Improving the Security and environment of the Business Park is a high priority of the BID Management
Since the formation of HBP, the improvements to the area are easy to be seen, the area is no longer a dumping ground for waste, CCTV is in all areas ensuring security is paramount, ANPR Cameras log vehicle activity and more recently the introduction of SmartWater technology, providing this forensic product will help in reducing and deterring criminal activity in the area. We believe HBP is the safest Business Park in the country.
Improvements are not exclusively on security and the local area, HBP has provided over 300 training places for First Aid, training which is free for members and their staff. Other courses includes training for Fire Wardens, Manual Handling CPC Training for drivers, giving the opportunity for companies with drivers to achieve the required 35 hours of CPC training for free before it became legislation in 2014. HBP will continue to provide variety of training which of course, will be free for members.
HBP Management is continually investigating new ways to improve the Business Park.
Improvements/events that have taken place in 2021
As things improve in regards to the Covid situation the HBP will endeavour to reintroduce some of the regular training opportunities for members and their staff.
We have been able to install a new HD CCTV system to replace the old analogue one with 2 additional new cameras for added security on the park.
Through our Health & Safety Trainers on the Park , RB Services we have been able to put on 2 courses this month for First Aid & Fire Warden Training
In the Spring News Letter we are offering a couple of dates for additional First Aid Training for employees and members , please reply to Jacqi at RB Services for details , letters and emails have been sent out recently.
On the 7th June it was reported that major disruption on the roads in the Hogg Hill area near Hainault Golf Club was having a massive impact on road users, the traffic was backing up for miles in all areas and causing congestion as far back as Abridge.
The Business Park Manager received several calls as staff were unable to get to work on time and the general public were unable to attend the two local cemeteries for funerals. The temporary traffic light system put in place was set up incorrectly re its timings.
On contacting the LBR Highways Dept we were able to get a Highways Inspector from the Council to the site, it appears that damage had been caused to a power cable, UK Power are undertaking the work. A full apology has been received from the LBR for the inconvenience caused to all concerned, we are due a full update on the 8th June, UK Power appear to be responsible for the causing the issues.
Fly Tipping in Roebuck Road – CCTV and ANPR information provided allowed the company responsible to be fined by the local authority.
New installation of HD CCTV in Roebuck Road , this is part of our programme of updating and improving the security for businesses.
First Aid Training, held on 3 dates in June and July for members and their employees. Very well supported as usual.
Fire Warden Training will be held on 2 dates this month for members and their staff , please ensure that you are on our data base to get the offers by email for FREE training.
All road markings renewed by the Council in Beaver Road, Fowler Road, Roebuck Road and Peregrine Road.
“Keep Clear” , “ Speed Humps” and at major Junctions on all roads
Free Fire Warden Training has also been organised through our chosen training company RB Services on two days this month for members and their staff .
Working in Partnership with the local authority we have now had the Yellow Lines renewed across the park.
Also due to traffic issues and parking problems the Council have introduced Double Yellow Lines into Forest Road .
Mental Health at Work Training for members took place this month at RB Services , this was FREE for members and their staff, other dates will be available later this year.
Improvements/events that have taken place in 2020
Network Event / Re BID Ballot 2021 – Mental Health at Work –
The members who attended were informed of the BID Boards decision to go forward with a new BID Ballot for a new 5 year BID term in early 2021 .
All members have been sent a letter informing them of this decision earlier in February and further up dates would be sent out as the BID Company progress with their work in the next 12 months.
Also that they would be receiving a Questionnaire which would be required to obtain an overall view of the businesses , this is going out by post and will also be on the HBP Web Site in due course.
Anita August our guest speaker on Mental Health at Work gave a very informative presentation and at a time when this subject is very prominent in the press etc
We were able to offer a FREE training on a certificated course for those members who attended .
Simon Croft form MotorAid Ltd informed the guests of his companies new Car Leasing company and how it could benefit the members here.
Darren Taylor of AlwaysInspired informed the guests of his companies services with IT Support, Web Site design and general design and printing of various types.
The members were informed by the Chairman that we are now producing a new BID Proposal Document for 2021 -2026 later this year and are offering the members the opportunity to advertise in the new Document.
Further details are available from the Chairman or the HBP Manager
FREE First Aid training courses were held this month at RB Services on the Acorn Centre for employers and employees and were well supported, hopefully more courses will be available later this year.
