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The Lower Thames Crossing and me [Essex businesses]
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The Lower Thames Crossing and me [Essex businesses]
May 31, 2018
Denise Rossiter of Essex Chambers of Commerce
Photo: Denise Rossiter, CEO of Essex Chambers of Commerce


Over the past few months, our team has been speaking to businesses across the south-east to learn more about how the Lower Thames Crossing will help them.

The Lower Thames Crossing is a new tunnel and roads connecting Kent, Thurrock and Essex. It will enable sustainable local development and regional growth leading to a stronger economy. It will open opportunities for investment in housing and allow businesses to grow, creating more jobs, apprenticeships and training. It will also strengthen and connect local communities, improving access to jobs, housing, leisure and retail facilities on both sides of the river.

We wanted to hear first-hand from the business owners and leaders that live and work in the south-east how a new crossing will strengthen their operations, improve employees’ journeys and create new opportunities.

Today we are pleased to share a few of these stories from businesses across Essex:

Stay tuned over the next few months as we share more of the stories from business leaders across Essex, Kent, Thurrock and Dartford.

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