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.

Acorn Estate
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