Surrey Chambers of Commerce

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About Surrey Chambers of Commerce

Surrey Chambers of Commerce is the county’s largest independent not for profit business support and networking organisation. Representing the interests of 1,500 businesses (with 55,000 employees), and connecting over 5,000 business people every year. We help you grow your business, increase your contacts and obtain the right kind of professional support.

Surrey Chambers is affiliated to, and accredited by, the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) which represents over 100,000 UK businesses, makes representation to Government and is consulted on a wide range of business issues and proposed legislation. This means that our members are the business voice for Surrey.

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SurreyBusiness.interests.me

We're proud to announce we are launching a new online network for Surrey businesses in partnership with Surrey-based business interests.me.

It's called.... SurreyBusiness.interests.me and all businesses in Surrey are invited to join.

Surrey Chambers members are entitled to half-price membership, which for small businesses makes it a total bargain at £5 a month + VAT, or £50 for a whole year.

Benefits for businesses include:

  • A digital communications tool that helps with simple blogging, social media posting and creating email newsletters - all in one tool
  • Access to the Surrey Business online business network, which means your stories and events are automatically posted on the SurreyBusiness.interests.me website, and they are shared with all other business members of the network, allowing you to get the word out about your business to lots of other businesses in the network
  • Free use of content created by other network members, that you can share in your own email newsletters
  • Access to other Surrey sites that are part of the interests.me family - such as Woking.interests.me, JoininginGuildford.interests.me and many more - where your news and events can also be posted and shared with non-profit organisations across Surrey.
To try it out for free, simply go to SurreyBusiness.interests.me and click 'Join'. You'll be able to try out all the features for free, until you decide to send an email newsletter or publish a story.

Surrey Chambers AGM & Networking

Posted on behalf of Surrey Chambers of Commerce
The Surrey Chambers of Commerce Annual General Meeting is for Members only but up to maximum of 3 people from a member company can attend.

Join us for the AGM and have the opportunity to ask any questions to the Board of Directors. During the course of the meeting you will have plenty of opportunities to network and meet people from across the county, so bring plenty of business cards, enjoy a drink and some nibbles.

This event is free to attend, but please book for catering reasons.

18.00 hrs AGM commences
18.30 hrs Networking, tea and coffee
Followed by drink and nibbles
20.00 hrs Close

Member Rate: Free | Non Member Rate: £20.00 +VAT
When
14 Sep 2016 at 6:00pm
until 14 Sep 2016 at 8:00pm
Where
HG Wells Centre
Church Street East
Woking
GU21 6HR

Surrey Chambers Christmas Networking

Posted on behalf of Surrey Chambers of Commerce
Miller Brands and Surrey Chambers of Commerce are teaming up once again to organise a festive networking event.

Hosted in Woking at SAB Miller's UK headquarters, Miller Brands is providing us with the opportunity to try their fantastic range of beers including Peroni, Grolsch, Castle and Miller. They will also be providing delicious canapas to accompany the drinks.

This fun-filled networking event will give you the chance to meet contacts from other businesses in and around Woking, including some of the larger companies based locally. Following on from last years highly success event we will be having a Christmas Quiz and a Raffle to support one of our member charities.

Don't miss out on this great event and book today to avoid disappointment; numbers are limited & each year this event is fully booked with 100 attendees.

About Miller Brands

Miller Brands has responsibility for the marketing, sales and distribution of SABMiller's international premium brands across the UK and Ireland; these include Peroni Nastro Azzurro, Pilsner Urquell and Miller Genuine Draft. They also market several other brands including Polish brands Lech and Tyskie, Czech beer Kozel and their Belgian abbey beer St Stefanus. Through their differentiated approach and innovative marketing activities, Miller Brands is changing the way people think about beer.

Miller Brands is a small company that is part of a much larger organisation, the UK subsidiary of global brewer SABMiller. SABMiller is one of the world's leading brewers with more than 200 beer brands and some 70,000 employees in over 75 countries. Like SABMiller, Miller Brands are based in Woking. Although they operate as a separate entity, they have direct access to the knowledge and resources of their parent company in the UK.

