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Stansted Airport College helping girls' careers in engineering to take off

Stansted Airport College helping girls' careers in engineering to take off

Stansted Airport College helping girls' careers in engineering to take off

Harlow College offshoot ramps up its Go On Girl campaign to train the next generation of engineers with a female-only course.


Ex-Stortford schoolboy wins £13,000 prizes for his jobs platform idea

Ex-Stortford schoolboy wins £13,000 prizes for his jobs platform idea

Ex-Stortford schoolboy wins £13,000 prizes for his jobs platform idea

Karl Swanepoel, now in his last year of a computer science degree at uni in Wales, has developed a digital services matching site and app.


Norma's on her business travels – from garden shed to high street

Norma's on her business travels – from garden shed to high street

Norma's on her business travels – from garden shed to high street

Norma Fenwick is migrating her travel agency business from the shed at the bottom of her garden to premises in Knight Street.


Former Stortford schoolgirl new boss of Harlow and Gilston Garden Town

Former Stortford schoolgirl new boss of Harlow and Gilston Garden Town

Former Stortford schoolgirl new boss of Harlow and Gilston Garden Town

Project director and Hockerill alumna Naisha Polaine will work alongside developers to ensure 16,000 homes are delivered by 2033.


From 12-year-old Saturday boy to British Master Barber

From 12-year-old Saturday boy to British Master Barber

From 12-year-old Saturday boy to British Master Barber

Twenty-five years ago, Michael Willis took on a Saturday job at his grandfather’s business, Wiggies Barber Shop. Now the 37-year-old runs the business


Stortford schools suited and rebooted for laptops courtesy of ITVET

Stortford schools suited and rebooted for laptops courtesy of ITVET

Stortford schools suited and rebooted for laptops courtesy of ITVET

The Stortford tech firm has excelled in its mission to kit out schoolchildren with refurbished digital devices.


Ugley Mask Co donates 950 face coverings to foodbank and care home

Ugley Mask Co donates 950 face coverings to foodbank and care home

Ugley Mask Co donates 950 face coverings to foodbank and care home

Husband and wife pooled their former The White Stuff and Ted Baker talents to launch business making masks last summer.


Colin funds Indie campaign to support Stortford traders like Michelle in lockdown

Colin funds Indie campaign to support Stortford traders like Michelle in lockdown

Colin funds Indie campaign to support Stortford traders like Michelle in lockdown

Supporting Stortford Traders in Lockdown: Wheatsheaf publican serving up free Sunday roasts for families in need wins councillor's backing.


IT firm's drive to get school kids up to speed with laptops given BBC boost

IT firm's drive to get school kids up to speed with laptops given BBC boost

IT firm's drive to get school kids up to speed with laptops given BBC boost

Staff at ITVET drove as far as Northampton and Aylesbury to pick up donated devices after TV news appearance resulted in offers of 550 laptops.


Funeral firm's Jingle Bell Sleigh raised over £3,250 for hospices

Funeral firm's Jingle Bell Sleigh raised over £3,250 for hospices

Funeral firm's Jingle Bell Sleigh raised over £3,250 for hospices

Isabel and St Clare given funding boost thanks to Bishop's Stortford business partners' mission to spread festive joy.


Campaign to buy laptops for school kids off to flying start

Campaign to buy laptops for school kids off to flying start

Campaign to buy laptops for school kids off to flying start

Adam Mackay, managing director of Mackay Property Agents, of Bell Street, Sawbridgeworth, is spearheading the initiative, dubbed Computers for Kids.


Choc 'n' roll: Covid prompts music man Tom to pursue passion as chocolatier

Choc 'n' roll: Covid prompts music man Tom to pursue passion as chocolatier

Choc 'n' roll: Covid prompts music man Tom to pursue passion as chocolatier

Sound engineer and DJ Tom Rountree sugar-coats loss of work in pandemic by launching his own hand-made chocolates, Tom’s Bonbons.


Florist set to take root in former deli shop in Stortford town centre

Florist set to take root in former deli shop in Stortford town centre

Florist set to take root in former deli shop in Stortford town centre

Award-winning Essex florist cultivating second branch in former Florence Walk premises of Guy & Joe's deli.


Queen honours principal of Stansted Airport and Harlow colleges with MBE

Queen honours principal of Stansted Airport and Harlow colleges with MBE

Queen honours principal of Stansted Airport and Harlow colleges with MBE

The honour for Karen Spencer is for her contribution to education – particularly maths – and aviation.


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