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Bumblebee and Optimus Prime set to steal the show at Two Rivers Shopping Centre

The robots in disguise, Bumblee and Optimus Prime are coming to meet Two River’s ‘Freedom Fighters’ on Sunday 16thJune.

Keen fans of Transformers are set to prepare their cameras for more than meets the eye, with both Bumblebee and Optimus Prime meeting and greeting fans at Two Rivers.

The free event will see visitors at Two Rivers get the chance to pose for pictures next to the impressive 3 metre Optimus Prime and the 2.6 metre Bumblebee. Both characters will be making appearances at intervals between 11am and 4pm on the Sunday.

Joanna Hall, Centre Manager of Two Rivers Shopping Centre said: “We are very excited to be welcoming Bumblebee and Optimus Prime to Two Rivers this June. We’re looking forward to seeing lots of families and Transformer fans at the centre and it’s set to be a great day out for everyone.”

Surrey Chambers of Commerce weekly update

Now that Easter holidays have begun and businesses are in a little bit of a lull, we’re frantically getting ready to bring you a ridiculously jam-packed calendar of events for May. We know you don’t really want to hear much about Brexit, so let us take your mind off it, and instead why not join us for all sorts of topical, informative networking sessions where you can raise your business profile and increase awareness of your brand!

In addition, we’re also running a series of monthly training workshops, each one on a different topic. But you’ll receive more personal, tailored advice in these half day sessions, so maximise your knowledge and book on today!

Don’t forget to scroll down for all the ‘Save the Dates’ that are all ready to book online – we’ve just got so much going on that we’ve run out of space!

Keen to have your business associated with one of our events? Why not enquire about event sponsorship?

Be part of the greatest event in Spelthorne.

Staines Upon Thames Day Sponsorship Opportunities

Be part of the greatest event in Spelthorne celebrating the borough’s local, natural, cultural and historical heritage. Attracting over 10,000 visitors the event takes place throughout the town, in the High Street, Memorial Gardens, Market Square and on the Thames.

This is a fantastic platform to showcase your business to the Borough and beyond!

Details Here: Staines-upon-Thames Day Sponsorship 2019 final

Brexit Clinic in Woking 5th April

Worried by how Brexit could impact your business?
Get your business Brexit-ready with FREE advice from our panel of experts at our Business Clinic April 5th in Woking.
We’ll be supporting your small business with scenario and risk assessments to guide you through the challenges which Brexit presents.


EM3 Growth Hub March Newsletter

Welcome to our March newsletter.

March has been a busy time for events at the Growth Hub, with a fantastic International Women’s Day celebrations at Silicon Drinkabout, and a series of Brexit events across the whole M3 corridor. Brexit events were produced in partnership with the Enterprise M3 LEP, Hampshire County Council, Surrey County Council, Hampshire Chambers of Commerce, Surrey Chambers of Commerce, FSB & Business South, and held across the M3 corridor. The events have been very successful and offered a platform for businesses to ask questions specific to their own business to representatives from Government departments. A great variety of information can also be found on our Brexit toolkit detailed below.

The Enterprise M3 LEP has this week launched their new South2East Local Energy Strategy in conjunction with neighbouring LEPs focused on driving clean growth in the region, more news about the launch below. Sustainability continues to be a hot topic with news below about the new Heathrow Centre for Excellence for Sustainability.

To find out more about how we are supporting businesses please call or email me on

Roya Croudace
Growth Hub Director
Enterprise M3 Growth Hub


There’s over £90 Million of Opportunity at #VFS19

Taking place Friday 29th March, there’s an incredible £45m fund from Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL) and there’s also over £50m of investment opportunities, which have been created by innovators.

Over £50m of investment opportunities come from Venturefest South innovators and entrepreneurs, including People Space, Holm and Launch International, all of whom will be exhibiting at the event. These fantastic investment opportunities range from £25,000 to £20m.


Want to know more about Flexclusive working?

The Workforce South Annual Conference will be looking at how Flexclusive employers are recognising the individual needs of employees, both inside and outside of the work environment. Although the concept has historically been seen as a female or parental care issue, it can be applied to all staff, who want a better work-life balance. Most people are likely to need some level of flexibility at some point in their career, and according to numerous research surveys, work-life balance is a major factor in attracting the millennial generation to work.