Member Rate: Free | Non Member Rate: £20.00 +VAT
When
08 Dec 2016 at 6:00pm
until 08 Dec 2016 at 8:00pm
Where
SAB Miller House
Church Street West
Woking
GU21 6HS

Surrey Chambers Members' Networking

Posted on behalf of Surrey Chambers of Commerce
Join members and non members for another networking opportunity. Networking is a sure fire way to creating sales and ultimately growing your business. Developing fresh, new and long lasting business contacts is a constant need for any business wishing to succeed. The question is, are you networking enough?

The event is absolutely free to members and refreshments and canape's will be served throughout the event. With an average of between 80 and 120 attendees at this type of event, what do you have to lose? Just don't forget your business cards!

Member Rate: Free | Non Member Rate: £20.00 +VAT
When
25 Oct 2016 at 6:00pm
until 25 Oct 2016 at 8:00pm
Where
Canon (UK) Ltd
Cockshott Hill
Reigate
RH2 8BF

Start a food business in Woking: Taster session

Posted on behalf of Thames Valley Housing Association
This is an amazing opportunity for 20 local people who want to start their own food business locally.Are you a foodie? Want to start your own business? Make your dream a reality by joining a FREE 12 week course, where you can:

  • Gain expert knowledge from people in the food and hospitality sector
  • Get specialist training and accreditation from Enterprise Cube and Community Chef
  • Enjoy special cooking sessions
  • Learn about marketing, sales, business plans, tax, and product development
Full Schedule of Training and Events

  • Taster Session - Tuesday 13th September 2016 11am – 2pm
  • Masterclasses - 20th September – 29th November 2016 Every Tuesday 10am – 3pm
  • Dragon’s Den Event - Tuesday 6th December 2016
  • Market Fair - Tuesday 13th December 2016
INTERESTED? Email Jamie_Hutchinson@tvha.co.uk or call 0208 607 0686 to find out more.
When
13 Sep 2016 at 11:00am
until 13 Sep 2016 at 2:00pm
Where
The Lighthouse
8-10 High Street
Woking
GU21 6BG

Surrey Heath Business Startup Clinics

Posted on behalf of Surrey Heath Borough Council
These 1-2-1 Start-Up Business Growth Clinics are brought to you by Surrey Chambers of Commerce and Surrey Heath Borough Council.

Running a business can be challenging and you may feel that you are suffering from a particular issue or challenge. Who do you turn to? What advice do you listen to?

Our free business advice clinics are specifically designed to give you the opportunity for you to discuss what help and advice you need with your business. You may want to discuss a particular issue, how to improve your business or talk about some new opportunities. At the meeting, you will be able to discuss where your business is now, the growth you want to achieve over the next few years and the challenges you are facing.

You may be asking yourself:
  • How can we sell more?
  • How can I make my marketing more effective?
  • How do I recruit and motivate my staff?
  • Is there a better way of doing this process?
  • Where do I go for funding?
  • How do I use social media to my advantage?
Our experienced advisors will be happy to help you find the right solutions for your business.

Clinic appointment times will be at:
10.00 – 11.00 – 1st Clinic
11.15 – 12.15 – 2nd Clinic
12.45 – 1.45 - 3rd Clinic
2.00 – 3.00 - 4th Clinic

To book an appointment or to get further information, please contact Surrey Chambers on 01483 735540 or email events@surrey-chambers.co.uk
When
11 Aug 2016 at 10:00am
until 11 Aug 2016 at 4:00pm
Where
projectfive
St. George's House, Knoll Road
Camberley
GU15 3SY

Leatherhead Business Breakfast

Posted on behalf of Leatherhead & District Chamber of Commerce
Please join Leatherhead & District Chamber of Commerce for this networking opportunity over a delicious breakfast - and remember to bring plenty of business cards with you!

