Chamber Breakfast September 2017 – Network Rail Presentation

Network Rail senior development manager Alex Kirk won an attentive audience at the Felixstowe Chamber September Breakfast at the Brook Hotel on September 20 with his absorbing description of the on-going multi-million pound “Felixstowe railway branch capacity enhancement project”. The latest “reduced scope options,” that are replacing the original plans to help reduce costs, will … read more …

Hear Alex Kirk of Network Rail speak at the 20 September breakfast!

Chamber Breakfast on Wed 20 September, Brook Hotel from 7am The speaker will be Alex Kirk, Senior Development Manager of Network Rail.  Alex joined Network Rail in 2013 and worked as the Freight Manager for Wales overseeing Network Rail’s commercial relationship with the freight operators and managing their operational concerns. Since 2015 he has been based in … read more …

Business Funding

Menta has partnered with Transmit Start-Ups to deliver the Start Up Loans scheme to UK entrepreneurs. Start Up Loans is a government backed scheme, providing repayable loans and mentoring to individuals in the UK with a viable business idea but no access to finance. We will help you through the application process, including advice on … read more …

Uncovering the mysteries offshore was a fascinating talk!

Thanks so much to Jim Hurden for his great talk on diving off the coast here in Felixstowe.  We all really enjoyed hearing about what goes on in the murky depths off East Anglia. Thank you too to the Orwell for the great breakfast and hospitality.

Felixstowe Academy needs exhibitors for Careers Fair

Trudy O’Reilly, from the Felixstowe Academy, is asking members of the Felixstowe Chamber of Trade and Commerce if they know of any businesses who would like to exhibit at its careers fair at the Felixstowe Academy on September 29, 2017? The provisional outline for the morning is:- 8.50am – 10.05am Year 11 10.05am – 10.25am … read more …

Special Events to Celebrate Summer

Felixstowe Chamber members The Orwell Hotel, who are planning major re-furbishments since its new ownership, will celebrate this summer by staging a number of special events during the summer months. They include the return of the popular international Drag Spectacular, “The Ladybirds,” accompanied by a special two-course meal on August 12, as well as a … read more …

Bangers and Burglaries

This month’s networking breakfast was another successful one, run in conjunction with the Flyer. We met on Wednesday 5th July at the Orwell Hotel in Hamilton Road, Felixstowe. Our guest speaker was South East Locality Inspector Andy Pershouse and his colleague Sergeant Peter Street who gave us an interesting and informative talk about keeping our homes … read more …

It’s almost time for breakfast!!

Our breakfast meeting this month is on Wednesday 21st June from 7am. This time we are meeting at the Fludyers Hotel in their private dining room Simpsons which is to the left of the hotel. Our speaker is Graham Page from the Citizens Advice Bureau. Everyone is welcome – members of Felixstowe Chamber and non … read more …

Canine Conundrum

Can you help the Martlesham-based Canine Crèche Group? They are hoping to find a suitable franchise site in the Felixstowe area and you can help. Franchise support manager Valerie Friend, who was at our recent Chamber Breakfast meeting explains: “I am looking for a commercial property to lease in Felixstowe, Walton or Trimley with a minimum … read more …

Dementia Friendly Chamber

Felixstowe Chamber’s Vice Chairman Roger Abbott attended a ceremony of thanks last week to accept a certificate from Mayor of Felixstowe Jan Garfield. The certificate was to congratulate the Chamber on becoming Dementia Friendly after one of the Dementia Friendly co-ordinators Gill Bishop, kindly visited last month’s breakfast meeting to enlighten us and our assembled … read more …