Countdown begins to Check-in @ Stansted - A Business, Travel and Careers Exhibition coming to Stansted this June
Next month, Thursday 18th June 2015, will see the return of Check-in @ Stansted, a business, travel and careers exhibition taking place within the hangar itself at the Diamond Hangar, London Stansted
Free to attend, latest exhibitors to sign up include Premier Travel, Costco Wholesale, Ryanair, Digital Pie Ltd, Cardinal Security, Price Bailey, Luckins Wine Store and TravelWorx.
Amongst the exhibitors, the event organisers are also offering small businesses the opportunity to exhibit for just £99+vat. This includes new start-ups and ‘one-man bands’. Amongst the takers are Saffron Apparel, Local Network Magazine, Your Perfect Travel and NX Professionals.
We are pleased to announce that we have today released a further SIX, so if you fit the criteria and would like to be part of this unique event - don't delay, sign up today!
Graeme Procter from Saffron Apparel Ltd said “As a small local business, it is important that we introduce ourselves and engage with other local businesses, existing and potential customers and the wider community based in and around Stansted. The opportunity to exhibit at Check-in @ Stansted in such a prestigious environment will enable us to display our products and services, meet new faces and to understand better how the wider Stansted Airport community works and what it requires from our business”.
Kim Wallis from the Local Network Magazine added “I am delighted to be involved in this year's Check-in @ Stansted event. It's our first time and we are looking forward to meeting lots of new companies and new contacts to promote our Local Network Magazine”.
Faye Brownjohn from NX Professionals followed “NX Professionals are proud to be a part of Check-in @ Stansted. We see this event as the perfect opportunity to spread our message to local businesses about the importance of health and well-being in the work place.
We are driven on developing a culture of health, working in partnership with businesses to establish strategies to improve long-term ‘corporate wellness’. We offer a range of services, including Employee Health MOT’s, Bespoke Corporate Days, Seminars and Workshops - and strive to motivate, educate and inspire individuals to make healthy lifestyle choices. Let NX Professionals help you to invest in your employees, educating them towards a healthy work-life balance, whilst your business enjoys the benefits e.g. reduced absenteeism, improved staff morale and employee retention”.
Entertainment for the day includes both a photo and video booth supplied by OMG Entertainments and an appearance from a celebrity lookalike (come along and see who it is on the day)! There's also a chance to win a Porsche for a day, get up close and personal with the private jets - tours throughout the day (just put your name down at Reception) take a close look at theAirport Fire and Rescue Service / Essex Police appliances and equipment, plus lots more...
Fun to be had and Business to be done in in one place in one day!
The event organisers are also finalising details of a blind auction in support of The Dream Factory Charity, a charity dedicated to making dreams come true for children and young adults with life limiting or life threatening illnesses (www.yourdreamfactory.org).
Prizes include; easyJet flights x 2, afternoon tea for two at the Down Hall. Culinary Training for 2 provided by On Air Dining, Prestbury Gift Hamper and 1 night stay for 4 including dinner a bottle of wine at the Hilton London Stansted, overnight accommodation and breakfast at the Radisson Blu and more information will be available shortly at www.check-in-stansted.com
This year’s seminars will be run by Ryanair, easyJet and the Stansted Skills Academy who will be focusing on business enhancements, routes and careers at the airport. The seminars are FREE to attend and you can register online.
There are limited stands now available so if you want to sign up to the ONLY exhibition taking place at Stansted Airport – now is the time. New business packages are £99 + vat, Gold packages are £395 + vat and Platinum packages are £495 + vat. Full information can be found online at www.check-in-stansted.com or contact Julie Budden
Remember, its FREE to visit on the day, pre-register at www.check-in-stansted.com
Stansted Mountfitchet is preparing itself to mark the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta including a medieval fair and a tapestry depicting the history of the village.
A re-enactment of the historic signing of the Magna Cara will take place on June 15 at Stansted's Mountfitchet Castle carried out by students from the Joyce Frankland Academy in Newport.
Other celebrations include:
Embroidery unveiling supported by an exhibition of our Facsimile Magna Carta. The embroidery is our centrepiece, framed and displayed over three panels
800 miles in 800 years The Magna Carta bike ride
Medieval Fayre at Stansted Hall with displays of:
- Jousting in full costume
- Morris Dancers preceded by a pageant on horses
- Hog roast
- Themed crafts and displays from local schools
Book your tickets today! 01279 813636
Thursday 18th June 2015 will welcome back Check-in @ Stansted, a business, travel and careers event brought to you by the Stansted Airport Chamber of Commerce and The Sowerby Group Limited.
