CITY NEWS – April 2013

Welcome to the April 2013 edition of CITY NEWS!

Well, we have an exciting few months ahead of us here at Park City.  Thursday 25th April will see our Business Growth partner event taking place at Stock Brook Manor, Stock – an opportunity for guests to glean useful hints and tips from our guest speaker, Steve Clarke – one of the country’s leading experts on grassroots sales and marketing strategies – followed by an exclusive networking opportunity with like-minded business owners and directors from around the region.

We will also be co-hosting an exclusive evening event at the historical Layer Marney Tower on Wednesday 9th May that will be of particular interest to those family businesses out there, like ours.  Nicholas Charrington, the current owner of this stunning venue, will provide a brief history of the Tower from its links with Tudor England to its recent hosting of the Antiques Roadshow.  And we are proud to boast that we will be joined by none other than Hugo Fenwick, of the world-renowned Fenwick Department Store chain, to talk to us about his thoughts on family businesses and the company’s recently approved plans for a £30 million investment into Colchester’s very own William and Griffin store.

As we’ve now officially entered British Summer Time, we can but hope that we have finally put the cold winter weather behind us – although it doesn’t much feel like it at the moment!  Let’s hope April will bring sunnier – and hopefully warmer – weather, without too many of those much-sung-about ‘April showers’…!

Juliet Price
Managing Director


Facebook and Employment

As the number of cases regarding dismissals for the misuse of Facebook at work or in relation to employment increases, employers are being advised to revise their related policies to adequately protect them when considering disciplinary action against their staff as a result of misuse of social media. We must be mindful that for many Facebook is an accepted forum for frank discussion with not just friends, but friends of friends, and derogatory statements about the employer can potentially bring the Company into disrepute. [Read more]


April deadline for changes to deadlines

Small businesses may struggle with new Government legislation that comes into force this month, it has been claimed. [Read more]


‘In Conversation With…’

In this edition of CITY NEWS, see the reintroduction of this popular feature.  Regarding this issue, I’m talking to Wendy Twydell, Park City’s Business Development Manager. [Read More]



Teenager set on fire while on school exclusion

A teenage girl has been left with permanent scarring after she was engulfed in a fireball while using a cooking stove during a school camping trip. [Read more]



Tuesday 16 April 2013, 9.30 am – 12.00 pm

MANAGING A DISCIPLINARY Management Skills Training
Wednesday 15 May 2013, 1.30 pm – 5.00 pm

COACHING FOR RESULTS Management Skills Training
Tuesday 21 May 2013, 9.30 am – 1.00 pm

IOSH MANAGING SAFELY TRAINING 4-day Accredited Training Course
commencing Wednesday 5th June 2013, 9.30 am – 4.30 pm each day

Tuesday 18 June 2013, 9.30 am – 12.00 pm

Wednesday 10 July 2013, 9.30 am – 1.00 pm


Following our attendance at the 2013 Business East Exhibition at Colchester’s Weston Homes Community Stadium, we are pleased to announce the winner of our Magnum of Champagne business card draw as Robert Murray, of Core Data Systems.

We would like to thank all those of you who visited us on our stand or joined us for our VIP Reception. It was great to have the opportunity to catch up with you.

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Saul HunnaballSaul Hunnaball
15:44 12 Aug 22
We have worked with Park City for our HR and Health and Safety support for many years now and have always received an excellent service.Carley is our Consultant and she is always so helpful, as are... her colleagues when she is unavailable.I would highly recommend Park more
Lea CuttingLea Cutting
08:31 27 Jul 22
Park City have worked with us for many years, advising and guiding us regarding HR and Health & Safety, along with supplying valuable training.We work with many people in several areas of expertise,... Sara Godfrey, Jennie Galione, Ashley Williams, Sam Parcell, Stephanie Devans, Poppy Hayhoe.They build confidence within our company and are always available with support and advice.They provide a consistent, professional, hands-on service, second to none!Thank you from DH Industries more
Vikki PringleVikki Pringle
11:12 20 Jul 22
The team at Park City offer us the right level of service needed to confidently run a small business. They keep us up to date with UK policy HR requirements, help us manage any staff changes or... issues and policy documents. The team are informed, friendly and remain professional in my more
Tracy MeadTracy Mead
07:12 20 Jul 22
The DS Group have been working with Park City now for a number of years and we have found their HR services to be invaluable. The service received is always to the highest professional standards and... they have assisted our business in becoming more efficient and effective in all HR matters.My consultant Sam Parcell is always on hand to help answering any questions quickly and professionally and she offers vital guidance, advice and support to us.We as a company will continue to use Park City’s services for many years to come and we cannot recommend them enough!Tracy Norton-Mead, Operations Director at the DS more
Katie HerbertKatie Herbert
13:35 07 Jul 22
We have worked with Park City for almost 10 years and have built up a great professional relationship over the years. The team are so friendly and helpful, and nothing is ever too much of an ask for... any of them. Our main HR contact is Carley, who is lovely, and she is very prompt in dealing with any queries we have regarding our 100+ staff. We would highly recommend their services for any local more

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