Improvements/events that have taken place in 2019
Chinese Business men and women and local government officials visit Hainault Business Park Ltd
Through our contact with the Redbridge Chamber of Commerce – Mr. Geoff Hill, we were asked to host a meeting for the Neijiang Municipal Government & Enterprise Delegation, 18 representatives arrived from China on Friday 11th January to meet members who are manufactures in the Automotive Industry.
The two hour meeting went well and at least one company from the park has had a major interest from our visitors so we now await the outcome. We would like to thank representatives from Sleek Ltd in Fowler Road for providing us with two Chinese translators to assist the meeting progress in a professional manner.
We had a good response to the new monthly quiz / Winners at Fix Auto , DP Catering and Starna Scientific in the first quarter .
Over the last 6 weeks the council contractors have been installing Speed Calming measures on the roads across the park.
To ensure that the businesses here were affected as little as possible it was agreed with the LBR and the works manager that it would be carried out at weekends.
New speed restrictions have also been introductions throughout the park , the new speed limit for vehicles is now 20 mph.
There has also been new and renewed white Keep Clear lines added in some roads outside businesses.
The yellow lines have also been renewed on the park in some roads.
Several abandoned cars in a car park area in Fowler Road / Roebuck Road have been removed with the assistance of the Landlord.
April News Letter has been posted out to all members.
We held 2 days of CPC Training for Drivers, various companies attended this again was organised by RB Services Health & Safety Advisors.
We were asked by several companies on the park to arrange another Defibrillator Training Course ,we had already held 5 sessions for the members and their staff earlier this year. This was organised through our contacts at London Hearts and the LBR re our installation of the Defibrillators at the 4 main entrances, the training was given FREE as part of discussions with the local authority , another saving for the businesses.
The 12 main street CCTV cameras have all been up graded to HD Digital , this work has been carried out by the local authority on our behalf. This installation has made a big improvement to the quality of the footage being recorded across the park .
We have now updated an estate on the park with new HD Digital Camera system this is part of an ongoing programme within the park.
After general discussions with the council they have now installed 8 new HD Digital static cameras positioned around the park , also one new main HD camera in Peregrine Road.
We have held two First Aid courses this month to assist members.
We have sent out an updated map of the Defibrillator positions to all members if you have not received one please contact the main office.
Improvements/events that have taken place in 2018
Feb – Anti Terrorism Awareness Course – Project Griffin 2018
Feb – Newsletter 2018
Feb – New concrete bollards installed on the pavement near the entrances to businesses in Fowler Road to help keep entrance clear for deliveries
March – New CCTV in Fowler Road to assist current street cameras 2018
April – First Aid 2 courses 2018
April – Manual Handling 2018
May – First Aid 2018
September – First Aid Course held 10 employees attended , we will be holding other courses so please check your web site and emails for forthcoming dates.
September – Hills of Woodford – Toyota and Lexus agree to sponsor our next Network Event on Thursday 29th November at the Redbridge Cycle Centre
Invites being sent out asap, please book your place.
October 2018 – New road markings and Keep Clear areas renewed across the park by the LBR .
October 2018 – London Fire Brigade Officers attend a meeting at our offices to let us know that they will be visiting businesses over the next few months to assist members in brining their premises up to date with any new regulations that might affect them.
October 2018 – We have continued the contract with TIME Radio 107.5 FM to the end of the year , and the HBP Ltd advert can be heard 4 times a day as it has been successful in promoting the park in recent times.
October – First Aid Training for members and employees – full.
November – 2 courses arranged for Fire Warden Training for employers and staff – full
November – 3 Courses arranged for Defibrillator Training as HBP start to introduce Defibrillators across the park
November 29th Network Event sponsored by Hills of Woodford Toyota & Lexus – Well supported event with speakers from UK Export & Finance Government Dept : SPACE – Sycamore Trust giving the opportunity to young people with Autism into work – Glyn Hopkin Charitable Foundation – Work Redbridge re Recruitment for Business – Apprenticeships etc.
Towergate Insurance advising members how important Cyber Insurance is re the recent new GDPR regulations and why so many business across the UK are being hacked etc.
LBR Information on the new initiative being brought into the park re Defibrillators – HBP are installing 6 inside units and the local authority are supplying 4 to be installed externally early in the New Year.
A visit from the Redbridge Mayoress to our event , speaking to members re her chosen charity for her year of office ELHAP – “ Every Life Has A Purpose”
A further presentation about there work from the manager Rachel Joseph and how difficult it is to find financial support from the council as the budget cuts have reduce their funding.
Over 600 youngsters go through their doors every year with over a 100 on the waiting list.
A good positive response from the HBP members !!
