HMB presents Julia Lopez MP and the Lower Thames Crossing

Havering Means Business is delighted to invite you to a presentation by the Lower Thames Crossing project on Friday 22nd October. As part of the event, you will have an opportunity to hear from guest speaker Julia Lopez, MP for Hornchurch and Upminster as well as networking with other local businesses.

This will be the perfect opportunity for members of the HMB community to network, connect and hear about how the opportunities the lower Thames crossing is creating might benefit their business.

The Lower Thames Crossing is the most ambitious road project in a generation – a new connection between Kent, Essex and Havering through the longest road tunnel in the UK beneath the River Thames. Delivery of this transformative project will support over 22,000 jobs during the 6 year building phase. It will provide opportunities for people in a wide range of industries including highly skilled engineers, architects, designers, caterers, sign makers and IT support.

At this session, Project Director Shaun Pidcock will be speaking about his ambition for the project including how SME’s and local businesses can play a key part in the projects supply chain, in line with the Governments aspiration of ensuring 30% of all procurement spend it with SME’s. Following the presentation, there will be an opportunity to ask questions about how your business can get involved with the project.


We are inviting you to submit your questions in advance to the HMB team and we will try to cover as many of your questions in the session.

There will also be an opportunity for questions to be asked on the day too. Email us at


10.00 – 10.15am: Open networking

10.15 – 10.30am: Chris Daems – Introduction to the event and why you should be part of the Havering Means Business community

10.30 – 10.50: Shaun Pidcock – Lower Thames Crossing Project Director

10.50 – 11.10: Julia Lopez, MP for Hornchurch and Upminster

11.10 – 11.25: Q&A

11.25 – 12.00pm: Open networking

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