Surrey public sector to launch contract portal

Public sector organisations throughout Surrey have united to launch a new shared online portal designed to advertise and handle contracts.

Surrey County Council, Surrey Police, the University of Surrey and the 11 borough and district authorities in the county will begin to post details on the Supply to Surrey website in the Autumn.


New funding release for Hampshire businesses

A new fund has been launched with the aim of financially supporting businesses across Surrey and Hampshire has been unveiled.

The new £5.5m funding escalator has been launched by the Enterprise M3 Local Enterprise Partnership and The FSE Group, and is aimed at companies within the Enterprise M3 area covered by parts of both countries.


Paperless billing could save hundreds of thousands

Surrey and East Sussex have joined forces to launch a paperless billing service designed to save both the councils – as well as other businesses – hundreds of thousands of pounds each year.
The new electronic system – which is expected to be launched soon – will cut costs by automating most of the invoicing and payment process.


Getting a Great Cup of Coffee in Weybridge

We’re very excited for the opening of our new on-site café, due to be completed Q4 2014. In the meantime, here are some local spots to grab a cup of coffee while waiting for this great new location to open.


Great meeting spaces in Weybridge

If you’ve started to work in the Weybridge area, then the chances are that finding a good meeting and conferencing facility is near the top of your priority list. Here are some of the stand-out venues in the Weybridge Area.


Great places for a lovely meal in Weybridge

This is the next part of our series on where to find everything in our hometown of Weybridge in Surrey. This time, we’re going to cover another essential for any business that wants to build quality relationships with clients: good restaurants. There remains nothing like an enjoyable meal for helping to break the ice, and we think all of these eateries are well worth your time.


Great Pubs in Weybridge

A business essential that should never be under-estimated is a really good pub. Offering the ideal location for everything from a team meal to interviews, good pubs are a great resource for small companies. In the next part of our series on the best of Weybridge, we’re going to profile four of our favourite pubs.


Local businesswomen provide Surrey inspiration

More than 100 businesswomen in the Surrey area have joined forces to provide inspiration and knowledge regarding running a company in the local area.
The Be Inspired: Make It Happen event was held at the Surrey National Golf Club on January 28th, and was the brainchild of Rosemary French OBE, executive director for the Gatwick Diamond Initiative.


£50,000 to be invested into Surrey start-ups

Surrey County Council (SCC) has announced that it will be investing £50,000 into helping local start-ups get off the ground and expand.

SCC is working together with the Fredericks Foundation, which currently lends to people that have previously been turned down for a bank loan.


Mixed reaction to Sunday trading proposal

Businesses and community leaders in the local area have reacted varyingly to the Chancellor’s announcement of potential changes to Sunday trading hours, a move that’s already being described as ‘the biggest shake-up’ in retail since the 1990s.

The chancellor is planning to allow local councils and mayors to determine how long regional businesses will be allowed to open.


Public to vote on new awards ceremony

The general public is to choose who’ll win an award for best customer service at a ceremony to take place in Surrey later on this year.

The Federation of Small Businesses’ (FSB) Surrey Business Awards has chosen to give a bigger voice to the county’s customers by giving them the chance to judge what is considered the competition’s top category.


Local Hampshire firm to create 70 new jobs in the region

A Hampshire based technology firm is set to create 70 new jobs as part of an expansion plan. Novatech is priming itself for an economy showing signs of positive growth, and is planning to add to the 200-strong staff at its Portchester HQ.


Surrey Council announces apprenticeship drive

Surrey County Council has announced a new drive for apprenticeships in the region, with the aim being to create 170 new opportunities.


Part Building 5 – Offices now let

PRUPIM has let part of the part of the first floor of Building 5, The Heights, Brooklands, Weybridge, to Samsung Semiconductor Europe Ltd.


Surrey calls on county MPs to back Crossrail 2

Surrey County Council cabinet member for environment and planning, Mike Goodman has written to all of the county’s MPs and requested that they join him in backing Crossrail 2.

Mr Goodman has continued to highlight the huge potential benefits the service could have to both commuters and businesses: it could end up having a hugely positive impact on the local economy.


PRUPIM welcome Royal Caribbean to the Heights

PRUPIM have completed a new letting at The Heights, Weybridge; 23,700 sq ft has been let to be Royal Caribbean on the 2nd and part 1st floor of Building 1.


PRUPIM welcome Warner Chilcott to the Heights

PRUPIM have completed a new letting at The Heights, Weybridge; 9,500 sq ft has been let to be Warner Chilcott on the ground floor of Building 1.


Toast of Surrey Business Awards 2016 entry deadline extended

Surrey-based businesses have been given extra time to submit their entries for the Toast of Surrey Business Awards 2016, with the deadline extended until Friday 12th February.

It’s a busy start to the year for businesses across the county, with firms vying to be a part of one of the most prestigious events on the Surrey business calendar.


Surrey Connects to encourage local investment

Surrey Connects hopes to double the county’s economy to £52bn by 2030 through investments in sustainable growth.


Campaign to fill 500 Surrey apprenticeships closing in on its target

A new campaign to fill 500 apprenticeships in Surrey is fast closing in on its target after smashing through the 300 mark.


Surrey Chambers of Commerce praises ‘innovative’ county

Surrey is one of the UK’s most productive and innovative areas for business, according to Surrey Chambers of Commerce.


Fresh plea to assist older workers with career advice in Surrey

The current focus on apprenticeships and getting students and young people into work in Surrey is vital for the future of the region, but more must also be done to assist older professionals seeking career advice or support.


New scheme in place to aid Surrey SMEs

A new scheme is being launched by Surrey County Council in order to help smaller companies avoid cash-flow problems.


Surrey submits devolution proposal

Surrey council have submitted a bid to the government for devolution, in an attempt to get more control over education, transport, housing and business policies.

The county is one of 38 around the UK to apply for increased powers. Surrey submitted their bid to Communities Secretary Greg Clark alongside the councils for East and West Sussex.


The Heights has a new resident

PRUPIM have completed a major new letting at The Heights, Weybridge; 11,635 sq ft has been let to be BP International on the ground floor of Building 1.


PRUPIM welcome Experian Cheetahmail to The Heights

PRUPIM have completed a new letting at The Heights, Weybridge; 9,500 sq ft has been let to be Experian Cheetahmail on the first floor of Building 1.


PRUPIM secures PGS for The Heights at Weybridge

PRUPIM has secured Norwegian Geophysical services group, Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS) for a 75,381 sq ft letting at building No.4, The Heights, Weybridge, Surrey.


Dixcart makes substantial investment in Surrey, Council leader makes transport plea

The Surrey business sector received a substantial boost this month, as Dixcart International struck a new deal to acquire the Ocean House office building in Weybridge.


Surrey retail businesses enjoy £3 million windfall

A number of shopping areas in Surrey are set to benefit from a new £3 million windfall, with up to £750,000 to be made available annually over the next four years. The funds will be given to local boroughs and districts in order to help them improve their secondary shopping centres.