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 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.
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 !!
Regular street and road cleaning re-introduced and monitored
Funding received to start New Signage Project
The First Business Park Manager appointed through Business Link for London
Met Police hold High Visibility Day on the estate for the first time, visiting business owners to get their views on current crime problems
News Letters and information started to be sent to all the businesses
Business Partnership formed, become properly recognised by the LBR and the Met Police
Regular meeting being held, all businesses invited, plus LBR & Met Police
Installation of 4 CCTV Cameras, with hourly monitoring and links to the Met Police in Ilford Station.
Street Lighting on the Business Park up dated and improved.
Hainault Business Park Steering Group formed.
First Business Connections Event to be held on the Business Park.
New Signage project completed.
26 New Property Numbers installed around the Business Park to help identify businesses.
At our General Meeting business owners and representatives agree to help match fund a CCTV Project, during the following 10 months £25,300 was donated by the businesses to this project.
Road markings re painted.
Met Police set up dedicated email crime reporting line for the businesses, first one in the UK.
Met Police hold second High Visibility Day.
Changed the name to Hainault Business Park.
Two new CCTV Cameras added to the system
Accountants Baker Tilly join as sponsors
Jordans Property Matters join as sponsors
Mullis & Peake Solicitors agree to sponsorship of the HBP
Hainault Forest High School, were approached to help with the future design and development of the Hainault Business Park web site – working with the local community
Sponsorship deal set up with Job Centre Plus to help employment in the area
As part of the BID programme we set up a Web Site, to inform businesses all about the BID process
British Telecom Local Business join as sponsors
First “Business Breakfast” meeting held, sponsor by Nat West Bank
Crime figures reduced due to CCTV installation – Met Police information
CCTV Warning signs added to our New Signage
Sponsorship: The Nat West Bank, agree to a sponsorship deal for 3 years, another first for the Business Park
First Hainault Business Park Calendar produced by Business Link 4 London
Lansing Linde Trucks agree 3 year sponsorship deal
New Speed limits added – 20 30mph speeding signs on Lampposts on the Business Park and two 30 mph Roundels have been put on the road surface at the entrances in Fowler Rd & Roebuck Rd
We now have a total of 9 sponsors.
Another two CCTV Cameras ordered for January 2007 Installation.
Hainault Business Park Ltd calendar sent out to all businesses to help promote the web site and our sponsors.
Secom Plc become our TENTH Sponsor
Landscaping Improvement to the Acorn Centre entrance.
Links set up with Hainault Forest Community Association and Day Nursery.
Travel Survey carried with the LBR.
Sponsorship deal set up with M & K Cleaning Services for two years.
Yellow Lines introduced on certain corners to help with traffic safety
Employment Survey carried out on the Business Park, working with Gateway to London.
Work on improvements to the Stream in Peregrine Rd W. Robinsons & Sons Ltd make large financial contribution to its improvements.
Sponsor Deal to benefit all businesses – AON Commercial Focus Insurance Brokers link up with AXA Insurance to offer reduced insurance premiums for all members.
Keep Clear white lined areas marked out on business entrances.
By working with various departments of the LBR, we have reduced fly tipping, abandoned cars and general vandalism throughout the whole Business Park.
IT Person employed to assist with its development.
White Lines renewed throughout the Business Park.
Web Site in full operation.
BID Result – Yes Vote by the Businesses 85% in favour of BID.
Met Police High Visibility Day.
First Hainault Business Park Calendar produced by Business Link 4 London.
Lansing Linde Trucks agree 3 year sponsorship deal.
Business Breakfast Meeting and Networking event held at Hainault Golf Club for all business owners and our sponsors, this event was supported by the London Development Agency and Hainault Business Park Ltd .
Free Weekly Recycling of all paper and cardboard for Businesses on the Business Park. This service has been set up with the help of “Ground Work” and the BID Board and we believe we are one of the first Business Parks in the UK to provide this service to the businesses.
Cromwell Centre Landscaping project completed.
5 New Signs Installed by our sponsors Windsor Signs.
New signage at the entrance to the Burnside Estate.
New signage on the Cromwell Centre on both entrances.
New signage on two estates in Roebuck Rd.
2 Landscaping projects completed in Fowler Rd.
In Roebuck Rd we had some tree’s cut back and area cleared of rubbish etc, now awaiting new signage to be installed.
Windsor Signs & Graphics Ltd have agreed to become the Business Parks latest sponsor
New “Employees page” added to website – with Competitions, Prizes, Weather, Sport and News etc.
Glynny LLP become a new sponsor
New “Secured by Design” green metal fencing has been fitted to the front two areas of the Acorn Centre, Roebuck Road.
The Electric Sub Station in Fowler Road has been fitted with new green metal fencing and gates, we would like to thank the ownereedom Maintenance for their support in improving this area within the Hainault Business Park.
Our Business Park sponsors the Nat West Bank, hold second “Breakfast Meeting” at Hainault Golf Club.
Broadband Service improved in Fowler Road, through working with BT.
Electricity Sub Station Fowler Road – the owners agree to fence off their land to help stop Fly Tipping and make the area more secure.
Groundwork East London – Mr Neil Davies Community Project Officer will be working 2 days a week with the owners on the Business Park until 2009, on Environmental performance, audits and also improving aesthetics of the area, survey sent out.
Working in Partnership with “Garden of Peace” Muslim Cemetery Trust, Chaplins Ltd and the BID Company, the boundary fence at the end of the Acorn Centre has been replaced and finish off with some planting. This helped reduce unlawful access to the area.
Additional “Keep Clear ” road markings on entrances to businesses in Roebuck Rd
Fowler Road – New Walls
We have replaced two damaged walls, with two new ones in Fowler Rd by the traffic lights,we thank the landlord concerned for his assistance with this project.
Security Fencing – Fowler Road
We have installed new security fencing on a property in Fowler Rd, we thank the business owner concerned for his financial assistance with this project.
