Members News

  • Young People Need Your Help More Than Ever: Sleep Anywhere But Your Bed to Help Prevent Youth Homelessness
    22nd July 2020

    (Photo Caption: Join YMCA DownsLink Group’s biggest fundraising event of the year, Sleep Easy, Friday 9th October 2020, to raise money to tackle the causes of youth homelessness.) Family breakdown is a leading cause of youth homelessness and pressure created

  • Ebb&Flow Yoga reopens with a creative twist
    21st July 2020

    Farnham business Ebb&Flow Yoga is working with The Maltings on an exciting new collaboration to bring their yoga, Pilates and barre classes to the Great Hall performance space from 29thJuly. The Maltings has been closed to performance goers since March

  • Business and Arts Unite In Lockdown
    20th July 2020

    The award-winning Guildford Shakespeare Company (GSC) receive funding from insurance broker Gallagher’s Community and Charity Fund to further their work in the community. Following a networking event hosted by Surrey Chambers of Commerce at GSC’s February production of Macbeth, Gallagher’s

  • The Hogs Back Hotel: Life During Lockdown
    20th July 2020

    The end of March 2020 is a time no one will forget – we all have our own lockdown journeys.  At this time Surya Hotels took the bold decision to keep the majority of our hotels open to support key

  • Skillway Helps Charles Russell Speechlys to Handle Going Back to the Office
    15th July 2020

    15 July 2020 – Skillway, a Godalming-based charity which teaches practical skills to disadvantaged or disengaged young people in the local community, has helped Charles Russell Speechlys to transform its Guildford office into a ‘no touch’ environment in preparation for

  • A Statement from the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre
    14th July 2020

    We are delighted  that the government has made such a strong  commitment to supporting our arts, cultural and heritage organisations with the  1.57 billion rescue package announced yesterday. In creating this package, the government has recognised the vital contribution the

  • Forest Bathing+ immersive nature therapy events return to Newlands Corner
    13th July 2020

    If you are looking for a way to relax and re-charge those batteries whilst benefiting from the health giving properties of nature and ancient woodland, then you will be pleased to hear that The Forest Bathing Institute (TFBI) is now

  • Hartsfield Manor is re-opening on Monday 13th July
    13th July 2020

    Hartsfield Manor, a 19th century manor house hotel based in Betchworth is re-opening on Monday 13th July after being closed for over 110 days. The last few months at Hartsfield Manor have not been the summer that we originally planned

  • EM3 Receives Multi-Million Pound Investment to Stimulate Economic Recovery
    7th July 2020

    The Enterprise M3 Local Enterprise Partnership has received a £13.3m share of the Government’s £900m “Getting Building Fund” to help ‘shovel ready’ projects galvanise economic recovery and growth. By investing in plans leading to ultra-fast digital connectivity, the roll out

  • Smith & Williamson’s Guildford Office Celebrates Partner Promotion
    2nd July 2020

    The Guildford office of Smith & Williamson, the financial and professional service firm, is pleased to announce Richard Robson’s promotion to Partner.  Richard Robson, Partner, Investment Management, joined the firm at the beginning of 2016 and speaks regularly at local

  • Step by Step Receives Grant from Charles Russell Speechlys Community Fund to Provide Free Counselling Sessions for Young People in Surrey
    26th June 2020

    26 June 2020 – The Charles Russell Speechlys Community Fund has made its largest single donation to date – a grant of £3,816 to youth homelessness charity, Step by Step to support the charity’s counselling service. The grant will provide

  • New CIOB President says construction capable of great change and vows to increase focus on quality
    25th June 2020

    Mark Beard FCIOB, chairman of Beard Construction, has become the 117th President of the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB). His presidency starts as CIOB members and the wider construction industry are facing some of the greatest challenges in the Institute’s

  • Tax measures to help individuals cope with the financial impact of COVID-19
    27th April 2020

    ax partners at the Guildford office of Smith & Williamson, the professional and financial services group, discuss measures announced by the government to help individuals cope with the financial impact of COVID-19. Though the primary concern may be public health,

  • Fully Funded Distance Learning Opportunities Enquiry now!
    16th April 2020

    We have put together a series of webinars both live and pre-recorded called ‘Wellbeing at Home’, these are FREE sessions and we would be happy to offer these to Chambers members, just sign up using the links below.  These sessions

  • Free Online Learning at Activate Business School
    16th April 2020

    Activate Business School At our Guildford College campus, we offer qualifications in law, management, accounting, purchasing and personnel, accredited by the major industry chartered bodies including the Association of Accounting Technicians, the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development and the

  • Free Distance Learning Courses at Nescot
    16th April 2020

    A wide selection of distance learning courses,  most of which are free if you meet the eligibility requirements. Courses can be studied online and will be operating as normal. Business & Management Courses Levels 1 and 2 are free of

  • Sprint for Growth Says Now is the Time for Businesses to Begin Planning Ahead
    16th April 2020

    According to Sprint for Growth, a company committed to helping smaller businesses grow and thrive, now could be an ideal opportunity for SME owners to begin looking to the future. Though COVID-19 and its resultant chaos continue to rage around

  • Helping you to build online tools
    16th April 2020

    Dear Chamber member, I just wanted to let you know that as Surrey Chamber members, we are very keen to try and help as many SMEs as possible with their online presence. We can provide robust, secure and quick-to-build online

  • Safeguarding your company’s cash flow
    15th April 2020

    Greg Palfrey, partner, restructuring and recovery services at Smith and Williamson with an office in Guildford, discusses cash flow.  We are now living in unprecedented times. However, we should not overlook the tried and tested ways of coming through unexpected

  • Barlow Robbins lawyers awarded specialist accreditation in personal injury
    14th April 2020

    14 April 2020:  Deborah Powlesland and Natalie Hirst, solicitors at leading Surrey law firm Barlow Robbins, have been accredited as Senior Litigators by the Association for Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL). APIL accreditation provides a quality mark of competence and specialist expertise