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EM3 Growth Hub – January Newsletter

    January Newsletter

Welcome to our first newsletter for 2019.

February 2019 sees the start of the Brexit Clinics across 14 councils in Surrey and Hampshire with the first being on the 8th February in Guildford and in Test Valley on the 26th February. We will have speakers and opportunities for 1 to 1 sessions around risk assessment, scenario setting, EU citizens, importing/exporting/transporting, haulage permits and ports in the area, customs/tax changes to the way your business operates in the EU, regulation and standards.

To book please check our events page A great variety of information can also be found on our Brexit toolkit detailed below.

Further details for the first 2019 Silicon Drinkabout, Global Gaming Jam and how you can access Capital Growth Funding from EM3 Local Enterprise Partnership can also be found below.

To find out more about how we are supporting businesses please call or email me on roya.croudace@enterprisem3growthhub.co.uk.

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Pride of Spelthorne Awards 2018

Pride of Spelthorne Awards 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spelthorne Borough Council hosted The Pride of Spelthorne awards on 13 December to celebrate and thank the Borough’s local volunteers.

Held at London Irish Rugby Club’s Centre in Sunbury, the Mayor of Spelthorne Cllr Jean Pinkerton OBE presented 18 recipients with certificates of appreciation in recognition of the time and commitment they give to a huge variety of organisations, charities and local groups. The award ceremony was followed by a traditional Christmas dinner and entertainment.  Many congratulations to the following recipients:-

Ray Blowers

Mike Ramlakhan

Dennis Brock

Gill Sanderson

John Carey

Carol Sullivan

Tracey Carter

Diane Tew

Monica Chard

Val Turner

Noel Franklin Taylor

Mike Wiley

Maureen Hesbrook

Beryl Wilkins

Jim Mcllroy

Paul Woodham

Gill Morgan

Following the event, Spelthorne Council and the sponsors made a commitment to make The Pride of Spelthorne an annual event to celebrate the significant contribution made by the Borough’s volunteers.

Cllr Tony Harman, Deputy Leader for Spelthorne Council, said: “Volunteers are vital to the smooth running of many organisations in the Borough and give up so much of their own time to help others – we simply couldn’t do without them. Many congratulations to all this year’s recipients, they really are the Pride of Spelthorne!”

Thanks go to the event sponsors, Worldwide Energy Logistics Ltd, U Drive Cover and  Churchill Hui; London Irish Rugby Club for providing the venue and Jacqueline Stanton for helping with the organisation.

Kempton Park Winter Series coming soon!

The Winter Series

Winter is coming- time to go racing!

From October to December Kempton Park offers you the Winter Series- an opportunity to grab your family and friends and enjoy some competitive on track racing action. Admission starts at just £9.60pp when booked in advance, kinds go free. Hospitality options available.

 

*Winter series Pizza Offer- Get your admission and a pizza for just £12 when booked in advance!

 

 

Glow Badminton- in aid of Children in Need

Glow Badminton – in aid of Children in NeedImage may contain: text

Taking place at Matthew Arnold Sports Centre in Staines-upon-Thames at 10am on Saturday 17 November, Glow Badminton is pure fun – all in aid of Children in Need.

SBF Annual Riverboat Cruise

Spelthorne Business Forum Annual Riverboat Cruise

 

Spelthorne Business Forum’s annual riverboat trip was held on Thursday 27 September.

 

Kindly sponsored by French Brothers and Heathrow Airport, the event saw over 70 local business people come together for a morning of networking against a backdrop of stunning Spelthorne scenery and the River Thames.

 

The attendees were welcomed by Mike Ramlakhan and Tracey Carter of the Spelthorne Business Forum and then heard from a variety of speakers including Cllr Ian Harvey, Leader of Spelthorne Council and Terry Collier, Deputy Chief Executive at Spelthorne Council. Cllr Vivienne Leighton discussed plans to promote the River Thames and Cllr John Furey explained how the Enterprise M3 is supporting the Borough.