30th Oct Networking Event – Economic Breakfast meeting held at Hainault Golf Club, was very well supported by the HBP members, the presentation made by Economist Mr. Neil Parker , Nat West Bank ,was very well received with plenty of questions from the businesses who are concerned about the current economic situation in the UK . We thank the London Development Agency & the Nat West Bank for the support in putting this event on.
We are pleased to announce that Energy Centric an independant Energy Broker has become a new sponsor of the HBP, Mr. Paul Lomas and Mr.Paul Antoniades are able to offer the members free of charge assistance in saving money on their energy bills.
Further information is available on the Home and Sponsor page on our web site.
We are very pleased to announce that Towergate Risk Solutions Sevenoaks have agreed to sponsor the HBP for the next two years, contact details are available on the Sponsors pages on our web site. Please contact Mr. Peter LeBreton if you require his professional services.
In Fowler Road improvements have been carried out on two properties, by working with the business owners we have been able to improve the entrance area to both properties with new brickwork, we thank the companies concerned for their assistance with these projects.
We have now cleared a further 4 areas of over grown weeds and carried out spraying as part of our current garden maintenance programme.
By working with the landlord of properties in Roebuck Rd we have been able to improve the security of his tenants by installing new gating and palisade security fencing, this has made a big visual improvement to this particular property , thanks to the landlord concerned for his financial assistance with this project.
New signage has been installed by our sponsor Windsor Signs & Graphics in Roebuck Road, we would like to thank the business owner concerned for taking the opportunity to work with the HBP on this improvement.
The HBP have engaged the services of a Garden Maintenance company to look after all those areas that we have carried out landscaping improvements on in recent times. Fortnightly visits will be made until the end of October and then reviewed re a yearly contract.
The installation of new security fencing at the rear of two properties in Roebuck Road, we thank the landlords and businesses for their time and financial assistance with these projects and in making these particular areas more secure for all concerned.
Road markings renewed by the LBR council staff
Units at 15-17 Roebuck Road
We have been able to improve security on this small estate within the HBP by firstly clearing all the fly tipping at the rear of the property and then installing new palisade fencing right across the back
Also we were able to install new gates on each side entrance, we thank the businesses for their support with this project.
Regeneration Work – New brick wall in Fowler Road
By working with business owners the HBP were able to assist with the building of this new boundary wall, making a big visual improvement to the property and the Business Park.
New Security Fencing added to properties in Roebuck Road
Two Free “One Day First Aid Appointed Persons Courses” , allowing 24 business owners / employees certificated training for a 3 year period
Two new cameras have been installed at the end of March, one in Fowler Rd near Jade Furniture and the other one in Forest Rd outside the new units. These have been added to our current monitoring
At the Cromwell Centre a series of CCTV Surveillance cameras have been installed to cover all businesses and both entrances.
At each entrance to the Cromwell Centre we have installed 2 Vehicle Number Plate Recognition Cameras.
This system will allow each businesses to log into the camera system from their own personal computers to view their premises.
Security Fencing – Peregrine Rd
New green metal fencing has been installed in the residential area of Peregrine Road, this work has been carried out by the London Borough of Redbridge ” The Hainault Project” , which the HBP has been working with during the last 6 months. The new fence which backs onto the Business Park is another security improvement which will help reduce anti social , vandalism and fly tipping in this area.
We thank the LBR for its financial support with this on going project work
Landscaping completed in 3 areas at the front of Roebuck Mews in Roebuck Road.
New Security Fencing installed at the front and gate post repaired – Roebuck Mews
New Security Fencing installed across the rear of the Roebuck Mews premises
Cromwell Centre : New Security Fencing installed at the end of Roebuck Road.
New Palisade Gate fitted at the front of the Cromwell Centre.
New security Gates fitted on the Acorn Centre
New security fencing installed on premises in Roebuck Road, to replace old damaged one
Breakfast Networking Event – Working with our sponsor the Nat West Bank we held our annual Economic Breakfast meeting at Hainault Golf Club, on the 29th Oct, as usual the morning was well supported with over 50 persons attending.
We were able to get Mr. Neil Parker an Economist from the NWB to make a presentation to the members,which was well received by all concerned with several questions relating to the current economic climate and what the future might hold.
Also attending from the Tax Office HMRC was Mr. Chris Seth & Mr. Sid Siddiqui , the presentation made by Chris was very informative and a link to their support line will soon be available on our web site.
The HBP would like to inform members that the HMRC are there to help YOU !!
If you require any information re Tax for companies etc please let us know and we will forward on their contact details.
We understand from various members and sponsors that new work and contacts were made, with strong possibilities of trading with each other.
Once again our thanks to Mr. Graham Johnson NWB
New signage in Peregrine Road and Fowler Road , we thank the landlords concerned for taking the opportunity to work with the HBP, and also thanks to our sponsors Windsor Signs who installed the 4 new signs on time.
We have been able to improve security at premises in Fowler Road this month with new fencing and gating, we thank the business owner for his time and financial assistance with this project.
Landscaping improvements in Fowler Rd at South Eastern Electrical, we thank the owner for his time and assistance with is this project.
FREE Health & Safety Course, gave the opportunity for our members to be brought up to date on current H&S legislation, we thank Mr. Robin Bradley of R. B. Services for organising this event.
For Health &Safety matters then please contact Robin Bradley on 0870 608 3223 re his companies services
FREE First Aid Appointed Person course was held, where 15 members passed the course and obtained a certificate valid for 3 years. We thank R.B. Services for arranging this event.
Nat West Bank agree new sponsorship deal – We are pleased to inform our members that Mr. Adrian Wood Senior Commercial Manager has confirmed that the Nat West are pleased to renew their sponsorship of the HBP.
Windsor Signs &Graphics – Last week the directors of Windsor Signs agreed to renew their sponsorship of the HBP for another year and a half.