December – 2 Courses extra courses were made available for members on Defibrillator Training ALL FREE
December – Defibrillators installed across the park as a new initiative with 6 fitted into business reception areas with more to follow in the New Year . All members will receive a map indicating their positions.
Improvements/events that have taken place in 2017
Hainault Business Park move to new offices in Fowler Road to have a more centralised position on the park. The new office furniture has been sponsored by Unique Office Solutions , please contact Mr. Mike Bullman should you be considering making any new changes to your offices.
We are also pleased to announce that Unique will be sponsoring the park during the next 3 years and we look forward to working with them.
Please note that Unique are also sponsoring our spring Network Work event on Thursday 20th April. Please do you best to attend and support our first event of the year.
We are pleased to announce that Kemsley Property Consultants have agreed to continue their sponsorship of the HBP for a further 3 years, many thanks to Mr. Colin Herman & Mr. Ben Collins for their financial support.
Should you be looking for new units or office space please give them a call details on the sponsors page:
We would like to thank the Gardens of Peace for their financial donation towards the HBP Ltd projects and improvements during the year ahead, thanks again to the directors and board members for the generosity .
Nat West Bank agree to sponsor the monthly quiz for another year , details on the quiz are on the HBP web site, please find the time to enter , and a chance of winning a Oyster Card.
In March we arranged for business to attend a FREE Manual Handling course.
April 20th Network Event sponsored by Unique Office Solutions – Mr. Mike Bullman and his team – Guest speaker from FALCON – Scotland Yard – Re Cyber Crime Protection / 2nd November Network Event sponsored by RB Services – Mr. Robin Bradley – Guest speaker from the London Digital Crime Centre re the new GDPR regulations and how it will effect all businesses here and in the UK from May 2018.
Also we were able to have a member of the Met Police Anti- Terrorist Team address the members and guests on reporting suspicious items or activity “ If you suspect it -Report it”
Both of these meetings were well supported by our sponsors and members and were both held Fairlop Waters , The Lakeside Suite .
CPC Training for drivers were held in May and October. – “Competent Persons Certificate” which drivers of all larger vehicles needs to have to operate legally on all roads in the UK.
In May the council brought in new parking restrictions on overnight parking on the pavement , this was well supported by the members as it has helped in removing cars that were being left here for months .
Also Yellow lines were introduced in another two roads on the park to help reduce ongoing congestions – London Borough of Redbridge
Three First Aid Courses were provided for members and their staff in June and September all full !
In September after the success of the presentation in April we were able to provide a FREE Cyber Crime Protection course for members , this training was arranged through our contact with FALCON Serious Crime Squad and the London Digital Crime Centre.
In October we were visited by the local Fire Officers re the recent large fire in Tottenham , where an industrial estate was burnt to the ground.
They informed us that they would be making visits to various businesses on the Park in the months ahead to ensure that Hainault Business Park is as safe as possible and to help with advice in reducing any fire risks to their property and the Park !!
We also put on 2 Fire Warden Training Courses in November again well supported – FREE to members.
During the autumn the LBR Parking Management Team installed several large bollards onto the pavement at the entrances to properties to again help businesses with deliveries and for them to gain an easier access to and from their business , we thank the LBR team for assisting us and the business owners.
Improvements/events that have taken place in 2016
Launch of Smartwater the forensic liquid that can be used to protect all kinds of business assets including IT and electrical equipment , mobile phones and expensive tools.
Due to the success of the BID Renewal Ballot in March we arranged two dates in April for FREE First Aid Training for members and their staff , the two dates were quickly taken up , and we are hoping to offer some new dates in the near future , please check the web site for details.
February 18th Network Breakfast Event Sponsored by South Eastern Electrical PLC
The directors of HBP Ltd were very pleased to be able to introduce SEE as our main sponsor for the Network Event, it was very well supported with over 65 members and guests attending , standing room only.
Mr. Chris Harding Director of Business Development gave a very good talk about SEE and how it started and how the company has developed in recent years , also thanks to Mr. Neil Davey CEO of SEE, who also attended.
Various other members made presentations about their businesses.
Also we invited back an officer form the City of London Fraud Squad who attended in November , who again gave a talk on Cyber & Internet Crime and how it is affecting businesses across the UK, all very informative.
The next event is in November on Thursday 17th at the Cycle Centre , check the web site for more details .
We have held 3 days of First Aid training for members and their staff, these are FREE to members , so please check the HBP web site for details as we hope to add more dates for training during this year. They do get booked up very quickly !!