Business News - Guardian

Performing arts company celebrates 10th anniversary with West End shows

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Joel Kern will compete for the national honour on May 21

1:10pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A total of 2,500 children performed at Novello Theatre in the West End to coincide with Woodford Green-based Make Believe's 10th anniversary.

Weekly 350-mile round trip for award winning fishmonger

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

12:15pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Ian McClean comes from Grimsby every Monday to sell fish in Essex

New 'hunger' for business in borough

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

2:27pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Young entrepreneurs looking to start up businesses, but may face a shortage of premises.

First fishmongers in Wanstead for 20 years

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

2:42pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Kevin Murphy opened Wanstead Fish after developing a passion for fish as a result of his wife's pescatarian diet.

Fruit picking still popular after 30 years

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

3:16pm Tuesday 1st July 2014

Michael and Pam Craner have catered for many generations of fruit pickers

Restaurant chain hoping to bring a bit of Marbella to Chigwell

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

4:30pm Monday 30th June 2014

The expansion to Chigwell is backed by former footballers Stephen Carr, David Bentley and Michael Brown.

Accountancy firm to celebrate 40th anniversary

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Staff at The Hart Partnership outside their Wanstead office.

1:22pm Monday 23rd June 2014

Director of THP Limited Chartered Accountants, Andy Green, believes small businesses need to implement big company disciplines to prosper in the high street.

Cottage industry seeing a revival in model making

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: David Haswell (pictured) says closure of Model Zone helped independent business to thrive

12:52pm Monday 16th June 2014

A model railway shop in the heart of Leytonstone is thriving despite the demise of many of its competitors.

Six notable business names

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Chris Nelson Francesca Clark and Carly Rose

9:00am Saturday 14th June 2014

See if you can spot the subtle links to a former prime minister, a rapper and an Essex themed TV show

New craft business to work in partnership with park

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: People enjoying the boating lake at Hainault Forest Country Park

2:20pm Friday 13th June 2014

Ceramic Magic will be opening next Thursday in Hainault Country Park.

Designer to the stars vows to grow business and stay ahead

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Presenters Riz Lateef and Sonali Shah join Raishma Islam and Justine Miliband

2:50pm Wednesday 11th June 2014

Raishma Islam started producing textiles aged 10

Men-only yoga class celebrates two years

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Yoga (adult)

1:51pm Tuesday 10th June 2014

Amy Bramble started the class after finding very few men were attending her classes

'Mind boggling' shop sells six types of plunger

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Pravin Vadher

3:52pm Tuesday 27th May 2014

House 2 Home has 7,000 items in stock

Costa Coffee due to move into long-running grocery store

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Rajan Madlani and staff outside Jay Jay Stores

12:50pm Thursday 22nd May 2014

Jay Jay Stores are closing after 30 years and Costa Coffee will move in early July.

17th century home showcases green innovations

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Dee Wood outside Carlton House - her family home and company HQ

9:00am Tuesday 20th May 2014

A young green entrepreneur based at 17-room family home

Woman who battled depression in line for inspiration award

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Natasha Benjamin was diagnosed with depression in 2012 and her blog has been transformed into a business.

10:10am Friday 16th May 2014

Blog started following diagnosis has grown into successful social enterprise.

Former world champion opens shop dedicated to darts

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Ex world darts champion Linda Batten with son Myles at their new darts and trophy shop in Waltham Abbey

11:40am Monday 12th May 2014

Linda Batten-Duffy will open Epic Trophoes and Darts on Saturday with former world champion Eric Bristow

Businesswoman going it alone after franchise collapse

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Ros Conway

5:46pm Tuesday 6th May 2014

Ros Conway has set up Simply fit with Ros Conway

Rugs reflect flourishing creative community

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Simon Goff with two 1950s tattoo inspired rugs

2:00pm Thursday 1st May 2014

Limited edition pieces on show at exhibition. 

Coach business celebrating 40th anniversary

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Nick Brown with father and managing director of Dans Luxury Travel Dan Brown

1:46pm Thursday 24th April 2014

Dan Brown has grown Dans Luxury Travel from one minibus which he drove himself in 1974 to now owning over 50 vehicles

Creative grooming a booming business for Classy Canines

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Miryam with Mia outside her grooming shop in Chingford's Village Arcade

1:30pm Saturday 12th April 2014

A business dedicated to cleaning and improving the physical appearance of dogs has said the ‘creative’ side of her grooming parlour is expanding.

First official Huaiyang restaurant in UK to open

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: The restaurant plaque was unveiled after being authenticated by Jiangsu authorities

2:14pm Tuesday 8th April 2014

Restaurant the only to be approved by Chinese state.

Previously failing pub wins award

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Landlord Shane Kilcrann outside the Old Hall Tavern with staff Tricia Kennedy,Caroline Oakes and chef Rafal Stachyra

2:20pm Friday 4th April 2014

Old Hall Tavern in Hall Lane, Chingford, had a reputation for anti-social behaviour.