Two ANPR cameras , car number plate recording cameras have been installed at two estates in Peregrine Road as part of our ongoing security programme.
Overgrown area at the end of Roebuck Road ,where pathway goes into Peregrine Road has been cleared and will be added to our regular maintenance work.
New security fencing installed and protection barrier repainted at properties in Roebuck Road.
New Security Fencing on two properties in Roebuck Road, we thank the business owners concerned for their time in working with the HBP on these projects.
Burnside Estate – New Palisade Security Fencing & Gating added to the estate. This project will help reduce fly tipping in that area.
A Business Networking Event was held at the Redbridge Cycle Centre on the 3rd July , a buffet lunch was provided and 10 businesses made a presentation to the members about their business and what services they have available. This was a successful event and very well suported by the business community.
Burnside Estate, Roebuck Road
New landscaping area in the entrance area.
Removal of rubbish from fly tipped area at the back of the estate.
Removal of a large amount of old damaged and broken pallets from a premises on the estate.
New wooden fencing installed across the end of the estate to improve the area and cover up an old black metal fencing which was in a very poor condition. Another area regenerated by working with the business owners.
New wall built outside a premises to replace the old and damaged one, we thank the business owners for their support in making this improvement possible. Many business owners are now commenting on the regeneration work we are able to carry out, and the visual difference it is making to the whole Business Park.
Roebuck Road, Units rear of 41-43
After making a landscaping improvement to one area last we have now been able to improve the areas either end with a shingle covering.
Free First Aid Training Course for members, this was held on the 15th May at the Redbridge Cycle Centre, 16 members attended the course
New Security Gates fitted to premises in Fowler Road, we thank the business owner for taking the opportunity to work with HBP Ltd in making this improvement.
New walls built on premises in Roebuck Road, as part of our Regeneration Programme, we thank the landlord and business owner for working with us on this project.
We have have been able to replace two old walls at different properties in Fowler Road, thanks to the business owners concerned with this improvement.
New planting in brickwork pillars outside a business in Roebuck Road.
Due to the clearance of an overgrown area at a property in Fowler Road, we have been able to install some new green fencing, also re landscape the area with new brick edging, slate covering and planting.
This is another visual improvement to the Business Park, which people are commenting on.
By working with landlords and business owners we have been able to replace old and damaged walls in Fowler Road outside two properties.
During the last week of March we completed another new landscaping project at premises in Fowler Road, we thank the directors of the company for their support with this project.
Included, green fencing, brickwork edging to the newly planted area with a slate covering. As part of this project the owner has painted the front of the property, installed new double glazed windows, added a new company sign , refurbished the entrance doors and added new yellow entrance barriers.
This has made a major change to the overall look of the property, pictures will be on the web site in the near future.
With financial support from Groundwork East London we have been able to plant 4 new trees at two different businesses in Peregrine Road, we also thank the businesses concerned for their support with this project.
FREE Manual Handling Training Course set up, this two hour course was well supported by the businesses on the HBP and we are hoping to be able to offer another course later this year.
Course provider – PIP Professional Training Services.
By working with the relevant council officers and their departments we have been able to introduce some new traffic calming measures to various roads and junctions on the Business Park – Red Road Surfaces, new markings and 30mph roundels, a safety improvement to remind everyone of the speed limit for this area.
As part of our current Free Training Offers to businesses and their employees we set up a First Aid Appointed Persons course where 16 members attended a training day at the new Redbridge Cycling Centre in Forest Rd, this was run by Associated First Aid Training and was funded by the LDA.
By working with a business owner in Fowler Rd we have been able to improve the fencing at the front of his property, we thank the owner for his time and support with this project, pictures will be on the Gallery in due course.
During this month we have installed a ANPR camera to properties in Fowler Rd, we thank the company concerned for their assistance with this security improvement
By working with property and business owners in Fowler Rd we have been able to re build one missing wall and replace a old and damaged wall at the front of the premises, we thank the owner for his time and assistance in making this project possible.
Pictures will be on the picture gallery very soon
We have been able to install CCTV/ ANPR camera systems to the entrance to the Burnside Estate in Roebuck Rd this has been made possible with the help of our LDA funding programme
Road Safety Improvement
As part of our ongoing improvements programme the local authority agreed to install some concrete bollards on the corner on Beaver Rd & Fowler Rd.
This action will improve the vision of drivers trying to turn out of Beaver Rd into Fowler Rd
Several large Banners have been put up on members property to advertise and promote the BID Renewal in 2011, much thanks to those who have supported us with this promotion.
Voting Period Feb 21st – March 21st 2011 “ Continue Our Success VOTE YES”
BID Renewal Proposal Document 2011-2016 posted out to all members 17th Dec , with Calendar & Xmas card
New security improvements at premises in Fowler Road, we would like to thank the owners for their assistance with this project.
The Networking Breakfast on Thursday 7th October was very well supported with over 60 people attending and 15 businesses making presentations relating to their own business and what they have to offer members.
Several businesses picked up work, and as usual the HBP were asked when the next meeting would be.
We also took the opportunity to hand out to all businesses attending our Draft BID Proposal with reference to our BID Reballot in 2011.
Iain Mackinnon form the Mackinnon Partnership had written the Draft Proposal document on the evidence produced by the “questionnaire” that 80 companies returned in July. The return from the members was indeed very high re a postal questionnaire , 59%.
We shall also be sending it out to all businesses later this month.
Free First Aid Training for members and their employees , we are holding another course in early October.
New security gates and fencing installed in Roebuck Road on the Cromwell Centre, we would like to thank the land lord concerned for his assistance regarding the security installation.
By having the opportunity to work with Antoinette Bernard who is the Business Travel Plan Advisor from the Thames Gateway London Partnership and Julie Ward from the London Borough of Redbridge, the HBP has been lucky to receive over 30 Cycle Racks which have been fitted at various businesses premises around the park for their employees to encourage them to cycle to work. Also we received 2 gents and 2 ladies bikes which employees have been able borrow for a trial period to see if they would like to cycle to work.
