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  • Surrey Chambers Summary of Chancellor’s Summer Economic Update
    9th July 2020

    Surrey Chambers summary Chancellor’s Summer Economic Update  Job Retention Bonus:To help firms keep on furloughed workers, UK Employers will receive a one-off bonus of £1,000 for each furloughed employee who is still employed as of 31 January 2021. Kickstart Scheme: A

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  • Create your own virtual “A” team
    7th July 2020

    The “A” team was one of the best-loved TV series of the 1980s. A band of four ex-military personnel who helped communities who couldn’t find help anywhere else. They went above and beyond despite impossible odds. The team consisted of

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  • Latest news from Surrey Chambers CEO June 2020
    1st July 2020

    Louise Punter-CEO Surrey Chambers of Commerce Opening up the economy Even over the last two weeks a great deal has changed in the world of business. People have started making their way back into their workplaces, non-essential shops have started

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  • Risk Remains Vulnerable
    26th June 2020

    The economic re-opening is now well underway, with not long to wait now until restaurants and pubs open their doors once more across England. However, for markets, concerning signs of a resurgence in coronavirus cases mean we may have reached

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  • Global supply chains in the Covid-19 era: 10 things we have learned so far…
    25th June 2020

    With construction and infrastructure sites increasingly operative around the world, and most governments keen to lift lockdown restrictions more broadly across their economies, it seems like an opportune time to ask ourselves what we have learnt about supply chains during

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  • Escape London and experience flexible working at its finest with a Foxhills corporate membership
    22nd June 2020

    The Foxhills Collection is removing the need for professionals to travel into central London with its corporate membership packages across both Foxhills and Farleigh Golf Club, with a wide range of bespoke options available to make the most out of

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  • Thoughts on what the impact of COVID-19 has had on our current supply chain and procurement practices.
    10th June 2020

    Many businesses are re-evaluating their long, potentially geographically dispersed and complex supply chains following disruption faced from the Covid-19 pandemic. Organisations are asking whether they should consider bringing their supply back home (known as onshoring or nearshoring their production) to

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  • The likely impact of the Covid-19 outbreak on NHS waiting times
    8th June 2020

    As the NHS prepares to tackle the growing threat of the Covid-19 outbreak, a spotlight is being shone on the immense pressures soon to fall upon our already strained health service. With some hospitals in England already postponing non-essential surgery

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  • TFBI Mindfulness Tips to enhance your mental and physical wellbeing
    5th June 2020

    The Covid-19 pandemic has seen a rise in the number of people suffering from stress, anxiety, and mental health issues. It is therefore important for everyone of all ages to take time out each day to relax. During the last

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  • Leadership In A Crisis by Something Big
    1st June 2020

    Did you miss Something Big’s webinar with us on the 12th May? Then worry not, for we have a recording of it below for you to feast your eyes (and ears) upon! There’s no doubt the current complex situation is

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  • Is There Light at the End of the Tunnel? – Caxton
    9th April 2020

    There hasn’t been much good news lately, as the coronavirus continues to rampage across the world. Investors, however, are beginning to see some glimpses of light emerging at the end of the tunnel. The infection rate in Italy, one of

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  • I just got Zoom bombed and it was not very nice! – Tony Lynch
    31st March 2020

    I never thought this would happen to me….but it did. This week I was launching an event. In the build up to it, I marketed the event on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. I wanted as many as possible to join

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  • How professional do you appear to your client when ‘on a screen near you’ working on Zoom, MS Teams?
    24th March 2020

    Is this you? All sorted on the comms front now that you are working remotely, #workingfromhome. You have read so many ‘how to work from home’ articles that you never want to see one again. Ever. Your communications & conferencing

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  • A Word From Our CEO – 13th February
    13th February 2020

    Tackling business issues The government has been busy making announcements about ways to improve infrastructure and transport including boosting funding for regional bus links.   At Surrey Chambers we will be keen to work with local government, bus operators and central

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  • Top 10 House Party Planning Tips
    6th February 2020

    Thinking of having a party to celebrate something special? Well if you’re planning to hold it at home, our top 10 party planning tips are exactly what you need! Plan the space You don’t have to live in a small

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  • 6 Tips for finding the right developer for your next project
    30th January 2020

    We’ve all probably heard tales from friends and colleagues about a “project from hell”, be it a new website or software project that’s gone wrong. Something that ends up not delivering on the requirements and usually well over time &

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  • A Word From Our CEO – 27th Jan
    30th January 2020

    In some ways this an historical week for the UK with the official EU leaving date of 31st January. However, we now enter a transition period, which will hopefully culminate in an orderly exit on the 31st December 2020. As

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  • World Suicide Prevention Day
    2nd September 2019

    September 10th 2019 is World Suicide Prevention Day across the globe. This awareness day is organised and promoted by The International Association for Suicide Prevention. https://www.iasp.info/wspd2019/ As providers of Occupational Health Services, we have seen a rise in the number

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  • Don’t ‘man up’, speak up!
    14th June 2019

    In support of Men’s Health Week June 10th to 14th Driven by The Men’s Health Forum – https://www.menshealthforum.org.uk/ KML occupational Health took an active part in the recent Mental Health Awareness Week. We delivered talks to mixed groups at a number of client’

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  • Surrey: Window to the world
    13th June 2019

    Surrey: Window to the world Known for its picturesque countryside and leafy suburbs, Surrey is hardly perceived as an export hub. With this in mind, it might come as a surprise to some that, according to the Surrey Chambers of

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