that first quarter sales had been boosted by an earlier Easter, but with growth dented by currency changes after the Swiss central bank’s shock decision to lift a cap on the franc.

The B&Q store on the North Quay Retail Park in Lowestoft which is closing in January 2016. Picture: James Bass

DIY chain B&Q has announced its Lowestoft store will close at the start of next year, with reportedly 40 jobs being lost.

The team at Ipswich-based software company IJYI.

A start-up software business in Suffolk has secured a place on a Government panel allowing it to bid for the delivery of cloud technology services across the public sector.

Bury town centre on market day.

People are being asked for their views on Bury St Edmunds town centre to find out how it is performing and any improvements that can be made.

WH Smith today reported a strong first half for its travel stores.

WH Smith grew sales at its travel-based stores amid a surge in air passengers while its high street network saw a decline due to a tough books market, half-year results showed today.

Most read

Most commented

Topic pages