Market Cross Social Accounts

Market Cross’s Annual General Meeting 2019 was held recently at Dorset Innovation Park. As part of our AGM a presentation was made regarding something we call our Social Accounts.

These accounts are proof of our committment to local communities and the industries in which we operate and we are pleased to publish the latest verson here on our blog:

MX Social Accounts 2019

We believe that all businesses should have a positive impact on local communities and this is why we have our community committments built into our Articles of Association (our raison d’être, if you like).

Social Accounts are an effective way to show a positive community impact and demonstrate that our members carry out their committments in a range of ways. When you consider the pool of talent in our membership (blog writer excepted, of course) then the volunteer work, scientific presentations, safety training, sponsorship/donations and specialist risk assessments freely carried out by our members for the local communities really have an impact. Please see further down our blog for further details.

Market Cross – Finalist at the 2019 GTR UK Export Showcase

Today Market Cross is at the Global Trade Review 2019 talking about UK Export Planning.  Market Cross is a GTR UK Export Action Plan Showcase finalist and we will be setting out our plan for exporting our services to the EU and the rest of the world. Come and talk to us at the Bishopsgate Suite. We will very much welcome your input about your experiences in world trade.

Update (09/05/19). A very good time was had by all. Thank you to everyone who took the time to come and talk to us. More photos below.

Market Cross maintains important Serco contract

We are delighted to have received a significant boost to our support for an important project, sponsored by the Home Office. The support provided by Market Cross includes the facilitation of emergency processes, radiation protection advice, training and independent instrument testing.

New Instrument Testing Lab

Market Cross supports ground-breaking research project at Thomas Hardye School

As part of its programme to support local science and engineering projects for young people, Market Cross UK Limited has donated equipment needed for an important research project based in Dorset.

The new centrifuge will enable more efficient DNA extraction and profiling of the Borrelia bacteria from ticks. The Borrelia spirochete bacteria is responsible for Lyme disease in humans which is the most common tick-borne disease in the Northern hemisphere. There are around 3000 new cases of Lyme disease each year in the UK according to Public Health England.

Sixth form students at the Thomas Hardye School in Dorchester, Dorset, have been collecting ticks from around Dorset with the aim of developing a risk map of the county and a greater understanding of the epidemiology.

The research, also supported by Exeter University and the Royal Society, has enabled sixth form biology students at the school to develop scientific research skills in preparation for university and a career in science, as well as being part of a significant research project that could help save lives in the county and across the UK.

Pictured below is Michael Reed, current Chairman of Market Cross UK Limited, presenting the new centrifuge to Simon Lewis at Thomas Hardye School.

Further information can be found below.

https://www.thomas-hardye.net/pages/news/2017/05_17/Ticks/Ticks.php

http://lymediseaseuk.com/

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Market Cross at the 2018 NDA Estate Supply Chain Event

We were exhibiting at the NDA supply chain event last week. This year our stand was in the ‘People Zone’ which is an area of the exhibition exclusively allocated to companies working to support people within the nuclear industry.

We believe it was our unique community based business model, our work on skills development, our membership recruitment campaign and our efforts to address equality, diversity and inclusion attracted the attention of the event organisers.

A big thank you to all who came to see us and we look forward to meeting up again soon.