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  • Beard reports strong 2019 performance
    26th March 2020

    Family-owned construction firm Beard has reported a strong financial performance in 2019, continuing the sustainable growth the firm has delivered in recent years. Pre-tax profits rose to £5 million, an increase of 8% on 2018, while turnover increased by 6%

  • BCC responds to new social distancing measures
    24th March 2020

    Responding to the Prime Minister’s announcement of further restrictions to tackle the spread of Coronavirus this evening (Monday 23rd March), BCC Director General Adam Marshall said: “Businesses must play their part to help limit the spread of Coronavirus. “As the

  • BCC responds to Coronavirus business support measures
    23rd March 2020

    Commenting on the further measures announced by the Chancellor to help businesses hit by the impact of Coronavirus, BCC Director General Dr Adam Marshall said:  “The Chancellor has given businesses desperately needed breathing room at this critical moment.  “The deferral

  • Hospice charity shops closed for safety of staff, volunteers and shoppers
    23rd March 2020

    All 46 Princess Alice Hospice shops will be closed until further notice, as a precautionary measure during the current COVID-19 emergency. Customers are being asked not to bring donations of goods for sale, and the furniture collection and delivery service

  • COVID-19 – Business Support Measures
    23rd March 2020

    On Friday the Government announced further measures to help businesses during COVID-19. Whilst the measures are welcomed the details are still emerging and business owners are still not clear on how they access the additional funds and grants that are

  • Experience Guildford extends support and help to businesses during COVID-19 crisis
    19th March 2020

    In light of the current and escalating situation with COVID-19, Experience Guildford, the town’s Business Improvement District (BID), is working hard to support businesses across the BID area and ensure every one of them are kept up to date on

  • BCC responds to Coronavirus business support measures
    19th March 2020

    Responding to the package of government announcements to help businesses affected by Coronavirus, BCC Director General Dr Adam Marshall said:   “Businesses will welcome the scale of the Government’s latest response, as well as the specific support it is offering to

  • What would Mrs Thatcher think? Rishi Sunak’s first Budget
    13th March 2020

    Economic commentary This year will be a big one for fiscal statements. Last year’s Budget, originally scheduled for early December, was postponed because of the General Election. This means that there will be two Budgets in 2020, as well as

  • Reigate Manor hosts Careers afternoon for local students
    13th March 2020

    Reigate Manor recently invited twenty sixth form students currently studying at Reigate college to come along to the hotel and learn more about what’s involved with working in the hospitality business. The students who have shown an interest in working

  • Budget 2020: Much to welcome for business communities across the UK
    11th March 2020

      The British Chambers of Commerce provides its full response to the 2020 Budget.   Giving his initial reaction to the Chancellor’s March Budget, BCC Director General Dr Adam Marshall said: “There’s much to welcome in this Budget for business communities

  • Players in a pickle raise funds for Princess Alice Hospice
    11th March 2020

    A charity match featuring an unusual, fun ball game has raised £1,000 for Princess Alice Hospice, in memory of a much-loved woman who was cared for by the Hospice before she died. The Annual Eliana Bungard Charity trophy was organised

  • Have your say on Guildford borough’s future
    9th March 2020

    What do you think should be our top priority to ensure Guildford continues to be one of the most successful boroughs in the South East? Maybe it’s environmentally friendly transport or more affordable housing? Tackling climate change or developing our historic town