Chamber News

  • Surrey Chambers to lead Local Skills Improvement Plan
    2nd September 2022

    Surrey Chambers of Commerce is delighted to announce that they will be leading the local skills improvement plan (LSIP) for the EM3 Local Enterprise Partnership area including the whole of Surrey. Working closely with Hampshire Chamber of Commerce and other

  • Guildford Shakespeare Company complete their first full annual programme since the pandemic
    25th August 2022

    15 October – 05 November   “I knew myself, at the first breath of this new life, to be more wicked, tenfold more wicked… and the thought, in that moment, braced and delighted me like wine.” 1886. A malevolent creature

  • Foxhill’s Members Enjoy A Sizzling Summer of Events
    24th August 2022

    Members at Foxhills Club & Resort have been treated to an unforgettable summer, following a jam-packed season of events at Surrey’s leading country club.   Blessed with warm and sunny conditions throughout, the Foxhills summer celebrations kicked off with members

  • More than 1,000 regional businesses are now fending off cyber-attacks with police-led cyber resilience centre
    23rd August 2022

    The Cyber Resilience Centre for the South East is delighted to announce that it is now working with 1000 south-east small businesses, helping them to actively protect themselves against the rising threat of cyber-attacks.  As part of a network of

  • Morr & Co Strengthens Teams with Two New Partners
    23rd August 2022

    Morr & Co LLP are delighted to announce the addition of two new Partners, Anne McAllister who has been promoted to Partner in the Family Law team, and Kristine Ng who is joining Morr & Co as a Property Dispute

  • Latest Updates From Surrey Chambers CEO – 22nd August 2022
    22nd August 2022

    As we head into the busy time of the year, where businesses start to gear themselves up after a relatively relaxing summer, the challenges continue to build. The labour market remains incredibly tight adding to the growing list of concerns

  • Further Inflation Increase Hammering Business and Long-Term Growth
    17th August 2022

    Commenting on the Office for National Statistics inflation figures for June 2022, Director of Policy and Public Affairs, Alex Veitch, said:  “The rise in Consumer Prices Index inflation to 10.1% is the tenth monthly increase in a row and another

  • Unfilled Vacancies is a Ticking Timebomb
    16th August 2022

    Commenting on the latest ONS Labour Market statistics released today, BCC Head of People Policy, Jane Gratton, said:  “The labour market remains incredibly tight adding to the growing list of concerns businesses are facing. This is a ticking timebomb for

  • Overseas Trade Sinks in June as Economic Headwinds Gain Strength
    15th August 2022

    Responding to the latest ONS data on the UK’s trade figures, William Bain, Head of Trade Policy at the BCC, said:  “June’s trade data ended what was a strong second quarter of the year overall with a damp squib.   “The

  • Latest Updates From Surrey Chambers CEO – 8th August 2022
    11th August 2022

    The Bank of England interest rate rise to 1.75% last week was no surprise as it was predicted in advance of the announcement. This rise is the clearest signal yet of the Bank of England’s intention to get inflation under

  • Sunbury Walled Garden and Staines Cemetery awarded Green Flags
    9th August 2022

    Spelthorne Borough Council is honoured to announce that for the 12th year running, the Sunbury Walled Garden and Staines Cemetery have been awarded Green Flag status. The Green Flag Award scheme, managed by environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy under licence

  • Filter Manufacturer Expands With HSBC UK Funding
    9th August 2022

    A Camberley based filter manufacturing company is set to significantly increase its production capacity with support from HSBC UK. Amazon Filters, a leading manufacturer of liquid and gas filters, has obtained new premises with a significant funding package from HSBC

  • Have your say on Woking’s town centre Masterplan
    8th August 2022

    Residents, businesses and key stakeholders can have their say on a new framework that will guide future development in Woking town centre, as part of a 12-week consultation that begun on Monday 25 July 2022. Known as a ‘Masterplan’, this

  • Surrey’s soilless technology could help the UK’s biomass industry grow
    4th August 2022

    An innovative, space-saving technology to develop fast-growing plants without soil could revolutionise the UK’s bioenergy market, according to researchers from the University of Surrey. The soilless cultivation technology has been awarded £4m from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

  • Interest Rate Rise Unlikely To Ease Inflationary Pressure
    4th August 2022

    Commenting on today’s Bank of England interest rate rise, David Bharier, Head of Research at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said:    “This rise is the clearest signal yet of the Bank of England’s intention to get inflation under

  • Surrey coffee roastery receives international B Corp sustainability accreditation
    3rd August 2022

    A speciality coffee roastery in the Surrey Hills has become one of only 700 businesses in the UK to be awarded B Corp status, an international commendation of its social and environmental performance. Photo: The Chimney Fire Coffee team with

  • He’s Returning – For One Night Only!
    29th July 2022

    He’s one of the most charismatic personalities on and off the rugby pitch and TV, and by very popular demand, Martin Bayfield is returning to the stage to host the 2022 Surrey Property Awards, alongside Sarah Gobran, actor and co-founder of the Guildford

  • C’est magnifique as Amazon Filters reveals top performing distributor
    29th July 2022

    A French industrial filter specialist has been named Distributor of the Year for 2021/22 by our member, the Camberley-based manufacturing firm Amazon Filters. Eighteen-year-old Sofise, headquartered in the Vénissieux commune of Lyon, achieved the honour for successful sales growth across

  • Show your love for our parks, Love Parks Week
    29th July 2022

    It is time to celebrate one of our greatest assets – our parks. Celebrate Keep Britain Tidy, Love Parks Week From 29 July – 5 August. This week we want to encourage our residents and visitors to enjoy and take

  • The Yvonne Arnaud Theatre launches new discounts in the face of the cost – of – living crisis
    29th July 2022

    The Yvonne Arnaud Theatre is delighted to be offering a range of new discounts and offers to ensure that theatre remains affordable. In the face of the cost – of – living crisis the theatre has launched two new discounts