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Bird Table Coaching for Women in Business – SBF Offer

30th November 2017

What is the Bird Table?

The Bird Table offers Business Development coaching for women in small, confidential groups to challenge you to think better, set tighter goals and grow your business.

It’s important to stress that this is not networking, or selling.  It is a place to focus on your own business.

Why join a Bird Table group?

Work with like-minded, professional women to:
##Benefit from the power of thinking in a small group
##Be challenged as a small / medium sized business owner in an environment of mutual support
##Share knowledge, experience, successes and energy
##Hold each other accountable – did we do what we said we’d do?
##Take time to think and plan, with structure and direction

Who is the Bird Table for?

Maximum of 6 female business owners.

The next group starts in February in Leatherhead / Esher area

How much does it cost?

SBF Member’s  price £125 (usually £150) for the 3-month programme (3 x 2 hour sessions + online support).  Fees are payable in advance to reflect the ongoing commitment to a programme of progress and thinking.

How do I book?

Contact to find out more, or visit

Win Theatre Tokens with the Elmsleigh Centre’s Christmas Challenge

28th November 2017

Win Theatre Tokens with the Elmsleigh Centre’s  Christmas Challenge!

Christmas…a time to celebrate and relax once the plans are in place and the presents purchased…but what will be your ‘one to watch’ this season?

Why not take their Christmas challenge and tell them, in 25 words or less, about your favourite family panto.

Their panel of judges will select one lucky winner to receive £100 in theatre tokens so you can plan your theatre trip whether it’s the local panto or a blockbuster.

For your chance of winning, all you need to do is to enter your text and details on the online form at via their Facebook page. Terms and conditions apply.

The competition ends on Monday 18th December. Good luck!




Members’ Offer- Storage

22nd November 2017


Access Self Storage are pleased to announce an offer available to Spelthorne Business Forum members.
If any members rent a storage unit at any Access Self Storage Stores they will be entitled to a 50% Discount for the first Four Months (subject to availability.)

Call  07585 301685 to arrange a viewing with Eddie Lawrence, Sales & Business Development Manager


Do you have a domestic abuse policy?

17th November 2017

As the Government considers a possible domestic abuse bill in the Spring it is important for businesses to consider their own policies on this to support their staff should they be suffering at home.

Surrey Against Domestic Abuse is an organisation which is happy to work with businesses to help write this and to educate them to know what signs to look out for.

For more information please contact North Surrey Outreach and they will be happy to help.


Collaborating with the University of Surrey

16th November 2017

The University of Surrey, a major driver of innovation, is actively seeking businesses to partner with. Collaborating with the University offers businesses the opportunity to develop new technologies and processes, or to gain critical insights into business challenges. We are proud of our strong partnerships with companies of all sizes; from spin-outs and start-ups; growing SMEs; charities and public sector organisations; to well-known global brands. We are experienced in engaging with businesses in numerous ways including Innovate UK funding, Knowledge Transfer Partnerships, Consultancy, student projects and placements, to name a few.

If you are interested in exploring potential opportunities to work with the University of Surrey, contact our Business Development Team who will be happy to discuss your specific business needs and, drawing on the expertise of our world-class academics and research facilities, help create novel solutions.



Free online business support

17th October 2017

As a Spelthorne resident or business did you know that you’re able to access free online business advice via live chat following SBC’s partnership with business support website, My Incubator Ventures?

Whether you’re thinking of starting a business or an existing business looking for a helping hand, this service allows you to speak to a professional business advisor via a live chat service, saving you the time and money of having to travel anywhere.

This live chat service is available Monday – Friday between 9am and 7pm (excluding public bank holidays).

As well as being able to chat to business advisors, you can also access the My Incubator Ventures business information library which is full of useful, downloadable factsheets and documents, including business plan documents.

Find out more on the SBC website here