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  • CEO’s Column – Louise Punter, Surrey Chambers
    29th November 2017

    Louise Punter, CEO – Surrey Chambers of Commerce – This week’s column could not be written without significant reference to the Budget delivered by the Chancellor last Wednesday.

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  • Manchester’s Private Rental Market
    16th November 2017

    The property market in Manchester, the UK’s ‘second city’ and the heart of the Northern Powerhouse, has been booming in recent years as a result of increased investment and regeneration.

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  • Now Is a Good Time to Secure Your Website
    8th November 2017

    The search giant Google takes web security very seriously and in January its Chrome browser started to flag HTTP websites with insecure password and credit card fields as “Not Secure”. At the beginning of October Google…

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  • CEO’s Column – Louise Punter, Surrey Chambers
    2nd November 2017

    Louise Punter, CEO – Surrey Chambers of Commerce – We stand at critical moment for the UK economy, as we begin to prepare for when the country formally leaves the European Union. That makes this autumn’s Budget more vital than most…

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  • Recruitment Vs Grow your Own
    1st November 2017

    Frankie Tierney, Herrington Carmichael Solicitors – Recruiting externally will always be necessary to some degree, but it is worth thinking about how you can use other options. However rigorous a recruitment programme is, you never really…

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  • Rebranding Your Business by Liven Creative
    20th October 2017

    Andrew Myles, Liven creative – A while back, we wrote an article highlighting when’s a good time to rebrand. Here we expand on the topic, and look more closely at when and how to approach a successful and impactful rebranding.

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  • The Brand Guide from Liven Creative
    20th October 2017

    Andrew Myles, Creative Director – Liven creative – To thrive and prosper, brands must evolve. Welcome to Liven Creative’s Brand Guide. To evolve, they must take into account a wide range of internal and external factors.

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  • New BTL rules mean higher tax bills for many
    10th October 2017

    Rod Milne, Joint Managing Director of Financial Specialists, HFS Milbourne, and Irena Padol, tax partner, Bessler Hendrie, Chartered Accountants look at the implications of the new tax rules for buy to let investments

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  • The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
    5th October 2017

    Peter Quilter, Director of Corporate and Commercial Banking, NatWest Guildford – The media is always full of reports around data breaches and cyber security, but the laws relating to the data your business keeps and how you store and protect it are changing?

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  • CEO’s Column – Louise Punter, Surrey Chambers
    30th August 2017

    Louise Punter, CEO – Surrey Chambers of Commerce – One of the massive benefits of being in Surrey is the access to two international airports. For obvious reasons the connectivity to the world is really important to a growing business…

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  • Apprenticeships… the new (ish) word on the street!
    29th June 2017

    Ben Geeson, Head of Business Development – Guildford College – Never a week (or sometimes even a day) goes by without a Government spokesperson mentioning the word ‘Apprenticeship’. Over the past 2 or 3 years the accelerator…

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