Creating economic growth in Spelthorne, together!


Enjoy a day at the races

Friday 22nd June 2018
£65 per person

Including breakfast, tea or coffee before departure, transport to
and from Ascot, bubbly on arrival and entry to the Windsor enclosure.

Tickets available from:
Spelthorne and Sunbury – Megan Hedges – 01784 493 493

International Women’s Day Event at Heathrow



You’re invited… Heathrow’s International Women in Engineering Event

Heathrow are inviting young females aged 12 years+ to join them for an exciting careers day at Heathrow.

There will be opportunities to meet highly successful women doing amazing jobs at the airport.


Heathrow’s International Women in Engineering Event takes place on Friday  22 June 2018, 9.30am-3.30pm.

Their exciting day includes:

–   Chance to meet successful women working in engineering/construction

–   Unique opportunity to go airside and see a live construction project

–    Lunch

–    Q&A with Heathrow apprentices/graduates

–    CV workshop/training


Want to take part?

If this sounds like your school, drop them an email now to: and register your interest. They’ll be in touch to let you know if your school has been selected as one of the lucky ones to take part.

This is a fun and exciting way for students to learn about Heathrow and be inspired by careers in science and technology.


Speed Networking

The Lower Sunbury Business Group are holding a Speed Networking Event on Monday 4th June 7pm at The Magpie.

Members of the Spelthorne Business Forum are invited to attend, so if you would like to expand your local contacts please drop Monica Chard  a line on to reserve your place! Places are limited so do let her know as quickly as you can if you would like to join them!

You will meet with 10 or so different people, have a chance to tell them a bit more about what you do and see if maybe you might know someone who could use their services. There is no pressure on anyone to refer business, but it may just prompt you to think of how you could help each other.


Do you need funds for a community project?

Heathrow Community Fund

Heathrow Community Fund is an independent charity which receives funding from Heathrow Airport Limited, noise fines levied on airlines when they break the noise regulations, and other funders, as well as funding from Heathrow staff via their fundraising activities. Through our grant programme, we support significant and positive improvement in quality of life for communities near the airport. We also support airport staff volunteering and fundraising to improve their community or for a cause they believe in.

To find out more about how you can apply please click here.

£3000 grant towards the installation of a gigabit capable connection


The Department of Digital, Culture, Media & Sport are offering SMEs the opportunity to apply for a voucher of up to £3000 towards the installation of a gigabit capable connection. 

The £67m Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme is available nationwide and we are keen for as many Surrey SMEs to benefit from it as possible.

Find out if your business is eligible here.

2018 Spelthorne Business Plan Competition

The 2018 Spelthorne Business Plan Competition

12th February saw the launch of the 2018 Spelthorne Business Plan Competition.

The winner will receive £3,500 and a year’s business support to help them bring their idea to reality.
This year everyone who enters will also receive a free “How to start your business book”.

Please spread the word in Spelthorne and encourage anyone with a business idea to enter the competition.
Details can be found on

If you are on Facebook please could you like the page

Many thanks

Tracey Carter
Business Engagement Officer

Spelthorne Borough Council,
Council Offices, Knowle Green, Staines-upon-Thames, TW18 1XB
Tel: 01784 446200 Mob: 07919 075092

Mother’s Day Competition

The Elmsleigh Centre is running a competition to treat someone special!

A cream tea, the perfect way to spend some down time, whether sharing with friends and family or taking a quiet moment away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life! Why not treat your Mum or special someone this Mother’s Day, or even take the opportunity to spoil yourself, and win the chance to enjoy an afternoon tea with a difference, delivered direct to the door monthly for 3 months.

To be in with the chance of winning this superb selection of tea, scones, luxury clotted cream and preserves, all you need to do is to tell us in less than 25 words why your nominated person deserves to be treated to afternoon tea and enter your details and answer in the form below. Terms and conditions apply.

The competition ends on Sunday 11th March. Good luck!

Enter Here

Women in Digital Enterprise Programme


Give us six days (1.6%) of the time you’ll spend working on your business this year and we’ll give you the tools, the resource, the skills and the mindset to achieve double-digit (digital) growth in less than a year.

Our Women in Digital Enterprise Programme
Day 1 – Going 4 Growth: Set a bold strategy to achieve three digital growth goals that deliver on the opportunities that have opened up in your market
Day 2 – Transform: Structure your digital transformation and the new business capabilities & commercial model that reduces operational and financial risk
Day 3 – Bigger Sandbox:  Gamestorm your digital breakthrough journey & identify the resource and the skills you’ll need to meet market   demand
Day 4 – Making Connections: Activate a digital ecosystem of talent and like-minded partners to help you achieve your growth ambitions
Day 5 – Scaling Up: Reshape products or services & the marketing channels needed to rapidly deliver to scale
Day 6 – Reinvent: Adapt your vision & reengineer your processes to ‘pitch’ to the international collaborators, funders and profit pools you identified on Day 1

Attendance is free and there is allocated parking. Please report to Reception

Each workshop offers you opportunities to network with
Jeannie Satchell, Enterprise M3 Growth Hub Champion & Pam Iannotti, Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship & Innovation, University of Winchester

Venue: The Surrey Technology Centre, Surrey Research Park, 40, Occam Road, Guildford GU2 7YG
Dates: 23 Feb, 9 Mar, 23 Mar, 6 Apr, 13 Apr, 5 May
Time: 0900-1530

Book your place here.