We thank the TGLP for this opportunity re the ” Cycling to work Project”
New signage for businesses in Peregrine Road, we would like to thank the companies concerned and the landlord for their assistance with this project.
Breakfast Seminar held at the Redbridge Cycle Centre on Tuesday 29th was very well received by those members attending, we would like to thank our new sponsors the LB Group, Chartered Accountants, for putting on a very good event, please check the sponsors page for their company details.
MD Mr. Trevor Lake ACA, of the LB Group made a power point presentation together with Mr. Adrian Wood Senior Manager Commercial Banking from the Nat West Bank, giving the members free advice and information re the financial services they both provide.
On Pegasus Works in Roebuck Road we have installed phase one of a new CCTV surveillance system for the businesses along with a ANPR camera to capture vehicle registration numbers. We thank the companies concerned for their time and assistance in installing this security improvemen
The HBP board of directors are pleased to announce to the members a new sponsor for the future, the LB Group , who are a well established Chartered Accountants, Business Advisers and Chartered Tax Advisers , as well as many other services.
Mr. Trevor Lake ACA Director is keen to get to know the members and has already set up a Breakfast Seminar to be held on Tuesday 29th June at the Redbridge Cycle Centre in Forest Road.
This will start at around 8am and finish about 9-30am, the HBP are looking forward to working with yet another professional company that wishes to link up with us.
FREE Manual Handling Certificated Courses held on the HBP for members and their staff.
These courses became full very quickly and we had to add another day to meet the demand by the members, please keep an eye on the web site for future offers.
Networking event held at the Redbridge Cycle Centre, this was very well supported and 10 companies from the Business Park made brief presentations to the members and sponsors.
Since the event we have heard the several businesses inter traded with each other. These events have become very popular with the members, and we expect we will hold others during the year.
The Hainault Business Park Annual General meeting was held in conjunction with the Network event.
At the meeting the members received a full report from the Joint Chairmen and the HBP Manager on the progress made by the BID company during the last year. This report is available to any member if they were unable to attend the meeting please contact the HBP office, details on the web site.
New safety barrier installed to protect businesses forecourt area from cars and vans going over the edge of parking area, also added a planting area to improve the visual appearance.
New Legislation re CPC Driver Training – The HBP have offered to assist businesses with FREE training for drivers of vehicles over 3 and half ton who will require a Competent Persons Certificate by 2014.
We had a good response from members and are now organising two days this month and another two days in the autumn. All drivers who require this new certification will need to complete 5 individual modules over a 5 year period, this will equal 35 hours of training otherwise their licences will not meet the necessary DVLA requirements and they will not be able to operate legally. Those attending the courses this year will have two fifths of their training completed, another way the BID company is helping businesses through the current economic climate.
Each time you attend a course module your details are registered with VOSA
Regeneration – By working with a business owner in Fowler Road we have been able to replace an old and damaged wall with a new one, we thank the company concerned for there time and assistance in this improvement
Networking Breakfast Event
Sponsored by Toyota Hills of Woodford Mr. David Bemment, Business Centre Manager.
For the first time on the HBP one of our members Toyota Cars have sponsored an event, this was very well supported with around 70 people attending.
David Bemment was able to bring along two cars to the event , a Prius Hybrid and also a Lexus CT 200 Hybrid, some of the members took advantage of the situation and had test drives.
Generally David told us that the Networking event had been very successful for his company and he would like to sponsor another one in the autumn next year.
About a dozen businesses made brief presentations at the event, along with the Met Police Borough Commander Sue Williams , and David Silvey from TFL, who brought attending members up to date with the proposed road closures etc re the Olympics next summer, information on this can be found on the HBP web site Home Page.
We are expecting on-going information from TFL as the Olympics get nearer.
Sarah Swalheim LBR – introduced 3 more companies that had been awarded the LBR “ Green Business Awards” they were:
Bronze – STG Press
Silver – Starna Scientific & Hynedale/Noble Sleek
Very well done to those companies and if you want to know more about these awards then please contact Sarah, the details are also available on our web site.
Also we would also like to take the opportunity to thank all of our sponsors who attended and made presentations, their support and financial assistance has been vital.
New Sponsorship – Kemsley Property Consultants Mr. Colin Herman Director
We are pleased to announce that Kemsley PC have agreed a two deal to become one of our sponsors, this is great news for the HBP to have such a high profile and well established professional company joining us as a sponsor. They offer a complete service in their property portfolio and the board look forward to working with them in the months ahead.
Colin made a brief presentation at the Network meeting and was very impressed in the way the event was run and the general response from those attending.
In October we were able to offer two FREE First Aid courses for members, these were one day appointed persons training, as usual the list of names booking places was taken up very quickly.
We will be putting on another course in the new year.
CPC Driver Training
This month we run part four of our CPC drivers training for members, these courses which are held on the HBP, and organised by RB Services in Roebuck Road have been very helpful to those business owners who’s staff need to obtain the new driving certification for certain heavy goods vehicles.
Regulations change in January 2014, we are being proactive and getting those who need this training completed well in advance to assist our members.
We are hoping to hold the final part of the required 35 hours of training in the spring, and will be setting a date early in the new year, if you want to know more then please contact the office.
Fujichem Sonneborn – Peregrine Road
We wish to thank the new owners for the installation of new security fencing on one side of their property, and what a difference it has made not only visually but also providing added security to the property.
The Breakfast Networking Event held on the 25th August and was very well supported by the members and our sponsors, 16 presentations were made by members about their businesses and what they have to offer the Business Park re inter- company trading.
This event was sponsored by Lombard Asset Finance, who were impressed with the event and are thinking of sponsoring the HBP in the near future, we thank them for their time and interest in becoming one of our sponsors.
