Creating economic growth in Spelthorne, together!


Business South Start Networking – Book your place!

Business South invite networking novices in Guildford to Start Networking!

Successful networking is essential for business development and personal growth. This event will provide an opportunity for individuals to meet with similar, like-minded professionals in a structured but friendly and informal environment.


Invitation to Mayors Civic Reception for Business

The Mayor of Spelthorne, Cllr Jean Pinkerton OBE

cordially invites you to attend

The Civic Reception for the Business Community

Business Leaders Evening

With guest speaker Captain Mike Bannister

Tuesday 22nd January 2019

6.00pm – 8.00pm

Kindly hosted by Vida Hoemloans, Strata, 1 Bridge Street, Staines-upon-Thames TW18 4TP

A light buffet will be served

RSVP by 11th January 2019 to Sheila Kimpton

Please advise if you have any special dietry requirements.

This event is proudly sponsored by Visit Staines, the Staines-upon-Thames business improvement district.



Pride of Spelthorne awards

News release – Pride of Spelthorne Awards

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


Alan Tyrell
Maureen Hesbrook


Mike Wiley


Jim McIlroy


Beryl Wilkins


Gill Morgan


Paul Woodham



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.

Import / Export Training


With all the troubling news of a hard Brexit crash and Customs Declarations expected to increase from 50,000 pa to 300,000 pa are you prepared?

Hounslow Chamber would like to see if there is interest in afternoon training courses.

Exporting from and Importing into the UK from the EU post Brexit – what are the options? Can we assist in a 3 hour training session including familiarisation with export documentation requirements?

Exporting outside the EU, learn about Export documentation requirements and secure payment options that can help finance your business.

Training courses are available fully substantiated for Hounslow Chamber members and £30+VAT per person for non members.

Dates TBA in early 2019

Please register your interest now by replying to this post with numbers from your company so that we can plan a venue and set dates –

Happy Christmas from the Spelthorne Business Forum

Everyone at the SBF team would like to wish you a Happy Christmas!

We have had a great year in 2018 and would like to thank you for supporting us throughout the year.

We hope that you will continue to support with us and our new exciting projects in 2019!

Merry Christmas
and a Prosperous and Peaceful New Year!


Are you making the most of your SBF membership?

SBF Spelthorne Business Forum in Staines upon Thames

As a Spelthorne Business Forum member you benefit from the fantastic networking and training opportunities brought to you in the borough.

Did you know you can also promote your business on our Directory Listing page on our website?

This is currently a FREE service to all our members and gives you the opportunity to promote your business to other SBF members and members of the business community in this area;

You will be able to upload your logo, contact details and an area for you to tell everyone why your company is great or possibly share any special offers!

All you need to do is Register your company HERE

Once registered you can login to the Directory Listing page and create your profile HERE

Why wouldn’t you?

Don’t miss your opportunity to shout about your company!


The Brexit Deal Explained

On 29 March 2019, the United Kingdom will leave the European Union, thereby fulfilling the democratic decision taken by the British people.

The Department for International Trade (DIT) is at the heart of EU Exit delivery. We are responsible for helping businesses export, driving inward and outward investment, preparing to negotiate market access and trade deals, and championing free trade.

To help the British public and businesses understand what the deal will deliver, Her Majesty’s Government has launched the ‘Brexit Deal Explained’ website.

This website explains the Withdrawal Agreement, which sets out the terms of the UK’s smooth and orderly exit from the European Union, and the Political Declaration, which sets out a framework for the UK’s ambitious future relationship with the European Union that delivers in our national interest.

Here you can find out what the Brexit deal means for our:

  • Economy
  • Jobs
  • Security
  • Free trade
  • Businesses
  • Borders

Please share the details of this website with any of your partners or staff who want to learn more about the terms of the Withdrawal Agreement and the Political Declaration.