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  • BCC responds to announcement of Future Fund
    20th April 2020

    Welcoming the Chancellor’s announcement of a Future Fund, supporting start-ups by delivering an initial commitment of £250m of new government funding which will be unlocked by private investment on a match-funded basis, BCC Head of Economics Suren Thiru said:  “The Future Fund will help provide urgently needed support

  • Training Sessions from Sandler Training
    20th April 2020

    Whilst we are all in “lockdown” Paul Glynn from Sandler Training (Southern Counties) is offering an inexpensive option to local businesses. Owners, directors and some salespeople have more time right now, and less clients and prospects to talk to. That

  • BCC responds to opening of Job Retention Scheme online application portal
    20th April 2020

    Commenting on news that applications are now open for the government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, BCC Director General Adam Marshall said: “The opening of the Job Retention scheme is an important milestone for businesses, who can now begin to access

  • BCC responds to extension of furlough scheme
    17th April 2020

    Commenting on the Chancellor’s announcement today (17 April) that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will be extended by one month until the end of June, BCC director general Adam Marshall said: “Businesses will be pleased that the Chancellor has responded

  • 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