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New Careers Expo for Crawley residents comes to Manor Royal

The Manor Royal Careers Expo will take place on Thursday 17 May 2018 at Crowne Plaza Hotel in Crawley from 3.00pm to 8.00pm and will encourage local people to find their future.

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Crawley will be seeing a new exciting, free Careers Expo on 17 May that will help hundreds of local people of all ages and experiences discover a new career, employment or apprenticeship scheme on Manor Royal Business District.

As one of the largest and best performing commercial business areas in the South East with more than 600 companies on the patch, Manor Royal is inviting people from across Crawley, Horley and beyond to drop into a free Careers Expo, giving them the chance to informally meet potential employers, recruiters and training providers and find out more about the range of opportunities available on their doorstep.

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Open to the general public, Manor Royal businesses will be on hand from 3.00pm to 8.00pm showcasing their companies, as well as a range of free seminars being run providing advice and guidance to people of all ages, backgrounds and experiences; from students looking for their first roles, to commuters looking to work more local to home, from parents returning to work after a break with childcare, to older people looking to update their skills and try something new.

Steve Sawyer, Executive Director of Manor Royal Business District, explains:

“Each year we run a successful ‘Know Your Neighbour’ networking event for business located in Manor Royal as part of our commitment to supporting local trade and encouraging companies to trade with each other. Our new Careers Expo is an extension of this, bringing together not just local businesses, but local communities too. We know there is a wealth of careers, jobs and training opportunities across Manor Royal and we want to help people in Crawley and surrounding areas to find out more in a friendly, informal way.”

Run by Manor Royal BID, in conjunction with its marketing and events partner Prowse & Co. Ltd, the event is sponsored by not-for-profit financial services company B&CE that is located on Manor Royal and recruits many local workers.

Zoe Wright, Group Director of People, said:

“Through this event, B&CE is delighted to help foster a strong sense of community and raise the profile of the great opportunities we can provide as a local employer.

“We’ve been providing simple financial products for over 75 years and are always looking for more ways to meet the needs of working people. We couldn’t continue to do this without our dedicated, high quality workforce.”

So, whether you are currently employed, unemployed, a graduate, a parent, returning to work or simply curious to know what opportunities are available on Manor Royal, this event is for you.

You don’t need to register; just come along to the Careers Expo on Thursday 17 May 2018 at Crowne Plaza Hotel, Langley Dr, Crawley RH11 7SX from 3.00pm to 8.00pm. For more information about Manor Royal businesses and the free seminars that will be available, visit the website www.manorroyal.org

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Prezzo reopens today in Crawley as chain begins reopening restaurants

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Fans of Prezzo in Crawley will be excited to hear that the restaurant is opening today, 9th July.

To celebrate their doors being open again, diners will be able to enjoy some new additions to the menu; a new calamari recipe, fournew pizzas (including veggie and vegan options), a new chicken burger, plus new cocktails and coolers!

And……after performing well in their test restaurants at the start of this year, they’re also introducing their Vegan Spaghetti Bolognese (also available with gluten free pasta).

There are savings to be had as well with the Summer Set Menu. Costing just £15 for two courses, and £19 for three courses.

Initially the chain is only opening 35 of their 180 restaurants of which Crawley is one of the first and they say they are bringing in new initiatives to make sure customers are safe including:

·      All menus will now be disposable to ensure no contamination

·       Digital ordering from a smartphone or tablet using the QR code displayed on each table (customers can still order with of their team if they’d prefer)

·       Standard social distancing markers, hand sanitiser units, and posters with Public Health England advice throughout the restaurants

·      The restaurants are now cashless. Customers can settle their bill using Apple Pay or Android Pay, contactless or Chip and PIN

“We can’t wait to welcome back our much-missed customers to our Crawley restaurant.” said Karen Jones, Executive Chair. 

“Our sole focus is to blend safe and healthy working practices with proper hospitality to give our people confidence and our customers a wonderful, enjoyable return to Prezzo.  Roll on 9th July!”

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