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  • 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,

  • Are global food packaging brands really committed to ditching single-use plastic?
    9th October 2019

    As the world’s relationship with plastic is being radically redefined, academics at the University of Surrey investigate bold new food packaging pledges made by some of the world’s most prominent brands – and question whether these pledges will translate into

  • BCC comments on No-Deal Readiness Report and temporary tariff regime
    9th October 2019

    Commenting on the publication of the No-Deal Readiness Report, Dr Adam Marshall, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce said: “It’s good that government has got its shoulder to the wheel, but it’s going to have to push a

  • Princess Alice Hospice shows what it takes to be the best
    7th October 2019

    Seven doctors, 1,040 litres of washing up liquid, 1,008 Santa suits, 1,415 volunteers and 13 window cleaners – this is just some of what it takes for Princess Alice Hospice to provide exceptional end of life care each year. Princess