ENTER OUR BUSINESS CARD DRAW and be in with a chance to present your business for five minutes to everyone in the room!

Bookings must be made and paid-for online ahead of the event. Ticket sales for this event will end at 6:00pm on 16th August.

Member Rate: £15.00 +VAT | Non Member Rate: £20.00 +VAT
When
17 Aug 2016 at 7:30am
until 17 Aug 2016 at 9:30am
Where
Bike Beans Cycle Cafe
5B Rectory Lane
Ashtead
KT21 2BA

President's Awards Dinner

Posted on behalf of Surrey Chambers of Commerce
Join us for our most exclusive event of the year! Our presidents awards dinner is your premier chance to network with over 90 fellow business leaders and professionals, host your clients and to enjoy a delicious three course meal at the charming Brooklands Hotel.

The headline speaker will be Francis Martin, newly appointed President, British Chamber of Commerce.

At the event, you will also have the opportunity to hear from our president, Frankie Tierney, Managing Partner, Herrington Carmichael LLP on her vision for the Chamber for the year ahead.

Member Rate: £60.00 +VAT | Non Member Rate: £80.00 +VAT

This year’s president’s dinner will also include 5 brand new awards which celebrate the successes of Surrey Chambers of Commerce members. These include:
  • Best Networker 2016, sponsored by Project Five
  • Best Support of Chamber Initiatives 2016
  • Most Successful Start-up 2016
  • International Trade Business of the Year 2016, sponsored by Ramsac
  • Best PR Story 2016 (As voted for by our members)
The shortlist for these awards will be announced on Thursday 1st September with the winners to be announced on the night.

Looking for a unique way to entertain your clients?
Book a table of 10 at the event to bring together your top clients in a relaxed and memorable environment. Tables of 10 can be booked for £550 + VAT by emailing: anita.avery@surrey-chambers.co.uk
When
20 Oct 2016 at 6:30pm
until 20 Oct 2016 at 10:00pm
Where
Brooklands Hotel
Brooklands Drive
Weybridge
KT13 0SL

Surrey Chambers Christmas Lunch

Posted on behalf of Surrey Chambers of Commerce
Round off the year at one of our most popular events held at the beautifully designed Guildford Harbour Hotel. Take a table for 10 and entertain your clients, say thank you to your team for all their hard work, bring a client or two, or come and your own and networking with other business leaders and decision makers. If you come on your own to network you will change table during the meal to meet new contacts.

Member Rate: £50.00 +VAT | Non Member Rate: £65.00 +VAT

Looking for the perfect corporate Christmas gift?
Book a table of 10 at the event to bring together your top clients in a relaxed and memorable environment. Tables of 10 can be booked for £450 + VAT by emailing: anita.avery@surrey-chambers.co.uk

Timings
12.15pm Arrivals, Networking, welcome drink of a glass of mulled wine or soft drink
12.45pm Christmas 3 course lunch and coffee. Christmas Crackers and Party boxes
2.15pm Welcome Louise Punter, Chief Executive, Surrey Chambers of Commerce
2.20pm Guest Speaker (To be announced)
3.00pm Close
When
14 Dec 2016 at 12:15pm
until 14 Dec 2016 at 3:00pm
Where
The Guildford Harbour Hotel
3 Alexandra Terrace, High Street
Guildford
GU1 3DA

Chamber Connections Woking

Posted on behalf of Surrey Chambers of Commerce
Come and join us at one of our most popular type of regular informal breakfasts. They are designed to give you a regular opportunity to meet and discuss local issues, share best practice with decision makers and widen your own network of customers and suppliers. Come to one, some or all of the breakfasts - it’s a great way to start the day, meet new people and get well fed into the bargain!

Member Rate: £14.00 +VAT | Non Member Rate: £22.00 +VAT
When
10 Aug 2016 at 8:00am
until 10 Aug 2016 at 9:30am
Where
Sutton Green Golf Club
New Lane
Sutton Green
GU4 7QF