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FOI / 3837 / 2018 - Business Details

Thank you for your request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. I can confirm that Essex County Fire & Rescue Service does hold this information.

Please see the answers below to your request.

Initial Request:

Confirm your trading address is ? Essex County Fire and Rescue Service Headquarters, Kelvedon Park, Rivenhall, Witham, Essex, CM8 3HB

Website address? -

Do you use social media? -

Who is the decision maker, if not yourself? -

How many years have you been trading? -

What is your turnover? Less than 50k / 50 ? 100k / greater than 100k -

Are you VAT registered? -

How many employees do you have? And do you have any apprentices? -

What has been your main challenge this year? -

Are you looking to grow, stay the same or neither next year? -

How many years have you been a member of the chambers? -

Why did you become a member? -

Will you re-join? -

What has the chamber done well? -

What do you want to see from the chamber next year? -

What could your company offer the chamber?

How often should we communicate? -

Did you know that we run a showcase for business? -

Would you be interested in being involved? -

Best form of communication? Email, Phone, Facebook? -

Would you be interested in use texting you with details of our networking / meetings etc.? -

If so, what is your mobile number?

Final Response:

Confirm your trading address is ? Essex County Fire and Rescue Service Headquarters, Kelvedon Park, Rivenhall, Witham, Essex, CM8 3HB

Our trading arm is EFA (Trading) Limited and the registered address is as above. The trading address is also Service Workshops, London Road, Lexden, Colchester, CO3 9AA

Website address?

www.essex-fire.gov.uk

Our trading arm is EFA (Trading) Limited and they can be found on the above email address

http://www.essex-fire.gov.uk/About_Us/EFA_Trading_Ltd/

and here

https://www.fireappliances.com/index.php

Do you use social media? ?

Yes we do. ECFRS has a twitter account and Facebook page but EFA (Trading) Limited uses email

https://twitter.com/ECFRS

http://www.facebook.com/ECFRS

Who is the decision maker, if not yourself? ?

The directors of the company are David Bill and Matthew Furber (see Companies House for publicly available details)

How many years have you been trading? ?

EFA (Trading) Limited has been trading since 2005

What is your turnover? Less than 50k / 50 ? 100k / greater than 100k ?

EFA (Trading) Limited had a turnover to March 2018 of approximately £ ? million

Are you VAT registered? -

EFA (Trading) Limited VAT No 849 0972 84

How many employees do you have? And do you have any apprentices? -

EFA (Trading) Limited has no employees apart from the directors. However, the Service as a whole, then at the end of the 2017-18 Financial Year, we had 1471 employees, of which 2 were apprentices. The figure excludes any employees that were currently on a career break at 31 March 2018.

What has been your main challenge this year? ?

Our main challenge is to do more to keep Essex safe

Are you looking to grow, stay the same or neither next year? -

We are looking at various strategies for the future

How many years have you been a member of the chambers? -

EFA (Trading) Limited is not a member

Why did you become a member? -

N/A

Will you re-join? -

N/A

What has the chamber done well? -

N/A

What do you want to see from the chamber next year? -

N/A

What could your company offer the chamber?

As there are no employees we are not really able to offer help to the Chamber of Commerce

How often should we communicate? ?

N/A

Did you know that we run a showcase for business? ?

No

Would you be interested in being involved? -

N/A

Best form of communication? Email, Phone, Facebook? -

N/A

Would you be interested in use texting you with details of our networking / meetings etc.? -

N/A

If so, what is your mobile number?

N/A

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have the right to apply for an internal review. Internal review requests should be submitted within two months of the date of your original email and should be addressed to: Internal Review, Performance & Data Team, Kelvedon Park, Rivenhall, Witham, Essex CM8 3HB.