Due to the very successful morning Mr. Dave Bemment from Hills of Woodford/Toyota have agreed to sponsor our next event on the 24th November at the Redbridge Cycle Centre, more details will be sent out shortly and will also be added to the HBP web site.
If you have not attend an event and would like to make a presentation or just Network with other members then please contact us as the last 2 events have been full with 60 plus attending.
Someone always picks up a job or a contact for the future which normally ends in a business deal.
London Borough of Redbridge “Green Business Awards” August 2011
The following companies received awards from Cllr. S. Patel Cabinet Member for Environment and Community Safety.
Gold : RGE Services
Silver : RB Services
Bronze : Lovelock & Taylour Ltd, Motor Aid Ltd, Starna Scientific Ltd, Hynedale/Noble Sleek, Lodge Group Care UK
If you would like more information about the “Environmental Awards” then please check our web site for details or contact Sarah Swalheim LBR Environmental Partnership Officer.
New property number signage has been added to 9 buildings on HBP
New monthly quiz sponsored by Adrian Wood Nat West Bank – open to members and employees , check Home Page for details.
Lombard Finance agree to help sponsor August 25th Breakfast Networking Event for members.
Red Road Surface renewed on the junction with Fowler Rd & Roebuck Road , plus yellow lines on the corners to improve visibility
White Road markings and “Keep Clear “ markings renewed on Fowler Road & Roebuck Road – Yellow Lines also renewed on the corners and the LBR have added new double yellow lines at the entrance to the “Acorn Centre” and on the T/ Junction at Fowler Rd & Roebuck Rd to improve safety.
Roebuck Road – Grass area at the end of the road cleared and grass cut back
Free First Aid Courses for Members – HBP held two one day Appointed Person Courses , the places on offer were very quickly taken up by the members. We hope to do some more later in the year, check the Home Page for future information.
We have installed a new CCTV system for businesses in Roebuck Road, we would like to thank the Land lord of the property for working with the BID company to make this security improvement which will benefit several business owners and also add to the overall security improvements to the Business Park.
After the result of the BID Re Ballot in March this year , in which an overwhelming 95% of votes cast were in favour of another 5 year term , the Business Parks sponsors listed below have agreed to continue their support during the next financial year.
Nat West Bank – Mullis & Peake Solicitors – Job Centre Plus – SECOM PLC – BT Local Business – Towergate Risk Solutions Insurance
New security gates fitted to premises in Fowler Road, we would like to thank the business owner for taking the opportunity to work with the HBP.
In Roebuck Road we have added additional CCTV Cameras to protect properties.
Ten more businesses add their company details to the web site banner advertising scrolling unit – This is a FREE service to members – Are your company details on there yet ??
Breakfast Networking Event @ Redbridge Cycle Centre Forest Road
This event was very well supported with over 70 attending, we were also visited by a group of East African Lady Entrepreneur’s representing over 40,000 SME from Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda & Ethiopia , they were keen to visit a Business Improvement District and through SACOMA who were hosting there visit to London they chose HBP.
They were all very much impressed with our Networking event, and unbeknown to us arrived with a cameraman to record the meeting, this helps promote the HBP and as you may know we had 3 visits from Dutch business men and women in 2008, all good news for Hainault and the London Borough of Redbridge.
The presentations by our members went very well and we had some encouraging reports of inter – company trading, and that is what these events are all about.
The BID Board would like to thank all of our sponsors who attended the meeting and have given their valuable time during our campaign for a second BID Term – 2011-2016
New CCTV installation at premises in Roebuck Road has help improve security for a group of businesses, we would like to thank our members for their assistance with this new system.
Also with this project we have been able to add ANPR cameras at each entrance.
On Thursday 25th October the HBP autumn Breakfast Networking event was held at the Redbridge Cycle Centre in Forest Road which is a very popular venue for the HBP and its members. The event was again sponsored by Hills of Woodford / Toyota & Lexus under the leadership of Mr. Dave Bemment the Business Centre Manager.
The event was very well supported by our members and sponsors, around a dozen presentations were made by business owners and sponsors and the event was again very successful for all concerned.
Mr. Bemment has already confirmed that Toyota are happy to sponsor another event in the autumn next year around the same, Dave brought along a couple of new models for everyone to have a look at and several member’s took up the offer of a test drive.
Should you as a member wish to make a presentations at our next event in the spring please let us know.
We were also fortunate to have the leader of the local authority Cllr Keith Prince come along for a brief period, he asked if he could say a few words about some new information he had re the HBP, during his speech he indicated that he has again been in conversation with TFL re getting a Bus rerouted through the Park to help employees in getting to work. He also highlighted that because Fairlop Station on the Central Line is not supported by a bus Service it is one of the most unused stations on the Central Line, we awaiting further information.
We have been able to install a new CCTV System onto the Acorn Centre in Roebuck Road, these camera’s cover various areas of this estate which has 18 units, but we have also added a ANPR camera unit to monitor the entrance area and record all vehicle movement on a 24/7 basis, this installations has an infra-red system for night recording and should it be necessary will back up the main CCTV system we have in place around the Park linked to the Borough control centre.
We have now introduced several of these types of systems which have been very useful in reducing criminal activity.
We would like to thank all those businesses who were willing to assist us in housing the recording equipment .
This is part of the HBP Ltd on- going security improvements during the current BID term.
In October we have been able to provide 4 days of First Aid Training for the members and their employees, the response to our offer was very high so we had to hold courses on 4 days instead of our proposed two days.
Please check the HBP web site for FREE training offers, in November we are having a Fire Wardens training day.
On Thursday 11th October between 9am and 1-30pm the Met Police carried a high visabilty day on the Business Park, this is part of the on-going security improvements in reducing the movement of unauthorised scrap metal throughout the borough.
During their time here officers stopped a total of 62 vehicles these were checked for various reasons, some Fixed Penalties Notices were given out along with some vehicle’s being seized for certain offences.
