Chamber News

  • University of Surrey appoints Kerry Matthews as new Chief Student Officer
    28th June 2022

    Following an extensive search process, the University of Surrey has appointed Kerry Matthews as its new Chief Student Officer, with responsibility for the delivery of the services and support necessary to provide an outstanding student experience, from enrolment to graduation.

  • Magical Summer Continues With Roving 50th Show
    24th June 2022

    THE TEMPEST: 15 – 30 JULY Guildford Shakespeare Company continue their magical open-air theatre season with a promenade production of THE TEMPEST, staged across varying locations in Guildford’s biggest green space, Stoke Park. On a remote island a mother and

  • Celebrating our borough’s games industry: Videogames – Made in Guildford
    23rd June 2022

    ‘Videogames – Made in Guildford’ is our museum’s latest exhibition. The display is open between 2 July and 24 September. It gives a snapshot into the thriving videogame sector in Guildford and the local area and why Guildford is known

  • Equity investment in smaller businesses in the South East hit a record £1.6bn last year, finds latest British Business Bank research
    23rd June 2022

    Equity investment into South East smaller businesses increased by almost 60%, reaching £1.6bn in 2021 The number of deals grew by 24%, with 269 deals Technology and IP-based businesses received the greatest share of investment   Published today, the British

  • Energy regulator Ofgem adds fuel to the SECRC Advisory Group
    21st June 2022

    The Cyber Resilience Centre for the South East is pleased to announce Matthew Cowlard, Cyber Policy Lead within Ofgem’s Cyber Regulation team as the latest member to join the centre’s Advisory Group. Matthew is a security professional with a cyber

  • Celebrating 20 years of Female Entrepreneurial Success: The 2022 everywoman Awards Open for Nominations
    21st June 2022

    The 2022 everywoman Awards are now open for nominations until 11th July 2022. Celebrating their 20th year, the awards identify and celebrate inspirational female founders whose innovation, passion and purpose will inspire future generations of entrepreneurial women. Lauded by government

  • Surrey’s innovators receive £1.2m boost from UKRI Impact Acceleration Account
    15th June 2022

    The University of Surrey will receive £1.2m from the UK Research and Innovation’s (UKRI’s) Impact Acceleration Account (IAA) to accelerate bright ideas into global opportunities and jumpstart knowledge exchange, translation, and commercialisation.    IAA funding allows UK teams to unlock

  • Latest Updates From Surrey Chambers CEO – 15th June 2022
    15th June 2022

    Start-up Academy We held an excellent graduation celebration last week for all the businesses that took part in our second Start-up Academy, and we are now looking forward to recruiting the next cohort. We are welcoming pre-starts and early start

  • Acquisition of leading consultancy GEP ENVIRONMENTAL enhances MABBETT’S energy and environmental capabilities and broadens UK reach
    15th June 2022

    Highlights: Enhanced technical resources and service offering will create new opportunities All GEP Environmental management & staff retained Combined group to employ more than 100 people across 13 UK offices Glasgow-headquartered planning, design, environment, engineering and safety consultancy Mabbett &

  • University of Surrey appoints Founding Director for the Surrey Institute for Sustainability
    14th June 2022

    Former Italian Minister of State for Education, University and Research and political economist Professor Lorenzo Fioramonti has been named the founding Director of the University of Surrey’s Institute for Sustainability. The appointment was made following an extensive international recruitment process.

  • Spelthorne Youth Hub opens office in the Elmsleigh Centre
    14th June 2022

    The Spelthorne Youth Hub which offers careers and education advice for young people is opening in the Elmsleigh Centre in Staines-upon-Thames on Monday 13 June.   Located in the unit formally occupied by Decathlon, the Youth Hub helps young people

  • Announcing the launch of Invuse – the new name for Invotra Consulting!
    10th June 2022

    Invotra Consulting – a user experience, accessibility and communications consultancy specialist based in Surrey – is now called Invuse. Our mission is to connect the dots between your users’ needs and your organisation’s objectives. By giving users and stakeholders a

  • IT And General Earn “Select Partner” Status With Netgate
    10th June 2022

    IT and General Ltd are proud to announce that we are now a Netgate/pfSense SELECT partner. As the only SELECT level partner in the UK, we are positioned to offer innovative and cost-effective solutions to businesses in the UK. Netgate’s

  • Spelthorne’s Platinum Party for the Queen
    10th June 2022

    Spelthorne was painted purple as we celebrated the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee over the Bank Holiday weekend. From picnics in the park, street parties and a 100 strong flotilla along the River Thames from Shepperton, residents were ready to party to

  • New competition calls for bio-robot ideas that could be made into a working prototype
    9th June 2022

    A new competition calls on the public to send in their wildest nature-inspired ideas that could make a difference in the world, and scientists will bring the winning idea to life in a prototype.   Dr Robert Siddall, a lecturer in

  • Get ready to vote with the return of the Experience Guildford Customer Service Awards
    8th June 2022

    Experience Guildford, the town centre’s Business Improvement District, is delighted to announce the return of their Customer Service Awards and the opening of voting lines on 9th June. After a two-year covid imposed break, the awards represent the perfect opportunity

  • Brooklands Hotel Achieves Gold Ecosmart Accreditation
    7th June 2022

    Brooklands Hotel is on a journey to achieve rigorous environmental and sustainable practices across its business. The first step on this journey was to work with Greengage Solutions who independently identified and documented our current sustainable processes and measures. The

  • Businesses hit the brakes on people and business investment as economic headwinds take hold
    31st May 2022

    Strong signs that deteriorating economic outlook is leading middle market firms to reassess hiring needs with just 41% of firms increasing recruitment, down from 52% in Q1. Proportion of firms saying they’re increasing capital expenditure dropped 13 percentage points, from

  • Latest Updates From Surrey Chambers CEO – 31st May 2022
    31st May 2022

    Speaking on behalf of businesses The current cost rise crisis has become really evident over the last couple of months and Chambers have come together to lobby government to gain some support for businesses. Businesses are telling us that the

  • Surrey Choices Celebrates Disabled Adults’ and Partnership Working at Celebrating Success Awards Ceremony
    25th May 2022

    On Tuesday 17 May 2022 Surrey Choices celebrated disabled people and partners at their first ever Celebrating Success Awards at Denbies Wine Estate. Family, friends, and colleagues came together to recognise this year’s winners in beautiful surroundings. Celebrating Success The

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