Local News

  • BCC responds to mandatory face coverings in shops and supermarkets
    14th July 2020

    Commenting on the government’s announcement that wearing a face covering will be mandatory in shops and supermarkets in England from 24 July, BCC Co-Executive Director Claire Walker said: “Businesses need clarity on the approach to the wearing of face coverings

  • BCC responds to extension of furlough scheme
    17th April 2020

    Commenting on the Chancellor’s announcement today (17 April) that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will be extended by one month until the end of June, BCC director general Adam Marshall said: “Businesses will be pleased that the Chancellor has responded

  • BCC Coronavirus Business Impact Tracker: Two-thirds of respondents awaiting funds from furlough scheme as payday approaches
    16th April 2020

    Results from the third BCC Coronavirus Business Impact Tracker reveal that the majority of businesses responding to the survey have now furloughed a proportion of their workforce, and are awaiting funds from the government’s Job Retention Scheme to enable them to pay staff. 66% of survey respondents have furloughed staff in anticipation of scheme going live More

  • New specialist Maths School for Guildford gets Government green light to proceed
    21st May 2019

    ++ SuMS to encourage more girls into STEM ++ ++ University of Surrey and GEP Academies join forces to find the next generation of mathematicians ++ University of Surrey and Guildford Education Partnership (GEP Academies), the Multi Academy Trust behind

  • Curchod & Co has been announced as the ‘Most Active Commercial Property Agent in Surrey 2019’
    30th April 2019

    Curchod & Co has been announced as the “Most Active Commercial Property Agent in Surrey 2019” by national property magazine, Estates Gazette. As part of its annual competition, the national trade publication looks at the volume of property transactions recorded

  • BCC comments on Prime Minister’s statement
    26th February 2019

    Commenting on the Prime Minister’s statement to the House of Commons on the next steps in the Brexit process, Claire Walker, Co-Executive Director of Policy and Campaigns at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “While this a giant political

  • BCC: Government must act now to prevent ‘no deal’ by default on 29th March
    26th February 2019

    Commenting ahead of today’s Cabinet meeting and the Prime Minister’s statement to the House of Commons on the Brexit negotiations, Dr Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “At this pivotal moment, the government must

  • BCC: Disappointing lack of progress on continuity trade agreements
    21st February 2019

    Commenting on the latest update to existing trade agreements if the UK leaves the EU without a deal, Dr Adam Marshall, Director General at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “The lack of progress revealed today is an incredibly disappointing, though

  • Town Centre transformation – latest update on North Street
    14th January 2019

    We continue our work with M&G Real Estate to redevelop the North Street site and provide much-needed homes, along with appropriate retail and leisure opportunities. Cllr Geoff Davis, Special Advisor to the Leader of the Council, says: “As the special

  • Governments SME Agenda – Supplier Locator Registration Open November 2018
    21st November 2018

    This period’s registration is now open to SMEs and Suppliers that have an interest in dealing with enquiries relating to fast tracked, lower value Government & Public Sector contracts. These contracts are not advertised (because the value is below the

  • An Update on Carriage Surfacing Works from Surrey Highways
    26th October 2018

    Please find below details of our upcoming carriageway surfacing works in Guildford town centre which are all taking place at night, working hours from 20:00-06:00. Sydenham Road – 29 October for 1 night from junction of South Hill to Bright

    23rd October 2018

    ***£450m fund available to SMEs in Surrey and Sussex *** ***£100m set aside for SMEs either already trading or aspiring to trade internationally*** ***Part of UK wide £12bn HSBC UK SME fund*** HSBC UK has recently launched a £450 million

  • Guildford Innovation Awards Calls for Entries!
    11th October 2018

    The Guildford Innovation Awards are now on the horizon, with the ceremony to be held at Guildhall on the 3rd December. This year, Guildford Borough Council want to really promote innovation throughout the borough and maximise submissions to the awards

  • Local heritage sites open their doors for Heritage Open Days
    13th September 2018

    Do you want to discover more about Guildford’s rich heritage? This weekend, from Thursday 13th Sept to Sunday 16th September, Heritage Open Days will be back in Guildford offering free access to a host of different events, buildings, churches, guided

  • Council scrutinises its commitment to sustainable transport plans
    13th September 2018

    Plans and policies to change travel behaviour in the borough were constructively challenged at a meeting of the Council’s Overview and Scrutiny Committee last night. ‘Modal shift’, the  move away from use of private cars to other more environmentally-friendly forms of

  • Experience Guildford announces 2018 Customer Service Award winners
    10th September 2018

    Town centre businesses, local dignitaries and representatives of Guildford enjoyed a celebratory evening at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre on Monday 3 September as Experience Guildford crowned the town’s customer service stars. Now in its sixth year, the Experience Guildford Customer

  • Local company investment to benefit the Borough’s digital infrastructure
    6th September 2018

    Funding for a community project to provide full ‘fibre to the premises’ (FTTP) broadband to connect Guildford’s rural communities was agreed by the Executive on Tuesday 28 August. An investment of £10,000 will go to ‘Broadband for Surrey Hills Limited’

  • Updated Local Plan – consultation on main changes starts 11 September
    5th September 2018

    Help shape the borough’s future by commenting on the main modifications to our updated Local Plan in the next consultation, as agreed by the Executive at its meeting last night (4 September). Cllr Paul Spooner, Leader of the Council, says:

  • Freddie for take-off! Heathrow baggage handlers ‘escape from reality’ in celebration of Freddie Mercury’s birthday.
    5th September 2018

    British Airways and Heathrow baggage handlers ‘escape from reality’ in celebration of Queen legend Freddie Mercury’s birthday and Twentieth Century Fox’s Bohemian Rhapsody, in cinemas October 24th Mercury worked as a Heathrow baggage handler before he joined Queen in 1970

  • University of Surrey Vice-Chancellor awarded the Order of Australia medal
    26th April 2017

    University of Surrey’s President and Vice-Chancellor, Professor GQ Max Lu, has been honoured with a medal of the Order of Australia (Officer in the General Division) as part of the Australia Day Honours list.