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  • Latest Updates From Surrey Chambers CEO – 7th October 2021
    7th October 2021

    It is difficult to know what to focus on as we head towards the winter, with some key challenges facing us. As furlough comes to an end, we are facing a number of shortages, probably the most impactful in the

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  • Work smarter and be more productive with a smart meter
    6th October 2021

    Work smarter and be more productive with a smart meter Are you seeking smart solutions for your business? A smart meter could be just the ticket for you. Smart meters are the new generation of gas and electricity meters which

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  • How do you go beyond simply engaging your audience?
    27th September 2021

    Audience engagement. Trips off the tongue, doesn’t it? You engage your audiences in your presentations. Box ticked, job done. They’re with you to the end.   Yet do you? Are they? How do you deal with that moment when you

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  • Latest Updates From Surrey Chambers CEO – 22nd September 2021
    22nd September 2021

    All change at Westminster We watched with interest as the Prime Minister re-shuffled his cabinet. We have 3 local MPs in the cabinet as well as Angela Richardson MP joining the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities,

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  • Mentoring experience with the University of Westminster: the Mentor, the Mentee and the Mentor Officer
    20th September 2021

    At the start of the year, Surrey Translation Bureau’s Head of Project Management, Jessica Truelsen, was invited to take part in a mentorship scheme with language graduates from the University of Westminster. Jessica is very passionate about inclusivity across the

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  • Do you have enough on your plate running a business? A smart meter could help
    20th September 2021

    Running your very own restaurant, coffee shop or bar might be a dream, but you are up against huge competition, and it can be tough out there.  For survival and success, you may want to consider the following: Find your

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  • Latest Updates From Surrey Chambers CEO – 8th September 2021
    8th September 2021

    Column for Surrey Ad w/c 6th September 2021 Louise Punter-CEO Surrey Chambers of Commerce   Are we ready for winter? When the COVID-19 crisis engulfed the globe, it was, first and foremost, a public health emergency of a scope and severity that

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  • Moldova The Wine Country
    6th September 2021

    Our story about wine begins from our childhood,  we are so proud of this heritage and  traditions that we want to preserve them for the future generations but also to introduce our values and the passion of our ancestors to

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  • IR35 – still confused?
    2nd September 2021

    There’s been a lot of information about it, but if all IR35 still means to you so far is a vague recollection of a story involving Lorraine Kelly a couple of years ago and perhaps a series of radio and

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  • How to be a better small business owner
    2nd September 2021

    There is no better time to reflect on your business, assess what you’ve done so far and look at what you can do in the future, maybe you’re still doing great and maybe you’re struggling but its important to ensure

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  • Adapt & thrive: Supporting Aronova’s safe return to the office
    24th August 2021

    Aronova is a technology company providing services to support and operate invoice-backed working capital programmes used by large global corporates. Aronova operates 24 x 7 product delivery platforms and works with many of the world’s largest banks, capital markets funders,

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  • What to Do When Workers Refuse to Return to Office Work?
    24th August 2021

    The Prime Minister has confirmed that employees working remotely will be able to return to office work from July 19th. However, with Covid still being a concern for many, some employers may face a backlash from concerned employees. Statistics  56% of

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  • How to promote environmental sustainability at work
    24th August 2021

    Promoting environmental sustainability at work is more important today than ever before. We often hear about changing weather conditions and its impact with the recent floods and heat waves across the globe. As sea levels continue to rise and global

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  • Data Monetisation: The Economic Benefits of Big Data Analytics
    9th August 2021

      Big Data — which refers to large volumes of data obtained from numerous sources including customer databases, social networks, and business transaction systems — has recently taken the world by storm, especially within the global economy. In fact, a

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  • Could you trim, clip, and shave the costs of business energy bills with a smart meter
    3rd August 2021

    Hairdressers, beauty salons and other close contact services have made a welcome return in recent months, bringing much-needed services back to towns and cities across the UK.   While the impact of the pandemic is still being felt, business owners

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  • Six Ways to Strengthen your Supply Chain
    29th July 2021

    2020 will go down in history as the year that the Covid-19 pandemic caused chaos and devastation around the world. For businesses, one huge impact of the coronavirus was that the global supply chain broke down. With many companies reliant

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  • Latest Updates From Surrey Chambers CEO – July 29th 2021
    29th July 2021

    Complicated Skills and employment situation As Covid-19 restrictions are lifted, it may seem surprising that Chamber member businesses across most sectors and regions are reporting widespread staff shortages and recruitment difficulties. The pervasive skills shortages that employers experienced before the

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  • Customer Analytics
    19th July 2021

    In the continually developing world and technologies, customers are now more empowered and connected than ever before, with the ability to access information anywhere at any time. Each web page they travel to, each service they view, each product they

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  • Latest Updates From Surrey Chambers CEO – July 14th 2021
    14th July 2021

    Moving forward cautiously There is no doubt that positivity is starting to creep back into our business conversations, and many are very happy to be opening up to more people. There is a danger, however, that some of the instructions

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  • Marylebone Music Festival
    12th July 2021

    A marquee for music What could be more peaceful than spending an afternoon or evening listening to a variety of classical music? Are you picturing a quiet and serene setting, including music ranging from Beethoven symphonies to soloists from the

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