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  • Beard runs 90% of sites to break ‘vicious circle’ of closures
    17th April 2020

    Family-owned construction firm Beard, whose work include medical research facilities, special needs schools and MOD work, is continuing to operate on more than 90 per cent of its sites, despite the wave of closures that the industry has seen in

  • 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

  • Coronavirus Response Fund – Community Foundation for Surrey
    16th April 2020

    We have recently launched our local Coronavirus Response Fund to support community and voluntary groups assisting in the relief effort at this difficult time. Since launching our urgent appeal, we have raised over£630,000. This figure includes a total allocation of

  • 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

  • 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

  • Hospice chaplain in the front line
    9th April 2020

    Princess Alice Hospice chaplain Steve Nolan is used to working alongside medical staff at the frontline of end of life care – but the coronavirus crisis is adding almost unbearable stress to their jobs. Steve has written a blog of

  • Moore Blatch and Barlow Robbins to merge
    7th April 2020

    Combination creates new Top 100 regional powerhouse with significant specialisms including private client, property and personal injury. SOUTHAMPTON AND GUILDFORD (5 March 2020): Leading UK law firms Moore Blatch and Barlow Robbins have agreed to merge, creating a new regional