 

Louise Yearwood from the Rustic Bar Company talked about winning this year’s Business Plan Competition and how her business is developing. This annual competition was instigated by Kwasi Kwarteng MP with support from the Spelthorne Business Forum.

 

Keith McGroary, Spelthorne Council’s Economic Development Manager, revealed the shortlist for the Spelthorne Means Business Awards. The winners will be announced at a black tie gala dinner on 11 October at Shepperton Studios.

 

Cllr Ian Harvey, Leader of the Council, said: “Supporting this annual event is a great way for Spelthorne Borough Council to put our strapline of ‘Spelthorne Means Business’ into action and to get face-to-face feedback from our local businesses on the issues which affect them.”

 

 

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Disruption to Heathrow Flight Patterns

Heathrow

 

 

 

Heathrow just wanted to let you know that between 3 October and 18 December major construction work is required to rebuild one of the taxiways adjacent to the northern runway. The taxiway is used by aircraft exiting the runway after landing when the airport is on easterly operations. Its closure means that the number of aircraft that can land is restricted on that runway due to the longer time that planes will remain on the runway until they can exit using an alternative taxiway.

 

To maintain safe operations and mitigate the impact of this work, during periods of easterly operations we will have to land some aircraft (an extra two per hour) on the southern runway after 7am while the work is being carried out.

 

They have made every effort to minimise the impact on local communities – this timeframe was chosen due to lower traffic volumes and based on historic data there is a 20% risk of easterly operations during this period. However, they recognise that this may cause disruption to communities around the airport and therefore they wish to apologise in advance.

 

 

 

Best Business Women Awards 2018

 

 

 

 

 

Best Business Women Awards 2018 Finalists announced.

The Best Business Women Awards have announced their finalists today for 2018. The business world is full of talented and dedicated female entrepreneurs who not only run successful businesses but in many cases also juggle the needs of their families. The Best Business Women Awards are designed to recognise the achievement of those women across a wide range of business categories and is open to any female business owner UK wide.
Local businesswoman Laura Dodsworth from Pink Spaghetti Staines, Woking & Surrounds has been shortlisted as a finalist in the Business Service.  Pink Spaghetti.  The business offers small business owners valuable support in areas where they don’t know how to do the task, don’t want to or simply don’t have time.  Pink Spaghetti take on anything from the bizarre to the mundane – sourcing reindeer for a Christmas event and attending a customer’s wedding as a paid witness have featured alongside travel booking, running events, creating marketing plans and managing email newsletters.  It’s the perfect solution for so many small businesses that don’t want to or can’t afford to commit to a member of staff, part time or full time.

Debbie Gilbert, organiser of The Best Business Women Awards said ‘Now in our 4th year we have seen the number of entries triple since we launched. The standard of our finalists is exceptionally high. We are delighted to receive entries from female entrepreneurs from throughout the UK, from women who are real trailblazers in their industry. This is a tough competition judged by business experts. To be a finalist is a major achievement. Finalists have been selected for their business acumen, determination, creativity and tenacity. Almost 90% of start-ups fail in the first 3 years and all our finalists are all shining examples of being successful entrepreneurs who have proved their success to our judges.’

Laura said “I’m super excited and proud to hear I’ve I made it through as a finalist in the ‘Business Service’ category.  The competition I’m up against looks incredible and I’m excited to meet some of these amazing business women on the night of the final.  It’s set to be a really special evening.”

The gala final of The Best Business Women Awards will be held on 11th October 2018 at Tewin Bury Farm, Welwyn, Hertfordshire, the winners will be announced at the final.

Owner of Pink Spaghetti Staines, Woking & Surrounds is Laura Dodsworth and is available on 07719 536565 or laura.dodsworth@pink-spaghetti.co.uk.  Website is www.pink-spaghetti.co.uk