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A fantastic office space is now available at The Thames Club, just minutes from the centre of Staines-upon-Thames.

Overlooking the Staines Town Football Club pitch with plenty of daylight, the 70sqft office space will easily accommodate 4-5 desks as well as some storage.

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Cargo Apprenticeship as part of IAG WORLD CARGO are now open.

Across this 2 year apprenticeship, candidates will get the opportunity to study towards a Level 2 & 3 NVQ in Warehousing and Storage.

This role will involve working as part of a team interfacing with the internal and external customers receiving and despatching the cargo Product portfolio. The role involves the manual handling of freight, breaking and building units in British Airways’ cargo handling facilities in a safe, secure and efficient manner. As part of your role you will be required to complete tasks such as:

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Heathrow pick Grimshaw for expansion

Heathrow, GrimshawGrimshaw have been chosen as the concept designers for Heathrow’s expansion.

The Airport says this sends the clear signal to the Government that Heathrow is “a ready-to-go, privately financed infrastructure project”.

Grimshaw beat off Zaha Hadid, HOK and Benoy to win the contract.

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Surrey Economic Prospects – July 2016 Headlines

  • Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals, a US biopharmaceutical company, is investing in new headquarters at Lotus Park in Staines-upon-Thames.
  • Plans for the regeneration of Sheerwater in Woking, which include over 900 new homes, have been approved.
  • Guildford Borough Council has rejected proposals for the redevelopment of the town’s railway station.

Data and analysis Surrey includes recently updated information on Surrey’s population and key economic indicators. Recent updates include figures on claimant counts and Gross Disposable Household Income.

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Statement on Brexit from Councillor Nick Gething

cllr_gethingStatement on Brexit from Councillor Nick Gething, Cabinet Minister for Planning & Economic Development.

As the dust settles from the referendum campaign, it is important to note that most of the fundamental of the UK economy have not really changed. The economy of Spelthorne has always relied on its communication links with the capital the rest of the country and the world.

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Expand Heathrow to show business ‘you are serious’ about the economy – say Business Leaders

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  • Sir Martin Sorrell and over 170 of Britain’s leading businesses urge Government to seize economic opportunity of expanded Heathrow
  • Government backing for Heathrow expansion – a £16bn privately funded ready-to-go infrastructure project – will secure Britain’s place as an outward looking trading nation and send a clear message that Britain is open for business
  • Letter comes as fresh polling reveals overwhelming Parliamentary support for Heathrow expansion

 Over 170 of Britain’s business leaders have urged the Government to inject growth into the British economy by progressing Heathrow’s expansion plans.

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74% of Tory members now back Heathrow expansion after Brexit vote


  •    First ever analysis of Tory Party members’ views on airport expansion.
  •  Poll shows younger and vote Remain members most supportive of Heathrow expansion in response to Brexit.
  •  88% of members say a decision to expand Heathrow would show the new leader capable of ‘putting the national interest first’
  •  Heathrow was unanimously and unequivocally recommended for expansion after three years of analysis by the independent Airports Commission.
  • Heathrow expansion is a £16bn privately funded ready-to-go infrastructure project that will secure Britain’s place as an outward looking trading nation and send a clear message that Britain is open for business.

In the first ever poll of their views of airport expansion, and as the UK prepares for Brexit, 74% of Tory Party members now support a third runway at Heathrow.   Expanding Heathrow is now a choice for the next Conservative Party leader and the views of the party membership will influence the airport expansion debate.   

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Heathrow responds to Government – Expansion “the strongest possible signal that Britain is open for business”


  • Only Heathrow expansion will allow British exporters to trade with all the growing markets of the world, strengthening Britain’s position as one of the world’s great trading nations
  • In uncertain economic times, a £16bn privately funded infrastructure investment will create up to 180,000 jobs and £211bn of growth across the UK
  • By approving Heathrow expansion, the Government will send the strongest signal possible that Britain is open for business and confident in its future
  • Recent polling shows two thirds of MPs think greenlighting Heathrow expansion will strengthen Britain’s economy

Responding to the Transport Secretary’s announcement to hand over a decision on Heathrow expansion to his successor, John Holland-Kaye, the airport’s Chief Executive, said that a third runway must be a part of the Government’s Brexit plan.

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Lord Blunkett appointed Chair of Heathrow Skills Taskforce

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  • Taskforce to identify the skills and training programmes needed to deliver Heathrow expansion
  • Recommendations will ensure Heathrow leaves a national legacy for future infrastructure projects
  • Need to address skills gaps outlined in new report by Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce

 Heathrow announced today the appointment of the Rt Hon, the Lord Blunkett as Chair of the airport’s new Heathrow Skills Taskforce. During his distinguished political career, Lord Blunkett held the Cabinet posts responsible for Education, for Employment and for Work and Pensions and so brings extensive experience that will help ensure Heathrow provides further support at all levels of education, from local primary schools to the place of work, if expansion of the airport takes place.

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