Creating economic growth in Spelthorne, together!

Tracey Carter

Closing Soon – Spelthorne Means Business Awards

Have you entered yet?

The new Spelthorne Means Business Awards closes to new entries at the end of August 2018. If you haven’t entered your business yet then why not complete the online entry form now?

With 7 different categories there is something for every business and it is an ideal way to raise your visibility within the borough, to show customers how great you are and to thank your staff for all their hard work.

Don’t delay…. enter today!

 

Could your property be a film location?

Could your property be a potential film location?

Would you like your home, office or commercial property to be considered as a film location? By listing your property on the Surrey Film Office’s locations database, it becomes visible to the film industry as a filming location. This includes filming for feature films, short films, TV series/dramas, documentaries, commercials, corporate videos, music videos, factual, reality and photoshoots.

If you’re interested in promoting your property on our database, or would like to find out more information, please contact the Surrey Film Office by email at filming@surreycc.gov.uk or by phoning 020 8213 2737.

You can also register your property by completing our Property registration form.

Filmmaking opportunity for young people

What is the BFI Film Academy?

The BFI Film Academy course covers every area of the filmmaking process, enabling young people aged 16-19 to gain an NCFE qualification in Working in the Film Industry. As well as developing their commercial and cultural knowledge and skills needed to help make a career in film a reality. After completing the course, young people will have the chance to gain support and progress onto a range of ongoing filmmaking opportunities.

The course is run at Pinewood and Shepperton Studios and there is a nominal charge of £25 – HOWEVER we offer full bursaries (free places) and travel support to anyone who is eligible for free school meals. Each place is worth in excess of £2000 and the programme is run inside each of the studios.

We would be happy to run free taster workshops, set up stands, pop by and meet individuals and/or receive direct referrals for any young people AGED 16-19, remotely interest in film, art, acting, photography, music, business, sound tech, writing etc.

The dates the course will be running are:
– Shepperton Studios – Every Day, 22nd to 26th October 2018 (October Half Term)
– Pinewood Studios –  Saturdays, 5th January to 9th February 2019

Applications can be downloaded from: www.resource-productions.co.uk/youth

Spelthorne awarded Green Flag status

Spelthorne Borough Council is delighted to announce that the Sunbury Walled Garden and Staines Cemetery have been awarded Green Flag status.

This international award, now into its third decade, is a sign to the public that the space boasts the highest possible environmental standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent visitor facilities.

The historic Walled Garden in Sunbury Park was built in the early part of the 18th Century. Following years of neglect, Spelthorne Council embarked on a restoration project of the two acre garden in 1985. Now home to over 200 varieties of clematis, this ‘hidden gem’ provides a tranquil spot all year round. Free music concerts are being held in the Walled Garden during July and August – visit http://www.spelthorne.gov.uk/musicfor details.

Staines Cemetery is one of four cemeteries in the Borough and is open to visitors from 7.30am – 8.30pm (April-Sept) and 7.30am – 6pm (Oct-Mar).

Cllr Ian Harvey, Leader of the Council, said: “We get so many compliments about the Walled Garden and Staines Cemetery so it’s fantastic that they have been recognised by the Green Flag team. A huge amount of work goes into the upkeep and maintenance of our parks and open spaces and these awards are a tribute to the dedication of everyone involved.”

International Green Flag Award Scheme Manager, Paul Todd, said: “We are delighted to be celebrating another record-breaking year for the Green Flag Award scheme, with more Green Flags awarded this year than last year. Each flag honours the thousands of staff and volunteers who work tirelessly to maintain the high standards demanded by the Green Flag Award.”

 

Timeless IMS: Connecting People, Connecting Companies

Modern businesses rely upon a managed technology ecosystem which ensures peak performance, reliability and security.

Timeless IMS are an Intelligent Managed Solutions Provider (iMSP) that have the skill set and depth of resources to provide not only IT support and services, but comprehensive business and application consulting. Our aim is to optimise and manage the entire IT environment for an organisation and provide measurable return on investment.

• We are an iMSP that is best placed to deliver an excellent integrated offering and superior service
• At Timeless IMS we believe your organisation revolves on your people and that both your organisation and your people need managed technology to help achieve your business goals
• Timeless IMS have evolved over the last fifteen years from being an IT support company, supporting both single home users as well as large multi-site corporations, to growing into one of the UK’s first iMSP’s

Timeless IMS was founded by Michael Ramlakhan, following a career in Finance and IT over fifteen years ago. The business has evolved in this time to offer Intelligent Managed Solutions across four key areas of technology; Intelligence, People, Security and Cloud.

This is achieved through integrated consultancy, procurement, project management, deployment and ongoing managed support services.
At Timeless IMS we have the capability to align business processes and critical applications with tactical goals so that the entire IT infrastructure is designed, managed, and maintained around your company’s overall business strategy and growth plans.

We have the capacity and capability to see the entire IT ecosystem along with business operations and then view it as a complete, fully-integrated entity.

We will work with your organisation to understand the operational processes that underpin business functionality, continuity and growth. This kind of comprehensive and expanded managed services support can only come from the next-generation of MSP – an integrated managed service provider, we are the trusted partner that you can rely on to deliver these solutions for your company.

REAL WORLD EXAMPLES OF WHAT WE DO:
-PUBLIC WIRELESS CONNECTIONS
-MANAGED INTELLIGENT FIREWALLS TO PROTECT  NETWORKS
-HI SPEED PRIVATE INTERNET CONNECTIONS
-AI FOCUSED CCTV SOLUTIONS
-MANAGED HELPDESK & ONSITE SUPPORT SERVICES

MICHAEL HAS WORKED IN THE AREA OF TECHNOLOGY FOR OVER 30 YEARS AND CREATED TIMELESS AFTER SEEING AN OVERWHELMING NEED TO CREATE A CUSTOMER CENTRIC TECHNOLOGY COMPANY; ONE THAT OFFERED A BETTER KIND OF IT SERVICE ACROSS THE LOCAL COMMUNITY AND NOW ACROSS LONDON AND THE SOUTH OF ENGLAND. MICHAEL IS A RESPECTED AND ACTIVE MEMBER OF THE ASHFORD COMMUNITY. HE IS THE CHAIRMAN OF THE SPELTHORNE BUSINESS FORUM, A LONG-STANDING MEMBER OF THE ASHFORD ROTARY CLUB, A LOCAL SCHOOL GOVERNOR AND FOUNDER OF THE ASHFORD WIDE COMMUNITY GROUP.

Find out more about Timeless IMS at http://www.timelessims.co.ukor email sales@timelessims.co.uk

Annual voter registration

Residents living in Spelthorne will shortly be receiving a voter registration form. The form will ask you to check and update information that appears on the electoral register for your address.

Find out more here.