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  • BCC responds to UK Finance’s update on Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme applications
    30th April 2020

    Commenting on UK Finance’s latest figures (30 April) on the number of firms successfully accessing CBILS, the BCC’s Head of Economics Suren Thiru said: “While the number of firms accessing CBILS is on an encouraging upward curve, a concerningly high

  • Directors in financially stressed businesses still face risks, despite the anticipated government support measures
    30th April 2020

    Greg Palfrey, National head of Restructuring Recovery Services at Smith & Williamson, the financial and professional services group, anticipates government changes to insolvency laws intended to help businesses in financial trouble and explains why individual directors need to be careful. 

  • Telemarketing Company Poised to Bounce Back thanks to HSBC Funding
    29th April 2020

                  The team at Don’t Just Sit There, Sell Something Guildford-based telemarketing company ‘Don’t Just Sit There, Sell Something’, has received an overdraft extension and capital repayment holiday from HSBC UK, enabling its staff

  • The hand sanitiser produced by this Surrey distillery is now available for local businesses to order.
    29th April 2020

    Silent Pool Distillers are based in Albury, near Guildford and produce award winning Silent Pool Gin as well as a range of small batch gins. At the beginning of March – when the Covid-19 crisis really hit hard – the

  • Expert Comment: Can COVID-19 help us reconfigure our relationship with the natural world and tackle climate change?
    29th April 2020

    Can COVID-19 help us reconfigure our relationship with the natural world and tackle climate change? Dr Thomas Roberts (Department of Sociology) shares his thoughts: “It is now an undisputed fact that COVID-19 emerged as a direct result of human society’s

  • BCC Coronavirus Business Impact Tracker: Loan schemes still slow to help many cash-strapped firms – but furlough scheme preventing redundancies
    29th April 2020

    Results from the latest BCC Coronavirus Business Impact Tracker reveal the majority of businesses surveyed ahead of changes to the scheme announced on 27 April did not intend to seek financial support through CBILS bank loans and most of those

  • Tax measures to help individuals cope with the financial impact of COVID-19
    27th April 2020

    ax partners at the Guildford office of Smith & Williamson, the professional and financial services group, discuss measures announced by the government to help individuals cope with the financial impact of COVID-19. Though the primary concern may be public health,

  • Don’t Worry About Inflation (Yet)
    23rd April 2020

    As the coronavirus pandemic shows signs of having reached its peak, at least for this infection wave, attention is beginning to turn to what comes next for the global economy; which is undoubtedly now in its first recession in over

  • BCC responds to UK Finance’s update on Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme applications
    23rd April 2020

    Commenting on the latest UK Finance update on the number of firms successfully accessing CBILS, the BCC’s Head of Economics Suren Thiru said: “The increase in companies accessing CBILS is encouraging progress. However, the number of applications processed and approved

  • Get active, improve your wellbeing and raise funds for Eikon…
    23rd April 2020

    Run, ride, cycle, hop, lift, step… With major fundraising events either cancelled or postponed, Eikon needs your support more than ever so we can continue to reach out remotely to vulnerable young people at a time when they need us

  • #AtHomeWithGSC
    23rd April 2020

    Surrey’s award-winning theatre company have curated a special online programme of activities to keep audiences entertained and inspired during the coming months. With everyone having to stay at home the Guildford-based theatre company wanted to be able to keep in

  • Vision Engineering wins Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2020 for Lynx EVO ergonomic stereo microscope
    23rd April 2020

    LONDON, 21.04.20: Vision Engineering, a 61 year old British leading designer and manufacturer of high-quality visual inspection and measurement technologies, has been awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2020 in the Innovation category, for its high tech ergonomic optical inspection