The journey will begin at 10 am at the Diamond Hangar, London Stansted within the hangar itself, surrounded by executive jets flown in from around the world. With the capacity for 62 companies to exhibit plus sponsors, this is a superb opportunity to jump onboard, promote your brand, seize new business opportunities, network with people, meet potential employees and much more!
There are two Exhibitor Packages available, for more information visit the website www.check-in-stansted.com, or contact Julie Budden. Companies also have the opportunity to advertise within the show guide and again full details can be found online.
Latest exhibitors signed up include Hills Toyota (for the 2nd year running), The British Sausage Company, Harrods Aviation (also returning for the 2nd year), uComply, Eye Airports, Aerofloor and Harlow Enterprise Zone to name but a few.
Kim-Marie Freeston from uComply is one of the latest signs ups. She said "In today's world, illegal immigration and identity fraud is rife. And for businesses, it's easy to make costly mistakes. At uComply, we're here to help protect businesses from costly fines and when we heard of the Check-in @ Stansted event, it just seemed right for our business. We cannot wait to exhibit and look forward to showing companies just how we can reduce immigration risk within the workplace. Come and visit us on the day".
The Dream Factory will also begin their journey with us at Check-in @ Stansted this year as the nominated charity.
Photograph by Herts & Essex Observer
Founded by Avril Mills who lost her son Oliver to Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia in 1999, at the age of 9, The Dream Factory grants dreams for children and young people aged 3 – 25 years with life threatening and life limiting conditions, or those with severe disabilities.
Since the charity started in 2008, it has granted over 300 dreams. This could be anything from an iPad, laptop, TV, garden and room makeovers, helicopter rides, meet and greet famous people and family holidays of a lifetime.
Run mainly by volunteers, money raised mainly goes towards helping make dreams come true. Currently The Dream Factory has a waiting list of 70 dreams and the organisers are hoping to help raise as much money as possible to make these dreams come true.
Nicola Wisbey, Director of Marketing for The Sowerby Group Limited said
“Check-in @ Stansted is committed to corporate social responsibility. Last year we supported the Essex Air Ambulance and this year, we wanted to support a charity where travel could help make a difference. Finding The Dream Factory, a charity that is extremely appreciative of any extra support – we just felt that it was right. We’ll be running a blind auction to help raise vital funds and hopefully make more dreams come true for those on the waiting list.
The event is FREE to attend, just register online at www.check-in-stansted.com
There will be plenty of FREE parking and transportation links to get you there and also some entertaining surprises on the day as well as the opportunity to see what really goes on inside a Hangar at London Stansted Airport.
Over 280,000 set to travel through across Easter weekend
New for summer:
Long-haul: Orlando, Las Vegas, Cancun
UK regional: Isle of man, Newcastle and Newquay
European / North Africa: Deauville, Azores, Clermont and Monastir
Stansted Airport’s departure boards have a spring in their step as the airport prepares to welcome ten new routes onto the growing route network this summer. The weekend saw the start of the summer timetables as the airport now gears up for the busy getaway with over 280,000 passengers forecast to travel through over Easter.
New routes set for take-off in the coming weeks include Flybe to Newcastle and Ryanair to Deauville and the Azores. May will see the start of Flybe’s new daily service to Newquay whilst easyJet will launch a new connection to Monastir in June and in July, Thomas Cook Airlines will operate new long-haul services to Orlando, Cancun and Las Vegas.
Stansted already serves over 170 direct connections and offers more scheduled European destinations than any other UK airport. As well as an extensive route network, the airport also offers up to four flights a day to key destinations such as Barcelona, Dublin, Edinburgh and Glasgow, providing passengers with greater choice and increased connectivity.
Looking ahead to the route development at Stansted this summer, the airport’s Managing Director Andrew Harrison said:
“Stansted is already the fastest growing major airport in the UK serving over 20million passengers a year and with the new routes set to join the departure boards, is set for a very busy and exciting summer.
“Providing our passengers with the widest choice of destinations and airlines is at the heart of our ambition to continue the growth of Stansted. Whilst we have much of Europe covered in terms of connectivity, it’s really exciting to be expanding our network even further and to open new UK connections to better serve our regions and to also welcome our new long-haul connections to the USA and Mexico.
“The £80m transformation of our departure lounge couldn’t have been timed better as we continue to rapidly grow our passenger numbers. With phase two of the terminal re-development nearing completion, and with many more new shops and our Escape Lounge to follow very soon this really is a fantastic time to choose Stansted when jetting off for summer.”