We thank the local Officers for their time and they have informed us that there will be another day in the near future.
DRIVERS CPC Training – We have now completed 5 modules for those members whose staff require to meet the new government legislation on the new “ Competent Drivers Certificate”.
AGM Thursday 10th May @ Redbridge Cycle Centre , Forest Road
The HBP Annual General Meeting was held last week, at the meeting officers were proposed and seconded to serve on the HBP BID Board for the next financial year, a record of this is available should any member who was unable attend require to see it.
Also at the meeting the Chairman made his Annual Report on the work and changes the board has been able to make during the last year, once again a copy of this is available to all members.
The Treasurer informed the members attending of the financial position of the BID company , including Levy collections, sponsorship and items that the board has been able to spend levy monies on during 2011-12.
The treasurer informed the meeting that all of the BID companies accounts had been forwarded to our accountants Steele Robertson Goddard in London and their report would be available to all members on their return next month.
A full written report on the BID company activities for 2001/12 was sent out by the BID company to all members and was attached to the new Levy Invoices sent out by the LBR Rates office in April 2012.
Various other items were discussed and copies of the minutes will be available in June:
Hainault Business Improvement District – BID Board – 2006 -16
Fire Wardens Training Course
The HBP have been able to offer members and their staff a new training course, we have held 3 half day courses on the Business Park during April for Fire Wardens, this course provided information on some of the following items:
Fire Wardens role – Practical Fire Fighting session – Fire prevention measures – Fire Drills and pre planning – Basic principles of Risk Assessment
Please check your HBP web site for more FREE training offers.
Green Business Awards
Twelve businesses from Hainault Business Park have received awards from the Council for their environmental efforts.
The Redbridge Green Business Awards are being piloted by the Council at the business park. They recognise and promote businesses that are operating in an environmentally sustainable manner. They are a clear and easy way for businesses to show their commitment to sustainability to their customers.
The awards break down into three categories, Gold, Silver and Bronze, with businesses required to show an increasing level of action and dedication to receive the higher awards.
First Aid Training
During March we have held 5 days of FREE First Aid Training for members, over 50 employees attended, these training days are always very popular and in the last year we have trained over 100 HBP staff, probably making this business park one of the safest to work on !!
It will be our intention to hold more courses during the rest of the year, so please ensure that you check the HBP web site for details on a regular basis.
We have a Fire Wardens training day course in April , have you booked a place to meet your Health & Safety requirements?
Spring Network Event – Sponsored by Lombard Asset Finance
On Thursday 22nd March over 70 people attended our first Business Networking Event for 2012, it was held at the Redbridge Cycle Centre in Forest Road and was a great success.
The meeting was opened by Mr. Mo Miah Relationship Director for LOMBARD, this was the second time LOMBARD have supported an HBP Breakfast Event.
We were very fortunate to have our MP Lee Scott Ilford North and the Leader of the Council Cllr Keith Prince attend and also make a brief speech to the members and guests.
The HBP board of directors would like to thank them for taking time out of their very busy schedules to support and meet the members.
As usual at these very popular events some of the business owners had arranged to make brief presentations about their businesses and what services they had to offer other members.
It was reported after the event that several businesses had made good contacts re future work, and some also confirmed new work opportuinities.
Met Police High Visibility Day
On Thursday 9th February several officers from the local Met Police were on the HBP carrying out various vehicle checks, it was reported by the local Sargent Richard Egan that they time spent by the officers on the Business Park was very good, and highlighted the presence of the local force to the members and those who travel through the Park on a daily basis.
We are hoping that the officers concerned with the authority of the local Inspector will return for another visit soon.
The 4th issue of our News letter was printed and sent out to all members, this issue was sponsored by RB Services of Unit 4 , 15-17 Roebuck Road.
Articles included were, Xmas Quiz, Spotlight On “ Contact Roller Shutters” , information on Superfast Broadband offer to the members and articles on Health & Safety etc.
The quiz was very well supported and attracted around 70 entries, all prize winners details are on the web site, the prize draw was held at Whistlestop ltd in Roebuck Road , witnessed by their staff.
If you would like to have your company “ Spotlighted” in our next issue then please let us know.
We would like to thank the owners of “SELECT MEATS” who provided the first prize of a fresh Turkey, other prizes supplied by HBP Ltd
We finished off our current CPC Driver training courses and will be organising some other training days next spring. These courses have proved to be very helpful to the members here and we will continue to offer this training while we can.
The HBP with the help of RB Services organised a CIEH Level 1 Health & Safety training for members, this offered members a nationally recognised qualification.
This month we held 4 individual training days for First Aid, this was well supported by the members and we managed to get 40 employees attend and pass the course. We shall be offering further training in the new year, so please ensure you check the web site and the HBP APP on a regular basis.
We held our autumn Network event on Thursday 24th October at the Redbridge Cycle Centre , which was sponsored by Hills of Woodford Toyota / Lexus.
The HBP would like to thank Dave Bemment for his financial support for a third year running and has already booked for next October 2104.
The event was very well supported by the members and sponsors of the HBP, we had over 60 people attend.
Presentations were made by Mrs. Bev Stratton from the council re “ Superfast Broadband” funding availability to businesses in Redbridge, this was received very well with a good up take of interest from business owners.
Further info is on our web site.
Other interesting points were made by Mr. R. Bradley of RB Services re Health & Safety visits to companies in the area by the HSE.
Also a reminder to down load the HBP APP from the QR codes on the web site or from the HBP signage around the Park.
Thanks to all those who attended
In early July we had a meeting with a representative from FORS – Fleet Operators Recognition Scheme, which is part of Transport for London, the HBP were asked to become an associate member to promote “Best Practice” to the members of the HBP who have either a small or large fleet of vehicles.
There are 3 levels of FORS certification, Bronze, Silver & Gold.
We have been informed that in some cases when trying to get certain contracts from major suppliers business owners can be asked to show that their company is operating a FORS scheme.
