Following the successful launch of Essex Chambers of Commerce’s office in Basildon the next step has been the launch of the Basildon Business Zone, a quarterly networking event for businesses in and around Basildon.
The speaker for the inaugural event was Chris Heard, Retail Development Manager for Costa Coffee’s Roastery opening in Basildon in 2017. Chris explained the background to the development of this unique development and explained that it will have the capacity to roast up to 45,000 tonnes, which would produce the raw ingredient for most of the 464 million cups of coffee that are sold in existing Costa coffee shops each year.
Speaking about the event Denise Rossiter, Chief Executive of Essex Chambers of Commerce, said “We were delighted with the success of the first Basildon Business Zone event with around 80 businesses present. It shows to me that we were right to open an office in Basildon and look forward to working with businesses in and around the town to help take advantage of all that the Chambers can offer.”
“It was fascinating too to learn about Costa Coffee’s plans for the future with the opening of their new roastery and offices in Basildon. We all tend to take a cup of coffee for granted without thinking of all the work that goes into preparing the raw material ready to make that welcome cuppa. We wish Costa every success with their new operation”
To find out more about future Basildon Business Zone events contact Essex Chambers of Commerce on 01268 503361 or go to www.essexchambers.co.uk