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Developments

New Heathrow Export Office

6th October 2017

New Heathrow Export Office for Surrey Chambers

From the beginning of October Surrey Chambers of Commerce are offering a full International Trade service from their Heathrow office based in Staines-Upon-Thames. Based at Spelthorne Borough Council, the new offering includes export documentation services as well as expert advice and support on international trade matters. Situated in the town nearest to Heathrow airport, the Heathrow Office will allow local and airport based businesses to drop-in and get their documents processed the same day without losing any time travelling.

Louise Punter, CEO of Surrey Chambers of Commerce, said “Our International Trade team currently support 400 exporters with over 3500 documents a year and the easier we can make it for them the better. Our documentation ensures a safe passage for their goods being delivered all around the world and we very often have to deal with time sensitive situations. By bringing our services close to the users we believe we are helping them”

Gary Hayes, Surrey Chambers International Trade Manager, commented “We are delighted to be reinforcing the support we already offer businesses in North Surrey and surrounding Heathrow by being able to offer export documentation services and friendly expert advice and guidance right on their doorstep.”

Ian Harvey, leader of Spelthorne BC, commented “We are delighted to support Surrey Chambers in this service as we want to make it as easy as possible for our businesses to export. The advice and services they provide are excellent and we are looking forward to seeing a busy vibrant office.”

Heathrow’s Head of Economic Development, Sundeep Sangha, said: “As the UK’s gateway to the world and its biggest port by value, Heathrow wants to do all it can to help local businesses spread their products around the globe and grow international trade. We are looking forward to working even closer with the Surrey Chambers of Commerce to boost British trading links and make Britain the best connected country in the world.”

Surrey Chambers of Commerce
(Heathrow Office)
Council Office, Knowle Green
Staines-Upon-Thames
Surrey TW18 1XB
T: +44 (0)1483 735544
E: export@surrey-chambers.co.uk

Staines-upon-Thames Day 2017

20th March 2017

Be a part of this year’s Staines-upon-Thames Day and benefit from the fabulous variety of event and activities attracting over 7,000 visitors throughout the day.

Surrey Economic Prospects – February 2017

10th March 2017

Please see the February Economic Prospects for Surrey by clicking on the link below.

The headlines this month

  • An application to build 134 homes at Guildford Cathedral has been rejected.
  • East Surrey College’s 2016 A Level performance ranks in top 10 nationally.
  • The unemployment rate in Surrey has increased from 0.6% to 0.7%. This represents the highest number of claimants in nearly two years.

Department of International Trade: Webinars

25th January 2017

Learn about your first steps to exporting by registering for one or more of the Department of International Trade free Exporting is GREAT webinars. Join us in your first steps and explore through our webinars the things to consider when preparing your business to export.

BID Manager Vacancy

24th January 2017
  •  Up to £45,000 per annum pro rata
  • One full time candidate or
  • two part time candidates considered for job share
  • Contract commencement: 1st April 2017
  • five-year fixed project term, renewable in year five pending successful re ballot

Spelthorne Business Plan Competition

19th January 2017

spelthorne business plan competition

Many people have a great business idea but few go on to make it happen. The Spelthorne Business Plan Competition could help you do exactly that.

Kwasi Kwarteng MP for Spelthorne is hosting his 4th annual competition aimed at inspiring entrepreneurs to enter the competition for a chance to win a package of £3,500 plus mentoring support and free website and logo design.