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Free Workshop – Making your Business Stand out from the Crowd. Extra date added



Why not kick start your business by signing up for The Business Kitchen South West London’s FREE workshop in Kingston?

Why do your customers buy from you rather than your competitors? What makes your company stand out from the crowd?

The better you understand what’s special about you and your business, the easier it is to attract customers, grow sales, and boost your profits. But it’s not always easy to make your business special

We can help

The Business Kitchen is delighted to be bringing you this FREE workshop, to help you become more profitable and more successful.

Join us on Thursday 25th April at Canbury Works, Elm Crescent, Kingston Upon Thames KT2 6HJ. We start at 09:30 am with the opportunity for networking followed by the workshop from 10:00 to 12:30 pm, where you discover how to:

  • How to identify what makes your business different
  • Why your ‘Why’ is so important
  • The benefits to you of making your business different
  • The 3 reasons that people buy
  • How to develop your value proposition to attract your ideal customer

What’s more…

You’ll get a taste of what makes the Business Kitchen experience special!

Whatever market you’re in, this session gives you the chance to take away simple yet powerful techniques you can apply to your business right away. Once you understand the unique ways your products and services solve your customers’ needs you can make your marketing more effective.

Learn fast, apply immediately

Our workshops give you the chance to test drive the Business Kitchen’s popular workshop format. As well as learning practical skills you’ll experience the power of working as a group – sharing experiences and ideas,

“I loved brainstorming, meeting new people – felt inspired!”
Previous workshop delegate. Sept 2018

Take the first step to gaining new skills and increasing your profits! BOOK HERE

With best wishes

Rob Hancock
The Business Kitchen SW London

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Richmond Rugby v London Irish on Good Friday

Come down to the Richmond Athletic Ground on Good Friday (April 19th) to watch exciting Championship rugby as Richmond Rugby take on league leaders London Irish in a match with huge significance for both clubs as Richmond look to stave off relegation and Irish try to secure promotion to the Gallagher Premiership.

Kick-off is at 3pm – it promises to be a fun day for all the family, Under 16s can watch the game for FREE, the bars will be open all day, so there is no better way to start your Easter weekend!

Tickets are £10 for adult club members or £15 for adult non-members if booked in advance through the Eventbrite link (£18 on the gate)

Here are a few recommended places if you want to pop into Richmond before the rugby – La Buvette French Bistro and Sebastian’s Italian.

Have a great Easter!


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News from Surrey Chambers of Commerce

Things are obviously a little quieter over the Easter break, however last week still saw over 150 of you attend our partnered event with NatWest, discussing the State of the Nation. As we know, that’s not exactly rosy right now, but the clear message from that was that businesses – whilst concerned – are still very much focused and continue to gather in a unified sense to maximise their knowledge and support fellow businesses.

When you all return from Easter, having enjoyed the scorching weather that’s been promised, we’ve got a hugely busy calendar of events and training workshops to ensure you head into a new financial year and sunnier days with your best foot forward.

We’ve got all sorts on, but for now, enjoy the splendid Bank Holiday weekend with friends and family, and we’ll be ready to catch you up to speed when you return.

From all at Surrey Chambers, we wish you a very Happy Easter!

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TUI relocates store to accommodate Lidl at Two Rivers Shopping Centre

On Friday 5th April, The Mayoress of Staines-Upon-Thames, Cllr Jean Pinkerton OBE officially opened the new TUI store at Two Rivers Shopping Centre. The new store, which is located next to Laura Ashley moved in order to accommodate the new Lidl planned for the centre. (see image left)

The new store offers the same great service as before and even has a children chill out area, so you can book your holiday in peace!

Lidl will be opening in Staines-upon-Thames as part of its ongoing expansion, the new store will include a 1,459m² sales area and amenities such as an instore bakery and longer-style tills.

Centre Manager, Joanna Hall commented: “We were delighted to welcome Staines-Upon-Thames’s Mayoress, Cllr Jean Pinkerton OBE who officially opened TUI’s new store with the cutting of the red ribbon! We’re pleased to see the TUI team are are already settling in well, with the relocation of the store forming part of our ongoing works needed to accommodate Lidl to the centre.”

For more information about Two Rivers, visit or find them on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.


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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?

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Staines Upon 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

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Advice and updates on BREXIT

Should your business require any advice, information or update on the EU exit (Brexit) process, the following links may be of help. The advice provides details in respect of preparations in the eventuality of a ‘no deal’ as well as guidance in relation to EU nationals wishing to stay post Brexit.  Further detailed information is also provided in respect of specific industry sectors as to the preparations that should be considered to mitigate any potential disruption.




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Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme

Gigabit vouchers can be used by small businesses and the local communities surrounding them to contribute to the installation cost of a gigabit-capable connection. Businesses can claim up to £2,500 against the cost of connection either individually or as part of a group project. Residents can benefit from the scheme with a voucher worth £500 as part of a group project. 



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Your invitation to support the Mayors charities

Support the most vulnerable people in our borough by sponsoring the Mayor’s Ball.

The Mayor of Spelthorne, Cllr Jean Pinkerton OBE invites you to help support her charities this year by sponsoring the Mayors Ball.
A small commitment of just £250 will help the Mayor to support the most vulnerable people in this borough.
The sponsorship package of £250 includes;

  • A ticket to the Mayor’s Ball
  • Your company logo & profile in the event guide
  • Your company logo & profile on scrolling presentation during the ball
  • A personal thank you in the Mayors blog and on the night.
  • The knowledge that you have made a difference to someone in the community that needs help.

This years charities are;
East to West – Bringing hope to young lives.
Shopmobility – Providing equality of access for people with disabilities.
Penrose Club – Supporting adults with special needs
Rentstart – Helping local homeless people

For more details please contact;
Sheila Kimpton on or call 01784 446275


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The UK Construction Expo

As part of that, one of our next events is The National Construction Expo which is a conference and expo being held on May 1st 2019 in the Marshal Arena, Milton Keynes.

Over 2000 delegates will attend this event dedicated to the finance, design, development, construction and management of the UK’s buildings, infrastructure and projects.

The event is also collocated with these other events. Delegates are free to move between events

The National Construction Expo
The Smart & Green Building Expo
The National Engineering Expo
Health & Safety Live Expo
Facility Management & Maintenance Show

If you or your colleagues would like to attend you can register for complimentary passes on the site and a badge will be waiting for you on day. It should be a good day so it would be good to have you there.
You can find some general details about the day below

Key Topics Include
Planning, Facility Management, Energy Efficiency, Meet the Buyer, Smart Buildings & Cities, Transport, Regulations & Policy, Sustainability, Identifying Projects & How to Win Them, Investment Outlook, Infrastructure, Energy Projects, Municipal and Government Projects, Industrial Projects, Technology & Innovation, Building materials, Careers and training, Architecture & Design, Property Management, Residential, Commercial and Industrial Outlook, Finance and Investment, Rental Market, Meeting the UK’s Housing Needs, Meet the Investors Tax and Legal Issues, Regulations & Policy

Call for Speakers

To Speak at the event, please email .

Exhibiting or Sponsoring
For exhibiting or sponsoring details, please or telephone +353 16120880

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John Bent
The UK Construction Expo

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