Further information can be found on the HBP web site Home Page and of course our HBP mobile phone APP.
During the last month we have been working with a company on the Park called APP Marketing re the design of a mobile APP for your Smart phones, this has now gone live in early July, letters have been sent out to all current members advising them of this new application, the QR codes are now on the HBP web site, also we will be adding the code to selected signage around the Park during July. If any member has any idea to enhance the APP to make it better then please let us know.
We Started Another Set Of Courses For Cpc Driving , As The New Laws Come Into Place Next Year – We Have Booked 4 Days Of Training This Year So Please Check The Dates With Our Trainers
RB Services In Roebuck Rd, Jacqui Is Your Contact.
We Also Have Put On Again Health & Safety Awareness Course For Directors And Senior Management, Again This Was A Well Supoported And The Hbp Received Several Very Good Comments Re The Work The Course Covered.
We have started to upgrade are four main entrance signs, the one on the corner of Beaver Rd & Fowler Rd has now been done and the others will be done during July. They have all been in place for several years and the colours are now looking faded.
We Held A “Role Of The Fire Warden “ Training On The Buisness Park, This Opportunty For Employers And Employees To Receive An Up Date On Their Role Was Very Successful.
The Annual General meeting was held at the Redbridge Cycle Centre in Forest Rd on the 9th May, invites to all members were sent out in April advising them of the meeting, included in the correspondence were details offering members the chance to serve on the HBP Board of Directors for the next year.
At the meeting a new board of directors were voted in to serve for the next financial year. The Chairman gave his annual report along with financial information re the last years accounts and what improvements and changes had been made during the last 12 months, and up dates on our project work for 2013/14.
This month we held two First Aid Appointed Person courses for members, 22 employees attended the training and all passed and are now awaiting their certificates.
On the 18th March we held another days training for Drivers CPC certification, 12 employees attend. There are 5 modules required to obtain the necessary qualification to meet the new DVLA regulations which start in 2014.
Are your drivers being trained ? If not they will need to be, each module is a day’s training and time is running out, without the new CPC certification certain lorry drivers will not be able to work legally !!! and employers will not be able to employ them without the necessary qualifications .
Spring Network Event – sponsored by Nat West Bank – Mr. Adrian Wood
On Friday 22nd March at the Redbridge Cycle Centre in Forest Rd, we held our Spring Network Event, this was well supported by our members and sponsors.
We thank Adrian Wood and the NWB for sponsoring the morning.
We were very fortunate to have the bank’s leading Economist attend and make a speech regarding the Budget and the current economy, thanks to Neil Parker.
Our MP Lee Scott also attended to promote the work he is doing with “Interface” re finding jobs for young local people with various disabilities, information leaflets were distributed to members.
The leader of the Council Cllr Keith Prince was also able to attend and made a brief speech on various item that were happening within the borough.
The directors of the HBP decided to promote the web site advertising banners for members and we were able to produce 3 display banners with all of the current businesses on them.
Members were asked again to have a banner designed for the web site, this is a FREE service, several members are now organising this.
Several members made brief presentations about their businesses and Sarah Swalheim LBR and Cllr Patel were there to give out 2 “Green Awards” to members and also promote this awarding winning project, which is now being offered throughout the borough to all businesses.
Congratulations to Select Meats and Mr. Jack Griffin in receiving a “Gold Award”
Met Police High Visibility Operation
On Thursday 21st Feb, 6 Officers from the Safer Neighbourhood Team were in place on the junction between Fowler Rd & Beaver Rd , 34 vehicles were stopped , vehicles checked along with Licenses and vehicle insurances, one person was arrested and later charged with other related driving offences at Ilford Police Station. We thank the Neighbourhood team and their Sargent for their time in improving the safety of the area, and we hope that further days will be carried later this year.
Working together to help reduce all aspects of crime on the Park – Hainault BID
We have now installed new signage on the Pegasus Works estate in Roebuck Road , we would like to thank the landlords and the business owners for their assistance in this project.
On Thursday 13th November we held our Autumn Network event at the Cycle Centre in Forest Road.
Our sponsors for this advent were Hills of Woodford / Lexus / Toyota , we would like to thank the Business Manager Mr. Dave Bemment for his companies continued support.
The event was well support and various members and HBP sponsors made brief presentations about the company.
This year we were fortunate to have attend Cllr Jas Athwal the new leader of the LBR council, Cllr Athwal made a speech to the members confirming that the local authority would be able to financially support the HBP in their campaign to go for a third 5 year BID Re Ballot term in March 2016. He also thanked the directors of the park for their work in improving the estate over the last 10 years, and looked forward to work with the Chairman and the HBP Manager in the future.
Our next event will be on Thursday 26th February 2015 at the Redbridge Cycle Centre – 8am – 10am
In November we added two electronic speeding signs to Fowler Rd, these are activated once any vehicle travels at 30mph, we have one on each side on the road to help reduce speeding vehicles and also remind drivers to be more cautious on a busy industrial area.
We will monitor and if required the HBP board will add further signs if they think it is necessary.
We arranged another couple of days training in First Aid and Driver CPC courses, please check the web site for any new courses in the new year, we have now been able to train over 250 members of staff during this year so far. The HBP will continue to make these training opportunities available to the members and their staff.
Two additional first Aid Training days have been arranged , both days are fully booked , please check the HBP web site for any new dates on a regular basis, or contact the main office.
All of these course are held on the park, making it easy for employees to attend. RB Services arrange these days , they also put on other courses to assist businesses re Health & Safety training.
Summer News Letter, sent out to all members, and also added to the web site and our HBP Mobile APP.
We arranged two further CPC Driver Training courses for members, these course have helped businesses in ensuring they meet the new legal requirements in driver training needed in 2014.
September 26th, Mrs Jacqi Cox of RB Services organised a “ Macmillan Cancer “ Coffee morning, this was well supported by the local businesses and raised £550 towards their work.
