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  • World first patent applications filed for inventions generated solely by artificial intelligence
    1st August 2019

    A multi-disciplinary international team led by Professor Ryan Abbott at the University of Surrey has successfully filed the first ever patent applications for two inventions created autonomously by artificial intelligence (AI) without a human inventor. The AI inventor, named “DABUS”

  • Our Members Have Their Say
    31st July 2019

      We speak with some of our current members at latest monthly evening networking event. Hear about what they love about being part of the Chambers. Download:  

  • University spin-out GnoSys Global Ltd acquired by Kinectrics to strengthen innovation and R&D capability
    29th July 2019

    University spin-out GnoSys Global Ltd acquired by Kinectrics to strengthen innovation and R&D capability University of Surrey spin-out GnoSys Global Ltd, a privately-owned, industrial innovation accelerator with a history of leading large R&D projects and exploiting intellectual property rights for

  • Community Foundation for Surrey awards £10 million to support charities
    29th July 2019

    Local philanthropic charity, the Community Foundation for Surrey have announced that they have now awarded over £10 million in grants to support local charities and community groups. Dedicated to enabling local philanthropy since establishing in 2005, the Community Foundation work

  • Enterprise M3 Community is launched
    29th July 2019

    The Enterprise M3 Growth Hub based in Guildford, Surrey have announced the launch of a free new digital platform, the Enterprise M3 Community. The innovative new Community platform is designed to help facilitate discussion, growth and collaboration throughout the M3

  • Council declares Climate Emergency and commits to plastic free borough
    25th July 2019

    At its meeting on 23rd July, the Council approved two motions to help tackle Climate Change. Leader of the Council, Cllr Caroline Reeves, says: “Climate Change affects everything and everybody who lives, works in or visits our borough. We need

  • Smith & Williamson gives helping hands to Shooting Star Children’s Hospices
    24th July 2019

    Six enthusiastic volunteers from the Guildford office of Smith & Williamson had fun gardening at Christopher’s hospice based at Artington, as part of the firm’s support for Shooting Star Children’s Hospices. The volunteers got stuck in clearing weeds, preparing a

  • Experience Guildford announces this year’s Customer Service Awards shortlist
    25th July 2019

    For the last six weeks, residents and visitors to Guildford have been voting for the businesses in the town that they feel go the extra mile in terms of providing great customer service as part of the Experience Guildford Customer

  • Just the ticket – plans for Guildford West station are on track
    24th July 2019

    Proposals for a new railway station to serve the west of Guildford are on the right track. At this week’s Executive, councillors endorsed the detailed feasibility work that has been completed and approved the next stage of the process –

  • Guildford has the most Green Flags in the South East!
    23rd July 2019

    Guildford’s parks and green spaces have been awarded a record 10 Green Flags this year – the most in the whole of Surrey and the South East. The flags are awarded to beautifully maintained spaces which have the highest possible environmental

  • BCC to PM: Now time to get down to business
    24th July 2019

    Today the British Chambers of Commerce – which represents 75,000 firms of all sizes and sectors, employing 6 million people – has written to incoming Prime Minister Boris Johnson setting out 15 urgent, immediate steps that the PM must address

  • BCC comments on announcement of new Prime Minister
    23rd July 2019

    Commenting on the announcement that Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP has won the Conservative leadership contest and will be the next Prime Minister, Dr Adam Marshall, Director General at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said: “The message to Boris