Friday, July 21, 2017

An entrepreneur who secured an exclusive top prize at last year’s Thames Gateway Business Awards has spoken of the “amazing” effect it has had on his charity.

The decision to close Dagenham jobcentre has been branded a “disgrace” by the deputy council leader.

The borough’s brightest business brains came together last night for the Barking and Dagenham Chamber of Commerce Business Awards.

Our prestigious annual Thames Gateway Business Awards return this year - with a £12,000 advertising package awaiting the overall winner.

This is the latest state-of-the-art facility in the battle to increase recycling – and it’s in Dagenham.

Finalists for the borough’s third business awards have been announced.

There’s still time to let your business shine – but only just.

A park-lover is hoping to grow a new crowd after taking over an empty café.

Barking is hosting a celebration of women in film on Friday, featuring speakers involved in Beauty and the Beast, The Crown, Broadchurch and Guerilla.

A tattoo artist has departed from the stereotype of dingy parlours with a light-filled, modern workspace.

A cafe “with a difference” will be opening its doors next week.

A young grandmother is cooking up a storm as she gives rise to the next strand of her party empire.

Learning from mistakes is at the heart of a new mentoring programme to nurture budding businesses.

A salon manager of 30 years says she is “ready to give up” after losing business worth thousands of pounds due to flooding.

Entrepreneurs swapped conversation and cards at an “exciting” business awards launch last night.

The leader of Barking and Dagenham Council has slammed yesterday’s budget as letting down hard-working families.

Today Chancellor Philip Hammond addressed a packed House of Commons to deliver his first, and final spring budget.

Tender loving care is the secret behind the parsley-soaked pie line that is filling up its latest branch.

A total of 17 jobs will be lost when Dagenham’s Budgens ceases trading on Sunday.

A salon which has shaped countless heads of hair will be celebrating a quarter of a century in business.

Every plastic milk bottle in the capital is set to be recycled in Dagenham.

17 jobs are at risk after a supermarket’s owner went into administration.

Victims of domestic violence are among those set to benefit from a new scheme to help vulnerable residents into the working world.

A mum-of-three has swapped tax with trade after landing a role to help companies support others in the borough.

Dagenham to Ibiza may seem like a stretch – but for two ambitious youngsters this is exactly where they hope their fashion label makes the cut.

Robbers tied up the manager of a jewellery shop before fleeing with items removed from a safe.

Restaurants in the borough are the least hygienic in the country, a recent study suggests.

Staff from Asda Chadwell Heath presented £500 to military charity Blesma.

Bitcoins have arrived in Barking.

The borough’s Mayor kicked off proceedings at the opening of a new gym.

A managing director is helping his former school reduce its carbon footprint.

Traders preparing for the Christmas rush were left fuming after council workers painted double yellow lines outside their shops.

Blockbuster plans to build a film studio in the borough have taken a step forward after the council snapped up land for the site.

Staff at Heathway Shopping Centre remembered their star fundraiser at the annual Christmas light switch on.

A designer who was forced to flee a civil war has launched her first clothing store.

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