A big thank you to all those who made the cakes and drinks on the day, and for your generous support that day.
Two HBP companies win ROSPA Awards for Health & Safety:
SEE – PLC Ltd win a Gold Award for the 2nd year running, this demonstrates the company’s commitment to H&S with everyone who works in the company contributing to this award.
RB Services Win a Silver Award , this award is a team effort by all of the staff, and we are working hard this year looking for Gold in 2015.
Through our connections with the local authority officers we have been able to get all of the White Lines renewed on all of the four roads on the business park along with the “Keep Clear” road markings outside various property entrances.
We thank the Highways Dept. for their help in getting this work carried out.
The Met Police and the Local Trading Standards officers , carried out a High Visibility Day during March, the Met did report this to be successful, and are hoping to have another one later this year.
London Borough of Redbridge Green Business Awards 2014:
South East Electrical representative Mr. Sidney Osbourne received a Gold Award on behalf of his company at the Network event last week for his companies achievements in Environmental and Green practices , the award was presented by Cllr Robin Turbefield LBR.
On Thursday 20th Feb we held our spring Network event at the cycle centre in Forest Rd, we had 60 people in attendance, another well supported event, and thanks to all who gave their time.
We had the event sponsored by RB Services , Mr. Robin Bradley, who made a presentation regarding Health & safety matters, this was followed by Fire Officer Chris Young from the Hainault Watch in New North Road who made us all fully aware of the risks of fire and how they can ruin a business in minutes.
Officer Young informed the members that it is the intention of the Fire Station Officers to visit all businesses during 2014 to record information re chemicals items etc, which are on each premises in case of a major fire.
Also we were able to get HSE Inspector Stephen Hartley who made a presentation relating to many Health & Safety issues that most companies face , and how important it is to have all the necessary training and documentation in place.
Stephen also told us that the HSE can visit at any time and can enter any premises without making an appointment, he also went onto inform us that the HSE now charge a set figure per hour for their time whilst on site, which is completely separate to any findings or recommendations he might put in place. This can become very expensive for businesses , therefore he suggests that all companies keep up to date with their H&S policy etc.
RB Services are offering a FREE Health & Safety check to those who attended the meeting.
All business owners who attended the meeting each received a certificate on the day to indicate that they had received information on Fire & H&S training.
Other sponsors and businesses made brief presentations about their companies. Please check the HBP web site for any offers of FREE Training in 2014
The Autumn Network event will be on Thursday 30th October at the Cycle Centre. – AGM 15th May @ 9am Cycle Centre
Hainault Business Park Ltd launch its new ANPR CCTV System:
The members of the BID Board of Directors and their partners the London Borough of Redbridge and the Met Police held a Press Release on Friday 10th January at the premises of SECOM Plc the installation contractor.
News story and photograph appeared in the Ilford Recorder the following week:
The Leader of the Council Cllr Keith Prince attended along with Cllr Robin Turbefield and Cllr In Bond, the presentation was well received and performed in a professional manner by Keith Sharman the UK Sales Manager.
The ANPR system has been installed not only to help reduce crime and protect the businesses currently trading on the Park but also assist Met Police in criminal proceedings and benefit the local community as a deterrent against criminal activity.
Even during the trial periods in November and December the cameras have been able to assist in Police investigations, and also help in returning stolen property from a company in Fowler Road, so some early success is a very good sign for the future.
It was part of our BID Proposal document in 2011 to bring in this system to the Park as part of our ongoing security programme, but by working over a two year period with the LBR and our local MP Lee Scott we have been able to install this system over two years ahead of time, which we must thank the local authority for in providing the financial support to do so.
As part of the ongoing security improvements we were able to introduce new systems to businesses on the park, we would like to thank all those members who were able to assist with this addition.
The quarterly crime stats a gained showed very little activity on the park , details added to the web site.
On the 5th November we held our autumn Network event at the cycle centre in Forest Rd, the event was sponsored by Hills of Woodford – Toyota / Lexus, we had around 60 people attend.
We were fortunate to have the Deputy Manager for the City of London Fraud Squad attend and make a presentation to the members and guest re Cyber & Internet Crime.
The information he was able to give everyone was indeed very well received , and some members did say that they had been involved with this type of crime.
It is important that every company here should put in place the correct up to date protection on their computers and internet. This type of crime it affecting so many businesses around the UK every day, we know that some members here have suffered from this type of criminal activity in recent times.
We are now currently employing our regular maintenance contractor to go all over the Park and clear any excess rubbish and cut down any oversized bushes etc to improve the look in these areas.
At the present time we still have a lot to do but if the weather is ok as we progress we are hoping that the work will be completed by the end of November.
The council have cleared a large amount of weeds from the Fowler Road pavements , we are now monitoring this and should it need doing again then we will ask the LBR to clear the areas involved.
Two new signs were fitted to properties in Fowler Road , we thank the Landlord for his assistance in this new project, all current company names at both of these sites are now listed on these double sided signs.
General updates on new company names were also made in the following weeks at various other signs around the park as part of our continued programme of improvements.
First Aid courses were offered to members and became full very quickly, and we are now looking at offering members Health & Safety advice, Fire Warden and Manual Handling training for their staff later this year, please check the web site for details.
The first quarters crime statistics , which are on the web site show very little issues being recorded over the 3 month period, this has been the case now for the last year after the introduction of the ANPR system backed up by the surveillance CCTV systems we have in place around the park.
The council introduced Yellow Lines and Parking restrictions into part of the business park to ease continued traffic congestion caused by cars being left in the main road all day.
The response from business owners has been good as they can see the benefits this action has made.
We arranged two days of First Aid training for members, 24 employees attended and received their certification through RB Services.
Network Event held at the Cycle Centre was well supported and we were pleased to have the event sponsored by Darren Bartlett of Unique Network Solutions who offered the members information on Cyber Crime and how it can affect your business.