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  • BCC comments on ONS gender pay gap data
    29th October 2019

      Responding to ONS gender pay gap data published today, Jane Gratton, Head of People Policy at the British Chambers of Commerce, said: “It’s right that more women in senior roles are being fairly rewarded, but we need more action to ensure women of all ages receive

  • Rocky’s fourth challenge makes a charity difference
    29th October 2019

    When a stuntman, a boxer, a handful of footballers and celebrities get on the golf course – anything could happen. Luckily, it resulted in a cash bonus for the one good cause they all support – Princess Alice Hospice. Stuntman

  • Big band show is a blast for Hospice
    29th October 2019

    Buoyed up by a message of support from Hollywood superstar Lily James, a fundraising big band night in aid of Princess Alice Hospice raised the roof on Saturday 12 October. The star of Downton Abbey, Baby Driver and Cinderella also

  • Surrey GP Professor Simon de Lusignan awarded Guildford Roll of Honour 2019
    23rd October 2019

    A Guildford GP who conducts extensive research and whose surveillance of infectious diseases helps protect people across the country has received this year’s prestigious Guildford Roll of Honour award. Professor Simon de Lusignan has worked at the cutting edge of

  • BCC comments on the Queen’s Speech
    15th October 2019

      Commenting on the Queen’s Speech opening a new session of Parliament, Dr Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce said:  “Our message to government is simple: put the economy at the forefront of your agenda. These

  • Exporting Safety, from Surrey to the American South
    23rd October 2019

    How do you take a business founded in Surrey and export it successfully into the United States, especially during a period where much is made of the challenges for overseas companies? Especially a business like ours, in a highly technical,

  • HMRC accelerates 95,000 firms onto simplified import procedures
    15th October 2019

      HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has automatically registered 95,000 businesses for its simplified import procedures allowing most traders up to six months to pay import duties and submit customs declarations, if the UK leaves the EU without a deal

  • Record Number of Partners from Charles Russell Speechlys in Guildford Endorsed in Legal 500 2019
    15th October 2019

    Charles Russell Speechlys in Guildford has received outstanding endorsements in Legal 500 2019, a comprehensive guide to the best law firms in the UK. The Guildford-based firm was recognised in 13 categories for law firms in the South East including

  • BCC and Bibby Financial Services: Uncertainty around Brexit, tariffs and exchange rates holding back UK exports
    11th October 2019

      The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) and Bibby Financial Services (BFS) have revealed that uncertainty around Brexit, tariffs and exchange rate volatility are holding back the potential of many UK exporters. The recent survey included 1,140 internationally active UK

  • With the clocks changing and nights drawing in, motorists urged to watch out for deer this autumn
    10th October 2019

    Motorists are being warned about the heightened risk of deer-vehicle collisions this autumn. The upcoming clock change will mean deer movement will coincide with peak commuting hours, increasing the likelihood of drivers seeing and colliding with a deer. We urge

  • Local engineering company celebrates royal presentation of Queen’s Award for International Trade
    10th October 2019

    Semmco, a Woking-based engineering company and manufacturer of access platforms and ground support equipment for the aviation sector, and rail access platforms, celebrated its Queen’s Award win with a royal presentation by His Royal Highness, The Duke of Kent KG,

  • Tunsgate Arch is open!
    9th October 2019

    The town’s historic Tunsgate Arch is open again after a period of closure for restoration. Guildford Mayor, Cllr Richard Billington, Leader of the Council Cllr Caroline Reeves, Managing Director of the Council, James Whiteman, CEO of Experience Guildford Amanda Masters and councillors,