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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 –

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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!


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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.

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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!


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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.

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Care Connections Noticeboard December 2018

Finishing the year well
For many of us Christmas time is approached with a mix of happy anticipation and a sense of uncertainty, even dread for some. The frenzied activity of the High Streets is not to everyone’s liking and felt obligations to our wider families become a worry. The elderly and vulnerable often find pressure in the season, or experience greater loneliness – which is a real shame.
As this NOTICE BOARD is about health and wellbeing matters, concerned with levels and types of care for those less able, I ask no forgiveness for suggesting that we all take on a certain responsibility to make the season truly one of joy and peace for others. I’m raising a flag for straight-forward, easy and natural responses to the needs of others. Let us lessen the load rather than heap up expectation and expense for others.
A greater number of our residents are now carers of others in their families. This brings pressure and limitations for them throughout the year. Carers need to be honoured and blessed at any time, but especially should be remembered now. With this thought in mind I’m making a bit of a focus on carers in this issue.

Care Connections December 2018

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Why not celebrate your Christmas Party at Kempton Park Racecourse!

A glorious Christmas themed menu, followed by an evening of racing at the most historic racecourse in Sunbury, with trains directly to and from London!

Panoramic Restaurant

  • 3 Course Christmas Themed Menu
  • Private Table with view from your table overlooking the course and Winning Post
  • Account or Cash Bar
  • Entrance Ticket
  • Racecard
  • Christmas Crackers!

Private Boxes

  • Christmas Themed Buffet
  • Private Balcony overlooking the course and Winning Post
  • Account Bar
  • Entrance Ticket
  • Racecard
  • Christmas Crackers!

Both £59 inc VAT per person*

*Minimum 12 guests for Private Boxes, no minimum for a table in the restaurant

Evening Racing – Friday 7th &  Friday 14th December*

*Gates open at 4:30pm, First race 5:45pm, Last race 8:45pm, Bars close and guests depart by 9:15pm (All times are subject to change at present by around 15 minutes either way)

Twilight Racing – Wednesday 5th & Wednesday 12th December*

*Gates open on the 5th at 2:25pm, First race 3:55pm, Last race 7:00pm, on the 12th gates open at 2.10pm, First race 3.40pm, Last race 6.45pm. Bars close and guests depart by 7:30pm (All times are subject to change at present by around 15 minutes either way)


For more details contact

Sabrina Thomas

Business Development Executive – Hospitality

The Jockey Club – London Region

T: 01372461217

M: 07976701813

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Come and join the Mayor of Spelthorne for a Mamma Mia sing along!

Escape with us for a fun-filled evening on an imaginary ‘Greek Island’

at Shepperton Studios at 7.00pm on Thursday 17thJanuary!!

•Watch the movie
•Sing along
•Cry (just a little bit!)
•Dress up (optional)
•Eat (food provided)
•Cash bar

£15.00 per ticket
includes entrance and 2 course buffet
Tickets can be purchased from the Mayor’s Office:
phone 01784 446275 or email

Mamma Mia Flyer

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