Alopecia sufferer sets up wig business

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Adele Rees believes she can provide a better service for alopecia sufferers as she suffers from the condition herself

2:00pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

Adele Rees has been completely bald for 10 years.

Antiques trader aiming to revive 30-year-old market

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Dan Aldridge in Chingford antiques and vintage fair.

10:52am Tuesday 1st April 2014

Bus driver hoping contacts can revive once thriving market

Shopowner overcomes tragedy to relaunch business

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: The Abbey Bait shop in Waltham Abbey is about to re-open. Chris Allen,Michael Cork, Chris Andrew and Sarah Springham

11:09am Thursday 27th March 2014

Chris Allen finds new love and renewed energy for shop.

Burger van man turned publican wins award

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Rob Chapman

7:00am Tuesday 25th March 2014

Former Chinese DJ turned burger-flipper finds success behind the bar.

Tennis coach aiming to serve up future success

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: David Watson at Epping Tennis Club

10:40am Friday 21st March 2014

Dave Watson now coaches around 200 people every week

'Chocomosa' creator tastes sweet success

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Ajay Kainth with his product inside the Chingford Mount branch

9:10am Thursday 20th March 2014

Variation on Indian classic picked up by supermarket chain.

Hairdresser hope to make national competition final cut

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Hayley Quinlin

5:18pm Tuesday 11th March 2014

Hayley Quinlin will have 30 minutes to impress judges with an original hairstyle

Young golfing talent 'being missed'

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Shane Sheehy at Fairways Driving Range.

11:00am Tuesday 11th March 2014

Instructor says sport should not be just for privileged.

Martial arts academy aims to prevent childhood bullying

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Eddie Kone teaching an adult class

3:00pm Friday 21st February 2014

New courses aim to teach self-confidence and conflict resolution.

Mother to teach babies and toddlers languages

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Mother-of-four Jenny Escobar has launched Lingotots language classes.

10:00am Tuesday 18th February 2014

Inspired by teaching her own children from a young age.

Crime-solving couple offer detective chance

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Super sleuths

2:36pm Tuesday 4th February 2014

Funky Fingerprints creates murder scenes for your enjoyment.

Nursery is first to open for in area for more than 20 years

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Manager Jessica Chierichetti in the pre-school

11:30am Friday 24th January 2014

First day nursery to open in Highams Park for 20 years

Pair help businesses with community exhibitions

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Organisers Sue Calvert and Jo Rata

7:02pm Tuesday 14th January 2014

Sue Calvert and Jo Rata aim to bring communities together with their events

Call for volunteers to help clear forest

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: The Forest of Dean: lose yourself in natural beauty of the forest

6:39pm Thursday 9th January 2014

Chance to help clear forest paths.

150-year-old mannequin firm could be forced out of area

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: A selection of hand-crafted mannequins on display

2:02pm Monday 6th January 2014

Factory sold for housing development.

Man with van boosts fitness

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: David Hogg

2:19pm Monday 6th January 2014

David Hogg trains people in the back of his Ford Transit

Knitters giving business a festive boost

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Trevor Krueger in Little Sew 'n' Sews

3:50pm Tuesday 17th December 2013

More young people taking up knitting, says shop owner

Butcher's best Christmas yet

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Paul Parker with Keiran Graveling, John Cousins and James Harold

4:15pm Tuesday 17th December 2013

Christmas business booming at Church's

3D scanner helps prevent blindness

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Polly and Tim Dulley

2:41pm Wednesday 13th November 2013

Tim and Polly Dulley have brand new technology in the 75-year-old business

Weird and wonderful world of the Viking Store

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Max Bracey and Anita Delcheva at The Viking Store

5:00pm Thursday 31st October 2013

A bleeding head on a stick anyone?

Businesses call for longer free parking

4:07pm Friday 25th October 2013

Current restrictions near businesses are damaging trade, it is claimed

Ex-accountant helping singers reach for the stars

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Catherine Sheehy

12:30pm Friday 25th October 2013

Catherine Sheehy left a career in the City to follow her passion for performance.

New club for businesswomen

2:28pm Friday 27th September 2013

A new club for businesswomen in Wanstead and Woodford is being launched next month.

Pop-up shop support creatives

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: The Little Mashers best-seller is a t-shirt children can write on with chalk

2:15pm Tuesday 24th September 2013

Clothing company offering creative businesses a chance to test the market.

Business news: New beauty salon opens in Woodford Green

10:23am Monday 9th September 2013

A businesswoman had spoken of her excitement at opening a new beauty salon in Woodford Green.

South Woodford online business going strong nearly 15 years on

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: South Woodford online business going strong nearly 15 years on

4:20pm Tuesday 3rd September 2013

An online guide to the River Thames which was set-up by a South Woodford publisher in the infancy of the internet has marked its continuing success with its own awards ceremony.

Family-run independent hotel celebrates 50th anniversary

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Family-run independent hotel celebrates 50th anniversary

9:00am Tuesday 13th August 2013

Packfords Hotel used by Winston Churchill's campaign team.






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